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    Need help getting high school annual online

    My H.S. graduating class just held a reunion I won't say how long, but it is close to.........
    Anyway. Our classes annual we found out is no where to be found on line, and I have been tasked with getting it there. I am about 2/3 through it, and it is really going great. Yesterday while scanning some pages into jpeg format I noted that several pages had portions of either a caption or a photo that spanned both pages.
    Here is what I need: I want to be able to print those as side by side, so I need to mesh? the two scanned pages photos together. I don't have photo shop, so I am wondering if there is something that I amy be able to use, or if one of you would help me out. There are only 3 or 4 pages where this happens.
    Here is an example.

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    PS: I am printing them into .pdf format.
    Printer: Lexmark P705
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    I use Canon Photo Stitch..
    If this doesn't work there are others available that are free..

    There is also one called CleVR Stitcher (That's how it;s spelled)
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    I had tried a couple of times using the Stitch in Windows Live Gallery but for some reason or another it didn't work. After your e-mail, I decided to try it again as I really didnt want to download another program, and for what ever reason it worked this time.





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    I believe, I know with mine, the photo's have to have over 50% overlap for a stitch to be effective..

    I could be wrong, I don't use it that much except to make panoramic pics from multiple snapshots I make.
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    After I scanned, adjusted, straightened, and cropped the photos, I saw that they were way too big. I brought up Irfan View, and was going to use that to resize, but I was doing something in the view mode in WLG and noticed "Resize"....Worked perfectly!
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    I have had good results with Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor) - it's free, which is a bonus. And it works OK on both Windows 7 and Windows 8 RTM. Doesn't need a lot of overlap.

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    Genealogists have a number of scanners we use that have automatic stitching software, one of the best being the Flip-Pal. I presume you're not looking to buy a new scanner, though, so I'll just say I like The GIMP for my photo editing. Can't beat the price -- free!

    Another concern did enter my mind, though, when I saw this thread highlighted in the newsletter. Do you have the legal rights to post the yearbook online? Anything in print is copyrighted, whether or not there's a copyright notice, unless it's published by the Federal government or is over a certain age (I don't remember what this year's rule is -- that's how often it seems to change -- but the cutoff date is definitely long before your class graduated, regardless of how long ago that was!). Just don't want to see anyone get in trouble over this (and whoever posts it would be personally liable if the copyright holder wanted to pursue it -- not likely in this case, but not impossible, either).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsliesse View Post
    Genealogists have a number of scanners we use that have automatic stitching software, one of the best being the Flip-Pal. I presume you're not looking to buy a new scanner, though, so I'll just say I like The GIMP for my photo editing. Can't beat the price -- free!

    Another concern did enter my mind, though, when I saw this thread highlighted in the newsletter. Do you have the legal rights to post the yearbook online? Anything in print is copyrighted, whether or not there's a copyright notice, unless it's published by the Federal government or is over a certain age (I don't remember what this year's rule is -- that's how often it seems to change -- but the cutoff date is definitely long before your class graduated, regardless of how long ago that was!). Just don't want to see anyone get in trouble over this (and whoever posts it would be personally liable if the copyright holder wanted to pursue it -- not likely in this case, but not impossible, either).
    I too am a fan of The GIMP. Powerful program that rivals Photoshop (unless you're a pro).

    On the copyright issue, since it's a school yearbook with limited commercial value, it would probably qualify for an exception under the "fair use" section of the copyright laws. Intent and damage to the commercial value of the work are important considerations.
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    All done, using my lexmark PrevailPro 705, Windows Live Photo Gallery, and Adobe Acrobat.
    Looks great too ifn I do say so myself!...
    Thanks John
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