I am OK with Niko 'terminating' this - I just have to share what I have just gone through or I'm going to hit the wall in my office very hard indeed!
I have been working my way through about 300 shots, where most of them were taken by other people on P&S cameras and a few were taken on dSLR cameras. None were taken by me or anyone else with any kind of photo training.
Most were (at best) fuzzy and/or wrongly exposed, and/or poorly composed and a few were also just outright blurred. Some were 1 or 2MP is size and a few were 5MP, so some editing is going to be possible, but as about 20 of them were only 4x5" prints, this is going to be a long and difficult job.
The idea here is for me to pick out perhaps 30 or so "best" ones and do some minor editing and cropping on them so they could be used on a revolving display (a bit like a slide show) at an event. I'll be lucky at the end of this all, to get about 10 that are decent. Oh yes, and the display for the slide show? A 50" HDTV.
The client asked me: "Can't you just Photoshop them so they look good?"
As they say in a certain movie, "In space, none can hear you scream."
I'll just go and throw myself off the top floor of a building ...... ;-)