Graphics quality

My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I have a HP officejet Pro 8600 scanner.  I have a pamphlet which has graphics and I want to scan and then send it to a printer online to make copies.  What is the best format to save this pamphlet and possibly I want to enhance the graphics so that it will look good.  I only have paint jet, and maybe I was thinking of outsourcing to Fiverr.  
Can the experts advise, in what format i should save this file and then also when outsourcing what to tell the Graphics artist how to enrich it to make the pamphlet look good.  Thank u.
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:

PNGs, Portable Network Graphics, offer a wide range of attractive features, including “a full range of color depths, support for sophisticated image transparency, better interlacing, and automatic corrections for display monitor gamma. PNG images can also hold a short text description of the image’s content, which allows Internet search engines to search for images based on these embedded text descriptions.”


JPEG images (short for Joint Photographic Experts Group) are “full-color images that dedicate at least 24 bits of memory to each pixel, resulting in images that can incorporate 16.8 million colors,” and are frequently referenced by their file extension, JPG.

JPEGs are also “lossy,” meaning they retain all color information, but compress file size by selectively discarding data—and that compression can result in a loss of quality. In most design programs, you can choose the degree of compression you wish to apply to individual images—just be aware that by doing so, you also will alter the image’s quality. As a result, if you choose the maximum quality option, your image will most likely be indistinguishable from your original photograph, albeit with a correspondingly larger file size.


GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format and is “one of the file formats used to display indexed-color graphics and images in HTML documents on the web.” This means that a GIF will only display a maximum of 256 colors; as a result, GIFs are great for images with simple illustrations and blocks of colors, like logos and icons, but probably not the best option for photographs.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
That printer (I have one here) does PDF or JPEG in terms of scans. I suggest you select JPEG and then edit / enhance from there.
Paul SimmonsCommented:
You may wish to engage your vendor to get their recommendations...
jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Thank u everyone.  The link in ScottCha's response, provides a ton of information, thank u.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Glad to have helped.
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