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Scanning Pictures of Knives!

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by waynorth, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Many folks have asked about how I scan the knife pictures that I post. Is has its limitations, but it works pretty good!
    Scan 1.jpg DepthOfField.jpg Scan 2.jpg Scan 3.jpg Scan 4.jpg Scan 6.jpg Scan 7.jpg
    My Scanner is obsolete - they went out of business years ago, but my advice is to get the best scanner you can, with the most depth of field!! Mine will scan a pile of knives 3 knives deep!!
    The programs with scanners usually allow you to crop and enlarge.
    I stretch a yellow cloth, taped to sticks over the subjects, as a background. I have removed the scanner's lid, as it's too awkward!!
    The scanner sends the pics straight to "my documents", and I can post them here with my paid membership!!
     
  2. waverave

    waverave Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 7, 2018
    Very interesting thanks Charlie. I never realized you were scanning everything. I use my phone camera to take photos.
     
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  3. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Very interesting! I remember having to use a scanner when I was in high school and hating it TBH, I thought it was awkward. We probably just had a bad scanner.

    Now I just use an app on my phone.
     
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  4. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    I have always wondered what was giving that back drop to your pictures :D
     
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  5. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    How do you deal with the data/memory limitations of BF. If I set my phone to the lowest ratio, it is still too large for BF. So I have to back way out and then crop down until the file size is below that allowed to upload.
     
  6. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    You can set the size for the scan, so it's automatically correct for posting on BF!! I never think about it anymore, except when I take phone pics!!
     
  7. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Do you use an image hosting site?
     
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  8. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    No direct upload. When they upgraded the site, gold members were allowed to directly upload. And photobucket became a major pita.
     
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  9. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Try imgur. I have direct uploaded a couple, but third party hosting is easier imho.
     
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  10. tongueriver

    tongueriver Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2007
  11. Rockon75

    Rockon75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 8, 2008
    :thumbsup:
     
  12. BearBug

    BearBug

    502
    Jun 18, 2015
    Very cool. I wondered if you used a leather chamois as your backdrop.
     
  13. Prester John

    Prester John Gold Member Gold Member

    May 20, 2018
    Sounds complicated. But you always have great pics, Charlie! :thumbsup:
     
  14. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007
    I would have never guessed they were scanned. Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    Indeed, direct upload!!! It's so easy compared to any image hosting sites!!! (from my archive, 2010) DSCN0671.jpg
     
  16. waynorth

    waynorth Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Nov 19, 2005
    It's actually dead easy, Vince!!
    The cloth background is microfiber cloth - no texture to detract from the subject, Brandon!
     
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  17. dantzk8

    dantzk8

    936
    Nov 1, 2005
    Charlie,

    You are a geek! Thanks for the tip. I've something which looks like a scanner, but is it a scanner? Where is the user manual?

    Dan.
     
  18. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    What a display!

    I was, I think, already a user of imgur before starting to post here. Although I might be wrong on that. Either way, I've been using it for years.

    Direct upload is something I'll have to give another shot.
     
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