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Started by Arminius, July 04, 2010, 09:45:05 AM

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Which graphics programme is best for World of Coins?

Photoscape (PC) free
5 (17.2%)
Paintshop Pro (PC) paid
7 (24.1%)
Irfanview (PC) free
3 (10.3%)
Graphic Converter (Mac) paid
2 (6.9%)
GIMP (PC, Linux) free
2 (6.9%)
Microsoft Paint (PC) paid
0 (0%)
PaintNet (PC) free
1 (3.4%)
Photoshop (PC, Mac) paid
7 (24.1%)
ACDSee (PC, Mac) paid
0 (0%)
Resizr (web-based) free
0 (0%)
Resizejpeg (web-based) free
1 (3.4%)
PicResize (web-based) free
1 (3.4%)

Total Members Voted: 28

jsamesgsfus

Hey ,Just checkout this website  https://www.resizejpeg.com/  to resize image and speedup your site ,
its cost less and no reacquired to any type of registration.

Overlord

This deserves to be pinned, I think. I, for one, use it every time for posting here. It is incredibly easy to use on the PC as well as on an iPad/iPhone.

Figleaf

Merged thread instead, so that it can be compared with all others. You can change your vote in the poll above  by deleting your vote and voting again.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

bububoy

Folks,
I need some help !
I earlier used to embed the pictures of coins that i hosted on google drive.. but due to some policy changes.. embedding is disallowed by google now..
i have around 400 pictures of coins which i need to relink.. is there any fast and quick way for the following:

(1) compress all the original jpg files to < 200kb ? ( the average size of each file is about 1M-1.6M)

any help would be appreciated..

cheers,

mahe

Figleaf

What I am describing here can be done with Graphic Converter, but that software runs only on a Mac. Nevertheless, I suspect there is PC software out there that will do the same thing. I hope some PC users can advise.

  • Sort photos by size.
  • Create an as yet empty folder for manipulated photos.
  • Move any photos that are small enough to post without manipulation into the new folder.
  • Experiment with the largest picture how it needs to be manipulated. Note settings.
  • Set up a batch manipulation for e.g. the largest 100 that manipulates photos in the original folder and puts the result in the manipulated photos folder.
  • Check some results in manipulated photos folder. Adjust settings if necessary.
  • Repeat as necessary
Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.


bububoy

Thanks a lot for the advise, i will follow the instructions and use one of the applications mnetioned in the link.

cheers,

mahe

Figleaf

MacOS 11.2 (Big Sur) broke Graphic Converter :'(

I need a replacement urgently, cheaper is better, free is perfect. The Mac software in the poll gives me acute sticker shock. I don't need anything fancy: removing what is not selected, combining pictures, reducing pixel depth, adjusting colours.

What can you recommend for the Mac?

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

andyg

always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

malj1

I don't use any of those I have Win 10 and use Microsoft Office picture manager.

I also use Picasa 3 in conjunction.
Malcolm
Have a look at  my tokens and my banknotes.

Globetrotter

Anyway, the size of images and costs of same have gone into the cellar. I just bought a Samsung 1Tb SSD disk for 110 Euros! I remember the 72 Kb disks on the IBM series 315, they costed tens of thousands of US$.... and that's was a main-frame in those days!
So why bother about file sizes? A SSD disk takes the space of a credit card and cost next to nothing AND they are super fast and reliable to 99.99% since they have no movable parts....

Figleaf

@andyg: Tried that. They don't match. I hear they set a peesee on fire. Have you tried it? ;)

@Globetrotter: on servers, space is money and you can't run a site like this from home.

Found a solution. I had a free version of Graphic Converter. There is a paid version that does run on MacOS 11.2. I thought Lemke had stopped developing GC. Trying it out now.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Elak

I have used Photoshop, since around 1995.

I save a scanned image in highest possible true resolution as a .tiff file; or with a camera shoot in camera raw, with no adjustments made by either the scanner or camera - Photoshop is better at this. I would especially apply this to a visit to a museum or bank archive - might never get a second chance, so the records need to be as good as they can be!

I would always keep the original scan unmodified as the archival version, and work on a copy. Photoshop's toolkit has improved a lot since I started using it, and sometimes when revisiting an old project, I will pull the original scan from say 2001 and readjust the colour balance using the current version of Photoshop. The Brightness/Contrast function in particular were improved around 10 years ago. Photoshop also supports layers which can be very useful, especially in removing scanner artifacts and colour casts.

The main thing I endeavour to do is to maintain the originality of the image and to be able to undo any adjustment should it become necessary. This of course leads to lots of big files on many HDDs!

A big downside to Photoshop is that it has moved to a subscription model in recent years which makes it less attractive for non-professional users - it can get expensive.


Figleaf

If it's any comfort, I am shopping around for a hard disk to replace an old one. Two Tb costs less now than 500 Mb when I bought the old one.

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Globetrotter

SSD (Solid State Disk) discs are available, they are small , extremely fast and now the size of a credit card I have a Samsung of T5 with one TERRABYTE space for around 100 Euro.