Micro User Magazines

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Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:47 pm

I have the following magazines that are currently on scanning projects, each issue is being saved as PDF file.

Micro User - Complete set, think my scans are much better quality and are curently half the size as what's currently available, the process at the moment takes about 4 hours to scan a 100 page magazine, but have also saved each scanned page as an image.

Micro_User_v1_n1_March_1983 23,757 KB 80 pages
Micro_User_v1_n2_April_1983 29,911 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n3_May_1983 30,322 KB 104 pages

Will update as each issue is complete, is it possible to post images on this forum?

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby Samwise » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:56 pm

Yep, sabre - you can add about 10 images per post. I assume you're not planning on posting all the scans here, though, as I'll wager those files will be huge!

If you're wanting somewhere to distribute the full scans (here's hoping), we can definitely find some space for them. I'm away for a week, but if you want to drop me a PM next week for a chat, that'd be cool.

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:43 pm

Micro User Magazine Scan Update - 28 June

Micro User v1 n4 June 1983 - Scan complete

Micro_User_v1_n1_March_1983 23,757 KB 80 pages
Micro_User_v1_n2_April_1983 29,911 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n3_May_1983 30,322 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n4_June_1983 34,254 KB 112 pages

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:48 pm

Is there a limit on the size of the image that your able upload and post, currently looking for webspace any help will be welcome.

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby CMcDougall » Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:54 am

join ifile.it, this allows files to sit forever, not like other upload sites that delete themselfs after 1month , then post links here.
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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby Arcadian » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:55 pm

Geoff - are you familiar with FTP software? If so, I could PM you FTP details which would enable to temporarily upload the files to our server).

I notice you've followed the naming convention on TAPP, so if you scans are better quality, I could simply overwrite the current PDFs with your versions.

Would you also be able to upload individual images? (preferably lossless PNG @ 300 dpi).

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:37 pm

Yes I'm very familiar with FTP software, please do PM me the details, I could upload one scanned magazine as an example so you can compare to what's currently available.

Yes of course following the naming convention on TAPP, maybe a slight variation, when scanning a magazine in there is a particular process that I use, my current jpeg images are 1622 pixels in width and 2331 pixels in height, the average size is about 3MB, is there a limitation on the size of each image both in pixel size and file size when uploading, when scanning the magazine I scan at 400 dpi to get a good quality scan, for those people who's eye sight may not be as good as others, when you zoom in you will still be able to view at a good quality, then the images are reduced once the magazine has been convereted to PDF file format.

Would also be able to upload a set of images from one magazine as an example.

I have a number of Acorn User magazines issues that I have still missing, is anyone able to help so that I'm able to complete the set ready for scanning.

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby Dave_E » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:06 pm

Are you planning to do *all* the Micro Users? That would be brilliant!!! At the moment I have about 80 issues or so of them climbing the walls and I desperately want to get rid of them without going through the trauma of scanning them all in (which would be exhausting stuff!).

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 3:38 pm

Yes, Im planning to do all the Micro User magazines, have checked with what's currently available my PDF scans are half the size with very good quality images, if there are any magazines that you would like to off load please PM, or any other BBC Micro magazines that you may have.

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:19 pm

Micro User Magazine Scan Update - 2 August

Micro User v1 n5 July 1983 - Scan complete
Micro User v1 n6 August 1983 - Scan complete

Micro_User_v1_n1_March_1983 23,757 KB 80 pages
Micro_User_v1_n2_April_1983 29,911 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n3_May_1983 30,322 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n4_June_1983 34,254 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n5_July_1983 35,045 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n6_August_1983 16,716 KB 112 pages

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:56 am

Does anyone have a copy of:

Micro_User_v1_n2_April_1983

I need to re-scan this issue again, any help will be welcome.

Also on the lookout for any BBC/Acorn magazines for a number of scanning projects.

Thank you.

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:30 pm

Micro User Magazine Scan Update - 11 August

Micro User v1 n7 September 1983 - Scan complete
Micro User v1 n8 October 1983 - Scan complete

Micro_User_v1_n1_Mar_1983 23,757 KB 80 pages
Micro_User_v1_n2_Apr_1983 29,911 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n3_May_1983 30,322 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n4_Jun_1983 34,254 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n5_Jul_1983 35,045 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n6_Aug_1983 16,716 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n7_Sep_1983 36,696 KB 120 pages
Micro_User_v1_n8_Oct_1983 43,087 KB 144 pages

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:00 pm

Micro User Magazine Scan Update - 12 August

Micro User v1 n9 November 1983 - Scan complete

Micro_User_v1_n1_Mar_1983 23,757 KB 80 pages
Micro_User_v1_n2_Apr_1983 29,911 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n3_May_1983 30,322 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n4_Jun_1983 34,254 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n5_Jul_1983 35,045 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n6_Aug_1983 16,716 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n7_Sep_1983 36,696 KB 120 pages
Micro_User_v1_n8_Oct_1983 43,087 KB 144 pages
Micro_User_v1_n9_Nov_1983 46,906 KB 152 pages

Micro User Scanning Stats

Total Pages Scanned: 1040
Total Hours: 51
Total Magazines: 9
Total Magazine File Size: 296,694 KB

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby Elk Towers » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:54 pm

Is it possible to download these yet?
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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:49 pm

The Micro User magazines are not available at the moment, awaiting access to the ftp website which should not take too long, will of course post once available.

