I do love the quality pictures. I’d never want to stop those that do this. Just it is funny when Picard gets stuck like that hauling in a juggernaut load of images as the 32-page booklet arrives in glorious quality.
This is why I don’t go mad on my own scans. History doesn’t need to see the grain in the paper, it needs a sharp image to see the smallest text and maybe print it. I use 600dpi and save to 80% JPGs. A little bit of JPG compression saves a huge filespace with no noticeable image damage.
Interesting idea. Isn’t the MB Wiki editable by all? May be worth a new thread to discuss. There are probably loads of tips we could share about reading odd codes on CDs and rear covers. A MB table of SID codes is a neat idea.
But it’s another table to maintain. Isn’t it possible to get the data from IFPI? Why should there be secrecy?
No idea. I don’t even know who to ask.
I am guessing that as other fans put lists together then this is not usually a public resource. Industry will probably want to charge £50 to look a the list and then want to charge a distribution fee. They are all about the profit and not about sharing of information.
As other fans made lists, maybe we should just contribute to those lists?
I’ve asked, I’ve mailed my question. Now lets see, if they will try to sell me a quick look. But it’s more likely that they will simply ignore my question as there’s no money to earn.
Although “IFPI is a not-for-profit international organisation registered in Switzerland.”
Haha… so they’ll want their payment in gold.