Sarasvati, nice to see you again!
And congrats on that freelance job!
Catsewg, welcome! I will take a look at your shop as soon as you let us know the link (a clickable link in your signature would be perfect).
I have a request for all of you.
I just got a great new flatscreen for my also brandnew computer (my partner keeps spoiling me), but it made me realize that my old screen was really quite old and did probably not show colours accurately anymore. You might understand my disappointment when I took a look (on the new screen) at all my Etsy pictures, which took me hundreds of hours of photoshopping, and they were suddenly off-colour, every singel one of them. Most of them just too light and/or too bright. Some of them even showing completely wrong colours. I actually cried. There is no way I can retake and re-photoshop all of those pictures. My partner says it is okay and that a lot of you are using different screens and see the colours differently anyway. But he did not confince me completely (probably because I'm a perfectionist...).
So, a little test.
This lip balm holder is of a dark army green colour. On my new screen it appears grey, instead of green. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5213144
What colour does it look like on your screen?
This one is of a darker purple, but looks like lilac to me now: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5446828
How do you see it?
I could give many more examples.
I guess I am looking for some reassurance. That it is not as bad as I think it is.
After all I have hundreds of satisfied customers. And only once did I have a 'complaint' of a customer that bought a jeans coloured lip balm holder, but expected to receive a charcoal coloured one (she was happy with the jeans colour too and left positive feedback anyway).
You should have seen me putting all this effort into getting my pictures the exact right colour. The item lying in front of me and me photoshopping untill it was exactly the same colour. And now it seems like hundreds of hours of wasted work. Like I made the pictures actually worse then they were. Argh!
So, I would like to know what you think of the colours of the pictures in my shop. I would especially like to hear from former customers. Did you find the item you received did or did not resemble its picture?
Again, it is reassurance I need...