Scanning old magazine articles?

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Catatonic
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Try asking the owner of

Try asking the owner of Modern Mechanix (http://blog.modernmechanix.com/) He must be an expert at this by now.

Bill Loguidice
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Wow!
Matt Barton wrote:

Libraries have machines that can do this for you. They can put a book on the machine, and it turns the pages and everything--takes about 10-15 minutes, or so I hear. Might be worth looking into a device like that if you have a huge inventory you want to convert.

This sounds brilliant. A typical method for scanning books (how a lot of the vintage sites do it) is to go to Staples or a similar office store and have them remove the binding from the book, then the pages are inserted into the person's ADF on their scanner and it's scanned that way. Then the book is taken back to the store to be rebound in a different manner.

I'd love to read/see more info on what you're talking about Matt and how widespread such a device is.



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I think it is best to scan

I think it is best to scan the magazines into pdf format.
My Canon MP600 has a great scanning interface that allows you to automatically create and save the scanned pages into PDF format. You can alter the sequence of the scanned pages or rotate/edit the pages a little before saving them in PDF format.



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Libraries have machines that

Libraries have machines that can do this for you. They can put a book on the machine, and it turns the pages and everything--takes about 10-15 minutes, or so I hear. Might be worth looking into a device like that if you have a huge inventory you want to convert.

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I'm a big fan and collector of Astrocade stuff: http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/search/node/bally+astrocade

There are plenty of free PDF creators out there, or, if you wish, you could send the images to me and I'll turn them into PDF. Doing them in JPG with minimal compression would work just as well as BMP's would.

When all the book stuff is done, I planned on doing a similar thing as you - basically going through my magazine collection and picking out interesting articles and blogging about them, with images. Fun stuff.



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