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Downloadable CD Covers
This section lists links to the full size CD covers that offers for download.
Images are hosted at an off-site location.
The instructions found below are generic in nature, and can be used to dowload most net images.
A few might need slight modification to obtain the perfect size and look for your printing needs.
If you can't download and print a cover even after reading the instructions, e-mail us; and we'll try to help.
PLEASE NOTE: The off-site location has moved, and now many of our links are invalid. We will work
to correct these as time permits. If you need a particular cover, please eMail us. We are now, once again
starting to host the full size images from our website. We will add images as they are requested.

Dowload & Printing Instructions

Why can't I just print the covers directly from the screen?

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(The list is constantly growing)


Printing Instructions

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High Quality full size images of the original artwork for the CDs in this library can be downloaded to your system, and then printed out. These instructions are generic enough that they can be used with most downloadable images from most sites.Never try to print a downloadable image directly from the screen without first saving them to hard drive, or you'll end up with a cover that's too large to use. To print your own covers:
(Note: These instructions were prepared assuming use of windows 98 and IE browser. Other versions, platforms, and/or browsers may differ slightly)

1) Click on the desired link and allow image to fully load. How do I do that?
2) Save the image to your hard drive.  How do I do that?
3) Open the image with an image editor. I have no idea what you are talking about.
4) Size the image if needed. How do I do that?
5) Print the cover using your system's highest resolution.  How do I do that?

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Are you new to computers? (what we call a newbie)
Here are details for you of the above instructions:


How do I 'click' a link?
Man!, you are a newbie! Move your mouse. See that arrow? That's your pointer. When your pointer turns into a pointing finger, it indicates that you can click. It might be words (that are usually blue and/or underlined), or it might be a picture. Either way, click the normal (left) button on your mouse (right handed folks use the index finger). If you want to know if something can be clicked, try it. If it can't, nothing will happen (and you won't break your new, expensive computer). Every link that you click will take you somewhere on the internet (this is called surfing). The 'kb' (kilobyte) is the size of each image. Every computer is different. Once you learn how long it takes to load a certain size kb (it will be seconds. not hours or months), then you will know the relative time needed for all other downloads.

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How do I 'save' an image?
To save an image, you first have to let it fully load. If you can see the entire image on your screen, then it's ready. Your system might have a gauge at the bottom of the screen that will show you how fast the image is loading. Once the image is fully on your screen, place your pointer anywhere on the image and 'right click' your mouse. (That's the other button. The one that you don't normally use). Right handed folks use the middle finger. A small screen will pop up. Click on 'Save Picture As...' . (Don't click the 'Set As' wordings. Those will put the image on your desktop). A window will open that will let you rename the image if you wish, and save it anywhere on your system. Your computer could care less where you save it, but be sure to put it somewhere where you can find it again! 'My Documents' is a good place. It's easy to find. Once you rename it (optional) and move to the spot you want it saved (optional) click the 'save' button on the open window. There. Wasn't that easy!

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How do I 'open' an image?
After the image is saved on your computer, you need to find it and open it into an image program. An image program is one that allows you to manipulate images. If you've never done it, the easiest thing to do is to just go to the place on your computer where you just saved the image and double click it. It will open in your system's default image editor. Most of the time, this isn't a very good one. The first thing to try is pressing the print button at the top of your screen (or file>print). If it prints out the right size, you are the 231st luckiest person on the planet! Read the next section on sizing

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How do I 'size' an image?
After the image is opened, it must be 'formatted' or 'sized'  to print. All image editing programs are slightly different. Yours may or may not automatically print the image to the proper size. If you don't know, all you can do is experiment. Open the image program. Use the image program to open the image that you just saved. Click 'print'. See what happens. You might have to use the editor to resize the image. Keep in mind that the best way to size an image for printing is to raise or lower the resolution (DPI). Resolution for the images you see online can be as little as 72 ppi or less. BEST RESULTS OCCUR if you are able to change it to at least 300 dpi for printing (with your image editor). CAUTION: The print size (cm / inches) will decrease as the DPI (quality) increases. It's far beyond our scope to help you here. You'll just have to play around with it. If you are new to the program, the program vendor might be able to answer some of your questions. Once you learn the proper size to print a correct cover, write it down; because future images will use the same dimensions. While some programs have the option to use a linear measurement, most use pixels. If you have no image editor, or don't have one that lets you edit the size of the images, you can get one from Tucows. In the search box at the top of the page, type in "photo", "image", "free photo", etc. to find hundreds of editors. Some are free. Better ones are for sale.

Note: dpi and ppi are relative terms. dpi (dots per inch) refers to the resolution of a hard copy (printed) image. ppi (pixels per inch) refers to the screen resolution of an image viewed on your monitor. The higher the DPI / PPI the better the quality. The PPI is established by the hosting website, and cannot be changed for downloading purposes. Once downloaded, you may reset the DPI for printing. NOTE: As the DPI increases, the printable size of the image decreases. It might take a little experimentation to find the proper cover size / DPI for printing a CD cover.

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How do I 'print' an image?

After the image is sized properly it is ready to print. While you are experimenting with printing the proper size, leave your printer on the default setting. To print a quality picture, you might want to adjust the dpi settings. From your browser (look in the upper left of this screen) click File>Print...>Properties (or 'Options'). Under the 'Main' tab on this printer window will be several options. Usually, the higher the dpi setting, the better (more photograph like) it will look. However, the higher the dpi setting, the longer it will take to print. The time element must be weighed against the resultant quality. Also, experiment with various papers to get a wide array of results from the same printer. There is photo paper that produces a slick, professional look. Cardboard that yields the heavy feel of the released CDs. Colored paper for special results, etc. etc. Have fun experimenting. Also keep in mind that the same type of paper can vary widely among the many different manufacturers, producing vastly different results.

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Why can't I just print the covers from the screen?
The quality of the images viewed on your monitor is far, far less than what is required to make a hard copy print. Therefore, if you see something actual size on the screen, when you go to print it out it will either be much smaller, or the quality will be bad if you print it actual size. To make a proper hard copy, the image that you view on screen will be about one and one half to four times larger than what you want to print (depending on the resolution, screen setting, etc.). That's why some of the images from the downloads are so huge. Of course, these images are intended to save to your hard drive, and open and print with an image editor. Don't try to print them directly from the screen, or your cover will print gigantic.

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