|My Scanning Tips
|If you are going to post a relic, if you can not clean
it good enough, try adding another piece of glass between it and the scanner
|To post a ring, one way is to take a piece of foam and
cut a slit in it.. place the ring in the slit and lay it ring first down
on the glass.
|To minimize the shadow affect, lay a thick wood picture
frame on the glass and place your coin inside it. This will keep
the cover up off the coin and disperse the shadow. In place of the
wooden picture frame, you can try household things like plastic or glass
bowls etc. You get the idea.
|To scan those darker coins like Indian head pennies and
large cents: after you have scanned the coin, use your image program
to experiment by adding red color to the pic and then half as much green
color until you get a beautiful copper/tan color. With nickels play
with the brightness and contrast to improve the 'V' nickels and Buffalo's.
Remember many coins don't scan into sharp focus so you must improve the
focus with your image program.