PaintShop Pro.

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ldhair, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Anyone use this? I need to do some circle crops of coins. Can't figure it out.
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  3. Hommer

    Hommer Curator of Semi Precious Coinage Supporter

    I can help with crop circles of coins.
  4. ToughCOINS

    ToughCOINS Dealer Member Moderator

    This is not my kind of coin, but I believe it fits the bill . . .


    Sorry Larry . . . just couldn't resist.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019
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  5. Rick Stachowski

    Rick Stachowski Well-Known Member

    I know how to use the one on photoscape .
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  6. mynamespat

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  7. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Thanks but I have PaintShop.
  8. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    2009 -DC ASE 1.jpg
    Photoscape is free
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  9. mynamespat

    mynamespat Dingus

    Another option, if viable, would be to create a matte with a transparent circle to cover the unwanted area. (I assume the image would also need to be in .png format)

    Personally, I think it looks overcomplicated (and time consuming) with that software. I would use a non-vector based software. I've been using GIMP, which is an opensource freeware photoshop clone. Unless you are doing some next level graphics editing, it will perform as well as photoshop.
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  10. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    It's a little tricky but it can be done. It will involve a lot of steps, but I'll explain it as best as I can.

    On you tool bar click on the selection tool( looks like a square)

    Click on selection type and select "circle"

    Place cursor on center of coin(use Grid guide if it helps)
    Drag cursor until it captures area of coin
    when satisfied with selection(may take a few tries)

    screen 1.JPG
    screen 2.JPG
    click on file and copy

    open "new image" and select size and color of background.
    If you are going to put both side of coin in image mage the new image twice as wide as the height.

    Click "edit" and select "past as new layer"

    cropped image should appear in new background

    Click on "pick tool" arrow, and move coin where you want it

    screen 3.JPG

    If you want it to fill the box, click on pick toll and drag corners
    of selection until it fills the box

    next "save copy as" from file. Rename image and save as .jpeg. Now you can "resize image"
    new image.jpg

    The process is time consuming. It is much easier to use PhotoScape which is free software.
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  11. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Thank you. Got it.
  12. ManfredNam

    ManfredNam Non-functioning

    Hi Larry

    I use the following online crop program ... works perfect for my needs

    round corners
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  13. ManfredNam

    ManfredNam Non-functioning

    Select the Vignette Color (click on black and select white - top left corner

    Click on "replace with" circle and Strength bar to the end.

    Attached Files:

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  14. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    You are right. It is really fast. Thanks.
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    ManfredNam Non-functioning

  16. Maxfli

    Maxfli Well-Known Member

    I use Adobe PhotoShop. Have not heard of PaintShop. Who makes it?
  17. Stork

    Stork I deliver Supporter

    I'd been using my PicMonkey (and there is a free version online) which is very useful for doing simple photo stuff if you want to expand and explore a bit. I use it for our Christmas cards too now ;).

    But, and this is probably just for Mac, there is a super simple tool in Preview (and perhaps the image view on a PC works the same). This literally took me about 10 seconds with a photo I had sitting on my desktop. I can now import the photo (a PNG file so just the coin on the transparent background) to PicMonkey to put it on a background of my choosing and tweak the lighting or whatever.

    First I picked a random photo I had sitting on my desktop and opened it up. Mac calls it Preview.
    Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 09.40.15.png

    Next click on the pen tip looking thingy in the middle of the bar across the top. That opens up the editing tools (though you can get to them via dropdown menus too).
    Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 09.40.22.png

    Next, click on the cutting tool shape selector all the way to the left of the editing tool menu. This will bring up the Ellipse shape.

    Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 09.40.27.png Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 09.40.31.png

    Clicking adds the drag and drop tool selector which you use to encircle the coin.
    Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 09.40.46.png Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 09.40.57.png

    Then hit the crop button and there you go. This post took waaayyyy longer than the coin cropping.
    Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 09.41.08.png

    And, like I said, it's a png file with a transparent background so you can add it to whatever program you use and make it better. PNG files are much larger than JPG so I do convert them into something before posting in general.
  18. sonlarson

    sonlarson World Silver Collector

    Corel. I started with Pro X3 and currently have Pro X8. I mostly use it to do initial cropping and minor adjustments after downloading from camera. I use PhotoScape about 99% of time to do final cropping. I also have Photoshop, which I use for creating my digital albums along with other software.
  19. rmpsrpms

    rmpsrpms Lincoln Maniac

    I still use v3.12. It works for so many things, never worried about upgrading.
  20. TyCobb

    TyCobb A product of PMD

    I didn't realize Paint Shop Pro still existed. I figured it went the way of the Dodo after Gimp became quite successful due it being free and lots of development work put into it all of the years.
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