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From: Ray Beere Johnson II <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Copyright Mavens - 1700s & 1800s documents
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 19:42:14 -0800 (PST)
> You are probably referring to the old image viewer, MrSid,
> which was indeed less than satisfactory and was replaced
> several years ago.
> It was the "viewer" that was a problem, not the images.
While I do have far less than fond memories of MrSid *shudder*, I did also download one actual image file, and the pixel density was unacceptably low. So while the viewer might have caused problems with the printer, and probably did, now that I think of it, there is still the problem that the images just were not scanned at a high enough resolution. The draft cards I located were certainly after MrSid's "reign of terror", and the contrast on those was terrible, on-screen and in print. (Yes, I do know many of those draft cards aren't very good copies, even on film. Even by those standards, these were murky.) MrSid is indeed an example of the kind of technical laxity I'm talking about, but not the only one, I'm afraid.
Ray Beere Johnson II
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