gingerbeardman

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    Japanese Magazines Scan Project

    Cookin' on gas!
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    Japanese Magazines Scan Project

    Cool! Are you going to submit it here?
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    Japanese Magazines Scan Project

    Great news! Best of luck. Really exciting. You may want to hook up with Shmupulations who may be interested in translating some of your scans. I can't access the Google Drive, but Tumblr scans look like a good start. A query about resizing artefacts from either your workflow or Tumblr: the dots on the dotted lines seem uneven sizes and spacing, and the back/forward arrows I would expect to be smoother? I say this without seeing the magazine, though. I find VueScan to TIF gives better results than ScanSnap to JPG/PDF. It's also recommended to work on TIFs, definitely for archiving, and only convert them to JPG before zipping and uploading. You may also look to optimise your images before you upload. I use JPEGmini to get ~40% saving in filesize. More on that in my WIP thread. As @kitsunebi77 says, I agree that you'll have more luck with Patreon once people see a body of work rather than these first scans. That will show you are committed and going to stay the distance. Even more so if some good new information comes out of translations of your scans. Below are fixes to spelling and grammar of your Patreon intro. I think it would benefit from a proper rewrite as you get serious. Keep on going! Looking forward to your first full issue share on RetroMags!
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    Electric Brain Issue 34 (May 1993)

    Version 1.0.0

    46 downloads

    40 pgs
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    Electric Brain Issue 33 (April 1993)

    Version 1.0.0

    43 downloads

    40 pgs
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    Electric Brain Issue 35 (June 1993)

    Version 1.0.0

    52 downloads

    40 pgs
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    gingerbeardman work in progress

    Electric Brain #33, April 1993 #34, May 1993 #35, June 1993
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    gingerbeardman work in progress

    Good spot, I tracked down the problem. The green level in VueScan had been dialled down somehow (slip of the mouse wheel?) and I had not noticed it because my macOS adjusts display colours at night to ease eye strain (Night Shift). Good spot! Will redo the scans (and save the raw scans this time!)
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    gingerbeardman work in progress

    Yes, it could be the scanner setup. Will look into it!
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    kitsunebi77's random stuff

    When I donated to them this year I put as my comment that they really need to spend money on a better site build. But I fear they just don't care. Time managing a new site build is time they'd rather be archiving.
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    gingerbeardman work in progress

    Working on it
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    gingerbeardman work in progress

    Here I used solely ScanTailor to edit it to this state. GAMEST Issue 038 (November 1989) http://www.mediafire.com/folder/5gbg3is75dihe/GAMEST ~92MB cbz
  13. 274 volumes/issues from 1986-05 to 1999-09-30 Full details, article indexing, cover thumbnails: http://www.netlaputa.ne.jp/~dummy/gamest/magazine/mest.html I have only one issue: http://www.netlaputa.ne.jp/~dummy/gamest/magazine/gamest/v038.html
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    Missing magazine: GAMEST (Japan)

    That is crazy. How funny! Here's the first pass on my GAMEST Issue 038 (November 1989) http://www.mediafire.com/folder/5gbg3is75dihe/GAMEST 92MB cbz
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    kitsunebi77's random stuff

    I deleted the PDF, kept the CBR, just wanted to give you info to see if it tallies with the analytics.
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    kitsunebi77's random stuff

    FWIW I flipped the first 10 pages and then downloaded CBR and PDF, just now. Am I right to think that you upload unedited scans to archive, because they can't be uploaded here? And what is the trick to getting archive to do Japanese page order?
  17. This was initially a hand made but eventually it became quite popular and had a proper print run with ISSN codes, published by Space City Publishing (London), and widely distributed in game stores and newsagents around the UK. It still had the fanzine aesthetic, similar to Japanese magazines of the time like Famitsu, Gamest, Beep etc, as it was printed on newspaper style paper rather than high grade paper like EDGE might have been. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Brain_(magazine) I have three issues—33, 34 and 35—previously scanned on a cheap flatbed and uploaded to archive.org Since then I bought a Fujitsu fi-4530C and took out the staples to scan the issue again, and the results are infinitely better: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/ygacekc82akv0/Electric_Brain (3 x ~35MB cbz) The name of the magazine and country of origin. ELECTRIC BRAIN (UK) https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/0968-8471# How many issues of this magazine exist? 35 What are the dates of each issue? April 1989 – June 1993 source: issue 33 page 3; other photos I found this additional information: PC Engine Fanatics: 1 to 8 Console Ma'zine: 9 to 19 Electric Brain: 20 to 35 This is my first submission so please be gentle. Cheers, matt
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    Missing magazine: Electric Brain

    Yea, wrong phrasing by me really. What I mean is that those magazines listed featured a more irreverent, haphazard graphic style and less regular page layouts. Maybe it's quintessentially Japanese, which is why Electric Brain "copied" that kind of layout?
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    Electric Brain Issue 35 (June 1993)

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    Electric Brain Issue 34 (May 1993)

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    Electric Brain Issue 33 (April 1993)

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    gingerbeardman work in progress

    Electric Brain x3 are complete I've been trialling some new software called ScanTailor Advanced https://github.com/4lex4/scantailor-advanced/releases/tag/v1.0.16 it's for Windows and Linux, but I run the Windows version on my Mac through Wine. It's nice, seems full featured, but I'd need to start from a mag from scratch using it to see if it really works for me.
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    Missing magazine: Electric Brain

    OK, I am done editing these 3. I feel I am ready to upload but am unable because of the missing magazine? Link above up contains latest cbz files edit: corrected size of RetroMags image
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    Missing magazine: Electric Brain

    Early share. http://www.mediafire.com/folder/ygacekc82akv0/Electric_Brain (3 x ~35MB cbz) Editing almost complete.
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    gingerbeardman work in progress

    Great, that's what I have been doing. Onwards!