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Old 04-29-2008, 09:40 AM
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Sometimes it's not easy to assume the size of what someone is trying to share for a picture to it's viewers, so please... don't make a posted picture into a guessing game. Use something that everyone already knows the size of, as a scale (a ruler, a coin, heck, even a cigarette pack).
Here's a good example:
These are 2 pictures of my very first gold ring find (12" deep):
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Old 10-26-2008, 12:52 AM
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I know this is an old post but that's good advice. Sometimes I look back at my own TH pics and have a hard time remembering how big the item really was exactly.

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Old 10-26-2008, 01:18 AM
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It's always a good idea to make sure the size of a pic is "fitting".' I know how important it is to a poster to get the max out of a pic's eye absorbancy, but pixelation is a factor that we need to memorize.
Size is only one factor to consider when posting a picture, too. Clarity comes into focus (obviously) too. Sizmatology helps considerably also... as what's simulated in this string's original post.
BTW... if anyone needs help in posting a picture, I'd be more than happy to help, K? PM or email me what you have to alter. Just let me know and I'll resize, modify, enhance, morph, frame, etc. (sorry. I can't gold plate anything from here. )
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:27 AM
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I use one rule of thumb for posting pics...
I always resize pics, setting the dpi to 300 first.
Then, I change the pixel width ... this process works well if your photo editing program will smart size your photos... that means it will automatically change the length of the photo in coordinates to the width you choose.

I use 100 pixels wide for every 1 inch. Works well in the program I use, which is Paint Shop Pro.

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Old 11-15-2008, 11:38 PM
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Gotta throw this in here;
I picked this up today... sorta thinking about building Snowy (the wife) her "light box" for taking pics of digs, but I had me a different idea when she wanted me to create something that would keep the light focused, enclosed & centered without casting any shadow... and lit up from at least a couple angles.
My first thought was, "why not surround the target with light, instead of just from a couple angles?"
Well...
This adjustable, desktop, clip-on light, I found at the local Lowes store up here in Maine. It's the closest I could find for the idea that I had in mind. I kinda was hoping for something with a bigger circumfrence/diameter, but ya gotta make lemonade when you're dealt lemons, right?
Anyway... this thing had a magnifying glass in it (which I promptly took out for allowance for the telescopic(able) lens of the camera... which isn't really needed, since you can get very close without zooming at all anyway)... but a picture is worth a thousand words, so here's an example of what I got with this "ring light" idea:
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:28 PM
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That's a neat set-up Krom.

Can you take a picture of the camera taking a picture of a find? I hope I said that right. In other words I would like to see the rig in action. It's hard to imagine how the subject is being lit. Do you have to hold the camera when taking the pic, or is it mounted in the clip-on light some how?
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Old 01-21-2009, 02:58 PM
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Sizmatology helps considerably also... )
hey isn't that a religion ? just playin with ya Krom
but seriously pictures of both sides of an object really helps in identifying it as well (coins , buttons ,relics,ect.) Dan

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I wasn't looking for an ID, Dan... just showing what this camera can do, I guess. That's why I didn't double-up on the obverse & reverse.

Christian... yes, you did say that right, but it wouldn't do any good for me to take a picture of me takin' the picture, 'cause what I discribed how/what I did, should cover it. I simply took the magnifying glass out of the "surround" light, lowered the light system to the button on a black background on top of a desk, and got as close as I could (auto-focus allowing) with a Canon - PowerShot - A470.

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Old 01-23-2009, 11:53 PM
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Oh OK, At first I thought you were placing your lens inside the area the magnifying glass was, so you wouldn't need to hold the camera.
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hi krom,im new to the sight and could use some help to post pic of a find i cant identifie maybe i can just email you a pic of it thanks for any help you can give me, dooy
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Sure, Dooy.. Glad to help (s'long as it isn't every day... ).
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I used my Nikon D5100 and just got my Macro flash ring adapter...Using a solid color background (white if I can) then I can get almost right up on it. The Macro flash rings can be found cheap on ebay, I got mine for just under $50 shipped. Here is my latest sample..

Anyone know what this is?

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I had a pack of 1/4" grid paper just layin' around so I took a couple of pics for (another forum) and the size dilemma was solved. I suppose you could find 1/8" or even metric, but 1/4" should be very easy to find.

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Default Photo tips

I should have checked here before starting a new thread, but I recently posted some tips on photographing finds that might be useful.

http://metaldetectingforum.com/showthread.php?t=162118

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Is there a good program that's free for resizing photos
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try this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeW5Dsy3epQ
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Originally Posted by Krom View post
Sometimes it's not easy to assume the size of what someone is trying to share for a picture to it's viewers, so please... don't make a posted picture into a guessing game. Use something that everyone already knows the size of, as a scale (a ruler, a coin, heck, even a cigarette pack).
Here's a good example:
These are 2 pictures of my very first gold ring find (12" deep):
Amazing you found that tiny tiny gold ring 12'' down. That must have been a really faint tone. I have been detecting about 15 years and now after reading. your article. I can imagine how many relics etc I have left behind. At some untouched cellar holes I found. A 1/2 reale 8'' down was my deepest. Good work Krom
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how to you post a picture in a replay like this one

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how to you post a picture in a replay like this one
In a box below that reads "Attach Files", click on "Manage Attachments". If you are using Quick Reply, you have to click on "Go Advanced.
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ok I failed it this I don't see my picture

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