January 04, 2012
So I think Kodak stole my artistic genius.
Picture it -- Tarrytown, December 2010: We wanted to send one of those photo holiday cards to everyone, but we didn't have one particularly good photo of the four of us. Instead, we decided to go with a "year in review" approach, and show one photo from each month. I couldn't really find a design like that, so I decided to make my own. I realized I could fit 12 photos around the border perfectly, while maintaining the right aspect ratio. I printed it as a standard photo on KodakGallery, and I was pretty happy with the result:
Aren't we adorable.
Fast forward a year, and I go back to kodakgallery to pick a card to send this year. I see these cards:
Those jerks stole my card! Cleverly, they made them different enough to prevent me from releasing my team of attorneys on them. Not putting our actual pictures in was a particularly wise move of their part.
In all honesty, putting 12 photos around the edge of a card isn't exactly rocket science. And who knows, maybe these cards were there last year, and I just missed them. But I like to think I was ripped off, as it makes me feel like I have skills.