Mac, the life Blog post by Keith White
Posted 05 July 2008 - 12:42 AM
We All Shine On ...
Posted 05 July 2008 - 01:44 AM
Oh the Keith has pretty neat gear
And it's all clad in pearly white.
Just an Apple's what you need here
Cause the Mac is out of sight.
He can scan stuff, make it straight dear
Then convert it overnight.
Just a big screen is enough dear
Cause his iMac's out of sight.
He's got raw sound coming in dear
And it's cleaning up all right.
Take an LP for a spin dear
Cause Garageband is out of sight
There are some who are in darkness
And the others are in light.
It's the Mac, dear, that's all brightness
Those in darkness drop from sight…
With apologies to Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill
Posted 05 July 2008 - 03:51 AM
I am doing similar stuff at the moment, wading through boxes of old family photos and scanning them into iPhoto.
Just seeing these old pictures jump to life on the screen is wonderful. Now that I have started I don't know where to stop, the project seems to keep growing!
The next step will be to make up some photobooks and distribute them around the family.
These are the sort of articles I would like to see more of in the magazine, how anyone can easily use their Mac to do creative worthwhile projects.
Posted 05 July 2008 - 12:21 PM
The two main problems he encounters are the inability of Readiris to recognise certain old fonts, thus making editing tedious, and getting the page correctly lit when photographing it to aid recognition. I have emailed him the URL to Keith's blog as some of it may help him in his project, particularly the section describing the lighting of the newspaper pages.