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Need A Little Printing Help....

Started by SAGG, December 21, 2016, 06:07:35 pm

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SAGG

Hey, guys. I'm trying to print a few pages from an old Josie and the Pussycats story that I love to download here, but can't off my Madefire site. There seems to be nothing that I can use to print then scan it. What say you?  :coolsmiley:  Thanks in advance....

DeCarlo Rules

December 22, 2016, 07:07:19 am #1 Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 08:54:05 am by DeCarlo Rules
Why do you need to print it if you're only going to turn it back into a digital format again?

If you have Windows Vista, 7, 8, or 10, then you have the Windows Snipping Tool, which allows you to place a box around any part of your visible screen that you want to capture and save as a JPEG file.

LOOK! Here's a snippet I captured with the Snipping Tool in Windows (from its Wikipedia entry):


If you're not familiar, here are some instructions on how to find and use it:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13776/windows-use-snipping-tool-to-capture-screenshots

But if you're unfortunate enough to have a version of Windows that doesn't include the snipping tool, all is not lost. There are free equivalents that you can download from CNET:
http://download.cnet.com/guides/snipping-tool/

Print something, just so you can scan it? Don't be ridiculous! If that's what you've been doing with all the stories in your media gallery, you must be spending crazy money on inkjet cartridges for nothing! Not to mention all the time you're wasting... I made the above snip and uploaded it to my gallery in less than 30 seconds. I didn't want to be rude and say anything about it, but it also explains a few things about the small size and low resolution of the images you've been adding to your gallery. You're losing resolution when you print, and then again when you scan. All you really need is a JPEG snapshot of the page you're looking at on your screen at home.

Oh, and properly technically speaking, you're UPloading files from your computer to this site, not DOWNloading them. Files coming IN to your computer from somewhere else on the net are downloaded, and files going OUT of your computer to somewhere else on the net are uploaded.

SAGG

Hm. Thanks, DR. I'll check this out. I really didn't know my scanning images were that bad...  ??? :D

SAGG

Looks as if everything worked, DR. Thanks again for the instructions. For anyone interested, the newest Josie story is in my second album...

DeCarlo Rules

December 22, 2016, 01:35:52 pm #4 Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 01:49:36 pm by DeCarlo Rules
The difference is apparent to me at a glance, just looking at the thumbnails in your folder. The colors are brighter, the whites are whiter, and the blacks are blacker. Of course you lose a little bit of the resolution of the original image no matter what (and ACP's digitally scanned images are not what you'd call "hi-res" to begin with), but capturing the image directly from the screen is obviously a vast improvement. You could even use the snipping tool when viewing an original digital page that you've already previously printed and then scanned and uploaded to compare the two resulting images side-by-side.

And even if it weren't, think of the time and money (paper and ink) it's saving you.

SAGG

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 22, 2016, 01:35:52 pm
The difference is apparent to me at a glance, just looking at the thumbnails in your folder. The colors are brighter, the whites are whiter, and the blacks are blacker. Of course you lose a little bit of the resolution of the original image no matter what (and ACP's digitally scanned images are not what you'd call "hi-res" to begin with), but capturing the image directly from the screen is obviously a vast improvement. You could even use the snipping tool when viewing an original digital page that you've already previously printed and then scanned and uploaded to compare the two resulting images side-by-side.

And even if it weren't, think of the time and money (paper and ink) it's saving you.
Yes, definitely a vast improvement. I pinned the snipping tool to my taskbar. Now, this wouldn't work with old books, though, right? Just the screen images of digitals?  ???

DeCarlo Rules

December 23, 2016, 12:23:38 am #6 Last Edit: December 23, 2016, 01:17:29 am by DeCarlo Rules
Quote from: SAGG on December 22, 2016, 03:48:25 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 22, 2016, 01:35:52 pm
The difference is apparent to me at a glance, just looking at the thumbnails in your folder. The colors are brighter, the whites are whiter, and the blacks are blacker. Of course you lose a little bit of the resolution of the original image no matter what (and ACP's digitally scanned images are not what you'd call "hi-res" to begin with), but capturing the image directly from the screen is obviously a vast improvement. You could even use the snipping tool when viewing an original digital page that you've already previously printed and then scanned and uploaded to compare the two resulting images side-by-side.

And even if it weren't, think of the time and money (paper and ink) it's saving you.
Yes, definitely a vast improvement. I pinned the snipping tool to my taskbar. Now, this wouldn't work with old books, though, right? Just the screen images of digitals?  ???


You can isolate any part of an image you see on your screen. It's really handy for images you find on web pages that don't allow you to save them by right clicking (or saving the image's URL address). You can also use the keyboard commands Ctrl+ or Ctrl- to enlarge or reduce the size of everything on your screen as it's displayed before using the snipping tool (although that doesn't really change the resolution of anything, so if it's low-res, it will still appear fuzzy when enlarged -- what you see on screen is what you get). It's good for isolating a specific element of an image you see on the screen, when you don't care about the rest of it -- if you didn't have the snipping tool you'd have to crop the image using a graphics editor program. You can further modify the JPEGS you save using the snipping tool in a graphics application (like Paint for Windows, or Photoshop if you have that). But really all you're doing is taking a snapshot of what you're seeing (or the part of it that you want to save) on your screen. That certainly applies to any images you've scanned that you're looking at on your screen as well, so if you want to cut out a specific panel from a page you've scanned, you can do that too. Although as I said previously, you always lose a little bit of the original image's resolution when using the snipping tool, so if you have scans that you want to cut down to a single panel, it's better to crop them using Paint or Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Picture Manager also allows you to edit the image in various ways, so you can do things like adjust brightness, contrast, and colors (there's also an auto-adjust feature that sometimes improves an image's view-ability without you having to fool around with specific controls). Cropping in Paint works almost exactly the same way as the snipping tool does (you hold the mouse key down and drag across the area you want to save), but Paint retains all of the original image's resolution. There are other common photo-editing programs that have features like "straighten" that allow you to correct the angle of an image that's slightly crooked (by lining it up with grid lines), but you lose a little resolution each time you do that. The Snipping Tool will turn anything you see on your screen into a JPEG graphic image though, so if you want to capture blocks of text you see on some website, cut out on-screen coupons or whatever, you can turn it into a JPEG image. It's also helpful for showing someone else some weird error message or warning dialogue box you might be getting for some reason.


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