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Old 08-20-2001, 04:44 PM
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Tom,

I guess you would call that a decal. When I posted before, I just couldn't think of the word. Brain cramps - I hate 'em.

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Old 08-20-2001, 10:37 PM
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What about selling basic image processing software aimed at the home user/hobby market? Tom
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Old 08-21-2001, 07:14 AM
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Bad idea, in my opinion. I think many people will be more than satisfied with tonal corrections that they can do themselves, thereby taking your work away. Just my two pennies.

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Old 08-21-2001, 09:37 AM
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Good point although when Poloroid introduced "pictures on demand" there were whispers of the impending demise of traditional film/darkroom technology. With the steady growth of the digital camera in popularity, do we want to "get stuck" doing simple stuff or leave that to the consumer targeting instead the more complicated tasks? Tom
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Old 08-22-2001, 03:51 AM
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And looks like Polaroid isn't going to be around much longer.
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Old 08-22-2001, 07:29 AM
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Tom,

I'm pretty sure that it will come to the point when there will be no more jobs for tonal correction, and possibly other simple fixes. But in the meantime, those simple ones just might help keep the doors of the business open?

Who knows where the software business will wind up? They recently put an artificial heart in some guy, and they have the technology to clone human life. What's next?

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Old 08-22-2001, 08:04 AM
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I suspect that there will always be a use for restore type work although in forms different from what we are acustomed to today. I think though that keeping up with the latest digital imaging technologies, software and their support service aspect are going to be key to staying in business or keeping this work as a hobby viable. I think that if you limit yourself and become too specalized you are on the road to extinction. Any time an animal or plant evolves to the point where it can nolonger easily adapt, it vanishes. So to with a line of work. Tom
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Good point Tom
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Old 08-22-2001, 11:14 AM
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I'm in full agreement with that one too. It's good to talk about things like that here. It opens people's eyes as to what could be the only way to keep things going. Thanks Tom.

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Old 08-24-2001, 08:08 PM
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Has anyone out there had any experience with matting/framing work? Seems like that might be a natural extension. What are the "ups" and "downs" of that work and is it worth exploring? Tom
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