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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2011, 04:06:03 PM »
You must be doing something wrong. You don't have to pay or upload to download the file. You can also view the file online without downloading it.

The file is large because it's in extremely high resolution.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2011, 05:23:47 PM »
They have a new business model. To download, you must either upload something, or you must pay to download. What a rip off. This is a classic move by a company that will soon be out of business

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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2011, 07:56:49 PM »
Strange. The Scribd acct is my wife's and I can download from my computer without logging in. If I have to, I'll find another place to put the files.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #33 on: July 17, 2011, 09:18:28 AM »
You must be doing something wrong.  . . .
The file is large because it's in extremely high resolution.

Nope, not doing anything wrong. It is a waste of file size to have a resolution higher than 150 pixels per inch because MOST computer screen resolutions are 72 pixels per inch. Mine is a little higher at 150. The reason is so you don't have to wait forever for it to down load, and it never looks any better on a screen with a lower resolution.

Higher graphic resolutions are intended for print media, not the Internet.

But thanks for your efforts.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #34 on: July 17, 2011, 10:14:45 AM »
^^ Just a follow up, the same thing goes for the photos uploaded here in the forums. Anything larger than "web graphics" is wasted and tends to fill up this website's space needlessly. People often set their cameras to the default huge size that is really intended to print photos, not upload on websites.

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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2011, 10:27:06 AM »
You're replying to a mix of two separate comments. When I read you must be doing something wrong, I was referring to the issue of downloading. I'm able to download from a system that's newer logged into that Scribd acct. Everyone else should have the same access.

I uploaded the files at the size my system created them. When I get home, I'll see what I can do to reduce the file size.

Additionally, the way your comment comes across to me is that you're saying "thanks but you wasted your time." If you're having trouble getting the files or there's an issue that makes it undesirable to access them, I'll try to fix it. If you're just gonna be critical, you're wasting YOUR time because I don't give a rats ass if you like it or not.

When I get home, I'll adjust the file size and find another site to host the files so everyone can get full access and usability of the files.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2011, 10:36:25 AM »
Sorry, that isn't what I intended at all. I do appreciate your efforts.

I am a little wary of telling people about the screen resolution thing after being on the Internet since 1994. And I make my living from creating websites that are designed to be downloaded easily.

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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2011, 10:44:38 AM »
I'll get the file size reduced. If you know of some place that can host the files without limitations, let me know.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2011, 10:46:36 AM »
I'll get the file size reduced. If you know of some place that can host the files without limitations, let me know.

I have "unlimited" server space and can host them.

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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2011, 11:28:39 AM »
Do you have a PDF editor that would let you reduce the file size so we wouldn't have to wait until I get home?

My only concern is that any time I get a catalog scanned, I'd have to send you the file then you'd have to send me the link so I could add it to the original post.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2011, 11:41:42 AM »
This is the pop-up that you get when you try to download the PDF


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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2011, 11:45:02 AM »
This is the pop-up that you get when you try to download the PDF

Yup, that's what I got as well.  th-smile

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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2011, 02:48:54 PM »
Apparently I WAS logged in. I'll find a temporary host until I can reduce the file size.

Oh, I'll have a lot of old catalogs soon. Although I don't think Dave has a valid claim of copyright to his scans of the old Craftsman catalogs, I won't be uploading his pdf files. I'll be making my own scans.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2011, 09:19:35 PM »
I haven't seen that on my Scribd account, but i haven't uploaded in a while.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2011, 10:01:00 PM »
Papaw, try downloading one of the catalogs and see what happens.
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Re: Scanned Craftsman catalogs
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