|Re: New DVD|
Message #12 Posted by Dave Hicks on 25 Jan 2007, 9:55 p.m.,
in response to message #11 by Katie Wasserman
Thanks! I've downloaded the catalogs.
The Digests would be nice to have in color. I'm trying to get as close to perfection with the color (re)scans as possible. ie: straight pages, nice white backgrounds, few dust specks etc.
What I've been doing is scanning each page into a 300dpi 24 bit tiff file, then straightening, cropping, dust specking etc. as needed in an imaging program (I use Paint Shop Pro but there are many others), then I convert them to 8 bit tiffs and then make PDFs. This has been a slow process but has lead to good results with reasonably small file sizes. It's not necessarily the only way to get to a good end result though.
For example, the 41C manual at 300 dpi color is 161 MB which isn't bad compared to 51 MB for the existing 200 dpi grayscale version.
I've been using weights to keep the pages in contact with the glass as much as possible on the bound manuals, and unbinding manuals in some cases. That plus some adjustment of the brightness and contrast can usually keep the pages white even near the edges. Some edges get touched up in the paint program as needed.
That's what I've been doing for the color manuals, though everything doesn't necessarily have to go through that much work.