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02/08/2003 03:28:48 PM · #26
hmmm, I was just thinking and I don't know if this is just my thoughts, but probly since the anouncement of this, I think some of the work of everyone on here is going to explode and some are just going to be awesome, not that the quality isn't great right now. The stuff on this site has grown so much since I've been on in August. This is a big step in the right direction for this site.
02/08/2003 03:30:13 PM · #27
Originally posted by timj351:

I would hate for someone to accidentally order a low-res print and be disappointed by the quality.

To sell a print to the public, you'll be approved for specific print sizes. You will then set your selling price for that print.

Originally posted by timj351:

Do we need to make sure that the hi-res photos are uploaded to match the low-res versions or does that occur only when someone orders a print? That could get quite involved.

This was one of our early dilemmas, but here's how it's solved. You're browing DPC and you see, for example, a challenge image that you like and is available for a print. You follow the link to order a print, and you are shown a seperate print preview. That print preview, in the example of a challenge image, could have a border and text and even spot editing at the artists' discretion. So, a portfolio item has a print associated with it, though it may not be the exact same image. That make sense? No matter what, the print preview you're shown is always exactly the print you will receive.

Originally posted by timj351:

Are tiffs even necessary as they can obviously get quite large?

TIFs are definitely not necessary. In fact, I printed my Stop Reflections image (JPG) at what amounted to about 70dpi, and I thought it came out beautifully.

Drew
02/08/2003 03:31:06 PM · #28
Originally posted by BigSmiles:

How much of the sale does the photographer get to keep and how much of it is going to commission I guess to DPC?

I think we're going to keep that secret until the launch of the service, but I promise it'll be competitive and very fair.

Drew
02/08/2003 04:47:01 PM · #29
My biggest request : can we get ICC printer profiles please ? For both matte and glossy finishes - that would be wonderful!

I had a set of pictures done today at a local camera store - the first place I've found and the colour match is perfect, totally perfect. This is so much better than the variable guesstimates I've had with lots of online places - EZPrints is good but even their test prints make things difficult to get an accurate match. Please please please, ICC profiles!
02/08/2003 06:52:34 PM · #30
very very very cool stuff!!!! i'm always talking about this site to friends and family ... now i can share prints of things they are always helping me take shots of ... cant wait!

02/08/2003 08:31:59 PM · #31
thanks thanks thanks, this site is the most interactive site on the whole internet, i'm sure about it!

so, thanks for giving me, and all the other people, a change to compare ourselves to each other!

- vjoz
02/08/2003 09:36:34 PM · #32
Drew and Langdon, thanks for all your efforts. I'm looking forward to the new feature.
02/08/2003 10:58:40 PM · #33
WOW!! Really neat stuff--Thanks Drew and Langdon!!!
02/08/2003 11:12:08 PM · #34
I hope you have a scheme to get rich and famous with all this work!!!
02/09/2003 11:40:17 AM · #35
Drew, how about adding the ability to add template borders to our photos and also the ability to put a name and copyright stamp from a template on the site on the border of choice.
02/09/2003 11:55:58 AM · #36
Originally posted by achiral:

Drew, how about adding the ability to add template borders to our photos and also the ability to put a name and copyright stamp from a template on the site on the border of choice.


That sounds like a good idea.

Bill (wackybill)
02/09/2003 12:06:15 PM · #37
I've thought so many times, 'Woo, I'd like that as a print'! :-)

Just wondering though, will you be able to ship prints abroad?

I have to admit, having a 'Buy Print Now' link below pics when I'm voting would be painfully tempting..

One thought - perhaps there could be an option to 'hold' prints until the user decides to have them shipped? This would be great if you wanted to save on shipping and receive half a dozen at once.
02/09/2003 12:32:48 PM · #38
How about a 'wishlist' option for prints - sort of like your favorites. This is like Paul's 'hold' option, but with the added feature that anyone could buy them and ship them to you ?
02/09/2003 12:38:16 PM · #39
Dear DPC Gods!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)

It was just the next logical step for an AMAZING website!

