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 Posted:   Mar 2, 2012 - 12:07 AM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

More great work, Scott - I've downloaded (and rated) several of the new ones.

The Eye of the Devil scan is amazing - better than the original, I bet!

Shame that the Twilight Zone cover is so anaemic, but it'd be difficult to make a silk purse out of that particular sow's ear - I'm sure whoever put it together used the best image they could get their hands on!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2012 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   ScottDS   (Member)

Shame that the Twilight Zone cover is so anaemic, but it'd be difficult to make a silk purse out of that particular sow's ear - I'm sure whoever put it together used the best image they could get their hands on!

According to Lukas' recap, they had no choice but to scan an old LP cover.

Oh...I think someone noted (complained) that the cover image was not as sharp as a prior edition. That’s because we had to scan an LP jacket. Do you think the labels keep the color separations? The studios have high-quality images of film stills and posters (usually), but LP covers? Forget it.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2012 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Hey everyone, thanks for all the compliments and feedback.

I'm super busy with work right now but I am slowly building up another batch (slowly is key word here).

So if you are looking/waiting for:

STAR TREK VI (both Intrada covers)
ARRIETTY THE BORROWER
KLUTE
THE GLASS SLIPPER
ATLANTIS (Eric Serra score)
WELCOME HOME ROXY CARMICHAEL
A LITTLE ROMANCE (SLC version)
THE WRATH OF GOD
THE CONVERSATION
THE FIVE MAN ARMY
BORN FREE
KHARTOUM / MOSQUITO SQUADRON
THE H-MAN / HUMAN VAPOR / SECRET OF THE TELEGIAN
ZIG ZAG / SUPER COPS
PREDATOR (Intrada MAF reissue)
ISLAND ON TOP OF THE WORLD

Have patience. They're coming... smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2012 - 9:42 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

I'd be very happy to see the Space Children/Colossus of New York cover split into two SEPARATE covers, one for each score.

Me too. I can easily do it but there is not much of Colossus artwork for a decent looking full cover.



No excuses! Get to work! :-)

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2012 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   moviejoemovies   (Member)

Great Website. But how do you get the Soundtrack Covers specifically?

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2012 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Great Website. But how do you get the Soundtrack Covers specifically?

Search 'Soundtrack' can help. However, this will only bring up covers that were categorized/named as a Soundtrack.

Otherwise, search for specific composers/titles.

 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2012 - 9:51 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Here's my latest batch (with more news below):



You can get them here:
http://www.albumartexchange.com/covers.php?sort=4&q=Scott+H.&fltr=1&bgc=&page=



This is going to be my last big batch of my own scans for a long while.

Zeefritz over at AAX has given me a huge archive of 1500x1500 CMYK digital files and scans from record labels that he has no time to edit and post. So, to help out I'm doing them. wink

500+ soundtrack covers!

Tons of covers from releases by Universal Music (certain titles from Disney, Pixar, Varese, MCA, etc).
The quality of most of these is amazing. I wish I could get these type of files from FSM, La-La Land, Intrada, Kritzerland, etc.

I'll update this thread as I post these.

You will be stoked. smile

BTW, I will manage to scan my own covers from time to time so keep your requests coming.

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

500+ soundtrack covers!

Faints.

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

500+ soundtrack covers!

Faints.


Will this wake you up?



I'll post these soon.

Next batch will be all John Williams. smile

Sadly, I'm finding that some covers in this archive (especially from Sony) are not original digital work and others are poor scans.

However, many, many more are great (especially ones from Varese in 1500 x 1500).

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

Nice, Scott.

I'm not a big collector of Disney discs myself, and some of the ones I do have have different covers to the ones you've teased us with, but I'm sure I'll find more than a couple useful.

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   orbital   (Member)

This is going to be my last big batch of my own scans for a long while.

(...)

BTW, I will manage to scan my own covers from time to time so keep your requests coming.


Well, I would like to throw in the new FSM BEN-HUR set if possible! Thanks either way, Scott. Excellent work!

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Nice, Scott.

