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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33904

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When I'm done moving it I may end up with two in portrait (and putting them in a horizontal line, naturally), really it's a toss-up. This current arrangement is better for say, sorting and tagging on one landscape screen while Netflixing on the other...we'll see.

Anyway, to stay on topic, the thing here is that you see how nicely a comic page fills up a screen like that. Most larger scans these days are very near this size - only the unusually massive ones have to be scaled down significantly to fit.

EDIT: And it beats the shit out of reading them on a tablet when the scans are good quality, haha
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33905

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Shinrai wrote:
Note to self: Replace this post with a photo of my setup when I get home tonight, so you can see what you're missing out on

EDIT: This is a temporary setup due to some moving, so it's not on a real desk and the lighting is terrible, but this should give some idea of why I espouse this so heavily...


I am beyond amazed... just WOW!
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33908

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I so need to start using my Dell U2412M like that. (It's got a portrait/landscape rotating stand)
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33912

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Yeah, those are actually U2410s. Even if you only have one, frankly, it's worth just rotating it before you go to read comics and then putting it back - the OEM stands they come on move really smoothly as long as your cables are loose enough.
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33913

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Yeah I think I'm going to wait to do any converting until I see what I'm going to do with my setup.
Regardless though this is still a great list.

Actually you could use this in reverse to ID comics that you would like to try and track down a higher quality version of. Just switch the > to < and set the number to whatever you want your minimum size per page to be less than.

Example for finding comics with less than an average 200KB/page:
{PageCount}>0 and ({FileSize}/{PageCount}<200000)



Unrelated to the HQ smartlist and sizes, but related to the monitors:
This has given me the idea for building a stand/mount that will hold both monitors and allow me to spin them (independently of each other) between portrait and landscape. Actually shouldn't be too difficult to build.
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33914

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wojosama wrote:
Actually you could use this in reverse to ID comics that you would like to try and track down a higher quality version of. Just switch the > to < and set the number to whatever you want your minimum size per page to be less than.

Example for finding comics with less than an average 200KB/page:
{PageCount}>0 and ({FileSize}/{PageCount}<200000)

This is REALLY clever - I have relied on just tagging these manually, which is hugely tedious.
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33917

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Thank you! It literally came to me as I was typing that bottom part about the stand (which used to be at the top until the idea for that list came to me and replaced it at the top of the post due to it actually being relevant :laugh: )!
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33920

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Shinrai wrote:
Note to self: Replace this post with a photo of my setup when I get home tonight, so you can see what you're missing out on

EDIT: This is a temporary setup due to some moving, so it's not on a real desk and the lighting is terrible, but this should give some idea of why I espouse this so heavily...


That setup is really awesome.This calls for some positive karma coming your way...:-)

Unfortunately, my desk is too small to hold so many monitors.

I am still curious, as to how do you connect so many monitors with a the same CPU?

Another thing that I want to ask is that what other purposes does that vertical monitor serve, other than reading comics?

And in what other ways can such a multi-monitor setup be utilized?

I am asking these to get motivated, so that I may convince myself to have such a luxurious setup! :-)
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33922

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This is a bit overkill but I love this guy's setup.

From the front:


From the back:
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Re: How to find ridiculous HQ scans in the Library 4 years 4 months ago #33923

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Madmatx wrote:
This is a bit overkill but I love this guy's setup.
I am so jealous looking at that, I'll say that the guy has gone completely bonkers in there! :P
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