Explanation for quick learners:
Check the list for the file name your actually want to use:
You do not find it? Fine, you are the first come, -first serve. Drop me an E-mail that you definitely will use it. I put if on the list for others to see.
You found it on the list? Congratulations, you lost. Somebody already uses it and has already dropped me a mail to put it on the list so you know it is already used. So, please start over and find an other, unused one. With more than 35.000 images online that shouldnít be too hard, right? Than go ahead and figure out what to do next. You did? Great, click here If you still donít know what to do now, you just got caught as a cheater. You sneaked in the fast learner group, although you really belong in the second one. That means you need to stand in line for the second chapter down below.
Explanations for not that quick learners, AKA Chief Editorís:
Now that we have arrived in the digital world, we need to learn some new facts. One of the many good ones is that we donít have to track down slides, all is here on my data storage ready to go, hopefully.
We sure will not miss those days when the art director from that German Magazine wanted to have the slide from that prefect Windham Whip. Unfortunately it was on the plane to the Australian No Fear Importer and wasnít planning to return back in time. What a hassle, a waste of time and opportunities.
Nowadays I have an unlimited amount of perfect copies to go everywhere at the same time and make them all happy, right?
Well, as long as my clients live in different continents of that planet of ours, yes.
But how do competing clients, especially magazines from one market know that their chosen image will not be used by their competition? Well, they donít, unless you help yourself now. Of course I could say, that my German High Speed Brain keeps track of them all and makes sure to keep track who got whatÖ.
Think again. With a brain like that I probably would run the NASA, the CIA or teach open-heart surgery. Grawling in the dirt, while aiming big bucks camera equipment at passing by dirt bikes, only to get roosted bad, is a pretty good proof that my brain function isnít that great, as my mum used to say. I know about my limitations.
Thatís why I have created this list. Here is how it works:
As soon as you have decided to use a special image you go to this site and check if an other magazine has already put their name on it, that means it will show up here in that list. If you see the file name or thumbnail of it, your dreams are toast. Go to my site and get a new one. Itís easier than getting a new life, my friend, so forget about those suicidal thoughts.
As son as you have that new one (image or life), or in case that your first pick one wasnít used yet, drop me immediately an e-mail to Frank@Hoppenworld.com. I will put that image on the list right away and the next one who intends to use it will find out that it is already used. He also knows that his great idea and vision of a bitchin page is toast now and has to start over again. I could now say: íEarly Bird catches the worm or something like thatí, but as a serious entrepreneur I do not.
Good idea, right! But only as good as you work with this program. Checking the list and sending e-mails to me makes it work or not. Be good!
Of course, we can also be a huge family and get along, which means that we donít care if this other magazine has already used an image. We just see the beauty in a picture and care about how to print it well.
And I wouldnít have to create this stupid list.
But than again, there would probably be no anger or greed amongst us, and who really would like that to happen?
So, those of you, who donít play well with each other, be good and play fair, at least.
I hope you understood this brief explanation and find it useful. If not, I really hate to bring this news to you:
Your job is demanding too much from you. Step down on that career ladder and do something more easily. Buy a camera and become a professional photographer!
Done? This brings you back to the list.