February 14th, 2009


kitsnaps thoughts

I have a dream. It’s not as noble a dream as MLK Jr’s. It’s just a dream that I’ll get my kitsnaps photographs all tucked together in a tidy directory someday, where they will all live in their appropriately modified glory and will be easily accessible.

Having just gotten a Giant! New! Computer! makes this somewhat more likely. I’m in the process now of moving all the photography files to the portable hard drive (as opposed to the one they’re on, which is merely a hard drive rescued from a dead computer) so I can at least get to them easily, and I’ll start organizing the good ones into a Kitsnaps directory on the new computer later. This will make me happy. :)

Most of the reason I’m doing this right now is because lease asked if I ever sold kitsnaps photos, which forced me to really kind of think about how I might most practically go about doing that.

The answer, really, is pretty simple. They’re all digital files. The easiest way to go about selling them is to accept Paypal and simply upload the relevant images for someone to download and print themselves. I can obviously make it more complicated and get things printed out and ship them from my end, too, but I bet 90% of the time, offering a download would be satisfactory. (The only reason I can think why it wouldn’t be satisfactory would be if someone wanted The Photographer’s Signature on the photo, really.)

So from this point on, if anybody wants, you can contact me to buy any of the kitsnaps photos (except the Hawaii ones, because they’re not 300dpi and I doubt they’re particularly printable). Original image sizes are 6×10″ and they scale beautifully to 8×12″. (I have not yet determined if they scale bigger than that so I won’t make any promises for 11×14″, but I’m willing to provide a file at that size so you can try.)

$15/€12 for digital files; if you want me to print and ship stuff, email me to negotiate prices. :)

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)



In my bid to get photos for Lisa and to start organizing the kitsnaps stuff, I have discovered that I am simply *missing* the photography files from April-June 2006.

I have literally no idea how this is possible. I cannot imagine that I might have accidentally deleted them. Not three months worth of photos. And even if I *had*, I can’t even find the saved-for-web versions on any of the backups we’ve got, which is bizarre beyond belief. It’s like I was using a different, no-longer-extant computer for those three months, but I wasn’t. Or, y’know, maybe I *was* (I sold Gavin my laptop sometime in the first half of that year), but I know I had them *after* I posted them on Kitsnaps, because I printed this one out as a Christmas gift at Christmas 2006, long before we had the on-going series of computer crashes.

I am so bewildered as to almost not be upset or frustrated. The only possible explanation I can think of is that for some reason those three months worth of photography *all* got saved to a memory stick and were removed from hard drive, but I cannot imagine why that would have happened. Especially not just the original files but also the saved-for-web versions. Everything *else*, the preceding and succeeding months, are all saved in the same places. There’s no conceivable reason why those three months are missing, but I can’t find them anywhere.


eta: my high school photography teacher, who has a much higher version of Photoshop than I do, is going to rescue me/the photos. Let’s hear it for Facebook.

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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