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I'm scanning a whole stack of vital records. How should I save them? Should I scan and save them as photos (.jpg or .png)? Of should I scan and save them as documents (.pdf or .rtf)? I know they'll be much smaller files if I scan them as documents, but I have plenty of storage space so I'm not concerned about file size. What I am concerned about it quality, and which way is the best way to digital preserve these vital records for prosperity.