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Missing Mac Format issues

I've finally got my act together and I'm scanning in my collection of Mac Format magazines. My request is for a copy of one of the missing magazines, if you have one and are willing to temporarily part with it.

I'm missing about 13 of the first 100 back issues. If anyone has one of the following issues below, I would be very happy if you would send me what you have (on loan, of course). I will pay for the postage back and forth. The magazine will not be damaged but it will be much more lived after I have scanned it. I'm not going to break the spine or do anything freaky, just lay it down on a good copier and scan it 132 times-ish. The magazine will take me an hour to scan and I'll send it back promptly.

Alternatively, if you have them already scanned and lack the time, inclination or resources to make the PDF yourself, I'd be happy to accept the scanned JPEGs from you.

These are issues that have eluded me thus far: 1, 4, 10, 13, 38, 47, 64, 65, 66, 81, 94, 96, 97

If you're on for it, please send me a PM.

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Also, if anyone has the CD-ROMs from issues 13, 14 or 15 (that is, June, July, August 1994), would they be so good as to upload an image of them please? Thanks very much.

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With the exeption of 1, 4, 10 and 13, I should have the rest of those mags. I've been scanning them as well as time allows and can prioratise these specific ones. Its an arduous process, i dunno how you can manage one per hour.

This is great to hear though, when I started there was barely any MacFormats on the internet archive (which is probably the best place for them), and only a handful of jpgs here.

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Hi YYsMG,

You have done good work too! I have come across some your page on the Internet Archive and made use of it. You have about 4 issues there that I don't have.

You are right: The Internet Archive is a good place for these Mac Formats and surely a better place for all of the scans. I do intend to create an account there and put them up, but I've no plans of yet.

We have a good copier at work, a Kyocera TaskAlfa and it scans quickly. It gives me an A3 colour JPEG at 600 dpi. The hour at the copier is just scanning. The preparation of the images takes much more time. The images need to be straightened and I don't know how to automate it in Photoshop CS3. I do it manually with the ruler tool, then Rotate (Custom) then OK. There used to be a great app with the PaperPort Vx that would straighten skewed scans. Once that is done, I have to cut out out pages that are a uniform 2645 x 3540 pixels in size. Once that is done, I can apply a batch job and reduce the lot down to 1600x1200-ish. It's quite relaxing work and I listen to podcasts while I get it done.

Anyway, if you'd like me to scan the missing mags, send me a PM and I can send you the raw JPEGs back on a CD along with the magazine, if that helps.

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Is the back issues hard to find on websites like eBay? This is the first I've heard of it.

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They are indeed, well, the first 100 are. I've bought a couple of collections so far and I'm just missing the ones I mentioned above.
Of course, I could just be really bad at searching eBay. If you come across any links then I would be happy.

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Hi there,

As I am "scanning" another website for new softwares, I've found a lot of Mac Format issues:

  • Mac Format 03 (Aug. 1993)
  • Mac Format 07 (Dec. 1993)
  • Mac Format 15 (August 1994) Magazine
  • MacFormat 02 (May/June 1993) magazine & disk
  • MacFormat 05 (Oct 1993) Magazine & disk
  • MacFormat 06 (Nov 1993) disk
  • MacFormat 06 (Nov. 1993) Magazine
  • MacFormat 07 (Dec 1993) disk
  • MacFormat 08 (January 1994) Magazine & Disk
  • MacFormat 09 (Feb 1994) Magazine & disk
  • MacFormat 10 (Mar 1994) disk
  • MacFormat 11 (April 1994) Magazine & Disk
  • MacFormat 12 (May 1994) Magazine & Disk
  • MacFormat 13 (Jun 1994) disk
  • MacFormat 14 (July 1994) Magazine & Disks
  • MacFormat 16 (Sept. 1994) Magazine & Disk
  • MacFormat 17 (Oct 1994) disk
  • MacFormat 18 (Nov 1994) disk
  • MacFormat 19 (Dec 1994) disk
  • MacFormat 22 (March 1995) Magazine & CD / Floppy Disks
  • MacFormat 28 September 1995 CD
  • MacFormat 50 (May 1997) Cover CD
  • MacFormat 56 (November 1997) Cover CD
  • MacFormat CD # 120 (August 2002)
  • MacFormat CD # 121 (September 2002)
  • MacFormat CD # 123 (November 2002)
  • MacFormat CD # 124 (December 2002)
  • MacFormat CD # 125 (January 2003)
  • MacFormat CD # 126 (February 2003)
  • MacFormat CD # 128 (April 2003)
  • MacFormat iMac Special CD
  • MacFormat Reader Awards 2000 (CD # 98)

Obviously, I know that most of them are already here. So, tell me if anyone missing at the Garden should be uploaded or not. Thanks.

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If you're scanning the Repo or archive.org, it's just copies of the stuff provided here.

Franky233's picture
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So, nothing is needed here ?

adespoton's picture
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If you're finding scans and disks from other sources, maybe -- but those appear to be the ones that already exist, don't they?

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Hello Franky, The only one that maybe isn't here from that list is the MF #10 disk from 1994, but it is without it's magazine and this disk is included on the MF floppy collection - tho' not as original magazine release disk images, but in a collection of the complete floppy disk sets as folders. This floppy/folders set was included on a later MF cover CD (issue 36, April 1996).

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Hi there,

Ok. So, there is probably no interest here I presume. Also, I have the MacWorld issue from November 1994 "The Image Bank Gallery One - Preview CD-ROM". Tell me if it could be interesting for the Garden (but it's only the disc image, however)...

Take care of yourself, Mike (also for everyone here). Wink
Cheers

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Hello Franky. Thanks. You take very good care of yourself, too. Especially in the big city. In my tiny village, its not too difficult to get by right now. Loo paper seems to be a luxury commodity item tho' Wink

The MacWorld issue ROM from 1994 - sure! Please upload if you find the time..

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YouTube: Toilet Paper Splitting Machine Wink

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Ok, thanks, I will do...

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Still after these mag's, sudesune?

I have issues #38 and #64, if you would like them.

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I'll have a look tonight and get back to you then. It would be happy if I don't have them.