I just began scanlating (with some photoshop experience)
but I think I'm spending way too much time.... and the results are still LQ!! OTL
I just want a rough idea on how long cleaning should take if done efficiently...
How long do you guys spend cleaning a page for LQ/MQ/HQ scans?
Oh and I spend around 40~60 min per page...
Last edited by student_sol; September 15, 2009 at 06:41 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
It might not matter for lower-quality pages, but I do HQ Bleach cleans and it varies by page. Some take an hour or so, some could take upwards of 12 hours. I've had pages like both. Mostly it's all the fiddly line redrawing for me. Patterns can be a pain in the ass sometimes. :v
For Bleach magazine scans (HQ for Maximum 7) between 2 and 5 hours.
For Claymore and Berserk magazine scans (MQ or MQ/HQ with nice raws) 5-10 minutes.
For Berserk volumes 5-15 minutes but I spend most of that time fixing small imperfections that probably only I'd notice.
Also, like L0ki said, the raws make all the difference, so asking other people about how long they spend cleaning won't help much unless it's the same series you're doing. (You didn't mention that in your post.)
I've just began scanlating Witch Hunter but the raw quality is terrible,
I can't even read the text on some pages. (Is this what you call a LQ raw?)
Hmm I thought I was overdoing it, but looks like I'm nowhere near you guys yet!
And nice site, I just bookmarked it :) (Do you use a graphic tablet?)
Yeah, that'd be LQ. Definitely. Take a look at some of the raws that come up on the front page. I've uploaded quite a few myself, since I scan Shounen Jump. Rena_Chan's an excellent example of both MQ and HQ, since she uploads two copies of her chapters.
my conclusion after taking a peek at your bleach/beelzebub raw is that
the raw i got were probably not scanned, but photographed...
I've also checked the bleach scans from your group....
it's easily the most HQ scan i've ever seen... amazing!
maybe when Witch Hunter volume 9 comes out i should get one for
myself... the raws are just plain terrible ㅠㅠ
Isn't that one of M7 test pages? It will probably take more than 3 hours for a newbie to clean it...