The Darlinge has shown me a few very basic restoration things, and I am well on my way to scanning in the first round of the iBook photos.
I am feeling very frustrated at being able to play on the top o' the line version (despite being a Windoze version) at work, and then having to fire up the virtual Windoze on Machismo to run CS3.
But as the Darlinge rightfully points out, I do have a tendency to cargo cult, and whine and obsess about things I should just bloody well get over.
So, I am going to persevere with CS3 on Machismo. I will also do a minimum of twenty hours training on lynda.com before I even so much as look at an ad for Photoshop Elements 10, let alone THE CS5.5
Also, I shouldn't need the 'better' version until I start coming across things that I actually can't do.
There, I've admitted it. As I don't have a 'readership' - so what. But admitting a problem is halfway to fixing it. Broadcasting your intentions publicly is also a good way of committing to action.
I've posted a few pics on FB and they have been well received by my friends and by my family in particular. This journey will be fun. I have only scanned, straightened, cropped and adjusted the light levels on this one. Oh, and spent half an hour with the bandaid tool taking out teeny tiny spots. It still has a long way to go, but I am reasonably happy. The original is one of the two and a half by three and a half jobbies.
|Nanna and Grandad's Wedding 1933 (first rough restoration)|
Also with the duplication technology, people don't have to even borrow the originals any more. I think that was a bit of a sticking point with the non-sharing behaviour...