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Feb 08, 2011 22:31 as a reply to  @ post 11248990 |  #61

nice thread, good info. thanks!


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Feb 09, 2011 09:35 |  #62

Peter, which theme did you choose on their site, the closest one I can find and my best guess is the Gallery theme in the panoramic section. Your book looked great and I plan on making some for my brides this year.


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Feb 09, 2011 11:44 |  #63

Ok, since I dont really know much about photoshop and softproofing, should I just have adorama do their color correction? Printing at home I use a ilford paper profile in lightroom and that works great but Ive never done any work with ICC profiles in photoshop.


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Feb 09, 2011 21:14 |  #64

gh patriot wrote in post #11808092 (external link)
Peter, which theme did you choose on their site, the closest one I can find and my best guess is the Gallery theme in the panoramic section. Your book looked great and I plan on making some for my brides this year.

choose "General" then "Build Your Own" this will give you a blank pages

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Ok, since I dont really know much about photoshop and softproofing, should I just have adorama do their color correction? Printing at home I use a ilford paper profile in lightroom and that works great but Ive never done any work with ICC profiles in photoshop.

I looked at your Flickr and you know about post processing so I wouldn't let Adorampix do color correction. IMO, color correction is for people who send in snapshots straight from camera. I'm not sure what ilford profile looks like. But if you have a chance you should try looking at your pics with Adorama's ICC profile in Photoshop. Good luck :)


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Feb 09, 2011 21:22 |  #65

gh patriot wrote in post #11808898 (external link)
Ok, since I dont really know much about photoshop and softproofing, should I just have adorama do their color correction? Printing at home I use a ilford paper profile in lightroom and that works great but Ive never done any work with ICC profiles in photoshop.

I didn't have time to soft proof and edit all of the images for the book they did for me, so I let Adoramapix do the color correction. Instead of using some sort of auto-correction, their tech evaluates contrast, density and color balance for each individual image and adjusts as required. Sure, I believe I could have done a bit better job (most likely just a difference in taste), however the results were still terrific.

If you're new to PS or have never soft proofed before, chances are Adoramapix's technician will give you a better result.


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Feb 10, 2011 00:25 as a reply to  @ Bob_A's post |  #66

Just ordered a photobook of my recent backlighting series. It's now 2 weeks for lab time, was 1 week when I ordered the first time. Suspect they're becoming more popular. I'll make another video review when I get the photobook. I think someone from Adoramapix should bump up my order on the build list since I made a positive first video lol ;)

Here's what the photobook looks like online when you're finished. I wish there was a way to strip all the Adoromapix logos from this page so clients can't see it. So for now, depending on the client, I've resorted to taking screen shots of each page for them to review prior to ordering. btw highly recommend letting clients review the book first. Had a client who was mad that "tops of her heads were chopped off. That's my edit style lol. Re-did another book for her. It's good thing Adorama saves the books for few months.

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Feb 10, 2011 01:09 |  #67

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Just ordered a photobook of my recent backlighting series. It's now 2 weeks for lab time, was 1 week when I ordered the first time. Suspect they're becoming more popular. I'll make another video review when I get the photobook. I think someone from Adoramapix should bump up my order on the build list since I made a positive first video lol ;)

Here's what the photobook looks like online when you're finished. I wish there was a way to strip all the Adoromapix logos from this page so clients can't see it. So for now, depending on the client, I've resorted to taking screen shots of each page for them to review prior to ordering. btw highly recommend letting clients review the book first. Had a client who was mad that "tops of her heads were chopped off. That's my edit style lol. Re-did another book for her. It's good thing Adorama saves the books for few months.

http://www.adoramapix.​com …hting-series-1/znctwb2fvu (external link)


Good idea with the screenshots, I probably wouldn't have thought of that and thanks for the tips on the books. Im looking forward to making some of my own.


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Feb 10, 2011 03:01 |  #68

Peter that looks sick dude. Yeah the preview is real slick. I did the same thing with some clients of mine, I screen-shot the pages and had them preview it after cropping. I'm sure if they were to offer this sans branding the price would have to go up.
I like how you use the vertical books too, instead of the landscape books. Definitely gonna have to put together a compilation of folio stuff and get one printed up. I like your minimalistic cover design choice too.
FWIW, I just got a blurb book I made from my vacation to Colorado. It looks OK, but even with 'premium' paper, it doesn't hold a candle next to Adorama.




  
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Feb 10, 2011 10:42 |  #69

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Hi Steve,

They look quite good. Unfortunately looks like they are in the US though, not UK?

Do you have photobooks made here in the UK, ep? I've only ever had a few done, at bobbooks.co.uk they came out really good, and everyone was pleased with them.


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Feb 10, 2011 11:05 |  #70

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Peter that looks sick dude. Yeah the preview is real slick. I did the same thing with some clients of mine, I screen-shot the pages and had them preview it after cropping. I'm sure if they were to offer this sans branding the price would have to go up.
I like how you use the vertical books too, instead of the landscape books. Definitely gonna have to put together a compilation of folio stuff and get one printed up. I like your minimalistic cover design choice too.
FWIW, I just got a blurb book I made from my vacation to Colorado. It looks OK, but even with 'premium' paper, it doesn't hold a candle next to Adorama.

Thx Sam! Yeah, wish Adoramapix would offer a more elegant solution than screenshots for photographers to use for clients. The price I charge for a photobook is as much as the photoshoot charge. And if a client finds Adoramapix's prices after seeing their logo on the preview page, they may balk. But it's the hours of photoshop clients are paying for.

Almost went with the landscape book but I like the way vertical opens like a magazine. Also, went with the 12x9 vertical book because each pic spread is HUGE ;)


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Feb 16, 2011 12:13 |  #71

Is there an easy way to use AdoramaPix to make an 8x10 proof book with 4 images per page and include the file name below each image. I figured it out manually but it took a while. Is there a way to save a template you designed?


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Feb 17, 2011 08:54 |  #72

Yes you can save your templates. You can create one spread template (your 4 images per page) and then duplicate that layout over and over as you go. Its fairly simple. You can then just add the different pics into the layout on each seperate page.


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Feb 17, 2011 13:03 |  #73

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Yes you can save your templates. You can create one spread template (your 4 images per page) and then duplicate that layout over and over as you go. Its fairly simple. You can then just add the different pics into the layout on each seperate page.


Thanks, it worked just spiffy, what a time saver.


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Mar 09, 2011 11:30 as a reply to  @ gh patriot's post |  #74

new Adoramapix 12" x 9" photobook came in. Like the first book it's vibrant, nice thick photographic paper, lays flat... did a quick video review :)

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Mar 09, 2011 12:53 |  #75

Wow that looks awesome, question, how did you build the covers? Was the silver an option or an image you used? And also how did you upload your wordmark with transparencies, cause when I upload my logo onto the book (.png interlaced) it flattens the transparency.


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