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Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Sterling Ledet
 

Your order was received. We’re gong to do a full batch of invoices late tonight so everyone who placed an order today should get their invoice early tomorrow morning.

 

Paypal is the easiest way for us to accept payment, but we can also accept other types if needed. Just let us know once you receive the invoice. The invoice will come from paypal but if you want to pay some other way, just reply to it and let us know how you’d like to pay.

 

 

 

From: <colortheory@groups.io> on behalf of "Kevin Stecyk via Groups.Io" <stecyk@...>
Reply-To: "colortheory@groups.io" <colortheory@groups.io>
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 3:31 PM
To: "colortheory@groups.io" <colortheory@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [colortheory] Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

 

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:32 PM, Kevin Stecyk wrote:

I just sent my order to sales . . . 

A few seconds later, I got the following response.

I sent my order using a different email address fifteen minutes ago. So far, no rejected email notifications.

Dan, if you could, please, confirm that you've received my order, I would appreciate that.

Sincerely,

Kevin


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Kevin Stecyk
 

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:32 PM, Kevin Stecyk wrote:
I just sent my order to sales . . . 

A few seconds later, I got the following response.

I sent my order using a different email address fifteen minutes ago. So far, no rejected email notifications.

Dan, if you could, please, confirm that you've received my order, I would appreciate that.

Sincerely,

Kevin


Re: Order form

Kevin Stecyk
 

Hello Ignacio,

You have gone beyond my pay grade, which is easy to do. 

I just finished filling out the form. I did not get that error, so I am unable to advise you further.

I hope the rest of the process goes smoothly.

Sincerely,
Kevin


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Kevin Stecyk
 

I just sent my order to sales@....

A few seconds later, I got the following response.

====================================

mtaproxy214.aol.mail.bf1.yahoo.com rejected your message to the following email addresses:

DMargulis@...
Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's mailbox is quarantined. If the problem continues, please contact your email admin.

mtaproxy214.aol.mail.bf1.yahoo.com gave this error:
Message not accepted for policy reasons. See https://help.yahoo.com/kb/postmaster/SLN7253.html


=================

Any suggestions?

Kevin


Re: Order form

Ignacio Noriega
 

I do have Adobe Acrobat and I created a digital signature on my computer but I get this error:

Adobe Acrobat DC error.
Bad parameter.

I guess I’ll have to do it the old fashion way.
Thanks anyway Kevin

Ignacio Noriega

On Jan 10, 2020, at 11:13 AM, Kevin Stecyk <stecyk@...> wrote:

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:02 PM, Ignacio Noriega wrote:
Someone mentioned they had digitally signed the form and sent it in.
How do you do that?
Assuming you have Adobe Acrobat, you can do the following:
  1.  Save the PDF order form to your computer.
  2.  Open it up in Adobe Acrobat
  3.  Put your cursor in the Signature Field
  4.  It will then prompt you to create a digital signature. You can purchase certificates or use your computer. I just used my computer.
  5.  Just follow along the steps from there.

I have gotten to Step 4 where I created the digital signature. I will fill out the form later this afternoon.

I have Adobe Acrobat paid version that comes with the Adobe suite of products. I am assuming, though I might be wrong, that the free version of Acrobat should do the same thing.

I hope this helps.

Kevin


Re: Order form

Kevin Stecyk
 

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 12:02 PM, Ignacio Noriega wrote:
Someone mentioned they had digitally signed the form and sent it in.
How do you do that?
Assuming you have Adobe Acrobat, you can do the following:
  1.  Save the PDF order form to your computer.
  2.  Open it up in Adobe Acrobat
  3.  Put your cursor in the Signature Field
  4.  It will then prompt you to create a digital signature. You can purchase certificates or use your computer. I just used my computer.
  5.  Just follow along the steps from there.

I have gotten to Step 4 where I created the digital signature. I will fill out the form later this afternoon.

