Biblical Archaeology Review Archive
Posted 26 November 2009 - 11:30 AM
I have been a subscriber of the print edition of BAR for over a decade and have found the photos and graphics contained in the print edition to be superb. The current module, like the other Accordance modules, features great search abilities. One disappointment is the quality of the photos. They are not nearly as good as the those in the PhotoGuide. The photos and graphics in the BAR Archive are grainy and small. As such they do not reproduce well when copied and pasted into Keynote or Powerpoint.
Since the current module is from 1975-2003, an update should be forthcoming in the not too distant future. Upgrading the quality of the photos would greatly enhance this useful tool.
Posted 26 November 2009 - 12:35 PM
Posted 26 November 2009 - 08:24 PM
It's worth noting though, that when using pictures from BAR or BAS World in Pictures, they seem to render slightly more clear in Keynote than in PowerPoint.
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Posted 26 November 2009 - 10:21 PM
The Bible World in Pictures (BAS) and Biblical Archaeology Review Archives Accordance modules have many pictures (and diagrams) not in Bible Lands PhotoGuide. It would be nice to have the Accordance BAR Archives module expanded to include 2004-2009.
I appreciate all the work the OakTree staff spent in "Photoshopping" the photos in the BAS Pictures module to improve the quality for Accordance.
There have been complaints about the quality of BAS Photo Archives Complete Set released by the Biblical Archaeological Society itself. http://www.padfield....bas-photos.html (I would agree with the reviewer that the quality of the Ancient Inscription CD is good.)
Posted 27 November 2009 - 02:22 AM
I think it also says something for the quality of the pictures in the Photo Guide. I go there first before I look at my BAR or BAS Bible World in Pictures.
I totally agree. The quality in Photoguide is so obvious when you start comparing it with other resources.
Posted 27 November 2009 - 08:40 AM
While my personal website <http://biblelandphotos.org> has several hundred photos of the Bible Lands that are free they are not the quality of either the PhotoGuide or Todd Bolen's series.
Edited by Tony Lawrence, 27 November 2009 - 08:42 AM.
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