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Everyone wants good color images. My goal is to acquire a sufficient number of "publishable" images for the next edition that we can all be proud of.
Suggestions for "high-resolution" images.
Just because a certificate is scanned at 200 dpi does NOT automatically mean the image is acceptable. Certificates can be very tricky to scan. That is why some 150 dpi scans are actually better than 300 dpi images.
I think there are two good tests to discover whether scans are sufficiently good to be classified as "high-resolution" images. You should:
Some certificates just will not cooperate. There are few hard and fast rules, but here are my best suggestions:
I have compiled a large amount of information about scanning certificates into an entire separate part of this website. You will find many tips and examples.
For collectors who already sent "high-resolution" images.
If you sent an image, but I still show the listing as "HRN" (high resolution needed), that probably means that I had to reject the image for some reason. Here is a collection of reasons why your scan might not have been usable.
I usually keep low-resolution images of every certificate that comes in. Even then, I still reject some images for use on this website.
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