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Posted 12/04/2022   9:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stamper JD,
here is my method, when it works for you.

Epson Scanner V370 photo (Cost $20 used)
Seiko software in built

I place stamps on the platen ( takes 1 through to 40 normal stamps)
Click "preview" and scan platen
I place a carousel, around each stamp, say 40 stamps

Select 600dpi, hit "scan"
The scanner automatically scans all 40 stamps at 600dpi
Drops them in "my stamps" folder

I click on Stampfix
I reduce it to left hand side about quarter screen, open "my stamps" in ACDsee (half screen) select all 40 stamps, drag and drop

Stampfix works its magic
I open "My stamps" with Picasa 3
sort by "name"
do any fiddly adjustments (Mint stamp will be perfect)
stamps with "pulled perfs" and any dust specks on the platen
will need adjusting a few degrees

Sounds involved, but I did 300 El Salvador Postage dues / officials etc yesterday took about 15 minutes,
Most time is taken by pacing stamps on the platen, then
removing them (pointy tongs work fabulously there)

Good Luck
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Edited by rod222 - 12/04/2022 9:25 pm
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Posted 12/04/2022   9:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I mean, how nice is this ?


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Posted 12/04/2022   10:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Rod,

Quote:
I place a carousel, around each stamp, say 40 stamps

Have you tried drawing a single carousel around the entire group? Should work just as easy in StampFix, and would save you some effort.
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Posted 12/04/2022   11:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Postmaster,

Quote:
Have you tried drawing a single carousel around the entire group? Should work just as easy in StampFix, and would save you some effort.


True, but I like my stamp images "in your face" ie good for study, and fly specking.

If I desired what you suggest, I would have to scan the platen at 600dpi
I don't think my well loved Windows 7 could handle the size.

I do that for my Steiner Page (scan at 200dpi) and the images are too poor
for study.

Do I have that right?
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At 600 dpi, I can identify easily "varieties"
Place 2 stamps side by side and "Toggle"

Scanning changed my entire enjoyment in stamp collecting
seeing Stamps "In your face" brought a new wonderment to collecting.

Eg: The stamps of El Salvador, Bi-colour, using 1 plate.

I can see where the Printers are creating mistakes, by covering some parts of the design with Chalk to prevent printing.
(Obliterating some parts of the Intaglio)


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Edited by rod222 - 12/04/2022 11:17 pm
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Posted 12/05/2022   8:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperJD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
What is meant by drawing a carousel? Even google was of no help, it just showed the carousels kids ride on, I'm not familiar with the usage of the word in this context.
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Posted 12/05/2022   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here I have thrown a few Turkiye on the platen,
scanned a "preview"
Then drew carousels around the items I wish to scan (dotted lines)

When I hit "scan" the Epson automatically scans all in sequence at 600dpi
and drops them into "My stamps"

I then drop them into "stampfix" and I have 5, beautifully cropped, and deskewed stamp images.



I think I must have picked up the verbiage "carousel" from Epson
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Edited by rod222 - 12/05/2022 9:34 pm
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Posted 12/05/2022   9:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
StamperJD,

Did you get my return e-mail? Just checking because my e-mails tend to get spam filtered by a lot of email services.
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Posted 12/05/2022   10:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperJD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ah I see what you mean now Rod, the illustration was very helpful, thank you.

Postmaster GS your email was in my spam folder for some reason, I pulled it out and I'll reply back after I try what you suggested.
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Posted 12/05/2022   11:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stamperJD to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
PostmasterGS was able to help me out, the support and response times provided was far better than that of many applications I pay for. Thank you Rod222 and PostmasterGS for all your efforts which resulted in a successful resolution.
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Posted 12/05/2022   11:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PostmasterGS to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
SCF needs a bug emoji. TO THE CODE!!!
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