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RE: best catalogs for pictures

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] best catalogs for pictures
  • From: "Harold Peters" <harold@directcon.net>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 16:46:57 -0800
  • Importance: Normal

I have just finished scanning several hundred TB photos in preparation for a
major update of my web site. When the site is complete, there will be 2000
to 3000 iris photos. That will probably be more photos than all of the
printed color catalogs combined. Take a look at Leota's Garden web site for
quality photos. Ron is a good photographer.

If it wasn't for the fact that a significant number of iris customers are
not computer oriented, there would be no printed color catalogs. The
economics of a website are far better than the economics of a printed color
catalog.  My website host charges $25 per month for up to 100 megs of
memory. That will easily accommodate 4000 photos. I estimate the marketing
value of the color catalog diminishing in less than 10 years to the point
that printed color catalogs will be extinct. Rather than collect catalogs,
why not just visit iris sites and save photos of cultivars of interest.

Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
harold@directcon.net <mailto:harold@directcon.net>

-----Original Message-----
From: Will Warner [mailto:wildbill@techie.com]
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 8:08 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [iris-photos] best catalogs for pictures

Hello everybody, I'm looking for advice on who has the best catalogs to
order.  It's getting close to the time of year when they start to come out.
I've only ordered iris from
Suttons and Aikens before, and was very happy with these.  I'd like to get
some catalogs from some other suppliers, mainly for the photo's and to
possibly order.  I'm talking
about the one's that cost and have lot's of pics; like Cooleys $5.  I'm
wondering which one's the groups members would recommend.  You know the
one's that you keep
around for the quality of the pictures.  Thanks in advance.  Will Warner
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