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    This post is to advise everyone that asks me for photos of Bases & different angles of cars.
    I've been collecting over 50 years & have been photographing my cars for 20 years.
    I'd taken photos for over 15 years with an old webcam.The photo's were intended for a website (a couple of failed attempts).
    When I started taking photos, I only took two or three pics of each car.Usually just front angle, side view & rear angle.Due to the hard drive space on my old PC (500gb.!) All my photos were trimmed down to the size 320x240. (Also made things easier trying to make a database online).
    Only in the last few years (since getting a mobile phone with magnifier) have I taken several Large photos of All angles of each car, Including base & extra photos of opening parts ...doors, trunks etc...
    I live in a small bedsit flat which is Full of my collection. Once photographed, packed & stacked away ..I have virtually no way of digging out specific cars to take new photos.Old & new cars are still pouring in each week & I've less & less space to move.!
    Thanks for your understanding.
    Steve (Motorcade)

  • #2
    That's a shame Steve to not be able to physically access your collection once packed away. Pictures are nice for recording a collection. I do the same. But, at times you need to hold and run them on the table to truly appreciate them.



    • #3
      I feel your pain......95% of mine is in a storage unit.
      Scotty "Mustang (+Matchbox) Mad Man!"

      RIP.....Pop.....David Blase Garascia 9-17-35 12-3-20.


      • #4
        Thank you for that.

        My take is that a base shot is nice if available, but not the end of the world if not available. Anything is better than nothing. Your contributions are very welcome and very appreciated.

        Thank you.

        The image file limits have been reset. Upper limits now are 100,000 when we have some images that exceed 5,000,000. I've set the pixels for no more than 1000 across the longest side, so if you resize to that all should be well. (The limits are larger than what I typically use, and my images turn out just fine, so I know it shouldn't be a problem)

        Thank you for your understanding.


        • #5
          Any pictures are better than no pictures!

          Cheers. Cobra


          • #6
            Originally posted by WebeStang64 View Post
            I feel your pain......95% of mine is in a storage unit.
            I wish I had the money for storage. The cost is Very high in London. As i've been adding new cars & photos to my collection, i've upgraded a lot of cars, but can't get the older ones out to compare & replace them.!


            • #7

              Ah yes - I have now sanded up what the problem is.
              There is nothing you can do. I also put a lot in boxes, but I'm working on a solution because I would like to see the models more often.