Originally Posted by MAGNAchrom
I love your e-zine! Let me count the ways:
1) You are about the only guy that will review a product and tell the bloody truth! Just because a product may have a wart or two doesn't mean it shouldn't be bought and used. It just helps a lot to know about them up front. I just ordered a new Gaoersi Pro Set handheld 4x5 based largely on your very honest review. I also bought a roll of metal tape<g>.
2) You have really interesting 'mod' articles. I just bought an aquarium air pump and I'm about to upgrade some film holders to vacuum holders. What a great articles that was. Do your modified holders still work?
3) You publish people I know from APUG: Jorge Gasteazoro, Sandy King. I thought Jorge did a great job and I recognized Sandy's prints having seen them at P.F. in Montana.
4) It's free. Personally, I'd pay for the online access! I think you should consider charging for Vol 2 and onwards. Leave Vol 1 as an enticement but you sound like you need to generate cash. I am not sure a book will do it (but I will buy it when it comes out). The task of publishing a paper edition is a big hassle, just ask the Emulsion folks.
5) More than a few times, I look thru an issue and see one or two articles on topics that I've often wondered about but never saw covered anywhere else.
6) Your digital articles remind me how awful it would be to work at a computer all day and then work for hours at one in my 'darkroom'.
7) The accessibility of the reader gallery is a real treat without all the philophical handcuffs that LensWork imposes. I may take you up on your submission request.
Thanks for your great work. Please find a way for me to subscribe to something - I feel guilty getting all this great stuff for free.
I agree, charge people for your great magazine: I'd pay.
I'd pay for the online magazine, perhaps with higher res images.
Great magazine with some great articles - more power to you! I was quite surprised at the flurry of childish whining your registration process has caused on the alt-photo-process site though: people complaining that they have to sign away their first-born; opinionated bores saying you should hide your head in shame; ridiculous legalese; etc, but also some very positive comments - it took one poor soul an hour to download, but she was very positive about the magazine.
I liked what I saw, and the download process was - for me - quite fast, but I'm lucky to have broadband rather than dial-up.
Looking forward to more.
The download was plently fast enough for me on ADSL.
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One thing that would be an improvement in the website would be the option to right-click and download the file without opening it, opening Acrobat, and rendering all the pages, which I might not want to do at that particular moment. It would also speed things up for people with slow connections.
David, you should be able to right-click on the download link and do a "Save Target As" in IE, after you have logged in to the site. In Firefox, your option will depend on your browser settings. Not sure how it works in Safari. I never open the PDF in the browser, I open it only after downloading.
Last edited by Sanjay Sen; 09-21-2007 at 08:21 AM. Click to view previous post history.
I'm using Firefox, and that's the way it normally works, but have you tried this from the _Magnachrom_ page? Instead of pointing directly to the PDF file, the link points to "IssueDownload.php"
On the http://www.magnachrom.com/Issues.php page, the "Download" link points to the http://www.magnachrom.com/IssueDownload.php page, probably because it needs to check if you have signed in. After you sign in, the "Download" link still points to the same location, but brings up the Open/Save dialog box - please see the attached screenshot.
However, if in the past you had selected the option "Open with Adobe Reader..." and also checked the option "Do this automatically for files like this from now on.", Firefox will 'remember' to open any PDF file in the browser without asking you.
Hope that helps....
Yeah, I saw the posts by Judy Seigel -- she and I had a pleasant email exchange regarding MC registration. I'm pleased she even noticed us! Think of her as a vociferous 60s radical.
Originally Posted by Neil Miller
Anyway, thanx for the kudos. We look forward to chatting with some potential advertisers at PhotoExpo in NYC later this month.
J Michael Sullivan
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