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When Everyone Says To Use A Scanner Instead Of A Picture

 
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Posted 03/23/2021   8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add dgparent to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Do they actually mean scan the stamp on a scanner > save to USB and post that here?
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Posted 03/23/2021   9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Partime to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes. Scans are clear, and flat, so there is no distortion of edges, etc. It is much preferred over a picture. Front scan is needed, of course. Back scan is optional, but usually gives valuable information.
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Posted 03/23/2021   10:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Do they actually mean scan the stamp on a scanner > save to USB and post that here?


Opinion:
Yes indeed.
Save to USB? No idea what that is.

One should have a Folder where everything goes first.
Downloads, scans, notepad, ad nauseum.
you can then move items, to their desired locations at will.

In that folder you can re-name, edit, crop, copy and all sorts of things.

Folder named like "Dgparent stamps"
then all your scans, smart phone images, downloads, can be sent to that one familiar location.

Being organised is a valuable discipline to conquer in stamp collecting.


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Posted 03/24/2021   01:15 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, the ubiquitous smart phone cameras can give pretty pictures, but due to lens size the edges of the image are curved. Most, if not all, philatelic editors don't want smart phone images for publication for that reason and the one mentioned next. But the smart phone camera is a great image record maker and allows easy and quick distribution to others. Scanned images are easier to manipulated for publication with publication software, less so for phone pix.

You would need a higher end camera for copy purposes to avoid the distortion. Scanners are less expensive and those can include the home copier/printer combo. It just needs to be willing to send the image to you computer rather than just generate a paper copy.
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Posted 03/24/2021   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This must be scanning season given all the posts on scanners.
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Posted 03/24/2021   9:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Rich60 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Being organised is a valuable discipline to conquer in stamp collecting."

Rod why do have to right all the time ! LOL

Rich
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Posted 03/24/2021   11:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Rich,
I have always been right handed

As a world wide collector, being unorganised leads to a slow, agonising, messy death.
(From experience)
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Posted 03/27/2021   01:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nitpicking, but a scanned image is a picture. You mean photo or photograph.
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