I am storing about 3,000 images which are each simply an 8.5 X 11 sheets of paper, each of which is a signed authorization from my clients. From time to time, I need to retrieve the scanned authorization and print it in an access report.
My question is: what is the best format to store these images?
For some reason, when I look at the properties of the scanned images, they are all 2528 X 3300 pixels. I don't even know how they got to be so large. Perhaps I need to resize them all to 8.5 X 11 inches, using a batch program. Also, the file sizes don't make sense. Some are 100kb, while others are 1,013kb, and yet they are the same type of image. They are currently stored as tif images.
I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.