We are using the Umax PowerLook 2100XL which has a bed large enough to
scan the whole cover and it is working quite well. We did have some
initial problems but once everything was in place we have had no
difficulty. The process is relatively slow but we decided to use good
quality settings with the expectation technology would improve and we
would have a good quality available for the next stage. I do not
remember the cost as we bought it three years ago, but it was a bit
We were able to get a grant to purchase most of the equipment we have
I have been told that album covers were never copyrighted. I am not a
lawyer and the person who provided the information is not a lawyer, just
a folklorist with an incredible memory who has very rarely been wrong
when used as a resource. It would be nice to have some confirmation but
I would settle for the true legal position on album cover copyrights.
Ozark Folk Center
P.O. Box 500/1032 Park Ave.
Mountain View, AR 72560
From: Joel Bresler [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 8:08 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Scanning LP covers
Thanks to everyone for the very helpful posts, and to list member Erik
Dix who filled me in on the Photomerge feature in Adobe Photoshop
elements. This really is a wonderful feature...if you have two scans of
different parts of the cover, it will seam them together automagically
and build the resulting file.
Since my scanner is 11.7" long (in other words, not quite long enough)
and I have to buy another one anyway, I may opt for a full-size scanner
rather than a "legal size" one that would still require two scans and
the Photoshop operation. But it's certainly a viable alternative.
At 10:20 PM 8/8/2003 +0200, you wrote:
>Yes,. The Epson 1200 Scanner which can be bought on ebay for a very
>reasonable price. Best Regards,
><http://www.thehoffmancollection.com/>The Hoffman Collection
>I searched it but it seems to scan only A4... am I missing something?
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Lexington, MA 02420
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