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Old 06-18-2002, 04:58 PM
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Another thing I forgot to address,

Yes, there are stock photo CD's like there are clipart. You can buy them sometimes at your local office supply store, or for the best quality images, you can spend upwards of $400 for a cd. Corbis, Photodisc and others all offer CD's but there are many places who have lesser quality images for less money.

One option is www.istockphoto.com, here you can get money for each photo you share, or you can just purchase download credits for .25 a piece.

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Old 06-19-2002, 12:57 AM
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Good ideas – I’ll try to see what I can find at the istockphoto place. Also put a note out to Hemera to see if they do have any more realistic stock photos…vs. professional stuff and/or clip art type things. Will also do another search. Should be able to find something somewhere. Thanks for all the ideas.
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Old 06-20-2002, 09:42 AM
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Hi Gail you can find free images at: Http://www.freeimages.co.uk/

hope this helps I use them quite a lot
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Old 06-20-2002, 10:51 AM
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Thanks Don
I have been looking for something like that also.
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:11 PM
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Nice picture DJ (of you) Thanks Don - I did as others suggested and searched google and went through scads of sites - free ones at that and ran across the one you suggested. I saved the sites in my favorites and can't recall where I found this vintage fire truck - but am attaching my project, what I did with it and all can see what is left to do. The problem seems to be that I don't think my equipment will do the revolving and restructuring that the ones on TV do so I can't get a front-on pic of the truck bumper - let alone see how it should be from the original. Many sites don't even have 'trucks'. I know lots of you can see better than I can - or are artists or whatever or however it is you see these things - so I am open for suggestions. I know it was a real mess to start with and I did do a lot of work, but to get stuck now is feeling pretty silly. I think I can only attach one pic at a time, so here is the orig.
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:12 PM
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Here is pic 2.
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File Type: jpg gordon truck - net finishing copy 7x5 100 dpi jpg.jpg (73.7 KB, 24 views)
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:13 PM
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Here is the fire engine bumper.
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Old 06-20-2002, 07:52 PM
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Thanks Gail. You did a great job on that photo restoration. The cracks were really nasty to deal with so I am impressed with how well it came out.
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Old 06-20-2002, 08:11 PM
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Grateful for the vote of confidence, but am I being 'too' perfectionistic - or should I be out looking to take pictures of some kind of similar truck and start my own stock photos? Somehow this pic doesn't feel 'finished' - and how does one know when one is - finished.
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Old 06-20-2002, 08:25 PM
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Gail,
That's the million dollar question. If you ever find out the answer you will be weathy beyond measure. Not really, you will know when to stop though. I can nit pick a photo to death so I'm not one to tell you when the best time to stop is. Perfection is something we always work so hard for but never really acheive. Yet we never seem to give up the struggle to get it perfect. You will see a few threads in this forum addressing that question and whether perfectionism is a good or bad thing. So if nothing else you are in the same boat with the rest of us.
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