2013-Dec-11 13:24:40 62946 said: Now the same thing happens with two subsequent pages.
God. WTF is up with this place?
2013-Dec-11 12:21:42 Manga Reader X said: That's a tough question that I really can't answer. I only quality check, so that's the only part of scanlation that I have actually done myself. It depends on many things:
Scans: Optimal quality is debound non-bleeding volume scans. If there's major bleeding, non-debound scans or scans from junk magazines (weekly magazines, like CoroCoro for example) it will take longer. The RAWs we have for some of the BW chapters we are working on are not debound, and the scans are darker close to the spine, so we try to fix that as good as we can.
Redraws: We usually don't do redraws, since it is very time consuming and as far as I know we only have one member who can actually redraw.
Step 1 - Scanning: Order the manga, debind it either by heating up the glue in the spine, cutting the spine or ripping out the pages. Scan the pages one by one with a black paper to prevent bleeding. Grayscale the scans (that are not in color) in Photoshop.
Step 2 - Cleaning and translating: Crop, rotate, merge spreads, level the pages to get them pure white, remove the dialogue, fix possible bleeding issues. Translate the dialogue and sound effects in a Google document.
Step 3 - Typesetting and translation checking: Add the dialogue and sound effects to the pages. Check the translation for possible mistakes and add the edits to the Google document and the scanlation. The person who translation checks the scanlation should not be the same person who translated the chapter.
Step 4 - Quality checking: Check the scanlation for issues with spelling, grammar, typesetting and cleaning to make sure that it's good to be released. Corrections are usually left in text form, but can also be marked out on the scan by drawing a red circle around it, adding a red arrow, etc. The person who typeset the chapter should not be the person who quality checks the chapter. We have decided that we will try to have two quality checkers per chapter from now on, to minimize the mistakes in our scanlations.
Release: When the scanlation is done images are run through PNGGauntlet (or sometimes TruePNG depending on the DPI and if the scan is a colour scan or a black and white scan) for lossless PNG optimization. After that we upload the scanlation, the RAW and the Photoshop documents to a few manga reading sites (mostly only the scanlation), filehosts, filespreaders, make a release post and add the release info to MangaUpdates.
Everyone works at a different pace and everyone has a different schedule. How long it takes depends on the quality of the scans, the experience and pace of the persons who are scanlating the chapter, how much time they can put into scanlating and the management of the group. Recently we have had problems with that all of our translation checkers were busy, but we have gotten two now translation checkers now. Managing a big scanlation group is also not easy.
2013-Dec-11 12:10:15 049AT said: Jirachi: the laziest Pokemon in existence.
People say Slaking is the laziest seeing how it does absolutely nothing for like 75% of its life (assumed 50% sleeping, 50% of the remaining 50% doing nothing due to Truant). But Jirachi does nothing for 999 years and 51 weeks. And I have to assume it sleeps some more in the 1 week it's awake.
2013-Dec-11 12:08:32 JB2448 said: Both issues have been fixed. Sorry about that! Sometimes I wonder if this site is deliberately messing things up to screw with my head.
2013-Dec-11 12:05:12 JB2448 said: Why did no one tell me VIZ's volume 39 cover went up? :P
Joking, of course. Sorry for not noticing it earlier! Here it is!
2013-Dec-11 10:42:16 crocodileman said: @62946: That's not all. You can't access page 107 and 108 even from the page select menu (which respective thumbnails has been replaced by the ones for page 105 and 106)