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, "Wieland Willker"
> The bad news: It is unusable.
> Well, the images are there, embedded in the PDF, mostly b/w, but
usable. You can extract them with the "camera" tool in Adobe PDF
Reader, but that's all. No real images (like JPG). Very disappointing.
> The text is also there, but I haven't checked it yet.
> Well, what can I say? I got it for free so I will probably use it if
I need an image of a papyrus otherwise unavailable. But I need a lot
of time to open the document and to find the papyrus there. And I
cannot work with the image in a graphics program.
> I wouldn't buy the CD for 78 Euro.
> I have tried to break down the file into smaller units, but it is
not possible, because the content is protected.
> I am unable to understand how one can create such a monstrosity.
Mr. Dykes replies:
Wieland, burn me a copy of the CD and send it to me (address off LIST)
I think you know my address, if not email me.
I can extract all contents into any format, page by page, JPG TIFF
BMP, or any other image format, or text. I can do this in about a
week. I can even rename each papyrus according to the NA system. I can
also enhance the resolutions of the images! I will then return all to
you. You may then contact the publishers and offer them the "improved"
version, OR just use the revision and extractions privately. I await
I doubt that they have P14 and P11 and P68, but it would be great for
me if they did have the full images of these hard to find
(Sinai/Russian) papyri! Still I will gladly do this for you.