Friday, February 18, 2011

Monitor Color Management

I am sure that most people have no idea about how their computer monitors display the colors of everything on the screen.
I have been selling online for many years, and I remember one customer was very concerned about the color of a shirt I had online.
The one in the department store just like it wasn't the same color that my picture was on her computer.
I started thinking, how can I explain it to her in a simple manner.
I just ended up telling her that no two monitors display colors the same way, so matching them that way was not going to work.
Even the camera taking the photos can have an affect on the outcome.
It helps to set everything with the same profile, but there is no way to change the monitor on the other end that is doing the viewing.
Even the brightness setting has an affect on the color display.
Before I started selling my photos online, I had no idea how important is was to have a correctly calibrated monitor.
There are severaldevices that can do that, and in my next post, I will discuss the one I used.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Taxes Online

Just a quick post to remind everyone that it is that time of the year again to start getting the taxes organized and filed.

I have found that the last few years have been made so much easier by using an online service to file them.

Running a business, it has saved me countless hours of calculating and triple checking all my numbers.

Since I have used the same service for each year, they pull all the figures and info from the previous year, saving even more time.

I have noticed this year they have an interactive bar along the right that helps answer any questions.

It really makes it easy for everyone.

They even file the taxes and give a confirmation that they have been accepted at the IRS.

If one makes under a certain amount the whole process is free to use and file.

Anything that makes this job easier is always welcomed!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Days of the Old West

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The days of the Old West conjures up visions of stagecoaches, guns, saloons, and cowboys.

A period of history that is unique to our country and is filled with tales and exploitations of the adventurers who tamed it.

And there were also the entertainers of those days who added their own spice to the west.

Annie Oakley, who traveled with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, was one of the famous ladies of that time.

Her talents were much acclaimed though out the country.   She was quite the sharpshooter - and for a woman that was a huge accomplishment in those days.

Many stories are told of those days - some are truthful and other have been embellished, but one thing they have in common - they take us back to that adventurous time in American history.

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On Thursday, February 3, 2011, they are having a Gold Box sale of this series at a great discount.

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