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Old 11-16-2005, 09:54 PM
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Photorestoration website critique

For a while I have "dabbled" in the restoration of old family photos.
I'm not very good compared to some of the samples that I've seen all of you post. One word to describe what I have seen so far: wow! or better yet, amazing!

But I would love some feedback on what I have posted on my website:
franklopes.com

Please don't take this request as a way to try to get business.
It is NOT intended to be so. However this seemed to me to be the best place to get feedback from people that have done it for a while. If It is interpreted as such, I apologize in advance.

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Old 11-16-2005, 10:07 PM
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Superb site should have the proper link showing!

Love it!
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:01 AM
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Delightfully clean, sharp looking site with absolutely wonderful presentation.
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:32 AM
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Nice site only problem I had was difficulty in reading the main page.

On the image side, they are very nice examples. One thing I did notice was the replacement sky on some images. The sky seemed to be more in focus than the subject. I like to just give an impression of sky in very old photos, rather than show clear clouds and outlines.

Other than those 2 small point, very nice work all round
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:11 AM
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Very nice site! I really like the layout and the navigation is simple! Having said that, I have to agree with chrishoggy on the issue of the initial page using the cursive handwriting...it is a bit hard to read. (You have some very good restorations in there!)

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Old 11-17-2005, 10:15 AM
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Nice site only problem I had was difficulty in reading the main page.

On the image side, they are very nice examples. One thing I did notice was the replacement sky on some images. The sky seemed to be more in focus than the subject. I like to just give an impression of sky in very old photos, rather than show clear clouds and outlines.

Other than those 2 small point, very nice work all round
I ditto the cursive... It's pretty but it can be hard to read for those with not so great monitors or eyesight...
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Old 11-17-2005, 12:31 PM
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Thanks for the feedback!

Thank you all for the kind words!

Now I just have to come up with a different way to communicate the "hand done", "old fashion" message that the cursive helped communicate...
Just a matter of time....

And , fpellerin, that is a real picture. It is my dog, Cooper, 10 month old Saint Bernard. 140 pounds of "rambunxiousness"!!
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Old 11-17-2005, 02:20 PM
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Frank, a very nice site.

Just an observation about the "roll-overs". I didn't see the usual pass-the-mouse-over-the-image type message - so I tried, just to see. It worked!

But maybe not everybody will do that, and end up missing something interesting.

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Old 11-17-2005, 03:00 PM
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Thank you all for the kind words!

Now I just have to come up with a different way to communicate the "hand done", "old fashion" message that the cursive helped communicate...
Just a matter of time....

And , fpellerin, that is a real picture. It is my dog, Cooper, 10 month old Saint Bernard. 140 pounds of "rambunxiousness"!!

I would love a Saint Bernard...

As for the writing. Don't be discourage because I actually did the same thing. In fact, some of mine may be difficult for others to read but what I did is only use the old fashioned style writing for larger headings and then all the sub writing is in regular text. I asked my mother to look at the site because I figure if she can make out what it says, just about anyone can
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Old 11-17-2005, 06:51 PM
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Frank, a very nice site.

Just an observation about the "roll-overs". I didn't see the usual pass-the-mouse-over-the-image type message - so I tried, just to see. It worked!

But maybe not everybody will do that, and end up missing something interesting.

You are right! It is missing! It felt throught the cracks......
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