- Use of materials
- What do I get if I upload flyers
- What kind of stuff goes on the site/CD's
- I need more info about machine X
- The image is terrible!
- Why is this site so crude?
- What happened to the cd/dvds and the pinball hall of fame?
|Copyrights and Use of Materials|
However, the question most people really want answered is "can I take your scans and use them for my own nefarious purposes". We don't see any reason why not, assuming you aren't going to charge more than a nominal amount of money for whatever you do. Help yourself. If you do swipe the 300DPI images and start selling them, contact us so we can negotiate a cut of the take (our scotch bill keeps going up).
|What do I get if I upload flyers|
We need 300 DPI scans. The nasty trick here is that there can be confusion about what DPI means. We are talking dots/pixels per inch, so if you scan a 8.5x11" piece of paper, the result should be something around 2550x3300 pixels big. At 24bits/pixel, the result is a pretty huge file (25+ MB). However, save it using jpeg with relatively low compression settings, and the result is around 1-3MB.
Another trick is to process the file to remove moire (the polka dot pattern that you can get when scanning certain types of images). If you don't have the software to do this kind of image processing, then we'll do it, but to preserve image quality, crank the compression setting way down.
If you can't scan, but have a flyer that's needed and will loan it to us, we'll scan the thing and send it back. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|What kind of stuff goes on the site|
There is one thing we'd like you to avoid ... don't scan images out of currently available books. There are people out there spending a lot of time gathering and publishing material, and we want them to keep doing it. In particular, terry cummings at http://1930s.com has been working on the flyers from the early days which he sells in book form. Please don't scan his stuff for this site.
|The image is awful!|
|I need more information about machine X|
If you want to know how to repair pinball machines or are looking for more info on pinballs, gun games, bowlers (including flyers we don't have), you shouldn't miss pinrepair.com.
This site also has information on obtaining pinball repair videos.
For bingo machines, the twit who runs http://bingo.cdyn.com/ will dispense incomprehensible information which may make sense after you figure out what the problem was yourself, but occasionally his standards fall and his suggestions are not only understandable, but correct.
|Why is the site so crude?|
If you have a suggestion on improving it, zap us an email to email@example.com. Keep in mind, however, that everything needs to work from a DVD. That means no search engines or really fancy navigation that relies on a web server to generate html.
|What happened to the cd/dvds and the pinball hall of fame?|