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#1 jake

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Posted 22 November 2002 - 02:59 AM

ever thought about setting up images of the labels and/or sleeve art of records? this is obviously something that would have to happen a long time from now, but it would be neat to see. it's too bad that requires a lot of bandwidth and server space. the guys at www.lowerdepths.com made good use of this. some day!  :)

#2 kuume

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Posted 23 November 2002 - 05:11 AM

there are cover scans for some releases.. like for all releases on photek records

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Posted 24 November 2002 - 01:27 AM

wow - i wasn't aware of that before! those links were pretty discreet. is there a need for more label/cover scans? i could help out with that.

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Posted 25 November 2002 - 10:29 AM

oh yeah!

missing scans are very much welcome. just need to figure out the best way to have them send over. if it is not too big for email that should be fine. if it is.. drop me an email anyway :wink:

#5 jake

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Posted 25 November 2002 - 11:17 PM

if you want, you can just tell me the formatting and size information that you want the files to follow, and i can do it from my end. it makes it easier for both parties. a list of the records that you already have images for would be very useful as well.

#6 thijs

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Posted 25 November 2002 - 11:46 PM

the images that are used at the moment are high quality jpg's with a width of 400 pixels (the height ends up being about the same). i'll try to get a list of the releases which have a scan already, but not sure how yet.. i'll keep ya updated.

thanks a million for the offer though :D

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Posted 26 November 2002 - 01:51 AM

i'm trying to find a scsi pci card for my pc, but i'm having awful luck. otherwise i can't use my scanner with any efficiency.  :(  it's currently hooked up to my old mac, which is way too slow. hopefully i should get this sorted out soon, so i can start scanning!

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Posted 04 December 2002 - 01:45 AM

update: i finally found a scsi pci card. i'll be getting it sometime this week. i've got a lot of time off coming up, so hopefully i'll be able to get a lot done.

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Posted 04 December 2002 - 02:09 AM

sounds very very promising :D

i can generate a list, but i have to warn you.. it's gonna be an ugly one :wink:

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Posted 04 December 2002 - 07:41 PM

ok. if it is too much hassle to make a list, i can just check each release before i scan it.

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Posted 08 December 2002 - 01:23 AM

update: apparently i'll be getting a brand new scanner for christmas! hold tight until then!  :)

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Posted 29 December 2002 - 02:14 AM

update: i just hooked up the scanner and scanning is under way!


*edit: i just tried to make a 'composite' image of a full 12 x 12 cover. it looked awful, and because my scanner isn't big enough, i'd have to make 3 passes to make a full composite. i'm just going to scan the records with no cover art for now.

#13 thijs

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 12:39 PM

hehe.. thanks in advance (yes.. again :mrgreen:). i have been looking for a scanner myself actually. and came across the problem you seem to be having right now. does anyone know whether there are scanners which can scan a 12" cover in one go? and maybe even more important.. are the affordable?

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 09:11 PM

i knew that i'd have to do some graphic acrobatics, but taking 3 scans and joining them is beyond my skill. i can do it but it looks like garbage. as far as the label scans go - should i not bother scanning record labels on releases that have a picture sleeve?

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 10:10 PM

hehe.. you're dealing with my conscience now :wink:

of course you should not bother with stuff that is too much hassle :D

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Posted 08 January 2003 - 10:35 PM

but maybe it's possible to photograph the 12" sleeves on white background with digital camera. I unfortunately don't own one
but it's a thought.

#17 jake

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Posted 09 January 2003 - 10:33 PM

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but maybe it's possible to photograph the 12" sleeves on white background with digital camera. I unfortunately don't own one
but it's a thought.


yeah, that's what i was thinking, but i don't own one either.

#18 thijs

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Posted 14 January 2003 - 12:47 PM

we have one here at the lab.. wonder whether i can borrow that for a weekend or so... :mrgreen:

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 06:08 PM

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there are cover scans for some releases.. like for all releases on photek records

im not seeing the pics..?

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Posted 01 February 2003 - 06:17 PM

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there are cover scans for some releases.. like for all releases on photek records

im not seeing the pics..?

Click on the cat no. for each release then [ front ] / [ back ] for the sleeve pics.



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