I have finally given up intending to replace my poor
coin scans with good
digital photographs by taking the leap into actually doing it. I went digital just over a year ago with the Nikon D40X DSLR. I do a lot of photography so have been using it quite a bit
I've been a long time lover of Photoshop but have recently become enamoured of its younger sister, Lightroom. Lightroom is essentially a digital version of the old film Darkroom. It allows multiple images to be loaded in organised folders, etc and digital darkroom manipulations to be made in bulk
. It does much more of course, including cataloguing. Suggest you check it out on Adobe's website and download a trial. I will be using it to fine
tune my coin images.
The other new love in my life, for those of you with Nikon DSLR's, is Nikon's Camera Control Pro
. This interesting piece of software
controls my camera from the computer with the camera attached via usb. It allows setting the likes of aperture, shutter speed, etc from the software
, taking the photo by clicking an icon and the images are capture straight to a designated folder on the hard drive. Suggest you check it out if you are going to do a lot of photography of coins and similar items. If Nikon have done it, perhaps others manufacturers have a similar product.