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I am building up a page on my site for Atari ST Action magazine:

https://www.chillichai.com/st-action-archive

New scans in PDF format are being added for issues and will hopefully end up with all issues, If anyone wants to help with missing issues by either scanning or selling/shipping them to me please contact me.
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That is awesome! ST Action was a great magazine! :dualthumbup:

What are you using to convert the images to PDF ? I need to redo my magazines at some point and all the software kept crashing back then.
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I am using Adobe Acrobat as I get use of it for my day job.
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Awesome, I loved ST Action! I have very little of my original ST stuff from back in the day, but I have managed to hold on to two ST Action issues. In Australia there were very few BBSes that catered to the ST, so British coverdisk mags were my only real source of games/programs and info.

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One of my best friends from my teens (sadly no longer with us) used to buy that mag religiously. We'd read through it together.
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Great and amazing work !
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Issue 66 has been updated on my site to my new scanned PDF version, this was previously linking to the copy on Atarimania.com

Issue 11 has also now been added to my site.
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Thanks for getting these done. I never saw a lot of ST Action on this side of the pond, but I always enjoyed the issues I did come across.

I stupidly made an off-comment about some of the magazines that @exxos has up, thinking they weren't quite done yet. Not knowing that the original Atari Computing magazines were so bland, color-wise, I thought it was an issue with the scanning and finishing, rather than the originals looking that way.

Anyway, having scanned quite a lot of material in the past myself, I know what is involved to get good looking results, and I want you to know that your efforts, as well as exxos' earlier efforts, are much appreciated.
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The colours look fine on my monitor ? But mostly I add a contrast boost anyway.

Some pages were rescanned, but I have no way to convert them to pdf so gave up. Only thing which didn't crash was printing to PDF. But that was limited on page sizes which generated the white borders.

There was huge problems with the backs of pages showing through, so this took massive amounts of editing to remove just that alone. It's why I get annoyed when we do all that work and people just complain. If we hadn't done the edits, they would have been a LOT worse and maybe unreadable with the backs of pages showing through. They may not be perfect, but I wasn't about to spend more months editing when nobody was interested in the first place. Same with a lot of front covers were damaged or torn , removing price stickers etc etc. It was a huge undertaking.not just scan and done kinda thing.

So not finished no as I wanted to do a smaller downloadable PDF and a larger one for a DVD release in the future. It's not been on my to do list as there was only me who cared about the things.

Of course if someone wants to take on the project then I will hunt out the images.
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Very nice page.

As I previously offered over at Atari-Forum when you get down to the last few missing issues just ask and I can scan them. I have a full set of ST Action magazines and cover disks in off-site storage.
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