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Ive been finding some abysmal scans that are supposed to be originals not old stuff either.. you could improve the site by filtering out the crap..
The thumb nail looks fine but when downloading the actual cover many are bad scans..
An example which is pure rubbish..
You can find better on Google.
Hmmm... I see what you mean. I wouldnt call it a bad scan, Because if you look REAL CLOSELY at 9/10 covers, DOTS are what make up a cover. A good magnifying glass, or even sometimes the naked eye will see them. SCANNERS DO HAVE THE ABILITY TO ENHANCE THOSE KIND OF IMAGES THOUGH!!!
A little tip,don't edit your covers with your scanner only have descreen as your enhancement and scan at 600 dpi 100% scale.Of course scans are made up of dots and the more dots the better the scan hence 600 dpi ( 600 dots per inch ) A by product of poor scanning is to allow the dots to take over the images on the scan using descreen reduces this at source and doesn't reduce the quality of your scan.
The clever bit is to then retemplate your 600 dpi scan to a 300 dpi template.Doing this removes the majority of moire ( dots etc. and without loss of quality to your scan reduces it to a more user friendly file size) Big file don't mean best quality however the file must start as a big file,most 600 dpi scans are 10mb plus in size,it is p[ossible to reduce this to 2-3 and 4mb preserving the quality.It is possible to see immediately a low res scan for example a 75 dpi scan made to look 300/600 dpi it has no clarity and may I say prints shit and wastes everybodies time however a high res 600 dpi scan re-edited to become essentially a 300 dpi sized file retains all the original quality.
once you have your finished scan you still need to remember to edit the colours and the contrast ?
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