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Pictures for the Krib

>>Date: Tue, 22 Jul 1997 14:11:34 -0700 (PDT)
>>From: Erik Olson <eriko at wrq_com>
>>To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
>>Subject: Pictures for the Krib
>>Sorry about the late reply.  Work is nuts, we just bought a house and
>>somehow I got dropped  from the list without even noticing for a week!
>>The computer is back up & running at home, though... might even get to
>>updating Krib pages in the next few weeks, if lucky.  (I've got MONTHS of
>>new material to wade through.)
>>> >Date: Mon, 21 Jul 97 16:27:10 PST8
>>> >From: spushak at CCGATE_HAC.COM
>>> >I have a VHS camcorder and heard that it's possible to convert images 
>>> >into binary format for computers. Anybody know how that works? Also 
>>> >curious about how to convert regular photos to digital format. You 
>>> >know, the Krib could use a lot more nice pictures of many kinds of 
>>> >plants. I don't know if there's lots of room on the disk or not; Erik?
>>There is lots of disk space.  Just waiting for the effort to put into it,
>>as always. :)  I have not had the greatest success in digitizing stills
>>off video, just because the quality is not very good to begin with.  Video
>>relies on the 30 frames per second to supply part of the image quality, so
>>individual frames are not equivalent to good still pictures.  It's
>>reasonable for publication in a club bulletin in a pinch (I was able to
>>clean up some apisto frames we took at Dave Soares' home for an article
>>last spring), but not any better. Steve, if you want, I can try if you
>>send me a videotape.  I have a Miro DC30 video editor that will grab
>>stills... can't get much better than that. 
>>As far as "regular" photos, I've used a flatbed scanner for prints (so-so
>>quality, but much better than video transfers) and photo-CD for slides and
>>negatives (by far the best quality, but it costs $1-2 per scan).
>>As always, any articles, pictures, tank testimonials, are sought for the
>>Krib.  Drop me a line, anytime.
>>  - Erik
>>Oh yeah: http://www.cco.caltech.edu/~aquaria/Krib/
>>Erik Olson				
>>eriko at wrq_com