This is a feature everyone has been asking for, and now it works!
So as a quick use-case to demonstrate how it works, I took a few photos with my iPhone (in some rather poor LED lighting, I admit) to use as examples. Above you’ll see one of them, the obverse of a 2010-P Grand Canyon America the Beautiful Quarter. Note that it’s simply an image with no attempt to center the coin in the frame. Just something quick and dirty.
With image in hand — as it were — you then visit your collection (note, we don’t have ATB quarter photos up yet). Next, view the coin you want to add pictures to and click “Options »”.
You’ll see there’s a new menu choice labeled “Edit Pictures (beta!).” Give it a click.
You’ll then be presented with the “Edit Pictures” interface. Note there are three types of pictures it has slots for: Obverse, Reverse, and Detail.
Since the picture I started with is of the obverse, I clicked the “Add »” link next to that section.
From there, the Add Picture dialog opens up and you’re presented with the upload form. Select the image you want, add a caption, and select how you would like to license it, or if you want it public or private.
NOTE: I’m still working on the privacy controls. Right now all images (except for the final Display Image) are treated as private as there is currently no place in the coin’s detail screen for them. 🙂 I’ll post again once this is updated and the display interface is working.
Once it’s uploaded you can choose to Edit it by clicking on it, which will allow you to change all details you’ve entered so far.
However, here you can also Crop it. This is where things get neat! Select the area of the photo where the coin is, and you can square crop, circle crop (perfect for obverse/reverse shots) or rounded-edge crop (perfect for detail shots).
I’m going to be re-arranging the interface for this portion a bit to optimize it for both desktop and mobile viewing, so it may look different from what you see above.
Once you’ve uploaded and cropped all of your images, you can then change the Display by clicking on “Choose Display »”.
The Display is a single image, or a composite of two images of your choice, side by side. For ordinary coins, obverse and reverse work well. For special coins, the obverse or reverse on the left and a detail shot on the right might be best.
Finally, when all is said and done, the Edit Pictures screen shows you what your final image looks like.
And here is a shot of what it looks like in Album View.
Please send your bug reports in, and be aware that I am actively working on this. Because of that, if something is broken, wait a few minutes and try again before emailing. Chances are I’m actively tinkering with the problem.