Basic Text Scans Huge File Size
I'm having problems finding software that scans a letter size piece of paper(s) at a reasonable size. I have always used gimp for scanning but the file sizes are just absurd. I have an assignment due in the next couple days that will require me scanning a few pages of notes that I have and using gimp I'm looking at >10 megs for just regular text.
Suggestions on what I should use? I just need good quality black/white scans in pdf form (I can convert if needed from another format). Currently I scan to jpg with gimp and then resize the scans down (which always seems strange as I just want a copy of the letter size but gimp pushes it to some absurd 24" x 36" or something like that) put all jpg's in one folder then merge into a pdf but like I said, 10 megs is crazy for 5-6 pages of text.
Thanks in advance