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 Posted: Dec 20, 2019 02:44PM
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Finally got a pic to post.  1966 Austin Mini Cooper S.

 Posted: Nov 30, 2019 09:27AM
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Sorry, no photo management software recommendations from me.  My wife is the family photographer.  She manually organizes the photographs into folders but it sure would be nice to have some form of database so you could search for photos by keyword.

A free program I do recommend is Libre Office which is a freeware office program.  It can read and write the various Microsoft file formats (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Draw, and Math).  

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Unfortunately Olympus never made a Windows 7 or 10 driver so I have to find an old Win XP pc to upload pics from the camera.  
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...... a simple, free program like IrfanView can be used to resize the image.  If all you want to do is resize and crop the image... IrfanView is a great free solution.
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It looks like a good product... I'm going to give it a try.
On a parallel vein, any suggestions for freeware/shareware product for sorting and managing photos? I have been using Picasa 3 for years but it is no longer available. My wife needs something for her new Windows 10 laptop. Thanks

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 Posted: Nov 29, 2019 05:42AM
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Unfortunately Olympus never made a Windows 7 or 10 driver so I have to find an old Win XP pc to upload pics from the camera.  
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We bought our first digital camera about 20 years ago.  At first we used software to move the pictures to our laptop.  Later we used a USB memory card reader to transfer the pics to our laptop after removing the memory from the camera.  Now our cameras use SD memory and our laptops have a built-in SD card readers.  We simply remove the memory from the camera and plug it directly into the laptop to access the files using Explorer.  Regardless, once the file is on your laptop a simple, free program like IrfanView can be used to resize the image.  If all you want to do is resize and crop the image... IrfanView is a great free solution.
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 Posted: Nov 28, 2019 03:26PM
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or...post it to a photo hosting site.  After you upload it,  they give you options like, ohhhhh smaller resized versions for email, or resized for message board postings, or whatever.  Take a look at the two I posted above, the direct link is 1067 x 800, the inserted pic is smaller.   The hosting site did this for me,  I did not have to twiddle bits.

My old Olympus digital SLR takes decent pics and I always resize the photos to 8" x 6" x 96dpi.  This seems to be okay for emails and posts.  Unfortunately Olympus never made a Windows 7 or 10 driver so I have to find an old Win XP pc to upload pics from the camera.  I appreciate the convenience of phone cameras but so far have not been impressed with the image quality of my (cheap) phone's camera

 Posted: Nov 27, 2019 10:44AM
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All you need to do is resize them to less than 2 MB, store on your computer, then drag and drop to the big green symbol on the top left. I find using my smartphone for this website near impossible. Use a larger device so things display better

 Posted: Nov 27, 2019 10:06AM
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Now it says the image files are top big.  I give up.  I will just list it on ebay or bring a trailer. Dogscarf

 Posted: Nov 21, 2019 03:47PM
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This surely is a great question and some suggest put om E bay or Bring a trailer and find out. I cant help but wondrer
where the value lies. True Cooper S cars seem to be in demand. The more stuff the better and dates count. Casting
numbers and correct period mods? Mk1s should be winners. Correct wheels even if they would have been the first
thing you replaced. 64s seem strong when done up. If the Brits ever get their money strong again they will be the next
market they sent all theirs to Japan. Keep us informed. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Nov 17, 2019 06:58PM
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Fellow Minioids.  I picked up a rough 1966 Mini Cooper S last month.  That makes four Minis in the stable.  The wife says that it must go.  I have too many cars.  The front floor is gone, the rear needs replacing as well.  The rear seat area is fine.  The boot floor is fine.  The roof is fine.  It needs new wings and rear valence.  It is actually in better shape than the 1965 Cooper that I just restored.  It does not have the original engine and the gearbox I am not sure what it is.  It is an 1100.  It has Cooper S suspension and brakes and speedo and twin tanks.  I have the heritage certificate.  It is the real deal.  It needs to go onto a rotisserie.  I cannot figure out how to post pics on here.  Trying to figure out the value.  Some guy in the UK offered me $10k.  Thoughts?

