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Ron Bude

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  1. It is interesting watching the back and forth regarding the photo comparison, even though I don't understand it. Where do I go from here? Do I continue to watch until a final resolution is reached? In case anyone is interested, this is a link to an auction sale of one of the coins in my study: http://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=104347 Ron
  2. Dear mweiss, Thanks for your generous offer. "Comment" seems to have set up something very useful and if I can make that work my problem is solved. Before I bother you, it would be best to see if his method can be made to work. My email address (delete the spaces, put there to try to foil phishing programs) is: ron bude @ umich.edu. Might you email me so I have yours? Thanks. Ron
  3. Dear Comment, The demonstration you set up in your zip file works as I had envisioned. In Trier, Germany, in 2008, I saw a numismatist doing a die study and comparing images in Filemaker, and his method was working quite similarly to yours. I see that the image names follow the images, and this solves that problem for me. Regarding my difficulty making programs work, all I would need would be to know how to do the following now: 1.) Get the images into Filemaker in such a way as to have different groups of them (my simplistic way to do it would be just to open up Filemaker a b
  4. Dear Fenton, Thanks for your comments. I imagine that if followed they would create much the same sort of comparison situation that "comment" created for me in the demonstration zip file. But I am a novice to Filemaker, and do not understand how to implement your jargon (file path, portal, full path, etc.). Ron When you import the images you need to also import the file path. By removing the file name from the end, via a calculation, you would have the "folder" of any particular image. A self-relationship on this folder path would match all images of the folder. These could be sho
  5. I had to go in to work, and won't be getting home until about 2 AM. I will reply after about 10 AM EST, 8/9/10.
  6. Again, thanks for your quick response. I had to go in to work, and won't be getting home until abou 2 AM. I will reply after about 10 AM EST, 8/9/10.
  7. I just mentioned folders because in my simplistic way of thinking that seemed the easiest way of doing it. Since the images are all numbered, with identifying information about them kept in a database, I could dump all the images in one file and then produce a list of images to be reviewed for any single die match. Regarding recording information about them, yes, there is a whole bunch of information to be kept, including, but not limited to: die match (absolute match and indeterminate - "not a match" does not need to be recorded), source, weight, type, etc. I figured on keeping all that in
  8. Before doing the comparisons, I will segregate the 400 coin images (separate comparison sessions for obverse and reverse) into types and subtypes and then place each type or subtype of photo in its own folder. So I will have folders of coin images, holding from maybe as few as 5 images to as many as 200. Then I will select a folder and then select an image and compare it with all the rest in its folder. Once that is done, I will take another image and compare it with all that are left. For example, if I have 20 images of a specific subtype in a folder, I will select one image and then compare
  9. Thanks for your very quick reply. I realize I was not clear. I will do the comparing visually. I just need to have the image of one coin fixed on the screen, and then next to it I need to sequentially bring up the images of up to 200 coins for a quick visual comparison. I have a total of about 400 coins, broken up into about 7 categories, and the total number of visual comparisons I need to make will be about 20000 [(n/2) x (n+1)] gives a large number of total comparisons very quickly.
  10. I am a professor at the University of Michigan and I need to compare images of coins for a die study of the coinage of Eadberht, an obscure king of Northumbria in England (at modern day York) who ruled 737-758 AD. I have been told that Filemaker pro can be used for this purpose, whereby one takes a photo of a coin and then a sequence of photos of other coins can be brought up and compared to the coin in question. I am essentially dyslexic in figuring out instructions written by someone else, and can never figure out how to make new programs work. Can some kind soul tell me how to bring up one
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