If anyone has a copy of The Micro User below, as this magazine needs to be re-scanned so that the images from each page can be saved, Micro User storage DVD damaged.

Micro_User_v1_n2_Apr_1983

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:21 pm

Micro User Magazine Scan Update - 13 August

Micro User v1 n10 December 1983 - Scan complete

Micro_User_v1_n1_Mar_1983 23,757 KB 80 pages
Micro_User_v1_n2_Apr_1983 29,911 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n3_May_1983 30,322 KB 104 pages
Micro_User_v1_n4_Jun_1983 34,254 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n5_Jul_1983 35,045 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n6_Aug_1983 16,716 KB 112 pages
Micro_User_v1_n7_Sep_1983 36,696 KB 120 pages
Micro_User_v1_n8_Oct_1983 43,087 KB 144 pages
Micro_User_v1_n9_Nov_1983 46,906 KB 152 pages
Micro_User_v1_n10_Dec_1983 51,705 KB 168 pages

Micro User Scanning Stats

Total Pages Scanned: 1208
Total Hours: 61
Total Magazines: 10
Total Magazine File Size: 348,399 KB

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:09 pm

Still very much alive and continue with this project.

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby Dave_E » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:17 pm

Um, but in the meantime I already scanned *all* of them. And all the A&Bs, Acorn Users, HCWs, PCNs and Acorn Computings!

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sabre150 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:16 pm

Um, did not release that all Acorn Magazines have been scanned, I'm after the following:

Acorn User
Micro User
A&B Computing
BeeBug
Risc User
Archive
Acorn Computing
Electron User

and any others that I may have missed

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby Samwise » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:13 pm

To be fair, I thought these projects were complementary. Dave E has already released his cracking set of magazine scan DVDs for sale, but I thought sabre150 was delivering a set of scans that could be hosted online freely, which may be more convenient and certainly appreciated by those who don't have the disposal income to spend on DVDs.

On that subject, where are you actually storing your scans at the moment, sabre150? Did you get yourself sorted with an FTP site, or would you like me to set you something up?

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby MatthewThompson » Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:07 pm

sabre150 wrote:Um, did not release that all Acorn Magazines have been scanned, I'm after the following:

Acorn User
Micro User
A&B Computing
BeeBug
Risc User
Archive
Acorn Computing
Electron User

and any others that I may have missed


You can get Archive on a DVD from here http://www.archivemag.co.uk/ not sure how many you get on there, but I would imagine it's most of them.

Risc User was available on a CD-ROM from R Comp Interactive, called Foundation Risc User (in a nutshell) all the issues where on there, not sure if it's still available.

Dave_E has scanned in everything else apart from Beebug.

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby cjr8bs » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:55 am

SarahB has uploaded a massive collection of scans to the 8-Bit Software website. Her latest work is Micro User and Acorn Computing. The first lot is of 104 magazines. 001 to 0095 plus 9 other odd ones with the promise of more to come shortly

http://8bs.com/tmucovers.htm

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby sweh » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:53 pm

I have to go home to England one of these days and see what's up in my Dad's loft... I think I have all those Micro Users up there... along with a tonne of PCWs, PCNs, Popular Computing Weekly and dunno what else.

(Also I haven't been home for almost two years; probably time!)
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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby cjr8bs » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:11 am

cjr8bs wrote:SarahB has uploaded a massive collection of scans to the 8-Bit Software website. Her latest work is Micro User and Acorn Computing. The first lot is of 104 magazines. 001 to 0095 plus 9 other odd ones with the promise of more to come shortly

http://8bs.com/tmucovers.htm


Actually, that was the lot, so we are now after the following Micro Users:

1991 All except Jan
1992 All except Dec
1993 All Except Aug
1994 Feb Mar Apr Aug Oct Nov Dec Special
1995 Mar
All the Special Educational
Game Special

Anyone willing to lend/donate/scan please contact me

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby davidb » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:30 pm

I definitely have some of these but I won't be able to do anything with them until later in the year. :(

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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby CMcDougall » Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:10 pm

@Chris, did you get any more of TMU?

I've just looked at the covers (on your site :shock: ), and from memory I do mind the missing 1991 to Oct'92 (my sub ran out then, it never got renewed as all Arc stuff :cry: )

if you still require, I can confirm in a fortnight, and lift them for you \:D/

but if you don't (please let me know within fortnight), they can stay there for another 22 years :lol:
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Re: Micro User Magazines

Postby CMcDougall » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:12 pm

Had two seconds yesterday (Saturday) to look through my pile of magazines, and here is my list 8)
http://www.stardot.org.uk/forums/viewto ... 2527#p2527
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