I have Adobe Acrobat paid version that comes with the Adobe suite of products. I am assuming, though I might be wrong, that the free version of Acrobat should do the same thing.

I hope this helps.

Kevin


Order form

Ignacio Noriega
 

Someone mentioned they had digitally signed the form and sent it in.
How do you do that?


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Kevin Stecyk
 

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:38 AM, Dan Margulis wrote:
Our current opinion is that it doesn’t apply to anyone. It’s a Georgia state tax and since the product for this offer will never get within 5,000 km of Georgia there is a question as to whether it applies. We have the line there in case investigation reveals otherwise.
I skipped over this in my prior reply. So disregard my last comment. I might still be liable for GST when the book arrives.

Kevin


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Dan Margulis
 


On Jan 10, 2020, at 1:34 PM, Douglas K. Jardine <d_jardine@...> wrote:

As of this time, 10:23a.m. PST, I have been through all the posts regarding submitted order files being rejected.

At 9:36a.m. PST, today Friday Jan 10, I sent my digitally signed order form (probably the form preceding your oder form #2) to the sales address that Sterling gave me in his post that is time stamped Jan 09, 2020 at 10:51p.m. PST.� To this point in time I have not received any "system type" post saying that my post has been rejected.

In the face of this, I am therefore not completing and mailing a second order form using your form #2--or, should I be submitting an order using form #2?

Appreciate your further advice.

Doug,

The situation is such that I’m not sure of what you were up to with Sterling, but one way or another an order came in from you at 9:37 PST for one book. 

Dan


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Kevin Stecyk
 

On Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 11:38 AM, Dan Margulis wrote:
Just a quick question: On the form it mentions that a 7.5% US Sales tax is added to all orders. Typically sales taxes are only levied against those who live in the country where the sales tax originates.
 
Er, that news may not have reached the Canadian government, which is very adamant that I should pay GST and a variety of other T for things Ihat I consume in and outside of that benighted country.
Ah, so it's not a US Sales tax, but a general sales tax to be applied against other taxes. I was expecting to pay the GST when the book arrived. But you're in effect paying it for me, so I should have no hassles with GST when the book arrives. This is even better. The Canadian GST rate is 5%. 

Now, if Dan orders a product from Canada, he should NOT pay GST. Similarly, as an Albertan, if I order goods from BC, I don't pay their sales tax either. But this is off-topic.

Thank you for the clarification, Dan.


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Dan Margulis
 


On Jan 10, 2020, at 1:30 PM, Kevin Stecyk <stecyk@...> wrote:

Just a quick question: On the form it mentions that a 7.5% US Sales tax is added to all orders. Typically sales taxes are only levied against those who live in the country where the sales tax originates.

Er, that news may not have reached the Canadian government, which is very adamant that I should pay GST and a variety of other T for things Ihat I consume in and outside of that benighted country.

So does this sales tax apply to those outside the US?

Our current opinion is that it doesn’t apply to anyone. It’s a Georgia state tax and since the product for this offer will never get within 5,000 km of Georgia there is a question as to whether it applies. We have the line there in case investigation reveals otherwise.

Dan Margulis



Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Douglas K. Jardine
 

Hello Dan,

As of this time, 10:23a.m. PST, I have been through all the posts regarding submitted order files being rejected.

At 9:36a.m. PST, today Friday Jan 10, I sent my digitally signed order form (probably the form preceding your oder form #2) to the sales address that Sterling gave me in his post that is time stamped Jan 09, 2020 at 10:51p.m. PST.� To this point in time I have not received any "system type" post saying that my post has been rejected.

In the face of this, I am therefore not completing and mailing a second order form using your form #2--or, should I be submitting an order using form #2?

Appreciate your further advice.

