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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:34 pm 
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Will be going offline in a day or two (need the space as I've only got 500k space left on the website).

So grab them while you can, although they'll be back at some stage.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 7:50 pm 
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The high res scans are now gone.... They will make a come back at some stage.


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I was planning on hosting one set of them at some point in the near future... I'll let you know :)

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That would be great, they aren't downloaded all that often so it shouldn't use up too much bandwidth.

GOt any space to download for some scanned issues? :)


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Sadly not, probably just about enough spare for about an issue I think if I didn't increase my site past it's current size! I was planning on hosting and linking because of my involvement with #107 ;)

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If someone (Craig?) could resize the highres pdf to max. 25 mb I could host even a couple of Zzap 107's.
Maybe I figure out how to do it myself without losing too much of the excellent quality.
I'll get back.
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Actually thinking about it, I probably got my sums wrong. Not enough space for substantial quantities of issues though. It's hard to tell, I'm currently adding a substantial amount of content to my site (WIP) and I'm not finished yet. So far I'm past the 100MB mark...

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If someone (Craig?) could resize the highres pdf to max. 25 mb I could host even a couple of Zzap 107's.
Maybe I figure out how to do it myself without losing too much of the excellent quality. I'll get back.


Uh, what's the point in resampling the high-res PDF? That's why I created the low-res ones! Please don't create a middle-ground version for release - that's against the whole point of having the different versions.

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You're probably right Craig, sorry I mentioned it.
But you know why? I have a couple of domains where I can put a maximum of 25 mb, no ads, no bandwidth trouble and all that.

So, since there was trouble getting space for the hi-res versions, I thought it maybe would be an idea to trim them down a couple of mb's to 24/25 mb, so I could easily upload them to two of my domains and share them.
(I think a 32-page-pdf of 24 mb can still be pretty hi-res, would we really miss those 6 mb's?)
If you say: don't do it, we won't, ok?
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Next time 'we' could do 3 versions: low-medium-high resolution, or something. :wink:

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I should point out that I have no problem with people suggesting solutions regarding hosting the hi-res files, so don't apologise for the idea. In many ways, it sounds perfect, but my issue is that the hi-res (300dpi) files are the way they are for a very specific reason: this is a high-quality print resolution. Quality magazines are released at this resolution (some are lower, but these are usually cheaper magazines - ironically, perhaps, they often use a very similar resolution to what we'd have to do here).

I figure that if you're going to have lower than that, you may as well just use the lo-res files. Feel free to experiment, if you want. Or maybe there's some way of compressing the original files to make them smaller? I just feel that, as it stands, the magazine would suffer by reducing the resolution - especially the cover, which I put a lot of effort into.

Maybe I'm just being too precious about this - what do other people think?

As for z108, assuming it gets made, we can look at resolutions nearer the time. I'll definitely do a 300dpi and low-res version. Maybe, if we can find hosting, there's the possibility of other resolutions, too.

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