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Hi all, after reading Augusts’ “The Searcher” magazine there is a great article about recording your finds, one section shows details of taking pictures with reference to scale, I liked the idea of a metric printable scale, so whipped one up on the computer, you can download it here if you have Microsoft Excel
Metric Grid Download
There are two spread sheets, one that does “mm” and one for “cm”. Only problem is printing scale is a bit tricky, there is a small error on the scale, more noticeable on the “mm” width page. Depending on your PC etc, you may need to alter the column width as apparently this is font linked ! Height should not be an issue. My Excel is set not to print grid lines, if yours is you might want to alter the file or your settings.
Anyway hope it is of some use to you, if not it’s free and nothing lost
Thanks Dave funny enough I was looking at ways of achieving this morning
Don't judge life on the breaths you take, but on the moments that take your breath away.
Great - really good, downloaded, thanks.
dam it !! i paid a tenner for a metal one last month !
I have seen those, very nice, but couldn't justify that amount of money on one lol
Just been searching for this and found it
As good and professional as this is, I still find myself scratching my head when someone uses one to show a find. I personally find it much easier gauging the size when its sitting next to a 20p or similar.
Nice though, if its the preferred method I will do it with my finds.
Just took some picture of some mystery objects and thought I would try it out.
Let us know what you think when I put up my next thread
I found my paper printout of the grid kept getting wet and or dirty, so if you have the facilities i suggest laminating it.
should last for ever now and is wipe clean.
And the fast fix it this - http://www.jasonquinlan.com/wp/wp-conte ... scales.pdf
Hi Beany like the lamination, but dont it gives a lot of reflex to photo. ??
I think it will be OK because I use ambient light and no flash. We shall see.
Looks good Beany, my only problem was I couldn't get the grid lines any finer
These metric grids are great, but the problem I keep seeing, when people use them, is they do not line up the object along side the start of the grid. When people do this you have to work out how big it is by counting along the line as the may lay the object inbetween the centimetre. So you have to start at say 7 mill and then jump to every 7 mill to get a measure. If the members use these grids please start at the corner tight against, both up and the side measure scale.
Ohh I see what you mean... I never start with 0.0 I try to start so you can crop out the grid for the closeups.. Sometimes I do several shots so some is the Grid shots, and some are the Show shots.. I also have the grids in 5 colours.. White, Yellow, Light Blue, Light green, and Black..
If start at 2.0 X 2.0 ( 20 mm marks on both axes) you can still crop out the grid.
Just a bump in case anyone needs a grid for you finds
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