Instructions for Sending
of Your Antiques With Your Questions
I welcome your questions about your antiques and collectibles, and it
helps me tremendously to have photos to study. Usually, a description of
an antique or collectible doesn't give me enough information to
adequately answer question. But those who do send photos often send
extremely large ones which clog my E-mail. I realize that many of you
are new to digital photography and don't know how to downsize your
photos or even know how to take smaller ones. Below you'll find
instructions on how to do just that.
TAKING SMALLER PHOTOS
TO BEGIN WITH
All digital cameras come with the ability to take photos in various
sizes, usually four or five different ones, based on megapixel size. You
can change the size of the finished photo before taking it by going to
your RECORD or SHOOTING MENU and looking for photo size. The largest
size is the same as the megapixel size of your camera--3, 4, 5, 6, etc.
This is too large to send by E-mail. Instead, choose the smallest or
next to the smallest size. This is ideal for sending by E-mail. And
since you'll be taking these photos to send to me or antiques dealers on
the Internet, you'll find starting shooting a smaller size the best way
to solve this problem.
To resize existing photos, you'll have to use a photo editing program
like the one that came with your camera. You'll find this on the CD that
came packed with your camera. In most photo editing programs, you'll
find RESIZE in the IMAGE MENU. By changing the number of pixels in the
length or width to a lower number, you'll have resized your photo.
Usually, the corresponding side number will automatically change. Be
sure to save your resized photo with a new name. Otherwise, you'll have
permanently resized your original photo. In fact, you may want to copy
your original photo to a new folder on your hard drive before resizing,
so that you don't accidentally resize it.
SENDING YOUR PHOTOS
When you send your photos, please send only two or three per E-mail
message. The messages download faster since I use a dial-up connection.
I'll gladly try to answer
whatever questions you may have, but please, NO QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE VALUE OF YOUR PIECES.
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