I'm seriously considering starting work on a project that will utilize my best rocket pictures from the past 2-3 years and am looking for feedback on several things, especially from people who have my original screen saver.
I've been to 5 major launches since LDRS 21. The source material would be from Three Oaks, MI launches in November 2002, April 2003, November 2004, NYPOWER X, and Southern Thunder 2004.
My primary question is distribution which could very well determine content.
For the original screen saver, which had 140 collage images, I had a professional CD pressed which included the screen saver executable in 4 different resolutions as well as all the raw images (for all resolutions). This turned out to be around 200 MB of data.
This time around, I'm debating the merits of direct download from my website. The issue is, of course, bandwidth - from both my hosting capacity and the target user's ability to download huge files.
If I go the direct download route, I'd probably not package everything together and just offer the screen saver executable (not the raw images).
Another option it to just offer up a zip file of the raw images without even creating a screen saver. Basically, just a "Best of" type collection of images.
The download route would avoid packaging and shipping costs but would probably limit content to some degree.
I'm leaning towards creating another CD so I don't have to worry about content size or running into bandwidth issues. I would most likely create CDRs this time around instead of having a professional CD pressed to control costs.
I suppose offering both download or CD (at a higher cost) is an option as well.
Also, last time around I purposely didn't include people in any of the images to keep it rockets only. Would you guys like to see some images of people (maybe yourself!!) in some of the new collage images?
Please let me know what you think. Feel free to email me directly if you'd like at firstname.lastname@example.org.