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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Sep 29 2018 8:30 AM

This is currently on Pre-pup - https://www.logos.com/product/165482/atlas-of-world-religions

The sample pages only show the early development of religions. Has anyone seen other samples from this book? What are your thoughts about it?

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 9:18 AM

Nope I’ve seen nothing either.  Not even in CBD nor A competition.

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 1:23 PM

Bruce Dunning:

This is currently on Pre-pup - https://www.logos.com/product/165482/atlas-of-world-religions

The sample pages only show the early development of religions. Has anyone seen other samples from this book? What are your thoughts about it?

I jumped right on this Pre-Pub due to the quality, usefulness, and value of the previous two atlases by Tim Dowley and Nick Rowland—namely, Atlas of Christianity and Atlas of The European Reformations (especially at their Pre-Pub prices). The text is concise; the maps are relevant, clear, focused, and information rich; the image quality is excellent; and they supplement the atlases that I already own in Logos (filling in many specific, niche historical-geographical gaps).

https://www.logos.com/product/129556/atlas-of-christian-history 

https://www.logos.com/product/127787/atlas-of-the-european-reformations 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 4:35 PM

Adam Olean:
I jumped right on this Pre-Pub due to the quality, usefulness, and value of the previous two atlases by Tim Dowley and Nick Rowland

I too have both of these other atlases so your points are well-taken. It still would be nice to see some of the other maps.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 4:40 PM

Thanks, Adam. I pushed the prepub button quickly, too.  30-day return is safe enough.  


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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 5:10 PM

Adam Olean:
image quality is excellent; a

im interested!! This would be my first concern, though - image quality. Some maps I’ve experienced look good until you want to put project them on a screen or a printed handout. 

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 5:15 PM

Bruce Dunning:

Adam Olean:
I jumped right on this Pre-Pub due to the quality, usefulness, and value of the previous two atlases by Tim Dowley and Nick Rowland

I too have both of these other atlases so your points are well-taken. It still would be nice to see some of the other maps.

Very true! Like you, I didn't find any other samples. That's why I settled on Denise's solution.

Denise:

Thanks, Adam. I pushed the prepub button quickly, too.  30-day return is safe enough.  

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 5:25 PM

Richard Villanueva:

Adam Olean:
image quality is excellent; a

im interested!! This would be my first concern, though - image quality. Some maps I’ve experienced look good until you want to put project them on a screen or a printed handout. 

Yeah, I've also noticed that when you change the font size in Logos, it also changes the size of the images regardless of their actual size and resolution. That's one factor that negatively impacts image quality in Logos Editions. Faithlife really needs to improve how images are displayed. The Media Tool might help, but that's not particularly convenient when you just want peruse or read a book.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 6:09 PM

I’m sorry but I’ll wait for the Accordance Edition.  That’s my plan from now on: Whenever I can, my graphics will be in my # 2 Bible software.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 6:43 PM

DAL:

I’m sorry but I’ll wait for the Accordance Edition.  That’s my plan from now on: Whenever I can, my graphics will be in my # 2 Bible software.

DAL

I certainly don't want to get in the way of the Logos-Media-Looks-Bad movement. Though granted, A-Company supports higher resolution, and more media rich resources.

But just for the record, the 2 atlases in Logos already mentioned, are quite readable in Logos native mode. And copied into my own Bible software (which includes image analysis support), the embedded Logos images 'pop-out' to about 130% of their in-Logos size. And the text only shows smoothing pixels at 200%, and jaggies well after. The maps are pretty good.


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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 6:55 PM

Denise:
But just for the record, the 2 atlases in Logos already mentioned, are quite readable in Logos native mode. And copied into my own Bible software (which includes image analysis support), the embedded Logos images 'pop-out' to about 130% of their in-Logos size. And the text only shows smoothing pixels at 200%, and jaggies well after. The maps are pretty good.

Which means that The Atlas of World Religions should be the same.

