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Old 06-19-2011, 09:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Do you all use scanners or digital cameras to add cards? I'm guessing a scanner is the most consistant (as far as page layout). I want to start adding stuff for PC/sale/trade and was hoping I could get some pointers.

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I think you will see a 50/50 when people upload imagery. The past few years I've used photos.
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IMO- Scanners by far give you the best chance of picking up more sales, especially when dealing with mid-high end cards so potential buyers can get a good feel on the true conditions of the cards

Plus depending on camera conditions and lighting, you can get glare or dimness when using cameras
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Well, I just attempted a few pictures with two (low-end) cameras I have. A 7.2 sony and a 5.0 kodak. Tried in a few different rooms/angles/lighting and all produced a glare of some kind.

I do have scanner, which I'm going to try once I can find the damn USB cable

I certainly don't want to go through all the effort to image and catalog, only to have everything look crummy.
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whats easiest to do is scan as many as you can at once and then save to your computer. Reopen the saved image in paint and at the tip under resize/scew resize the document to about 50% both ways. then save....then what i do is cut out each individual card and save in another paint document to have a seperate scan. This way is a lot faster then scanning 1 at a time. this also makes the images smaller when you post on here rather then being huge like they are now....

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whats easiest to do is scan as many as you can at once and then save to your computer. Reopen the saved image in paint and at the tip under resize/scew resize the document to about 50% both ways. then save....then what i do is cut out each individual card and save in another paint document to have a seperate scan. This way is a lot faster then scanning 1 at a time. this also makes the images smaller when you post on here rather then being huge like they are now....

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Great tip, thanks man.

I actually started scanning about 4-6 at a time last night, but didn't attempt saving them as seperate files. I'll try what you suggested when I get home tonight.

What DPI do you guys use? My default is 200, which my scanner flies through. But taking it to 1200-2400 was like waiting for paint to dry
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