Loss of Detail Quality Question
Posted 12 June 2012 - 02:39 PM
In order to see what I mean I am going to upload an image showing the difference. First though I will give a text description. Basically there is a background image (full page on left side of open magazine) behind the text that the magazines have which can be barely made out (or not at all) in the scanned versions currently uploaded. Plus it appears as though the color of the text which is clearly a blue/purple color in the magazine for the editors reply text and letter artwork text, where the same text in the scan it looks like it is black.
I don't want to discourage anyone, just wondering if there are plans for better scans, and what might be needed to make that happen.
Here are the ones I made:
Here's what the scanned images for download look like:
If you're wondering how I produced my images read on....What I did was take a large picture frame and remove the picture so I basically had a piece of framed glass. The frame was thick enough to fit a magazine under and then I added some lighting and used a point and shoot camera sitting on a piece of cardboard with a hole cut out and a built in timer to take pictures in perfect focus.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:32 PM
- There is a lot of other work that needs to be done on the site itself
- There are still a lot of magazines that need to be scanned
- Getting a hold of the issues needed for rescanning isn't always easy
If someone else has found scans that could use a replacement and they have that issue, they can scan it themselves, and then ask someone else to do the editing and touch-ups. Or they could send the magazine to someone willing to do both (as long as they don't expect it back in cases of perfect bound magazines like Nintendo Power).
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:41 PM
Posted 12 June 2012 - 03:55 PM
I wish EGM and GamePro could be filled in. GamePro is only missing a handful of issues.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 11:04 AM
I agree that it can be very time consuming to produce, and am very happy for the images already out there. I just wanted to shine some light on the issue so that people investing time and effort to upload magazines don't have their efforts wasted or unnecessarily duplicated.
I'd also like to help maybe even doing the higher quality scans myself, but as it is I looks like I must sell the 60+ issues I own so I don't get evicted. Reviewing how much they are going for on ebay is not encouraging as it seems they are going for like a dollar a magazine which is not really going to be enough. Anyone Interested in buying the issues 26,31,32,40-99 off me for a ridiculous (expensive) price? Perhaps I'll get hired before the month is up, or my landlord will be reasonable. I hate my life right now.
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