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Forum and community information => Scanning, photography and image manipulation => Topic started by: quaziright on May 06, 2017, 11:44:35 PM

Title: Saving screenshots, etc.
Post by: quaziright on May 06, 2017, 11:44:35 PM
Perhaps I missed it somewhere, but aren't you going to accredit that write up to the RCM through the link I posted before. We would not like to mistakenly think you were the one that wrote up that very informative post
Title: Re: Saving screenshots, etc.
Post by: <k> on May 06, 2017, 11:50:10 PM
Quote from: quaziright on May 06, 2017, 11:44:35 PM
Perhaps I missed it somewhere, but aren't you going to accredit that write up to the RCM through the link I posted before. We would not like to mistakenly think you were the one that wrote up that very informative post

That's the reason I put it in blue. You might have done it yourself (because the link will expire one day), instead of letting me do all the work.
Title: Re: Saving screenshots, etc.
Post by: quaziright on May 07, 2017, 12:21:16 AM
Oh you're doing a fine job. And you've added the attribution. So it's all good.
I don't like the design of this forum. I tried a couple times to upload pictures and it was didculously hard with the limits on different things. Besides, it's absolutely horrid to do any editing with the phone
Title: Re: Saving screenshots, etc.
Post by: <k> on May 07, 2017, 12:37:15 AM
You need to get hold of some freebie image editing software and teach yourself. I've used PaintShopPro 2000 for years now. You can reduce the file size of an image by half or more, and the normal human couldn't tell the difference between the before and after. And taking screenshots and saving them is a useful skill to have. It only takes seconds, once you know how. Ask the more knowledgeable members here: Scanning, photography and image manipulation (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/board,115.0.html) - about which package they would recommend. You really should be able to handle this in the 21st century.
Title: Re: Saving screenshots, etc.
Post by: Figleaf on May 07, 2017, 12:40:04 AM
Posting pictures is not difficult. On my Mac, I can even drag pictures to the "Choose File" button. It doesn't get any easier. If you insist on using a phone, try out Tapatalk.

A common computer screen cannot display more then 300 dpi. If you scan at 1200 dpi, 75% of the information will not display on your screen, but you will pay for the place it takes on the host's hard disk anyway. Bring the pixel depth of your picture down with graphics software discussed here (http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6846.0.html) and you'll be amazed at how large you can make pictures by cutting away useless, but expensive pixels. BTW, it's a good idea to crop the picture to take out the background.

Peter