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by ZincRider
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Moderation
Topic: What does not fit:
Replies: 5
Views: 8570

Re: What does not fit:

The filter you're using to get rid of the moire looks funny to me. It removes/alters a lot of detail, yet sharpens edges a lot. It makes the lettering look rather lo fi and pixelated. Your image is skewed (as is the original scan) - you really should use photoshop's ruler tool to find a straight lin...
by ZincRider
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Photoshop Chat
Topic: Descreening in Photoshop
Replies: 20
Views: 33162

Re: Descreening in Photoshop

I have to say that I haven't done to many covers since I bought it and I'm thinking that the Home Edition should do just fine when it comes to producing "fanart.tv-material". But I'm in the process of doing a study to see if I could start up a business of my own in which photo restauration and reto...
by ZincRider
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Scanner recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 18474

Re: Scanner recommendations

For 12'' covers a large format scanner would be the ideal solution, but most are several thousand $. Way outside my budget, so I didn't look much into it. Large enough flat bed scanners do exist. I found an affordable scanner large enough to scan a record sleeve in two passes (instaed of four), but ...
by ZincRider
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Music Section
Topic: Stealing images from Fanart to put up on 'AAX'
Replies: 14
Views: 15071

Re: Stealing images from Fanart to put up on 'AAX'

I pulled all my scans from AlbumArtExchange because of their Admin's double standards and general attitude. Apparently it's 'only fair' to collect artwork for AAX from Fanart, but it's a big issue when fanart users do the same for this site. I still think it's bad style to raid other album art sites...
by ZincRider
Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Music Section
Topic: Rules Cdart
Replies: 2
Views: 4161

Re: Rules Cdart

No idea about the rules, but there is room for improvement. Descreening could be worth a try, but the scan is less than ideal to begin with. That rainbow light pattern should be avoided if possible. A sheet of diffusive plastic should do the trick: https://www.kepstin.ca/blog/scanning-cds/
by ZincRider
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Scanner recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 18474

Re: Scanner recommendations

Here's a neat fix for the CD scan problem: https://www.kepstin.ca/blog/scanning-cds/ Alternatively one could simply used a scanner with a CIS sensor for scanning discs. Their limited depth of field is really useful in this case. I do like Kepstin's results with the diffusive plastic better, though. ...
by ZincRider
Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Music Section
Topic: HOWTO: Add album to the database
Replies: 52
Views: 135750

Re: HOWTO: Add album to the database

How can I add this album cover to the list of uploaded album titles? I've found the release I.D. page. Here is the link: https://musicbrainz.org/release/b52d23b3-416f-4662-a1af-f4718da44d1b/details When I click on external links to get the release I.D. (which it looks like you have to do now) I can...
by ZincRider
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: What is the cause of tears in scans?
Replies: 2
Views: 3645

Re: What is the cause of tears in scans?

This once happened to me when the scanned object was moved.
This site suggests it can also be related to mechanical problems: http://www.scantips.com/faq1.html
Not sure if the scanner stopping and restarting can cause this, but it does sound likely.
by ZincRider
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Music Section
Topic: Small Vinyl Single
Replies: 2
Views: 5163

Re: Small Vinyl Single

Why would you make it so small? You wouldn't use smaller images for single covers either, would you?
by ZincRider
Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Photoshop Chat
Topic: Descreening in Photoshop
Replies: 20
Views: 33162

Re: Descreening in Photoshop

Cleanup of Blue (Y angle) worked surprisingly well in "backbeats". Usually it doesn't work. The dpi was 400 (2.3x). Color is wiped out in suzi. Surprisingly the program doesn't need good color quality to perform actual reduction in red-green, only to do the intial measurement. (That is for the olde...