Ciao,

Doug


On 2020-01-10 9:33 a.m., Dan Margulis via Groups.Io wrote:
OK, we�re back in business. My prediction of having it fixed within an hour came true with about 37 seconds to spare. The order form has been reposted at the link below, and not only has my own test order been accepted but we also got three live ones in the few minutes its been back up. Thanks to Sterling and Damon Ledet for their diagnostic and surgical skills.

We apologize for the screwup and thank everyone again for their interest. I am repeating the original message for reference below. I will also start a new thread that repeats it, in view of the earlier chaos.

Dan Margulis



On Jan 10, 2020, at 6:51 AM, Dan Margulis via Groups.Io <dmargulis@...> wrote:

As can be seen from the posting time Sterling has been up most of the night finalizing this form. When I woke up he had sent it to me for an OK when I woke up. As we all know, the devil never sleeps, but I believe that Sterling does, so I�ve made an executive decision. In view of the extreme shortness of time I will refrain from turning it into a work of art and have now posted it to our files section, direct link

To reiterate some of the points:

*The thread in which so many members announced that they intended to buy, and sometimes buy multiple copies�that was advisory only. To actually get the book through this process you need to fill out the interactive PDF and fax or e-mail it per the instructions. And, because the pressrun starts Monday, we need this right away�not later than Tuesday for the new book, not later than tomorrow if you are trying to get a signed copy of Modern Photoshop Color Workflow.

*No payment is required when submitting the form. You will shortly after submitting it receive an automated invoice, which you can pay by Paypal, Venmo, credit card, digital check, or any major crypto. That final payment has to be received by Wednesday.

*The form also offers a large discount on copies of Modern Photoshop Color Workflow. I need to know in the next 24 hours how many copies I can try to put in my luggage. Note that Sterling has offered to send additional copies separately from Atlanta if I cannot bring enough to the printing. Those, however, won�t be autographed.

*The form has a comments field where you can request an autograph if possible. As I said to George earlier, I am told by the printer that this will work, but I can�t guarantee it. So if you don�t want the books shipped UNLESS they are autographed, put that in the comments field.

Thanks to Sterling for solving a lot of unforeseen technical issues with this process, and thanks to all of you for your great interest in this book, which caused us to be more optimistic about how many copies to print.

Dan Margulis


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Kevin Stecyk
 

Just a quick question: On the form it mentions that a 7.5% US Sales tax is added to all orders. Typically sales taxes are only levied against those who live in the country where the sales tax originates. So does this sales tax apply to those outside the US?

I raise this question in case this was overlooked.

Regardless of the answer, I will be placing my order today.

I want to thank Dan, Sterling, and everyone else who has helped in this process. I look forward to reading Dan's book.


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Dan Margulis
 

OK, we’re back in business. My prediction of having it fixed within an hour came true with about 37 seconds to spare. The order form has been reposted at the link below, and not only has my own test order been accepted but we also got three live ones in the few minutes its been back up. Thanks to Sterling and Damon Ledet for their diagnostic and surgical skills.

We apologize for the screwup and thank everyone again for their interest. I am repeating the original message for reference below. I will also start a new thread that repeats it, in view of the earlier chaos.

Dan Margulis



On Jan 10, 2020, at 6:51 AM, Dan Margulis via Groups.Io <dmargulis@...> wrote:

As can be seen from the posting time Sterling has been up most of the night finalizing this form. When I woke up he had sent it to me for an OK when I woke up. As we all know, the devil never sleeps, but I believe that Sterling does, so I’ve made an executive decision. In view of the extreme shortness of time I will refrain from turning it into a work of art and have now posted it to our files section, direct link

To reiterate some of the points:

*The thread in which so many members announced that they intended to buy, and sometimes buy multiple copies—that was advisory only. To actually get the book through this process you need to fill out the interactive PDF and fax or e-mail it per the instructions. And, because the pressrun starts Monday, we need this right away—not later than Tuesday for the new book, not later than tomorrow if you are trying to get a signed copy of Modern Photoshop Color Workflow.

