coming clean about clean color

I’m sitting here at my brother-in-law’s house being counseled on how to tell you all that the Clean Color Workflow Video will be delayed yet again. He says Apple does this all the time and not to sweat it. I hope that will fly. 😉

I want to be straight with you all so here’s the entire scoop. Beta testers received their DVD bundles this weekend and there are two unresolved issues that are holding up the release. I have really promising leads on how to fix both of the issues but I need some time to work them out. I simply cannot release a product that is buggy or doesn’t work properly. You guys have been so encouraging, excited and kind about the tutorial and it has meant so much to me. The product is ready and I’m so proud of it. The issues come from establishing a proper (and working) means of delivery. When it’s finally ready for release I am confident you will love it.


I’m about to kick off my busiest photography season of the year. Couple that with regular life commitments and there’s not a ton of extra time to focus on this project. Which means I can’t tell you an exact release date. I still have high hopes for this month. But it could be next. Or (gulp) 2011. Please, please hang with me and trust me that I’m working hard to make sure the product you receive is everything you’re hoping for. And more.

jaymeeOctober 10, 2010 - 1:04 pm

don’t sweat it – you’re worth the wait. : )

KyraOctober 10, 2010 - 2:02 pm

I say anyone who is kind enough to share a photo of her laundry room in order to make other moms out there feel better about themselves can take her sweet time!!! I’m sure it will be fabulous whenever it is released 🙂

DebbieOctober 10, 2010 - 3:04 pm

No worries! You can’t stress about things that are completely out of your control. Disappointed? Sure. Mad? NO WAY! You are such a wonderful person to share your work with all of us in the first place. It will be wonderful no matter when I get it, I’m sure! Thank you for keeping us posted on the progress.

Lisa SmileyOctober 10, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Thanks for the update, Erin. Good luck with it and with all your coming sessions. You’re gonna rock them, of course. Blessings!

JenOctober 10, 2010 - 3:44 pm

Thanks for the update! Can’t wait until it’s ready!

gretchenOctober 10, 2010 - 4:30 pm

no worries!! Just makes me anticipate the release even more!!! I know it will be worth the wait 😉

MarissaOctober 10, 2010 - 4:50 pm

I was worried you would say that! I am only disappointed because I am soooo excited to get your dvd! Well, on the bright side, if the worst case scenario comes true, at least I will have Christmas money to spend on it!

Stacey ROctober 10, 2010 - 5:53 pm

I know it’s going to be great and worth the wait!

ShonnaOctober 10, 2010 - 5:53 pm

I’m sad, but sure don’t want you to worry! I know you are just as sad as we are, if not more!!!!! We know you are doing everything you can to make this happen for us and we love you for it! 🙂 No worries!!!!!

AnonymousOctober 10, 2010 - 6:21 pm

We will wait until you are ready to send it out. I am excited about it.

MelanieOctober 10, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Sorry, that previous comment was me:)

JJOctober 10, 2010 - 6:47 pm

WAAAAAAAA WAAAAAA. LOL No temper tantrum just bawling this time. :0) Seriously , I am so looking forward to it whether this month or 2011. So thankful you are doing this,giddy excited about it.It will feel like Christmas no matter when I get it!!

Casey MooreOctober 10, 2010 - 7:58 pm

It will definitely be worth the wait! No worries!! 🙂
and…. THANK YOU for posting a picture of your laundry room, LOL! I feel sometimes like I am the only mom/wife/woman that struggles juggling work, family and life in general and I really appreciate a TRUE representation of everyday life! Love that quote on the wall!! I just might have to “steal” that for my home too (if you don’t mind)!!
Thanks so much Erin! You are THE best!! 🙂

lettyOctober 11, 2010 - 2:00 am

WAITING,and WAITING,for as long as it will take to get a copy of your workflow. Can’t wait to see what steps I’m missing to achieve your clean pp looks…..and here I go, A WAITING, A WAITING, A WAITING,……

KathyOctober 11, 2010 - 4:00 am

Erin, you are being upfront and honest and truly it will be worth the wait. Would be great if it was a christmas present but (gulp) if it has to be 2011, then it has to be 2011. We will all still buy it. It’s out of your hands and we know that you have done the bulk of the work now so just let nature take it’s course and don’t keep apologizing…we are all here just waiting in the wings. Kathy (Australia)

nancy bootheOctober 11, 2010 - 6:19 am

So what? That’s the way it goes with tech. Happy to wait. You. Are. Awesome!

