User talk:MrLopez2681

Hi MrLopez2681, If you need some expert advice on making PDFs, scanning and conversion of music scores, etc., I recommend that you post a query over at Daphnis' talk page. He probably knows more than anyone here about scanning, resolutions, file formats, etc.

OK, I see that you uploaded the Pugni score. It's about 120MB, which means our system will not really handle it very well. I downloaded it and ran it through the following process to reduce the file size:

  1. Exported all pages as TIFF files at 300 dpi grayscale.
  2. Set the threshold for all music pages to 160.
  3. Converted to bitmap from grayscale.
  4. Used Acrobat to make a PDF of all music pages.
  5. Extracted the frontmatter (pages 1-5) as a separate PDF. (Put the lovely title page as page 1)
  6. Merged this frontmnatter with the music PDF.

Note the file size for the 61 pages is now 7.7 MB instead of 120 MB. (BTW, the first page of music appears to be absent). Take a look at the PDF and let me know if it looks OK to you. If not, I'm sure that Daphnis will know some tricks to make it look even nicer. Carolus 22:41, 22 July 2008 (EDT)

Hi MrLopez2681, I just downloaded the Pugni score with no problems. I'll ask some of the other admins here to check it out also. There are any number of things that would have resulted in your download failure, including someone uploading a big file at the same time. Thanks, Carolus 01:43, 24 July 2008 (EDT)

Scanning, etc.

Hi MrLopez2681, Just checking by after some copyright tagging to see if you have been provided all the needed info for your scanning project. If you want, I can insert the missing page into the Hunmpbacked Horse score if you upload the remaining segments here. I can do that easily with Acrobat Pro, along with merging all the segments into a single file. The main thing to remember is that grayscale and color scans take up significantly greater MB than monochrome files do. Carolus 18:21, 26 July 2008 (EDT)

(Copied from my talk page) Hi, I looked through the upload log and did not find your score, which means that you were most likely not successful in uploading it. It's not too large - we have files over 100 MB here (not many). The best way to shrink file size is to save your scans in TIFF format, bitmap (monochrome), at 600 dpi, with CCLT level 4 compression. There are a number of programs that will do this. If you have a Mac, there's a wonderful shareware program called Graphic Converter which will allow you to batch-convert large numbers of scans. (Scans are usually saved as individual files for each page, in some type of graphics file format). Carolus 19:32, 29 October 2009 (UTC)

OK, Are you using the "upload file" link located in the left column, or the one located on the work page itself below the music files? If you're using the one from the left column, that could explain the problem you are having. Another thing, if you are uploading a large file (over 30MB), sometimes your log-in will timeout unless you open a second window or tab and actively browse the site. Also, did you log in before attempting to upload? While the upload link on the workpage will not work at all unless you're logged in, I think the one in the left column might in some cases. If worse comes to worse, email me: and I'll send you the UserID and Password to use the FTP site. I can set up a folder there named "Mr.Lopez" that you can upload even very large files into. We'll figure this out one way or another.... Best Wishes, Carolus 05:18, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Update: I just noticed that you duplicated an entry on the page for Pugni's Little Humpbacked Horse. It appears you actually used the already existing file (for which you uploaded a new version on 26 October) instead of actually uploading a new file. This tells me you most likely used the link in the far left column instead of the ones on the main part of the page itself (below the music file) which are named "Add a file to this page" or "Add multiple files to this page". If that's the case, try again using these links. Carolus 05:26, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I did use the "Add a file to this page" and I was logged in. The reason I uploaded the same file again is because the original upload is not showing up - when one clicks on the "I accept this disclaimer, continue to download file" for "The Little Humbacked Horse", one is taken to a blank page. I have tried re-uploading, and get the same results.--MrLopez2681 01:50, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
I just tried it, and it opened fine. It did take about 45 seconds to actually display as it is a fairly large file (27 MB). If you hold down "alt" and click on the link at the bottom of the disclaimer, it should download directly to your hard drive. BTW, wasn't the file you uploaded last year the actual Stellovsky print? The one that's there now is a Gutheil issue, which would have to be after 1886 (when Stellovsky was absorbed by Gutheil). The cover thumbnail is for the Stellovsky print. Ideally, we would have scans of both prints on that page.