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My copies of Canadian stamps are not as clear as in the past

I have been selling on Ebay for a few years.

My pictures are no longer as clear as they used to be.

I use Paint (older copy).

I have windows 10, with all updates installed.

Any advice appreciated.

 

Terry Turner, stamper635

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Are you doing anything different when you scan, edit, or upload the pictures from before? Have you recently changed any settings on your scanner, monitor, or any programs you use the pictures with? Have you checked to make sure you didn't accidentally change any settings unknowingly?

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I prefer to set my scanner to 600 dpi when I am scanning collectible stamps.

 

I understand that Sparks Auctions uses 1200 for their catalogue scans. 

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Registered: ‎09-29-2005
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Images should be a minimum of 500 pixels on the long side, with 1000 pixels recommended. Adjust your scanning resolution to get the best fit.  If the scanned image is too big you can scale down (never scale up) in your paint program.

 

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For coins I use 400dpi. The bigger stuff such as books or magazines, I use 200dpi.

 

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