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Apr 07, 2012 08:50 |  #1

Does anyone use Blurb to make books or portfolios?


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Apr 07, 2012 14:36 |  #2

Yes. I have a 120-page coffee book called Along the Road (external link) that I sell. I also have two paperback books that I created for family snapshots and give them as Christmas presents.


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Apr 07, 2012 14:46 |  #3

cool

sounds good?


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Apr 07, 2012 16:21 |  #4

Mike, a couple of your pages don't look right with firefox browser. The link to buy prints at top and the purchase link at the bottom, both have text on top of text.


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Apr 07, 2012 16:31 |  #5

Im worried about image quality
mine not theirs
does it have noise reducing and sharpening

My pics kinda suck


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Apr 07, 2012 17:16 |  #6

davtackett wrote in post #14226591 (external link)
Mike, a couple of your pages don't look right with firefox browser. The link to buy prints at top and the purchase link at the bottom, both have text on top of text.

I'm using Firefox 11.0 on a XP and I don't see any issues. Do you have a screen print?

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Im worried about image quality
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does it have noise reducing and sharpening

My pics kinda suck

I don't know if Blurb has a NR or sharpness. I processed my images before I uploaded them to Blurb.


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Apr 07, 2012 17:54 as a reply to  @ Hikin Mike's post |  #7

Ok I can do that:

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and here is the page url: http://www.imagesinthe​backcountry.com/purcha​se.html (external link)


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Apr 07, 2012 18:41 |  #8
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I've used Blurb a number of times and have never been disappointed with the results...


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Apr 07, 2012 18:52 |  #9

Im failing at using it
got 1 pic done
cant figure out how to add pics to other pages

damn Im a DA


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Apr 07, 2012 19:35 |  #10

davtackett wrote in post #14226991 (external link)
Ok I can do that:

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and here is the page url: http://www.imagesinthe​backcountry.com/purcha​se.html (external link)

Yikes! :oops:

I got it fixed...thanks! :D


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Apr 07, 2012 20:32 |  #11

burnet44 wrote in post #14226638 (external link)
Im worried about image quality
mine not theirs
does it have noise reducing and sharpening

My pics kinda suck

Do all of that in whatever image editing program you use.

I have night racing shots, taken at ISO 800 and the black skies come out clean as could be. I am really happy with the quality for the price of the books.

http://www.blurb.com/b​ookstore/detail/295353​2 (external link)

The photo on page 4 is as clean in the book as it is in a professional print.


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Apr 07, 2012 20:50 |  #12

I think blurb is simple low cost.
I made this book Pat in lightroom 4 others with Fotofushion and then upload.

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Apr 09, 2012 16:11 |  #13

I've never had good results from Blurb. At the time (~6 months ago, last attempt) I used their Booksmart software on premium (but not pro-line) paper. The printer resolution is approximately 150lpi, with very noticeable halftone patterns - far too low for a book in your lap. This was after a re-print. Skin-tones looked particularly horrendous.


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Apr 28, 2012 15:21 |  #14

I have used them only once, about 9 months ago. Used pro paper and 300 dpi. The pictures we not smooth at all. All grainy if you hold the book in your lap.
I've had the same pics printed individually from another internet printing site and they looked great. Not sure what happened with Blurb, but that cost me $150 for a mediocre quality printing. I will need to print another similar book in the next 3 months, but I'm afraid to use them again.


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Apr 28, 2012 20:02 |  #15

I got LR4
I think it says I can make a book with it?


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