*No payment is required when submitting the form. You will shortly after submitting it receive an automated invoice, which you can pay by Paypal, Venmo, credit card, digital check, or any major crypto. That final payment has to be received by Wednesday.

*The form also offers a large discount on copies of Modern Photoshop Color Workflow. I need to know in the next 24 hours how many copies I can try to put in my luggage. Note that Sterling has offered to send additional copies separately from Atlanta if I cannot bring enough to the printing. Those, however, won’t be autographed.

*The form has a comments field where you can request an autograph if possible. As I said to George earlier, I am told by the printer that this will work, but I can’t guarantee it. So if you don’t want the books shipped UNLESS they are autographed, put that in the comments field.

Thanks to Sterling for solving a lot of unforeseen technical issues with this process, and thanks to all of you for your great interest in this book, which caused us to be more optimistic about how many copies to print.

Dan Margulis


New file uploaded to colortheory@groups.io

colortheory@groups.io Notification <colortheory+notification@...>
 

Hello,

This email message is a notification to let you know that the following files have been uploaded to the Files area of the colortheory@groups.io group.

Uploaded By: Dan Margulis <dmargulis@...>

Description:
Second posting of order form for prepublication sale of On the Simultaneous Contrast of Colors (Chevreul). As pressrun begins Monday, this form is due by 5 pm Eastern time (22:00 GMT) on Tuesday 14 January. You will promptly receive an invoice, which must be paid by noon (17:00 GMT) on Wednesday 15. We apologize for previous problems that caused orders to be rejected; tests now indicate that the problem has been resolved.

Cheers,
The Groups.io Team


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Dan Margulis
 


On Jan 10, 2020, at 10:47 AM, Alec Dann via Groups.Io <alec.dann@...> wrote:

Please let us know when the form has been re-posted.  Looking forward to seeing it.  Alec
_._,_._,_
We are expecting a fix in the next hour. Thanks to everyone for their patience.

Dan Margulis


Re: White balance by guesswork?

Jean Dubois
 
Edited

Unless you've inspired this or I am misunderstanding, these people seem aware of this too ...

"The amount of color tint in shadows is different, at least visually, from the amount of tint in mid tones and highlights and it requires a different amount of correction."

http://lutify.me/free-white-balance-correction-luts-for-everyone

At least, it might be good for yet another variation (or 20) to add in... ;-)

Unless they are only useful for video footage...?

"Please bear in mind these LUTs expect normalised or log-corrected image to work properly. [...] The easiest way to accomplish this would be using one of our Log conversion LUTs from any of our paid packages."

Jean Dubois


Re: Free WordPress Theme for Photographers

Alec Dann
 

Thanks very much for posting.  I've been looking for a theme for my portfolio site but this one shares a limitation I've found in many themes which is a bias toward standardized aspect ratios and the tiling made possible by that.  When you are a designer working with stock or commissioned photos that you can crop any way you like, that is a useful approach, but it doesnt work so well for artwork where the aspect ratio (and orientation) is driven by other factors. 


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Alec Dann
 

Please let us know when the form has been re-posted.  Looking forward to seeing it.  Alec


Re: Heads up re ordering Chevreul book

Dan Margulis
 


On Jan 10, 2020, at 10:14 AM, Roberto Tartaglione <roberto@...> wrote:

I’m quite on the fence regarding the purchase of the book:  I thought Amazon would be a better choice but
checking on the Italian site, MPCW is offered at 170€ (so I assume will be almost the same for Chevreul book).
I don’t know what is the quotation at other Amazon vendors in Europe but
maybe  the pre-order + shipping fees would be however cheaper than purchasing at Amazon Italy.

I think I will wait for the right pre-order form.


It sounds like this answers Beat’s question as well as yours. In the U.S. Amazon charges a little less than €70 for MCPW. So apparently they wish to charge €100 extra for the privilege of buying in Europe. So I would say our $40 shipping charge is preferable.

Dan Margulis

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