Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Just random stuff

Adobe Photoshop Express

Check out the new Adobe Photoshop Express site! I just signed up and grabbed the nyc.photoshop.com url. It looks like a cross between Picassa and Lightroom, the difference being that it is all web based. They are giving 2gb of free storage to start. My main beef with Picassa was that it didn’t allow much control over the tuning features (especially sharpening). The editing features of Express, while simple, seem to give you a little more control. Check it out… and grab your personal url quickly!

* Just a quick note… not surprisingly, the new Express application does not support raw files.

Lightbox, Amazon Associate Program and Google AdSense

I’ve made some changes to the site recently… my goal is to make the site look cleaner, and make the image viewing experience a little nicer.

  • I have pulled Google AdSense in-line and sidebar ads off of the site. They added no value to visitors, and generated about $22 in income over 1 1/2 years.
  • I am going to try the Amazon Associate program, which is as obtrusive as you want it to be. I’ve started putting some appropriate product links to items I’ve used, or have a personal interest in. I already had to remove the “product preview” script which appears when you hover over a link, because it was annoyingly slow. I may add a sidebar with recommended products in the near future. I’m not looking to get rich here, just maybe earn enough to cover my hosting fees.
  • Finally, I have added the amazing Lightbox plugin for WordPress to the site. It’s a little extra work to create the thumbnails, but the end result is a much better experience for the viewer. I will be putting up larger images, and I will also be posting some gallery pages from my collection.

If you happen to drop in here, please leave me a quick note and let me know what you think of the site and the images (good or bad, I still like to see feedback). Thanks for reading!

Sean