Post by pauljames2 on Aug 11, 2019 23:37:54 GMT -5
I uploaded both of these PDF files for the Alice In Wonderland 1931 Gregg Version. They are from the same edition, but from two different copies of the book. — The black-and-white version was scanned as black and white tif. I scanned that version from a xerox copy. The scanner feeder jerked pages through, and some of the shorthand is jagged. That pdf version was picked up from the Internet Archives by a few companies and printed and sold on Amazon and other places. — The color version was created by scanning the book as color jpg directly on the scanner glass bed. I did not use the scanner feeder. In order to put the pages flat on the scanner, I bought a copy of the book and removed the binding, which was made of white string. This color scan looks better than the black and white one I did using a xerox copy. While viewing the PDF on a high-resolution device, you get the feeling that you are holding the original book in your hands.
For shorthand books, it is always best to scan black and white pages in color. Many Gregg shorthand plates are faded. If you scan the pages in black-and-white, the faded parts will be hard to read. There are only two colors in the scanned image: black and white. The faded parts will often scan as white and disappear. If you scan in color, then the faded parts will just look faded and can be read. I would never recommend scanning in grayscale. That creates pdf Files that are very large and difficult to read and manage.