OK, so I got this down to an efficient process, but it turns out some of these image files aren't
the kind of strict-rules JPG that Adobe apps like. So Photoshop and Acrobat have trouble with some
of them. However, I found that Microsoft's Digital Image Pro 10, which was bundled with the last
version of Publisher that we bought, works just fine and even prints correctly to a PDF document,
which then works fine in Acrobat. Go figure.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 1:32 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Of interest -- cassettes hit the US market, Billboard feature
> Hi Michael:
> This is awesome! Totally works and is less time-consuming than my method by a long shot. Those
> three images are adjoining pages. In the Windows version of Firefox that I am using, you get a
> preview panel in the bottom of the dialog box, so you can save them as page numbers dot jpg. In
> Windows, there's a dropdown for FILE TYPE, and if you choose ALL TYPES, you can then save the
> image as a .jpg.
> Thank you! I would have never figured this out.
> BTW, zooming to maximum magnification, saving the jpg and then setting for 10" width (so it prints
> on 11x17 paper) gets me 132.5dpi resolution and a height of about 14" (10" by 14"). The printouts
> are great and the resolution is better than I got doing it the old way, probably because these
> pages are trimmed exactly right since they are the scanned images from Google. In Photoshop, once
> you change the resolution to accomodate 11x17 (or whatever you like) printouts, you can save as a
> Photoshop PDF or as a jpg. What I do is save multiple jpg, titled by page number, and then
> consolidate them into a single Acrobat document using Acrobat software. There are other ways to do
> all of that.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Michael Shoshani" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 11:21 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Of interest -- cassettes hit the US market, Billboard feature
>> 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
>>> 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
>> the options.
>> 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.