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Photo Books
A Quick Overview
Photo books Advantages •  Popular and sophis1cated way of prin1ng digital photos •  Allows for crea1vity – custom books simple and straigh<orward •  All about choice Disadvantages •  Very 1me consuming and confusing to pick a photo book company •  Can be challenging to choose photos for book •  Mistakes easily made without experience and good edi1ng •  Purpose of book is the major influence on cost and affects choices of quality, layout, etc •  The quality of the materials , the construc1on and the vibrancy of the color vary significantly across books. Photo Book Must Haves •  Customizable print quality Good paper quality – (sturdiness, heO, opaque) Custom cover and sizing op1ons Affordable price (get a deal! ) Op1onal features offering high resolu1on uploads Easy organiza1on of photos •  Good • 
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layouts (allows for crea1ve freedom) So Many Variables! •  Covers -­‐ soO cover vs hardcover •  Paper quality – usually 100 lbs –– higher paper weight does not always mean beWer paper •  Reflec1veness of paper – higher gloss is more photograph-­‐like •  Sizes and shapes – square, horizontal, ver1cal •  Number of pages -­‐ watch added costs here •  Edges of photos – vigneWe tool •  Bindings -­‐ affects presenta1on and durability •  Resolu1on of photos (300 dpi. -­‐ aWen1on to photo’s pixel dimensions) •  Variety of layouts – based on personal taste Bindings Lay flat photo books •  allows pages to stay open and remain completely flat, very narrow guWer •  They look more high-­‐end and generally more professional in appearance. •  some have no guWer -­‐ don’t lose any of the image in the spine of the book. Flush mount •  lays flat, generally printed on actual photo paper •  pages are thicker and do not bend as easily Layout Create a focal point (busy layouts are distrac1ng) Less is more Create diverse and balanced layouts Convey a story – chronological for example Narrow down photos to best ones Add a personal touch For ease, use established layouts – duplicate or change color or flip layout •  Highlight the best photos • 
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Sugges1ons and Tips • 
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ShiO photos to leO or right to avoid cu^ng off images in binding Neutral black backgrounds not always the best for all photos Use photos of signs instead of adding a cap1on Double check alignments Spelling and typos – careful of copying forma^ng codes Consistency -­‐ consistent in both font size and type Pop ups for resolu1on do not indicate if photo is too light or too dark, etc. Err on the side of brightening photos. Thickness of paper implies quality and durability Some Photo book Companies • 
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Photobooks Canada photobooks.ca Picaboo picaboo.com Blurb blurb.ca ShuWerfly Canada shuWerfly.com SmileBooks Canada smilebooks.ca Apple aperture Canada apple.com/ca/aperture Walmart Independent Grocer Costco on site – bound photographs on site – bound photographs on site My publisher Mixbook mypublisher.com mixbook.com 

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