Message edited by author 2003-02-09 12:42:24.
02/09/2003 01:11:14 PM · #40
D&L
THANK-YOU. THANK-YOU. THANK-YOU.THANK-YOU.
THANK-YOU. THANK-YOU.
Great news, feature.
WOW
02/09/2003 01:42:29 PM · #41
Originally posted by Gordon:

How about a 'wishlist' option for prints - sort of like your favorites. This is like Paul's 'hold' option, but with the added feature that anyone could buy them and ship them to you ?


I think that's the route we're planning on taking :)

Drew
02/09/2003 02:08:20 PM · #42
I just copied this from one of the other threads:

If this is database driven, can we have the ability to display the same photo in two (or more) portfolios, as is done with the galleries? This would involve creating a "Copy To" button in addition to the "Move To" button, but it is a feature available at pBase, Ofoto, and I'd guess many other gallery sites.
Also, how about having one site-wide portfolio which new visitors hit by default. Every member could contribute one photo, and they could be displayed in rotation or randomly.
02/09/2003 03:35:36 PM · #43
It feels good to be a member here!

Price on feeling good? Priceless!

YAHOO for Drew and Langdon! <insert thumbs up icon here>
02/09/2003 04:37:30 PM · #44
What about members who are outside of the USA?

How does that work - shipping, customs, duties, taxes, paperwork, currency exchange, etc.?

Will we be using that PayPal deal again? It was too annoying and too expensive for folks outside of the USA. As well, they have me on a mailing list and send me emails weekly - just what I need, more junk emails, what a joy.
02/09/2003 04:43:46 PM · #45
Originally posted by Morgan:

What about members who are outside of the USA?

How does that work - shipping, customs, duties, taxes, paperwork, currency exchange, etc.?

We haven't gotten to coding shipping yet, but this is from our printer's site:

International shipping times and rates will vary upon location and products ordered. Rates will be calculated and displayed during your ordering process. International customers are responsible for all Duties and V.A.T. that may be added to the cost of your order upon receipt.

Originally posted by Morgan:

Will we be using that PayPal deal again? It was too annoying and too expensive for folks outside of the USA. As well, they have me on a mailing list and send me emails weekly - just what I need, more junk emails, what a joy.

The new print buying and selling with not be using PayPal. As far as your junk e-mails, first I apologize for the inconvenience. Log into your PayPal account. Under 'My Account', click the 'Profile' tab. Then click 'Notifications'. You can adjust what e-mails you receive.

Drew
02/10/2003 12:40:25 AM · #46
Originally posted by GeneralE:

This would involve creating a "Copy To" button in addition to the "Move To" button, but it is a feature available at pBase, Ofoto, and I'd guess many other gallery sites.


Copy's going to be pretty tough with the architecture we're using right now, but we'll keep it in mind.

Drew
02/10/2003 12:55:54 AM · #47
Your welcome...part of my lifelong experience with computers and systems is asking them to do things the designers hadn't considered, and then figuring out a way to make them do it anyway. Wish I had more knowledge of the systems you're using now...
I have a basic understanding of databases, but about 2 hours of practical experience with them, so don't let me disrupt your plans at this point.
In graphic arts, we consider the customer's mantra to be "Can't you just...?" so feel free to say when something's too much trouble!
02/10/2003 08:48:35 AM · #48
coffee table book would be great like this.
02/10/2003 09:25:35 AM · #49
Originally posted by Gordon:

My biggest request : can we get ICC printer profiles please ? For both matte and glossy finishes - that would be wonderful!

I had a set of pictures done today at a local camera store - the first place I've found and the colour match is perfect, totally perfect. This is so much better than the variable guesstimates I've had with lots of online places - EZPrints is good but even their test prints make things difficult to get an accurate match. Please please please, ICC profiles!


pretty please ?
02/10/2003 10:41:49 AM · #50
Originally posted by Gordon:

pretty please ?


I was waiting until Monday to respond to you, as I've got to ask the printer! :)

Drew
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