Hello Talislanta Community! I hope you all enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday’s with friends and family. The holiday season is upon us and I have some good news.
As you all know, the Scanning Project has remained unfinished since the website first launched. I’m pretty sure we’re only missing the 10th Anniversary Edition and Tales of Talislanta novel. A volunteer has stepped forward and offered their time and service to help clean up a scan or two. They have also offered to help process any scans for the missing titles still left in the library.
So I am curious. Is anybody here able to scan either of these two books from your own collection?. If not, Is there anyone here who owns one or both of these titles that would be willing to donate or lend it to a scanner to prepare? Scanning can be done around binding but it is best to remove the binding outright to get the best scans. Unfortunately that destroys the book so that choice will be left up to the owner, of course.
This fine gentleman (thatoldfool) has devised a process to largely automate the clean-up of PDF’s. It is quite possible that if the book he is working on turns out to be a success, that a guide could be created for others to help contribute. In the past the clean-up involved using Photoshop and altering each page by hand. If this works out then the process will be largely automated and more importantly, produce near-perfect uniform pages. I don’t know about you guys but I’m shouting from the roof-tops with excitement!!
I will keep you fine folks updated as things progress. I wish you all a wonderful day and a continued happy holiday season ^_^