Dogscarf

1965 Austin Cooper 998
1966 Austin Cooper S
1967 Aussie Morris Cooper S
1968 Morris Cooper S
"It's the real deal"  and did the heritage certificate show a 1275'S engine?  So you have an incomplete project that has most of the parts.  Having just sold two Cooper'S 1275 blocks recently and a 1275's project ( a 1966 Austin Cooper 'S ) just a bare 1275's block will go for over $700.00 and if you want things like the AEG163 head that should be there expect to pay as they are getting harder to find.  Check the shipping/customs regulations - can you ship to the UK - or is the buyer arranging all that?  The old saying about a "a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush" applies.  I had heard that a Cooper 'S project in the UK would bring much more than 10K you mentioned.  But then I haven't checked shipping prices that way recently - say 2-3K and then import duties/taxes/.  I opted for a sale in the US - the cash in hand, a buyer/seller with buyer looking at the project and a deal made.

 Posted: Nov 17, 2019 06:51PM
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Originally Posted by dogscarf
Fellow Minioids.  I picked up a rough 1966 Mini Cooper S last month.  That makes four Minis in the stable.  The wife says that it must go.  I have too many cars.  The front floor is gone, the rear needs replacing as well.  The rear seat area is fine.  The boot floor is fine.  The roof is fine.  It needs new wings and rear valence.  It is actually in better shape than the 1965 Cooper that I just restored.  It does not have the original engine and the gearbox I am not sure what it is.  It is an 1100.  It has Cooper S suspension and brakes and speedo and twin tanks.  I have the heritage certificate.  It is the real deal.  It needs to go onto a rotisserie.  I cannot figure out how to post pics on here.  Trying to figure out the value.  Some guy in the UK offered me $10k.  Thoughts?

Dogscarf

1965 Austin Cooper 998
1966 Austin Cooper S
1967 Aussie Morris Cooper S
1968 Morris Cooper S
"It's the real deal"  and did the heritage certificate show a 1275'S engine?  So you have an incomplete project that has most of the parts.  Having just sold two Cooper'S 1275 blocks recently and a 1275's project ( a 1966 Austin Cooper 'S ) just a bare 1275's block will go for over $700.00 and if you want things like the AEG163 head that should be there expect to pay as they are getting harder to find.  Check the shipping/customs regulations - can you ship to the UK - or is the buyer arranging all that?  The old saying about a "a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush" applies.  I had heard that a Cooper 'S project in the UK would bring more than 10K

 Posted: Nov 17, 2019 03:17PM
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try uploading your pictures on a hosting site like Postimage.  Then you can drag/drop/link from there to your posts here.

here is a drag and drop...


here is a cut and pasted direct link...
https://i.postimg.cc/q779Zm4j/P5050142.jpg

also, your profile link is bad, not a valid address

 Posted: Nov 17, 2019 10:02AM
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What Doug said. (actually, if it was mine and someone offered me even 1/2 that, I'd take it.)

  ~ 30 minutes in a Mini is more therapeutic than 3 sessions @ the shrink. ~

  Mike  Cool  NB, Canada   

 Posted: Nov 17, 2019 08:43AM
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The following is strictly my opinion and not based on any market research.

Since the car does not have the original engine or gearbox and will require several new panels... take the $10k offer.

Doug L.
 Posted: Nov 17, 2019 07:59AM
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Fellow Minioids.  I picked up a rough 1966 Mini Cooper S last month.  That makes four Minis in the stable.  The wife says that it must go.  I have too many cars.  The front floor is gone, the rear needs replacing as well.  The rear seat area is fine.  The boot floor is fine.  The roof is fine.  It needs new wings and rear valence.  It is actually in better shape than the 1965 Cooper that I just restored.  It does not have the original engine and the gearbox I am not sure what it is.  It is an 1100.  It has Cooper S suspension and brakes and speedo and twin tanks.  I have the heritage certificate.  It is the real deal.  It needs to go onto a rotisserie.  I cannot figure out how to post pics on here.  Trying to figure out the value.  Some guy in the UK offered me $10k.  Thoughts?

Dogscarf

1965 Austin Cooper 998
1966 Austin Cooper S
1967 Aussie Morris Cooper S
1968 Morris Cooper S