My friend Wendie is back from Japan. I suggested she use Picasa to download and ‘improve’ her photos and Picasaweb to display them to her friends. They’re both products from the “Google Boys.” They make their money if you have your photos professionally printed and use them as the middleman.
When she saw how all of this worked, and how easy it would be to pass the photos to her friends and family, she was pretty happy.
The truth is, there are lots of these hidden gems on the Internet – little out-of-the-way places that perform amazing time saving or value adding work, usually with no cost to you.
My dad, who teaches computing to lots of the seniors at his condo complex, sees this kind of result all the time. It’s part of the reason he’s a minor deity in Palm Beach County.
Here is the result of Wendie’s work.