It's (slightly) easier than using a photocopier. I figured out to scroll down three pages at a time
and you get three page images in that list at the bottom of the media list. I then save those as
.jpg and use Microsoft's program to save each as PDF, then use Acrobat to pull them together into
one file. Definitely not viable for whole issues, but it took me about an hour to grab, save and
print out on 11x17 sheets both the special section on cassettes (including all the ads) and the
17-page section on Enoch Light when Project 3 Records was launched in 1967.
Now, where I suggest that this method becomes worth the time is in the case of the few old technical
books up on Google that are really expensive in the used book market and not available as one-off
custom prints. Amazon is picking up more and more of these books as one-off prints, so the best
policy is probably to wait for a while and check back.
Anyway, I am quite satisfied to know of a method that doesn't involve stitching together screen
grabs in Photoshop. That, to me, is a definition of tedium.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "George Brock-Nannestad" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 6:30 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Of interest -- cassettes hit the US market, Billboard feature
> From: Patent Tactics, George Brock-Nannestad
> Hi Tom,
> 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.
> Best wishes,
>> -- 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