On Tue, 2011-01-25 at 08:33 -0500, Tom Fine wrote:
> By the way, regarding these Billboard articles ... I agree with George B-N, that they likely won't
> be up there forever. The way around the no-print thing is cumbersome but effective. Take screen
> shots and then stitch them together in Photoshop, save as a PDF if desired.
If you use Firefox, you don't even have to do that.
1. In Google Books, enlarge the image to its maximum size. (I don't know
that this is necessary, but I like to do it anyway.)
2. Right click on the image. Select "View Page Info", at the bottom of
3. In the upper menu, click 'Media'.
4. You'll see a whole list of images, backgrounds, icons, and other
items. Scroll all the way to the bottom of that list, and there are
usually three images available with very long filenames in the tag.
Select the ones you want, one at a time, and then click "Save As".
5. It will likely generate a random name (like 'books') for the file, so
you'll have to rename it. If you're using Windows, you will have to
specify the .jpg extension as well, otherwise it tries to save it as a
web page. (I've not had this problem using Linux.)
For some reason, Page Info only caches three page images at a time for
viewing/saving, so if you wish to archive a slew of articles for some
reason, you'll be busy. But this will probably give you much better
quality than taking screenshots.