Taking pictures for your online auctions

@indywahm (808)
United States
February 5, 2007 12:08pm CST
I do not sell on ebay anymore ,but my mom does and she is a trading assistant - well the question is that one of her customers has given her a bunch of coins to sell on ebay for them and my mom cannot seem to get a pic of them. What is a good way to take pics of coins?? I told her she might have to invest in a scanner. But would that work??
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@blueskies (1186)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I have an older scanner and have been impressed with the clarity of the images that I get from it. I have been unable to get decent pictures of jewelry with my digital camera, but had great results with the scanner. Perhaps you could post on your local freecycle or craiglist that you are looking for a scanner. People often have them to give away after they upgrade their computer systems.
@manleymom (105)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Not sure if it would work. Most point and shoot digital cameras may have a little flower symbol as one of the settings. She could try this setting. This is usually a macro setting which would allow her to get closer to the coins. I have an SLR digital camera and i have 3 macro settings that have helped me wonders when I need to get a close up picture for a listing
• United States
6 Feb 07
I don't know how well a scanner will work for these but I think that a digital camera would work well. I use my digital camera for everything that I list on ebay and the pictures come out real clear. You can take close ups and pictures from a distance. Give a few different angels which I know helps with being able to sell. The more that they can see the more they are willing to bid.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
5 Feb 07
My printer for this computer has a scanner, doesn't yours? Possible to just lay them on the copier and make pictures that way I suppose. How do you then get them onto the computer I wonder. Better to take the coins to a coin dealer I would think. In any case hope this works out for you.
5 Feb 07
A scanner could work for these but would be expensive. I would think that a good way of getting a decent photo would be to turn off the flash.