Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by coinzip, Dec 16, 2015.
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I've read it is complicated.
You've read right, if you feel like learning the whole thing.
Our needs in coin imagery postprocessing are simpler. Cropping, sizing, sharpening, maybe some elementary hue correction for white balance, that's it. It can be learned independently of Gimp's vast capabilities - the same can be said of any graphics software. I know very little of Gimp's total capabilities, ten years in. I don't need to know it.
If that means you have an inside pipeline to Silver Select, we need to become friends.
have to use something like Gimp.
The key there is how you acquire an electronic version of them, not the software you then process them with. You're going to be presenting PhotoScape with a .jpg or a bitmap either way. You'll want a pretty high-quality scanner, and the technical aspect of digitizing slides is different than that for digitizing photographs. Some scanners are better at the one than the other, and some do not do well with slides at all.
I just got through scanning in 50+ old family photos using a Canon 2420 printer as a scanner and PhotoScape as the storage place. I scanned them and stored them as both jpeg (for printing or viewing) and tiff (for editing) files. I then burned DVD's for members of my family...worked pretty good.
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