I'm not a big collector of Disney discs myself, and some of the ones I do have have different covers to the ones you've teased us with, but I'm sure I'll find more than a couple useful.


Neither am I but they're popular (so I'm told) and were easier to sort through and edit.

I've already done 15 more covers that you will more likely want such as Jurassic Park, Blade Runner (25th An), Children Of Dune, Firefly, Munich, E.T., Apocalypto, Missouri Breaks and more.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 5:35 PM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)

Actually, my photoshop skills have improved since the last time I did one of those, so I am planning on trying to do another soon (whenever I can get them out of storage).

You can expect to see 1st edition booklet covers for A Late Delivery From Avalon and Walkabout sooner than later. Sleeping In Light should be easy so expect that one sooner than later as well.

Which other episode would you like me to try first?

Do you like the greenish rainbow effect on the cd surface that results from scanning or would you prefer that the silver surfaces look like silver?


Howdy Scott - didn't notice your reply until now... As for the B5 episodics, I was just looking at the "worst" ones I've got: Darkness Ascending, Late Delivery from Avalon, Walkabout, Severed Dreams, Shadow Dancing, Ragged Edge, Objects at Rest, Sleeping in Light and Z'ha'dum.

All of these I took a decade ago from the Sonic Images website, and with their 180 x 180 resolution, they really suck. Some user scans on Amazon are of no use to me, because the CDs were angled and still in their jewel cases. Yes, I am that anal about these things... wink For the first batch of releases with came with a booklet, you did provide scans, so for the time being, I'm happy. That would leave Sleeping in Light, Ragged Edge, Objects at Rest and Darkness Ascending as the most "pressing" projects.

And I bow to you for asking about the rainbow colours...honestly, I'd be fine with either option. When looking at the description of your procedure, I was amazed...if things don't work with Photoshop, I still go with crayons, a ruler and MS Paint..... *whistles innocently*

Anyways, if somewhere down the line you find the time to attend to some of the B5 episodics, that would be swell. If not...well, I did survive the past ten years without better pix, so no harm done! In any case, here's a big tap of the hat for your awesome work! smile

Christian

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 6:21 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Christian,

I feel your pain...

I did retrieve all my B5 covers from storage. I will do them (unless someone else does).

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   Guy   (Member)

Great going Scott, looking forward to seeing how they look on a Retina display soon ;-)

Quick question for you. In terms of 'future proofing' what size images do you use in iTunes et al - the 1400x1400 ? or do you save the multiple files ?

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Glenn Butler   (Member)

I would love to see the B5 episodics redone, as I too am stuck with those tiny old images (and some of the Amazon jewel-case pictures). Your scans are ALWAYS impeccable!

 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 9:13 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Great going Scott, looking forward to seeing how they look on a Retina display soon ;-)

Quick question for you. In terms of 'future proofing' what size images do you use in iTunes et al - the 1400x1400 ? or do you save the multiple files ?


All my music is ripped into flac. The first file of each disc has the largest size (usually 1400px) image embedded in the file tag. All other tracks have the 600px image embedded. This is to conserve space. If I want to look at the art more closely, I just select the first track in my music browser (I use iPeng on my iPad with Squeezeboxes).

For my ipod, I encode flac into mp3 and all cover art is 600px in order to conserve space.

BTW, if alternate cover art is available, like the new Star Trek VI release, I embed the alternate cover for all disc 2 tracks.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 14, 2012 - 9:17 PM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)

Scott, you and I need to have a drink one of these days... big grin

 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2012 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   Scott H.   (Member)

Hiya!

Here's the next wave to appear on www.albumartexchange.com very soon.

I keep forgetting to mention that these are available in 600x600, 800x800, 1000x1000, and either 1400x1400 or 1500x1500.

Christian, Glen, et al, take a look at the far upper right-hand corner. wink



Enjoy!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2012 - 6:04 PM   
 By:   ChristianKühn   (Member)

I move to name you a Saint, Scott. As in: St. Scott, patron of CD covers and how to be a really helpful person to folks with OCD. big grin

 
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