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Old 19 September 2007, 18:09   #41
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This is how I do it:
  1. I scan the page in 300dpi
  2. I use the measure tool in Photoshop to get the rotation angle (and be sure not to be in indexed color mode)
  3. I rotate the image with the given angle.
  4. Crop the image
  5. Apply various color correction / levels. Depends on the scanner. My scanner gives images with too little contrast and colors. So I use levels to increase the contrast, and then increase the saturation.
  6. I resize it to 150 dpi
  7. Last I apply unsharp mask with amount: 80% and radius: 1.

I've made a macro with steps 5-7.
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Old 19 September 2007, 19:07   #42
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Yup

***post edited by DamienD***

alkis21: please don't link to .IPF files on EAB.
I don't mean to complain or anything, I'm sure you had your reasons for editing my post. I'd just like you to know that Steve Screech is the legal owner of the copyright of Kick Off titles and every other Anco title since the death of its owner, Anil Gupta. He is also a personal friend of mine and I have his permission to freely distribute these files.
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Old 19 September 2007, 19:24   #43
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IPF files aren't allowed on EAB full stop, at the request of the SPS team I think?
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Old 19 September 2007, 23:17   #44
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- Scan at a resolution higher than 100dpi (200 or 300 dpi is preferable - please note it down and let us know when you submit.)
- If saving in a lossy format do not use too much compression (unless your scanner doesn't give you a choice.) Our preference is for a non-lossy format if possible (eg. a compressed tif) or fairly minimal jpg compression.
- Descreen must be done automatically on the scanner I use as I don't have problems with Moire patterns
- for magazines that have a spine (as oppsed to staples) scanning with the scanner lid up helps - apply a bit of pressure to the spine area so that the page sits fairly flat on the scanner bed.
- If the magazine is wide format don't bother scanning more than the cover for us unless you have an A3 scanner. To scan the cover scan it in two parts with enough overlapping so we can composite the scans.
- Naming format for files - if you scan a page at a time name them XXX.jpg where XXX is the page no. eg 025.jpg. For magazines that have p1 as the first inside page name the front cover 0001.jpg and inside cover 0002.jpg then number pages 001.jpg etc.
- speed: this really depends on your scanner. I'm lucky to have access to a high speed A3 scanner (otherwise there wouldn't be nearly so many scans in AMR as there are today)
- post processing - don't worry about post-processing the scans - we prefer to do it
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Old 24 September 2007, 09:17   #45
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If you are interested in more than 3000 OCR'd reviews (English and German) of about 1900 Amiga games, just visit the site "Amiga Reviews":
http://amigareviews.classicgaming.gamespy.com/
(Note: lots of ads - maybe you want to turn of JavaScript)

(1 game = 1 HTML page with all reviews as text - mostly)

I've read many reviews (in both languages) and there are only a few errors due to OCR.
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Old 05 October 2007, 20:56   #46
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I have a box full of Amiga Shoppers from issue 1 -> something - can't remember when I stopped getting it.

This is obv. a large scanning task - is there any real interest in having them online for more than just posterity? Is the Amiga community interested only in games scans?
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Old 29 May 2008, 19:25   #47
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Are PDF files of already scanned magazines that I've found on the net of any interest? I have a small amount of DMZs (Datormagazin - from sweden). I know that at least one of them are missing all but the frontpage on AMR.
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All the DMZ's on AMR are scanned by me. I know there is some dude who has some PDF's on his webpage, but they are of a bit lower quality, but sure, if you extract the jpg's from the pdf's we could add them to AMR.
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Old 30 May 2008, 22:09   #49
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I'm not prepared to add anything to AMR unless we have agreement (for inclusion) from the person who scanned them. Same goes for scans in HOL.

Also, I probably wouldn't add anything (except low quality coverscans) from pdfs due the the over-compression (would really depend on the quality).
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Yeah, maybe we should ask the guy who scannned them first... but about the quality, pdf has nothing to do with the quality. You can of course choose what quality you want on the images when you create the pdf. These particular pdf's are pretty decent, probably better than a lot of AMR's scans, which I think has too low resolution.
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Like I said in another thread (but no one replied) I touched up a few pages of a CU Amiga magazine and uploaded to the zone, if it's good enough i'll continue with more.

please let me know
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OK.. so where do I upload disk scans to? HOL Ftp ?
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Old 17 September 2012, 22:08   #53
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Yep We'll move it over to the AMR section then.
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Im going through a stack of coverdisks i have and saving the ones that arnt int he current amiga tosec (2012-12-28), how do i contribute these images?
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Upload them to the HOL FTP area and post a note here to say they are done...
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I know its not Amiga but does anyone know anyone scanning ST Format mags. I have some that aren't scanned and have no working scanner. Anyone interested in scanning them?
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I know its not Amiga but does anyone know anyone scanning ST Format mags. I have some that aren't scanned and have no working scanner. Anyone interested in scanning them?

ST? just throw them away mate


















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Old 14 June 2013, 12:28   #58
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I've been rummaging through my old stuff and found some mags which may be useful to the magazine rack.

They are listed on this thread

http://eab.abime.net/amr-contributio...early-90s.html

I think this one is most likely to be of interest
http://250kb.de/u/130612/j/bON0V8JNcnL6.jpg

But the other 2 in the left hand side of this photo might be of some use?
http://250kb.de/u/130611/j/KutsuySEV82P.jpg

If they are of interest just let me know and Iíll get them over to you somehow.

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I've been rummaging through my old stuff and found some mags which may be useful to the magazine rack.

They are listed on this thread

http://eab.abime.net/amr-contributio...early-90s.html
That link doesn't work. Perhaps another EAB update bug? RCK/mods??

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I think this one is most likely to be of interest
http://250kb.de/u/130612/j/bON0V8JNcnL6.jpg

But the other 2 in the left hand side of this photo might be of some use?
http://250kb.de/u/130611/j/KutsuySEV82P.jpg

If they are of interest just let me know and I’ll get them over to you somehow.
The Amiga CD! and Ocean Power mags would certainly would be of interest. Any chance you can scan them for AMR please? (see the FAQ for scanning guidelines)

Not sure how much CD32 coverage there was in Games Master Zone. How many reviews were there in the issue that was pictured?
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That link doesn't work. Perhaps another EAB update bug? RCK/mods??
http://eab.abime.net/hol-contributio...arly-90-s.html
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