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Re: [ARSCLIST] Record label image manipulation

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Richter" <mrichter@xxxxxxx>
> Joel Bresler wrote:
> > I am scanning a few hundred record labels, and had a few questions.
> > 1)            Would 400 dpi be adequate? If not, suggestions? Any other
> > settings to be careful about?
> > 2)            Thoughts on graphics file formats welcome -- high quality
> > JPEG, non-lossy compressed files, bitmaps (ugh...). One archival format,
> > with down-sampling for the web? Or ????
> > 3)            Is there a simple routine in Photoshop Elements that will
> > yield the image of just the circular label? Put another way, is there an
> > easy way to mask out the four corners of the square image? URL
references if
> > someone has a webpage on the question would be great.
> > 4)            As I ponder the work involved in doing a few hundred of
> > whatever Step 3 requires, it occurs to me that this would be an ideal
> > for a simple image processing routine. Let's say the recording were
> > in a white sleeve with a hole in the center. The graphics routine
> > the edge of the white sleeve contrasted with the label or the shellac,
> > crops automagically. All that's then left is to rotate and save the
image. I
> > for one would pay for such a utility.
> >
> > OK, I'll await your comments with interest. Thanks!
Basic "rule of thumb"...for images to be posted on web sites, 72 dpi is the
standard value. Web browsers lack the capability of interpreting and/or
displaying images with higher resolution...!

Steven C. Barr

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