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How To Take An Amazing Ebay Photo Without A Camera

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Do you have a small object that you can not take a good picture of so you can sell it on ebay? Do you want to sell something on ebay but do not have a digital camera? Well, This instructable will teach you how and all you need is a scanner. Please Rate This instructable!!!!!!
 
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Step 1: Gather Materials

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For this project you will need a scanner, a computer, object small enough to fit in scanner (flash drive for me but you can even scan Ipods), Blank sheet of paper... Sorry Camera Phone used

Step 2: Open the Hatch!

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Open the scanner cover and hold it.

Step 3: Insert Item Here

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Place your item in the scanner for ummm.......... Scanning!

Step 4: It's Paper in the scanner time.............. Paper in the scanner time ........We know! Get on with it already!

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Put the piece of paper directly over the object in the scanner and close the door.
trombird4 years ago
I need to take a good picture of my scanner. How do I do that? ;-)
I need to take a good picture of my scanner. How do I do that? ;-)

Get bigger scanner.. :D
It seeps like your out of luck :P. For some reason,people find it hard to take a picture of a camera,when you only have one camera.:P
For some reason,people find it hard to take a picture of a camera,when you only have one camera.:P
well.......use a mirror
How will you take a picture of the back of the camera then?(without a tricky mirror configuration)
u use two mirrors:)
vicyo ReCreate4 years ago
Use the scaner to take an picture!
ReCreate vicyo4 years ago
Ummm...the camera is the scanner...
ummmmmmmmmmmmm..........good point! ;)
:D i win!
inchman4 years ago
There is an easy way to get pics for eBay sales when you don't have a camera OR scanner....

Either Google images search or find another ebay listing for the same item.  chances are, you will find a picture of what you want to sell.  (and maybe even get a good idea what it is worth.)  Just make sure you don't use copyrighted images and that you fully explain any "differences" between the photo and your item.
I ended up doing this when I was selling my friend's car for him.

It was white and I could not keep it clean enough to get good photos. So I just grabbed some off the the net. The car I found even had the same cabin trim piece missing as my friend's car.

I took that as a divine sign that it was okay to do this. ;-)
or ebay have preloaded descriptions and pictures on there
robots199 (author)  inchman4 years ago
There is actually a difference between taking one yourself and going on google.

The one you took yourself has wear and tear
I agree, that is why that I said that you must list any problems or variances in your item then the photo.

This is actually common on ebay, as people may have 20 or 30 of the same item.  Instead of taking a picture of each one, and worring about each listing separately, a single photo worked. 
I did this when I was selling memory chips.  The photo on the manufactures webpage was much nicer than mine.  I had about 40 chips to sell.  SO I used theirs and made a note in my listing.  No one minded.

Again, this wouldn't work for selling a car, but it works for some items, and it is a completely vaild way to do it if you don't have a camera, or scanner.
Great Idea! I use this to take pictures of myself!
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you know that the light from the scanner is not good for you skin. that is why they put a door to keep the light in and not out
The reason scanners have a door is to keep light out. You've got to understand the way light capture works to know what I'm talking about.
I'm horrible at explaining thing, but I'll give it a shot.
Scanners work the the same way as any camera does(or even the human eye). The shutter opens up to expose the film or sensor to incoming light and that's how you get an image. To much light and the image becomes washed out, hence the door over the scanner, and shutter times on cameras.
Actually,Scanners have The safest Type of Light color,They are specially Designed to Emit No UV light So that they don't damage the Ink on the Papers they scan,Even An LCD back light is more harmful that a scanner
it is really intersting, a dull idea about scanning an object instead of a now ubiquitously found camera device, bringsout an invention for a quick way for texturing a human head in 3D soft. Amazing to see how this system of sharing in instructables also leads to new inventions.
Wow! That looks like a great way to generate texture maps for heads in various 3D programs.
Marche dbarak5 years ago
Woot! Yeah, it would be cool to make some realistic models for the valve source engine (Google valve source)
Whoa! Who knew me wanting to look at the shiny scanner light could turn into something so awesome! I'm definitely interested in this, so if any of you know how to generate a 3d rendering of a head (in the source engine or wherever), perhaps we can team up?
I doubt that you'd be able to do it with your head, but maybe with something that you can turn at a fixed rate...
Well,If you Do it right,It should Work
Or..... maybe my head doesn't have to move. What if I rotate the scanner at a fixed rate, about my still head?
Good luck with that ;-)
that might be a little dangerous...
Scanners are specially designed to Emit Very Little To no UV light So that it don't Damage the Ink or something on the papers,Its OK
robots199 (author)  T3h_Muffinator5 years ago
you can hurt yourself that way..... Wear sunglasses so the UV wont blind you
Its OK,Scanners have One of The Most safest light Colors Around,They a specially designed to Emit Very Little To no UV light So that it don't Damage the Ink or something on the papers
Wow,that third one,It looks like a 3D texture,You got something there ;)
can you make a full mask with the third one?
Hmmmm..... that's a good question! I can try!
A mask of your own face? You could dress up as yourself for Halloween!
Hey mommy! Guess what I'm dressing up as!
would make a unbelievable instructable!
That it would! haha
LOL!

The 3rd one is great!

I wonder...

*goes and sits on scanner*
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