Aurelian, trying to practice posting pix.

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by kevin McGonigal, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I just purchased this Aurelian this morning at a local club show. There are not too many ancients there, but one dealer had this one, misattributed as a Licinius. The price for either was about the same and I already have a couple but the condition on this coin is very nice, with a fair amount of silvering and the Providentia Deorum reverse is sharp. Themain reason I am posting this image is that I am trying to master the ability to post photos. I think I need a better phone camera and a steadier hand. I have done a good deal of macro photography with digital SLR cameras (flowers, insects, that sort of thing) but I am frustrated by the camera phone's limitations. Anyway, Aurelian, obverse.jpg Aurelian, reverse.jpg here's what I have for today as I figure out how to get the crisp pictures you guys get and post.
     
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  3. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    Nice coin !
    You can start with cropping and rotate your pics in the right position :)

    Q
     
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  4. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I tried both with the image on my computer and it worked there, but somehow, when I put them up here, they went back to the smaller size and out of rotation. I think this may have been done by the demon dwelling within my hard drive.
     
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  5. Cucumbor

    Cucumbor Dombes collector Supporter

    I quickly did that from the pictures above :)

    Aurelian.jpg

    Q
     
  6. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

  7. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Supporter! Supporter

    Cool coin!! Instead of holding your phone, lay it down on top of a couple thick books with the camera lens peeking over the edge.
     
  8. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    How did you do that? I'd like to hire you to perform an exorcism on my desk top.
     
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  9. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    I'll try that, Thanks.
     
  10. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    If you are using Windows then :-

    right click on the image
    open with -> Microsoft Office Picture Manager
    Edit Pictures...
    Select "Crop"
    Select "Rotate and Flip"
    as necessary.
    Remember to Save the file....
     
  11. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter in hoc signo vinces

    I expand, crop, and rotate using google photos. I take my pics with my google pixel phone. I generally edit the photos using my laptop, save them in the cloud, and then right-click on the image and save to the desktop, then upload to CoinTalk.
     
  12. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    My first thought is why anyone who has:
    "done a good deal of macro photography with digital SLR cameras (flowers, insects, that sort of thing)"
    even thinks of shooting coins with a phone. Phones are for people who do not have or can not understand cameras. Coins are a lot like insects that do not fly away or flowers that do not blow in the wind.

    Tough love time: I also question why anyone feels it is appropriate to post a photo with 95% blank area and 5% coin. You can call me a bad attitude old grouch but why should two of our members spend five minutes on a project you did not see worth doing that yourself? Phone settings that prevent you from doing what you wish can be changed. Read the instructions.

    Every phone is different. This is a Samsung Galaxy S8. I have no idea what will work with the thousand other phones out there.

    phonecoi001.jpg
     
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    OK :p
     
  14. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..practice makes ...closer to perfect...:)..
     
  15. jamesicus

    jamesicus Calligrapher Supporter

    You are eligible to join the crusty curmudgeon club - I am a charter member :)

    Crusty curmudgeon: old, cranky, stubborn, gruff, cantankerous, opinionated - but with a heart of gold.
     
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  16. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I think you just described Doug and me.:wacky:
     
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  17. jamesicus

    jamesicus Calligrapher Supporter

    I edited my response somewhat Bing - but you are on the right track.
     
  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    I was enlisted. I can't afford a heart of gold. I'm fourree.
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  19. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

    Well, I am trying to learn this.
     
  20. kevin McGonigal

    kevin McGonigal Well-Known Member

  21. This method works great thanks for the idea.
     
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