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Has PCGS photos for coin submissions fallen off?

Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

I have had coins in for grading and they have come to a complete stop. Nothing on the photos…..anyone else having submissions that seem to have stopped?

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  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,451 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They had some photo staff at Winter FUN last week. Before that there were holidays. Before that I think they had a couple photographers leave. If things have been slow, these could be some contributing reasons.

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
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  • Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Ugh….seems that they have been doing this for a long time. With Photoshop you can automate 99% of the process. This should be the least of their efforts in getting coins back to customers.

  • FlyingAlFlyingAl Posts: 2,760 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Herb_T said:
    Ugh….seems that they have been doing this for a long time. With Photoshop you can automate 99% of the process. This should be the least of their efforts in getting coins back to customers.

    Maybe 70%, but definitely not 99%.

  • Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,602 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @FlyingAl said:

    @Herb_T said:
    Ugh….seems that they have been doing this for a long time. With Photoshop you can automate 99% of the process. This should be the least of their efforts in getting coins back to customers.

    Maybe 70%, but definitely not 99%.

    I have used PS and there are automated sequences that you can have the program run. Its a lot closer to 99% than 70%.

  • keyman64keyman64 Posts: 15,451 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Herb_T said:

    @FlyingAl said:

    @Herb_T said:
    Ugh….seems that they have been doing this for a long time. With Photoshop you can automate 99% of the process. This should be the least of their efforts in getting coins back to customers.

    Maybe 70%, but definitely not 99%.

    I have used PS and there are automated sequences that you can have the program run. Its a lot closer to 99% than 70%.

    So this is just a Photoshop exercise now? Dang, no camera needed, no lens needed, no lighting needed, no photographer needed. In Photoshop Beta, you can just type in a prompt of "show me a pretty coin" and hope that AI matches up with what the coin that was submitted. I like it! ;)

    On a more serious note, Alex and I are very familiar with what goes into coin photography, batch processing with actions in Photoshop etcetera but I think you might be minimizing the amount of work involved here.

    "If it's not fun, it's not worth it." - KeyMan64
    Looking for Top Pop Mercury Dime Varieties & High Grade Mercury Dime Toners. :smile:
  • davewesendavewesen Posts: 5,683 ✭✭✭✭✭

    holidays and FUN slow down turn of year submissions

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