One of my favorite regional candies is the Idaho Spud, a delicious mound of chocolate dipped marshmallow and coconut that's shaped like a...you guessed it...like a potato. Mmm, that's good eatin', and you don't even need to cover it with sour cream and chives to enjoy it. They play up the potato connection by calling it "the candy bar that makes Idaho famous" and the package is brown with a lot of little red eyes all over it. Looks like a potato, but we know better, right?
Last time I was in Seattle I went to a drug store that featured a lot of regional candies from the Pacific Northwest and brought home a big sack of chocolate for myself...and because sharing is fun, for my good pal John and the delightful Randi, too. Among 'em, of course, were several yummy Idaho Spuds. When the chocolate was all too quickly gone, we still had an assortment of delightful candy wrappers, colorful and exotic. I told Randi I would scan all the candy wrapped so she could do a LiveJournal post about them. So yes, I scanned 'em all. I opened the files in Photoshop Elementsit's easy, even with hoovesand sized 'em down to posting side.
Except: Every. Single. Time. I open the Idaho Spud file Photoshop Elements runs and runs and run and runs and the li'l colored Mac pinwheel spins round and round and round and round for minutes and minutes at a time...and then...boom, it crashes. Why's it doing that? Well, I get a progress bar just before it does so. It tells me...
(Wait for it, folks)
...that it's looking for and trying to fix...
(I absolutely swear this is true)
red eyes in the image.
Now that's a literal Photoshop. I imagine if I asked it to process an image of the movie poster from this film, it would blow up my computer. Don't worry, I ain't gonna risk it. But why not try it out for yourself? An Idaho Spud, that isnot trying to break your Photoshop software. Order up a box and see for yourself: no melted butter necessary. Idaho Spuds: them's good eatin'. Just not very good scanning.