I have the Canon CanoScan LiDE 220 Compact Scanner, it claims to be able to scan at 4800 x 4800 dpi. However when I try and scan at this dpi, it says it cannot scan a full A4 photo and tells me to reduce the scanning area down to something just a few centimetres by a few centimetres wide.
Is there anyway to bypass this, how could I scan the entire A4 photo at 4800 dpi?
I'd even settle for 2400 dpi, but it won't allow you to scan an A4 photo at that dpi either. It only allows a small area to be scanned at any high resolution.
Has any experienced this or know a work around, or would it not be a software restriction rather hardware related?
To avoid the replies saying I don't need that high dpi for basic photos:
I'm scanning old toy boxes, which flattened are around A4 size. I need the huge files and with as much detail as possible because I am going to restore the torn areas and cracks in the color etc in Photoshop, so the bigger the image the better the restoration can be.