Well it’s been a while since posting, but it’s been an uphill struggle to build a new website, try to get a business going, let alone chase faults on everything and then try to promote it all. AND THEN… decide the Domain Name of the site is too close to another company’s name and decide to change it all. Well, yeah… you would think that would be really easy, delete the old one in some text field somewhere and type in the new one… Well, that no-one did EVER!! 😉
The web stuff is another language and yet it seems to have not occurred to anyone who designs this stuff from the ground up to make it all completely logical. It’s a bit like the first time you open the software “Photoshop”, all the media and what seems like everyone use’s statements like “Oh it’s just been photoshopped” like it’s some easy thing to just do. And sure, it is when you know how and let me just say (if you’ve never used Photoshop), I’ve been using it extensively for over 12 years – and I’m still learning it!! 😀
So needless to say, even with my insight in designing and building computers, servers, networks, data centres, and using lots of design software and of course Photoshop, Lightroom, In Design, Illustrator and so on – this web sh*t is harder than rocket science!! lol
So what is the new web address (asked no one as not many are passing through atm) well it’s retouchandrestore.com and you can click on the RWIR logo on the right of this page to go there. 🙂
We do loads of cool things to images and you’re welcome to give it a whirl. We’ve sorted the prices in the currency of the country you view the site from and if stuff doesn’t work, please, please, please let me know.
We do have one issue… one of the most common things people go and look at is the “thinning” service. That in itself is great (hey I take 40lbs off any pic of me) but I only have one terrible photo to show because for the most part people don’t like to let me put before and after pics of body size reduction all over the web. 😮
So I may have to buy stock photos in and thin those as an example…
We also found out from an Artist friend who owns Treehuggery that many Arts and Crafts folk need work doing on product images for their own websites, so we set up a page just for that too.
In other news… while every last penny and the last few months has gone into all that stuff – it transpires the world has gone to sh*t…. Seriously, I stick my head up and there are refugee crisis’, terror groups doing bad stuff all over the Middle East and Fr**ce (could do with a little rephrasing there) and the UK completely missed any conceivable summer this year… and get this… Donald Trump running for President… and then…. Google changed it’s logo AGAIN!! you couldn’t make this stuff up 😉
Now, I do promise to get blogging again once all this starts working because I will need my old distraction and frankly, I miss many of the commentators on here 🙂
Oh last thing as a shameless note to Sony: Dear Sony, please could you sponsor the hell out of me with a a7rII and lenses so I can show a complete moron like me can take awesome photos with your gear 🙂