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Same with me, Joel, plus here in Italy the "legal" size is more expensive 
than in the USA because is less common. So we did purchase an A3+ scanner 
which I find very useful also for quicker scanning of magazine pages two by 
two, small posters, tabloid journals, and the like. We do quite a lot of 
that and the machine (Epson 10000 XL) works very well but it's very 
expensive too. I noticed that's even made in Japan, must be the only piece 
of computer electronics we have not made in China. Trials with cameras were 
always unsuccessful for the reasons already expressed, even if I do use this 
technique for "visual notes" about content of Lps. But all this doesn't 
solve the problem of portable equipment I am afraid.
Francesco

Francesco Martinelli
c/o Centro Studi Arrigo Polillo
Associazione Siena jazz
Fortezza Medicea, 10
53100 Siena - Italy
www.sienajazz.it




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joel Bresler" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Camera and camera stand to capture LP covers?


> Hi, folks, many thanks for the various answers on this thread.
>
> I've never been able to "splice" a cover using two scans from a legal 
> scanner and get it to look decent -- the shading is always off. If others 
> have succeeded, please spill the secret!
>
> Best,
>
> Joel
>
> At 10:01 AM 2/7/2006, you wrote:
>>Francesco Martinelli wrote:
>>>Not the ones that will scan a whole Lp cover...
>>>FM
>>>
>>>>No, but scanners are dirt cheap.
>>
>>True if you mean a bed for 12x12. However, one of moderate price designed 
>>to handle legal documents produces scans with a single splice. That is 
>>quick and straightforward with your choice of graphic editor.
>>
>>True, the really inexpensive (U.S.) scanners handle only 8.5x11 and that 
>>implies four scans, but the two-scan (not two-state <G>) solution may be 
>>practical.
>>
>>Mike
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