Rebecca BrighamOctober 11, 2010 - 7:11 am

Your brother-in-law is right. Don’t sweat it. When it comes it comes… and we all know it will be amazing! Thanks so much for working hard to get it right.

ClaireOctober 11, 2010 - 7:29 am

Apple DOES do this all the time, and we all wait patiently and line up at the store for it when it is finally released. The same will happen here! =) Looking forward to it, whenever that might be! Thank you for doing such a thorough and amazing job on it!

Taunya CastilloOctober 11, 2010 - 7:48 am

I am so excited about this release and have no problem waiting. As grown ups we try to teach our children they cannot have everything in life NOW just because they want it. We can learn from that lesson ourselves and then we can appreciate the things we wait for even more, because isn’t that what we are trying to teach them appreciation. Take your time!! Really no body wants to work w/ a buggy program and many companies push out products w/o these last steps taken, so I thank you!

Lorena MoraOctober 11, 2010 - 9:43 am

Who does that? You know share a workflow video to help us understand and help us make our photos better? The Awesome Erin Cobb that’s who. Don’t sweat it, I’m sure everyone is as excited as I am and willing to wait until it passes whatever it needs to pass to be sent out. Hopefully it’s this year but if it has to be next year then I will continue waiting. I do have one question, is this dvd only playable on computer or on dvd player? I figure I can use my computer while I watch the dvd on tv but not sure if that’s what it is or just for computer. Not too technical savvy over here, LOL.

KatieOctober 11, 2010 - 10:07 am

By all means – would much rather get the finished product later instead of getting it now and it being “buggy”!!! Don’t sweat it! I just appreciate your putting it together in the first place!! 🙂

KarenOctober 11, 2010 - 11:15 am

Don’t worry! When it’s ready, it’s ready. We’ll all be here. I can’t wait to try it, but I also want it to be right. Your brother is right – this happens ALL the time. Deep breaths…it’ll all work out.

CarlieOctober 11, 2010 - 12:28 pm

Take your time and don’t feel bad about the delay! 🙂

KellyWOctober 11, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Who wouldn’t wait a bit to get a better end product? Glad to know you are being diligent about quality control. Looking forward to learning from you, whenever that turns out to be!

Colleen SheehyOctober 11, 2010 - 2:50 pm

I’m still excited. And don’t worry. 🙂

JanetOctober 11, 2010 - 5:29 pm

You know, I’m sure that your product is going to be top of the line! I can wait. It will be just that much sweeter! Thanks for keeping us up to date. Janet – WI

DebbieOctober 11, 2010 - 7:50 pm

Thanks for keeping us up to date!! I’m happy that you’re taking such great care to make sure the product will be it’s absolute best, and that’s definitely worth waiting for!! So no worries on the delay….The waiting will be worth it in the end!! 🙂

DEniSEOctober 11, 2010 - 8:54 pm

keep me updated on the progress.

LisaOctober 12, 2010 - 3:24 am

I have no doubt that it’ll be well worth the wait! I’m really looking forward to its release, no matter when it is!!

KelliOctober 12, 2010 - 10:05 am

I’m getting it no matter when it comes out. I’ll be shooting a million photos in Disneyland and at a wedding in California in 2 weeks. I’m sure it will come in handy.

janelOctober 13, 2010 - 6:55 pm

I hope you are not stressing over this too is kind of like having a baby….it is delivered when it is supposed to be… will just make it all the more fun when we are able to get it. No problem.

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