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Great Collections photos too low resolution for eBay?

A few months ago I bought a coin on GC which I have decided to try selling on eBay.

Since I have no way of taking and posting images, I went to GC to grab a picture of the coin I won.

When I uploaded the pictures to eBay, it was deemed low-=resolution, under 500 pixels, and thus eBay's ZOOM function doesn't work, impairing the salability of the coin.

What went wrong? Are all GC images low-res? Human error?


  • YQQYQQ Posts: 2,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I guess GC is protecting their images?

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  • AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 822 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Did you bring the GC photos to full size before downloading them?

    Smitten with DBLCs.

  • AotearoaAotearoa Posts: 822 ✭✭✭✭✭

    To add to my above comment... I just conducted an experiment whereby I download a non-enlarged GC photo and it was saved at 121KB. I then clicked on the full-size icon and saved the photo again. This time it was saved at 537KB.

    Smitten with DBLCs.

  • blu62vetteblu62vette Posts: 11,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You saved the small image, not the big one.

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  • GluggoGluggo Posts: 3,569 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 11, 2019 7:49AM

    @Route58 said:

    Since I have no way of taking and posting images, I went to GC to grab a picture of the coin I won.

    No Smart Phone or digital camera that you could snap a picture with?

    How about a cheap used $20.00 Digital camera on EBay? I know it’s not that difficult to buy one and insert a few batteries. Snap and shoot them insert the cable to your laptop or computer.

    Here are a few one for $5.00. After you buy one then go to YouTube and watch one of the many ways to upload a picture. Then your on your way.

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=digital used cannon camera&_sacat=0&_udhi=25&LH_ItemCondition=4&rt=nc&_udlo=6

  • derrybderryb Posts: 29,744 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At least it uploaded. If resolution is low enough it won't even upload to ebay. If not high enough it will upload but not enable the ebay zoom feature.

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  • thebeavthebeav Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @djm said:
    Did you get permission from Great Collections to use their images?

    My feeling would be, if he purchased the coin, he also owns the image.......

  • rickoricko Posts: 75,453 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That is interesting.... Not that I load images to ebay...just the technical part.... I have had issues posting pictures elsewhere from time to time, this could be the issue...My problem is mostly emailing images...Cheers, RickO

  • YQQYQQ Posts: 2,630 ✭✭✭✭✭

    copyright clearly says: the creator owns the rights to the image unless it is sold with the item.
    i.w. If you hand me your camera to take a image of you, I will own the Copyrights to the image and technically you would have to buy it or "receive" it from me to legally use it.
    it is a interesting law, but it is!
    So, unless GC gave permission, it is their property!

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  • topstuftopstuf Posts: 14,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Jail time! :'(

    ....Monetary Artifact Researcher.... B)

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