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Posted 05/27/2022   10:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add kahuna to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Anyone know what happened to RetroReveal http://retroreveal.org
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Posted 05/27/2022   10:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Seems to be out of commission today, but I use it often and it always works. Probably back on line tomorrow. (I hope)
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Posted 05/29/2022   12:22 am  Show Profile Check pascoe's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add pascoe to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just tried and not working for me either.
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Posted 05/29/2022   08:21 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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and not working for me either.


And 8 hours later, webpage is still unavailable...
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Posted 05/29/2022   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Online status: Offline. Invalid SSL certificate. wenrate.org. As of May 29.
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Posted 06/06/2022   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Just checked; still down.

Don't apricate a (free) tool until it's not available.

Anyone know how to contact administrator? Maybe express how appreciative the community is with the free service.

Maybe next time I'll pay more attention to the how and why the service is provided.
Pat



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Posted 06/08/2022   06:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add daveypn to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Still down!
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Posted 06/14/2022   1:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Found the Retroreveal developer at the university of Utah. She still works there.

Left a voicemail inquiry, hopefully will hear back.
Pat

(Looks pretty interesting)

From resume:
.....April 2017-present Digital Initiatives Librarian:
...Manage descriptive metadata work for the J. Willard Marriott Library's digital collections. Supervise metadata staff and librarian. Identify and support innovative solutions for ongoing metadata work. Coordinate legacy metadata remediation and enhancement in the digital library. Consult on new digital initiatives and projects across library departments......

.......June 2011-July 2012 RetroReveal Project Manager
University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT
Assisted in the development of web-based services for a unique digital imaging site, which resulted in better ease of use for users wishing to uncover hidden elements in digital images containing palimpsest materials. Coordinated staff work, developed online content, and provided general administrative support.............
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Posted 06/14/2022   1:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For those looking for an alternative, several years ago when RetroReveal was down I wrote a small app called PMGS Reveal that does many of the same things, though on a much smaller scale due to limitations in the image manipulation software I use. You can download it for free here.
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Posted 06/14/2022   2:25 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many graphics applications also support 'split channels' function (which is what RetroReveal basically does). Simply split out the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) channels and then try some different Contrast filters on the new channel images.
Don
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Posted 06/19/2022   5:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Received this reply from the university.


"As of August 1, 2018, the Marriott Library transferred ownership of the retroreveal.org domain and licenses for the software to Hal Erickson.
***email address removed by Mod as per rules***"

Guess we'll have to see what Hal is up to.

Pat



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Posted 06/19/2022   7:21 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Four years ago back in 2018 the new owner -re-registered the 'retroreveal.org' domain name through 8/31/2027.

So we know that the site is not down due to a domain name issue. And we know that the site is not down due to a DNS issue since it cannot be reached using the IP address rather then the domain name.

This means that the site is probably down due to a hosting issue. I do not know who was hosting it (private or commercial) but either way the amount of hard drive space for the 'retroreveal.org' site is HUGE. They were storing the images on the site and they never removed any of them for as long as I have been using it (11 years). The number of images they were storing was just growing and growing. And like most donation funded website, they would have been lucky to have at least 1% of the users actually helping by sending them any donations.

So my opinion is that the lack of hard drive space has probably caused a website hosting issue and the owners are trying to figure out a workable (financially feasible) solution.
Don
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Posted 06/19/2022   7:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Just_fella to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
free only lasts so long :)
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Edited by Just_fella - 06/19/2022 7:33 pm
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Posted 06/19/2022   11:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add patg23 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Don, missed the email rule.
Pat
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Posted 06/23/2022   11:32 am  Show Profile Check rlsny's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rlsny to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Postmastergs - I was able to download your tool and was able to pull out the hidden target cancel on this stamp :
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Edited by rlsny - 06/23/2022 11:33 am
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Posted 06/23/2022   11:40 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Thanks Postmastergs - I was able to download your tool and was able to pull out the hidden target cancel on this stamp :


Show us the end result!
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