Openlibrary - can we improve quaility

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When I scan an online book that is located on Openlibrary.org  the quality is extremely poor where the image is almost impossible to read, is there a fix for this issue?
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BarryF

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Barry

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I see a similar effect when pasting an image but it clears up when flattened.
I assume that you have a reasonable resolution on your screen and the image is close to full width.
You may want to change the default image resolution.
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Thanks for your reply.
I went and checked my resolution (did not know it was there!!!) and I adjusted it from around a poor 261 to 600 and then 1200 and the problem has in most part disappeared - thanks again.

As I have used Snagit on who knows how many sites over the past couple of years it was certainly intriguing to see that the blurring/washed out effect on the text only occurred on Openlibrary.org.

I should say that Snagit copied the images to the Editor superbly but when I tried to transfer them over to ABBYY FineReader 12 for compiling as both PDF and TIFF, this is where the problem occurred. But now that I have increased the resolution all is well.
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I wouldn't scan the book at all.

I would just download the PDF for free. Then you can zoom in and read it with ease.
 There are other options as well, like downloading a Kindle.

Regards,Joe

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Joe, even though I will download the full PDF when I can, quite often I can only view a book by borrowing it (thus no PDF download option) where I then use Snagit to capture each page by page by page, which at times can certainly be time consuming.
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Ah, so I see said the blind man.
One other thing that could create problems.Is your monitors resolution set to 100% zoom? Because if zoom is applied, that could explain the blurry captures.

 Default settings are usually good enough to capture sharp images.
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