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Dec 22, 2011, 11:48 PM
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Wow, I have over 4000 designs in PDF format. It would be a very massive undertaking to convert all these to bmp. Not only that but the file size to store bmp would increase. While I have a huge network drive along with Windows Home Server I feel the size needed would not be of beneficial to the goals of this tread on this forum. Tif is a far better format in that it can contain vector data just like a PDF however again the size of the file is really one of the determining factors. I say please live the format in PDF as there are now so many of use using that format.
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Dec 23, 2011, 02:13 AM
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PDF verses TIF, GIF, BMP, JPG et al


It would be a serious mistake to move away from PDF and adopt a bitmap format such as TIF or BMP as the lingua franca of vintage plan publication and exchange. We're publishing in PDF format for good reasons. It isn't broke, no need to "fix" it.

Bob Keller
Dec 23, 2011, 03:29 AM
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Another vote for the "Keep it PDF" campaign.
Dec 23, 2011, 04:36 AM
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Excellent work! If any one can provide detailed high resolution plans of PBY Catalina and Dornier Do X. The plan on Page 238 of PBY Catalina is not clear and does not have any readable instructions
Dec 23, 2011, 07:05 AM
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I don't say much in here, but can I cast another vote for "Keep it in .pdf format"?

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Dec 23, 2011, 08:16 AM
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PDF is fine... but what is the best format to take to some where like staples to get a full plan printed..I know nothing about this..
I love all these plans..they give me lots of ideas..
Dec 23, 2011, 08:16 AM
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Pdf v ???


For me it is easier to work in TIFF format but PDF is the BEST way to save and share. I don't like/haven't learned that much about Photoshop but have been using Paintshop Pro 7 for 15 years.
I use Paintshop Pro 7 for the tiff work, then to PhotoShop 7 which I picked up on fleabay for $27 to save as PDF.
I have recently picked up Paintshop Pro X3 for $15 bucks on fleabay which will open a pdf file. Files can be saved as PSD which can be opened and then saved as PDF in Photoshop 7.
So I say let's keep the PDF format and use what we know/have/can get cheap to fiddle with the files to our hearts content.

Joe
Dec 23, 2011, 08:22 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by davereap
PDF is fine... but what is the best format to take to some where like staples to get a full plan printed..I know nothing about this..
PDF.

I use a drafting services for my printing, they are better equiped/more knowledgable with large printing.

E-Arc has offices all over the place, you can send them the files via email and they will print them and send them to you via mail. http://www.e-arc.com/

Joe
Dec 23, 2011, 09:49 AM
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I use PDF whenever I have large format prints made. Never had a sizing problem.
Dec 23, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Blueprint type image


Can anyone help me find a bueprint image in this collection? I want to do a mini tutorial on how to invert the colours on a plan that's been printed with light ink on a dark page. And for the life of me I cant find an example to work on, now.

Steve
Dec 23, 2011, 10:28 AM
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Wow Steve That's like finding a needle in a haystack. There where so many presented I still haven't got them organized as they come in faster than I have time to save. The blue backgrounds were somewhere in the 300 or 400 range of posts if memory serves me.
Dec 23, 2011, 10:38 AM
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Steve, found this one @ https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...5#post16678692 post 1480 PD1
Dec 23, 2011, 10:40 AM
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Can anyone help me find a bueprint image
Does the one that was blue magazine scans qualify:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1530258&page=7

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Dec 23, 2011, 10:55 AM
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Does the one that was blue magazine scans qualify:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...1530258&page=7

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That's brilliant, thanks starcad and perttime. I think I'll have a go at the Little Herbie, thats a perfect example.


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