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  •  I only download .pdfs I want to save (0+ / 0-)

    Google books for genealogy research & early New England history (copyrights long ago expired), and one web site in Norway had a bunch of .pdfs with transcriptions of records for the last almost four hundred years I needed (when I have a date it's easier to find the microfilm image of the actual document and download those as .jpgs from the other web site - that sort of thing.

    The other .pdfs open in a new window.  When I'm done reading them, I close it.

    One person sent me images of old baptism records from a Swedish church book all in .pdfs with a nice high resolution.  On screen all the black areas were around the outer edges which take up a humongous amount of ink if they're printed out as full .pdf pages.  Those single-page .pdfs I open in GIMP, re-save as .jpgs, open them the normal way, then straighten and crop the images before printing to a full letter-sized page.

    Now, if I could only figure out how to save these lovely colored digital images from another site that uses some kind of Java program to run it in a high enough resolution that they could be enlarged and printed out as nicely as the other web site from a different country.  Instead, I can enlarge it all I want, save the image in .jpg..., but I lose the image at the top of the page that refers to the year and what kind of record book it is.  I can make the image smaller, then save, but it doesn't enlarge much before the pixels start immediately separating into a blur.  So, I usually save two images: the one of the whole page which gives me a reference, and one of the selected person/ancestor or sibling of my ancestor, etc. so that when I open it in the usual way I can read it clearly.

    All these little adjustments one has to make just to download an image of a record that is usable....

    :-)

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 04:27:08 AM PST

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