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Question on virtual galleries

Discussion in 'Grumble Archive pre 2004 Topics' started by Jim A, Dec 18, 2003.

  1. Jim A

    Jim A In Corner

    Does anyone use any of the virtual galleries like the one Wizard offers? What other similar ones are out there, and do they really pay for themselves?
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  2. The King

    The King SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Jim, do a search on the tech forum. This has been discussed.

    Or, if you can wait a week, I'll do the search. ;)
  3. Jim A

    Jim A In Corner

    Thanks I'll do that.
  4. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Last Spring we gave up Virtual Gallery in favor of Lieberman's CD (or DVD, your choice) program. I like it.

    There are trade-offs in everything, I guess.

    Lieberman's has 100,000+ images, 3 or 4 times more than the Virtual Gallery had when we gave it up. However, Lieberman's program has smaller images, and is slower to load a big selection of images from the topic index.

    Virtual Gallery is more user-friendly, especially for customer browsing. You can have full-screen size images, although low resolution makes some of them look fuzzy.

    Color rendition is about the same in both programs -- not bad, but could be better. A lot of the image limitations are due to poor images being provided by the publishers. So, Lieberman's smaller images actually look better than they would in full-screen, but with less detail.

    Lieberman's costs $100 for the first one, then $75 for each quarterly renewal you choose to buy. Virtual Gallery was a subscription of more than $50 per month, with quarterly update disks, which were always late.
  5. tnframer408

    tnframer408 SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Jim, et. al.; has anyone bought the NEW Liberman CD/DVD? We have last year's model and didn't know if there were enough updates to make the new one worth it?

    Thanks for any input
  6. Jim Miller

    Jim Miller SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I have the latest one, and will buy every new one that comes out, ASAP.

    For a piddling $75, why not have the latest and avoid selling any more sold-out prints than necessary? No selection is completely free of sold-outs, but they catch most of them when they add in the new prints.
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