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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.
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Once you've decided on a binding style the size option is pretty easy. Remember, different binding styles offer different sizes. For example, in the Wire-bound book here I could choose between large and medium. You'll notice that the page size is quite different. We go from an 11 x 8.5 inch book on the large size versus a smaller 8 x 6. The difference in price is pretty astonishing. The book actually ends up being about half the cost.
Adding additional pages is also less, because what happens here is the pages are smaller so they don't need to charge as much for additional pages. If you're looking to save the most money and you just want to do a small book, these books are quite affordable. However, they're only sold in three packs. What I like about these small picture books is they've become an excellent way to put a bunch of pictures together to share with others. Now this small book only offers a single theme. It's really basic, but think of this as a great alternative to buying postcards on vacation.
Instead of just getting a postcard book with a bunch of other peoples' pictures, you can go ahead and collect your favorite pictures from a trip and share them. If you want to take great pictures of the kids and send them to the grandparents and the relatives, this is a great book. If you're looking for a stocking stuffer or a wedding favor or a thank you gift for people who came to the wedding or the anniversary party, these are great ways of saving and sharing pictures that are mass distributed. You're looking at $4.00 a book and very cheap to add extra pages.
So as a memento these small books are quite popular. On the Hardcover book you have extra cost for both the individual pages and the book itself with the hardcover. This is the more archival quality, designed to be left on a shelf, designed to hold up for years. So when you collect those pictures from your kids and you want them to be able to share them with their children, this is the book that's designed to hold up for many, many years. The extra large book is a great option.
Do keep in mind though at $50.00 a book to start and a $1.50 for the extra pages, this will add up. However, what you're creating here is a coffee table book that looks beautiful, very high quality printing and very reasonable to work with. So you can decide which one you want to use, just make sure you keep an eye on the budget as you start to build the book out.
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