One issue I see is that you have given photographers a great idea that is not too difficult to duplicate.
Yes! That`s what
I meant to say but didn`t say. :-) I looked at it, realized there were
some cool backgrounds, then said, "Jeez...I could probably do that
myself!" Then I saw there are only the 20 backgrounds per CD.
....Maybe the consumer market is where your product/idea/service would do better.
I think my
commentary skipped all that, and went on to the backgrounds being a
better idea for people without professional skills in a graphics
program. Richard and Rossb said it much better, and I just sort of
glommed onto the "regular people" thing.
the backgrounds definitely are very cool! And actually, some of them
would be a pain in the butt to recreate on my own, so I might consider
some of them. I`d agree that you should think about offering them individually on a
per-download payment. The only problem would be keeping them as layers,
but it could be an actual "Download" FTP from your site, in say, an
Adobe or Paint Shop Pro (or GIMP) format.
this with screensavers, where each one is a separate download, priced
individually. I also agree that the overwhelming number of users for
graphics programs haven`t any idea of how to work with layers and all
the other powerful tools.
On the other
hand, what about offering some tutorials on the site? Maybe some
downloadable eBooks? This seems to be a growing trend, and a way to
make extra money, as well as to offer an added value.