From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
it is nice to learn something new. I have used these principles when there is
a possibility, but I have accepted screendumps if it turns out to be
> 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.
----- my experience has been that some type of header (metadata?) for a .jpg
file becomes willfully distorted by the information provider. They really
want to have their cake and eat it. The pixel count is set to ridiculous
values in some cases, and I have discarded a pdf file I made, because for
some pages even at 6400% the image was no bigger than a playing card and
unreadable. However, making just one editing operation, irrespective what, in
PaintShop and saving restores everything to "normal". I am sure there are
easier ways to "equalize" the jpg files, possibly as a batch operation. The
relatively few articles I have processed have not merited research for
methods that would be above me anyway.
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.
----- yes, it only leaves a lot of manual operations, much like when you made
photo-copies of a paper for scholarly purposes.
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> 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
> >>> 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
> >> 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
> >> 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,
> >> 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.
> >> MS