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Richard Villanueva | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 10:42 PM

Denise:
the embedded Logos images 'pop-out' to about 130% of their in-Logos size. And the text only shows smoothing pixels at 200%, and jaggies well after. The maps are pretty good.

Bruce Dunning:
Which means that The Atlas of World Religions should be the same.

Thank you! This is what I needed to know.  Got my eye on these now!

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 18 2019 6:01 PM

This will be released on April 5. Last chance to grab it at PP price.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 20 2019 2:23 PM

Jan Krohn:
This will be released on April 5.

Yes

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Veli Voipio | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 21 2019 12:31 AM

I copied one map in

https://www.logos.com/product/129556/atlas-of-christian-history

to Photoshop and it shows 1158x1438 pixels.

MAP 16: THE BRITISH CHURCH c. 800, page 55.

Dowley, T., & Rowland, N. (2016). Atlas of Christian History (p. 55). Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

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Jan Krohn | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Mar 21 2019 12:58 AM

Veli Voipio:

I copied one map in

https://www.logos.com/product/129556/atlas-of-christian-history

to Photoshop and it shows 1158x1438 pixels.

The images in the Logos resources are mostly good quality, however, it's quite sad that you have to copy them to 3rd party software to experience that quality. It shouldn't be too difficult to implement a proper viewer directly into Logos.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 22 2019 10:06 AM

Adam Olean:

Richard Villanueva:

Adam Olean:
image quality is excellent; a

im interested!! This would be my first concern, though - image quality. Some maps I’ve experienced look good until you want to put project them on a screen or a printed handout. 

Yeah, I've also noticed that when you change the font size in Logos, it also changes the size of the images regardless of their actual size and resolution. That's one factor that negatively impacts image quality in Logos Editions. Faithlife really needs to improve how images are displayed. The Media Tool might help, but that's not particularly convenient when you just want peruse or read a book.

As a rule, I'm not a fan of how graphics are handled in Logos either, but I have the Atlas of Christian History and am very pleased with the maps and other graphics in this resource.  Changing the font size of the resource text does not change the size or resolution of the graphics for me.  The only thing I see affecting graphic size and resolution is the size of the window used to view the resource. 

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 22 2019 11:01 AM

Rick Ausdahl:
As a rule, I'm not a fan of how graphics are handled in Logos either, but I have the Atlas of Christian History and am very pleased with the maps and other graphics in this resource.  Changing the font size of the resource text does not change the size or resolution of the graphics for me.  The only thing I see affecting graphic size and resolution is the size of the window used to view the resource. 

Hi, Rick. I definitely agree that the image quality in these resources is excellent! Font size adjustments, however, can and do impact images in such resources. It's most noticeable with a sufficiently large, high-resolution monitor that can display the images at full-size. In that case, as you increase the font size, it'll blow up the image. Maximize the font-size for the full effect.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 22 2019 3:53 PM

Adam Olean:

Rick Ausdahl:
As a rule, I'm not a fan of how graphics are handled in Logos either, but I have the Atlas of Christian History and am very pleased with the maps and other graphics in this resource.  Changing the font size of the resource text does not change the size or resolution of the graphics for me.  The only thing I see affecting graphic size and resolution is the size of the window used to view the resource. 

Hi, Rick. I definitely agree that the image quality in these resources is excellent! Font size adjustments, however, can and do impact images in such resources. It's most noticeable with a sufficiently large, high-resolution monitor that can display the images at full-size. In that case, as you increase the font size, it'll blow up the image. Maximize the font-size for the full effect.

Good to know, Adam.  I'm working with a 4K screen but it's on a laptop, so I guess the screen is just too small for image size to be affected when changing font size.  All-in-all though, I'm very happy with the graphics and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the resource to those limited to smaller screens.  I don't know what the images would be like on a standard HD laptop screen, but they are excellent with a 4K laptop screen.

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