Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vendors, please clean up after yourselves!

Wow... I'm usually pretty good about installing Poser products after purchasing (it's usually getting around to using them in a scene that takes me forever). Lately, I've been in a mood and they sort of stacked up on me. I've been working on installing stuff the last few evenings. I really have to say, after sitting here spending so long checking and installing purchases... I'm annoyed at some of my favorite vendors. Not because of anything wrong with the products, because I haven't tested them yet... But because of how some of them are packaged. There were a lot of those Thumb.db files in the installers and a few Paint Shop Pro Browser files. Now having to clean up after people when downloading quality freebies is one thing. Hey, they're free, so if I have to delete a few trash files, I'm not going to bitch too much... However, having to delete other peoples' garbage out of installers that I've paid for... that's another thing entirely. I shouldn't have to pay to delete other peoples' junk files. Basically, I ain't your mama and I don't want to chase after you with a virtual broom, especially if I've paid good money to use your product(s). Period. In my opinion, the Poser store fronts should make vendors delete these--and other--junk files out of final their product installers. The customer should never have to clean up after a merchant or a store front. In fact, it's very easy to disable the creation of these particular files all together if said vendors and marketplaces don't want to take the responsibility to delete files from individual product packages.

Disable and Prevent Thumbnail Caching (Thumb.db)

Disable Paint Shop Pro Browser Files

Clean installers would make me a happier customer and I'd be more likely to be a repeat customer. Being a happier customer means I might actually get around to using those shiny, newly-installed products (i.e.to show them off) sooner too. :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Itsy Bitsy Witch Freebie

I was going through some files the other day and found some pretty cute Halloween .pngs. These were rendered way, way back in September 2007. Although I'm not sure how useful they'll be to anyone since they're so old, I thought I'd upload and offer them here.

There are twelve images in the zip, not just the three you see in the official promo. For a peek at everything included in the zip file, click here. To download the zip file, click here. The images in this pack may be used for commercial projects, please just follow the terms in the enclosed readme file.

Special thanks to ReadingDragon for the big preview containing all images.

Isn't it cool...? Part 2...

ReadingDragon did it again. She made me another great tag. This time, she used one of my vampy Gumdrop images, Luna's bat brushes, and Papermoon's warped text idea.

She's really making some neat tags using our Halloween party goodies! I love this tag.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Isn't it cool...?

...when you share goodies and see them being enjoyed? I contributed some freebies to my friends' Halloween party, the Countdown to October. ReadingDragon recently had some time to play and she made a couple of tags for me! :) Check 'em out; she does great work!

I absolutely love the attitude on the latter one. Kit surely believes she's too cute to be tricked. LOL