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The only thing worse than scanning is retouching... OMG so painfully time consuming :(

Oct 09 at 6:28:45 PM
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4 minutes each to scan at 1600 dpi / 48 bits.  Started scanning PS2 covers at 600dpi through a sheetfed scanner to "get it done".  Once I got from 007 Agent Under Fire alllll the way to NHL, I realized that workflow wasn't nearly good enough and switched to RAW 1600dpi 24bit scans on my Epson flatbed... and after agonizing over time and space, switched to 1600dpi 48bit scanning at SSX Tricky.  Already dialed in my Kodak Q60 (IT8.7/2 Target), so I have proper gamma correcting (VueScan defaults to Gamma 1.0 @ 48bits).  Assuming a quick 1 minute transfer time, it is still going to take 166 Hours just to scan all the PS2 covers.  Luckily it won't be the first time, so I know it's possible.  
Progress:
http://www.atensionspan.com/Covers.jpg

....and because I have issues...
http://www.atensionspan.com/Discs.jpg


Edited: 10/10/2017 at 10:08 AM by K1rkl4nd

Oct 10 at 2:24:24 AM
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Hi, as someone who has put hours if years into the sites database I can understand the tedium   But what's your plan for all these images?

I did just have a look on your site which seem like a comprehensive collection or scans - Are you going through them all to make them bigger?

On our Database, I would love to put Huge Hi-Res images but it can take a while to load them so I tend to put them around 600x800 pixels, discs usually around 750x750 pixels. But I try keep at it to make the Database more appealing
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Oct 10 at 9:53:16 AM
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The longer term goal is to make preservation-quality scans available to places such as here, internetarchive.org, thecoverproject.net (they love those RAWs) and to provide a quality, standard-ish starting point for emulator front end artwork.  Luckily, I am now complete on PS2 black labels (YAY!) but a couple short on Special/Limited editions and unfortunately as I'm scanning I'm finding covers and discs with stickers (booo!), so I'm fixing and replacing along the way.  As for the covers already on my evilbadman.com site, they are quick and dirty auto-crops resized from my older 600dpi scans for when I'm out and about looking for variants in the wild.  They are a start, but just a temporary space filler until I can bring the better scans online.  1600dpi 48 bit scans come in around 800MB, but once gamma corrected, descreened by Sattva descreen, obvious dust/scratches/edges are cleaned up, and downsampled to 24bit color they run 130-170MB as TIFFs.  Resizing to 4K monitor output (which at 3238x2160 coincidentally is very close to 300dpi), TIFFs drop to ~14MB, with the resulting jpegs a manageable 2-3MB...  It takes roughly an hour(!!) if I want to do a full proper cleanup, so most of these will just get a quick gamma fix, descreen, resample and resize.

http://www.evilbadman.com/Project%20Eden.jpg

http://www.evilbadman.com/Onimusha-%20Dawn%20of%20Dreams.jpg

http://www.evilbadman.com/Puzzle%20Quest-%20Challenge%20of%2...

http://www.evilbadman.com/Star%20Ocean-%20Till%20the%20End%2...

http://www.evilbadman.com


Edited: 10/10/2017 at 10:07 AM by K1rkl4nd

Oct 10 at 2:54:05 PM
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Oh they look very neat   I sometimes editing dirt and scrapes off if it's easy enought but mostly Resize, editing the colour and birghtness and contrast and thats about it. I'd love to put bigger images but I don't think the site can handle it - I 've noticed beyond 800 pixels in lengh it can take a long while to load so I have just used that as a guideline. Insterstingly It's harder to find full scans of PS4 games, just seems like no one is doing it on a frequent basis.

But really good work, I might have to check by from time to time  

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Oct 10 at 3:51:57 PM
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This is excellent. I know the community will appreciate this sort of thing. I know I do.

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I'm looking for the below FF12's for the PS2, PM me if you can help!

SCAJ-20188: International - Zodiac Job System (HK/SG)
SCKA-20073: Original release (KR)
SCKA-20138: International - Zodiac Job System Ultimate Hits (KR)