[Coco] List of copied manuals ready to be scanned
devries.bob at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 16:56:10 EDT 2008
Hmm, looks like the Microtek i800 is the way to go for foolscap scanning. It
has an 8" x 14" scanning bed, and is still sub A$1000.
Regards, Bob Devries, Dalby, Queensland, Australia
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the capacity to be his spokesman,
so that I know how to help the weary.
my blog: http://bdevries.invigorated.org/
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From: "Andrew" <keeper63 at cox.net>
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>> Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 08:16:01 +0200
>> From: "Fedor Steeman" <petrander at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Coco] List of copied manuals ready to be scanned
>> To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
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>> I will start throwing stuff to recycling that have already been scanned
>> (except originals of course) and take them off my list.
>> I also have a bunch of newsletters from the former Dutch CoCo user group,
>> "CoCoNut". These are a bit trickier to scan in, because of the format;
>> are two-sided, A5-sized and stapled on the back. I could of course cut
>> back over and put them on the document feeder, but I would still need to
>> time to shuffle all the pages on the right positions. I would also
>> the originals in doing so. I will see about this. I may also have an
>> or two from the European OS-9 user group as initiated by Peter Tutelaers
>> (not the same as EFFO I think).
> Boy, all this new stuff coming out of hidy-holes and I just purchased the
> CoCoDVD collection - will I ever catch up?
> Fedor, if you have something unique like that, don't destroy it
> physically - destroy it digitally! In other words, scan, cut, paste,
> stitch, etc in Photochop (or Gimp, or whatever your preference is) - A5 is
> a weird size (do they they even make scanners for that?).
> If you are going to have to go through a lot of trouble for a scan, you
> might as well do it on the computer instead of physically. Yes, this will
> be a very painful thing to go through, and it won't be exact (impossible
> to get the alignment perfect, without using some kind of external frame).
> But you can get it really close with some time and effort. Just make sure
> you scan at a very high resolution (I would imagine offsets would be
> easier to hide at a higher res - I may be wrong), then once you have the
> document reassembled in your editing program, reduce it down to something
> reasonable for the "final" (although, in today's world, keeping it
> original size shouldn't be a big deal, except for those still on modems).
> Well - good luck! I can't wait to see your contributions!
> -- Andrew L Ayers
> Glendale, Arizona
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