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RE: "Dick Stevens' book."

Eric wrote:

When will I read it again? Perhaps after I get done playing with Lightroom
and beating Adobe up for not allowing NON maximized PSD files to be imported
or that there is no way to export a text file of those files that don't get
imported for any number of reasons.  I also have a boat load of images just
waiting to be processed.
Oh boy Eric, if you want to beat up on Adobe, I'm with you. I can't begin to describe the ways they lied and stole and screwed up.... tho that was Pagemaker, and some of it probably wasn't lies, just stupidity. But every assurance they gave me about the (expensive) upgrade making PDFs easier, then about how and what programs would make those PDFs, then about which versions of, eg acrobat, would work with which version of PM -- my head spins. Finally one of their wonder boys assured me that if I installed Pagemaker in system 10 it would work out of classic in 9.2, which screwed up the entire computer so much I can't use the program even with a reinstall... and did you ever see the pages in a PDF turn to blur? I have. (And that's not the half of it.)

Little did I realize that "Analog Woman in Digital Hell" (Post-Factory #1) was the honeymoon. I can't say of course that I forgive you entirely and forget the 500 thou... but I can definitely relate. (And there is the theory that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend.")



I am sorry but you're just going to need to wait on that 1/2 mil. : )

I need no new wheels, as these are rolling along just fine.


Eric Neilsen Photography
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Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226
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-----Original Message-----
From: Judy Seigel [mailto:jseigel@panix.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 21, 2007 6:18 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: RE: "Dick Stevens' book."

Eric wrote...

...Judy has commented that she is no platinum expert and it could be
that contributes to Dick's lack of story telling from his working notes.
Hey Eric, it could be that Judy is just stupid because she doesn't
understand the meaning of the sentence above, either...

By sheer generosity, I infer two possible meanings, one that I need a
"story,", the other that I would have understood the "story" if I knew
platinum. Either way, oh gimme a break.  Was that book title "Kallitype
for people who know platinum and are good at extrapolating?"

And yes, the contradictions I cite were there. You may have missed them
because, knowing platinum you were so confident you didn't sweat/check
details...  BUT, if you'll bet me a million dollars, I'll go find them
(assuming I can find the book, which I could have sold on e-Bay or given
to the thrift shop).

Meanwhile, if you can find *your* book, go read that first chapter again,
and tell us whether *you* would have started a book about how to print
kallitype with that nonsense.... and then get me my... well, I'll settle
for 500 thou.