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Trying to find the best photo book printer

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  • fotojenic777
    Hi
    There was a period when photo books were not available from Apple. However you can now order them from within the Photos app. I have ordered many from Aperture and now one from Photos. It looks identical to the earlier books. My only comment would be that there are fewer settings in the Photos app than in Aperture.
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  • NNN636536380059049157
    I was wondering if anyone figured this out. My question is 2 fold.

    1) can you make a book within capture one? If not what is the best option ? As the other user mentioned, I like flexibility on design - both layout and for images. I find that snapfish type books mostly have square photos which doesn't work wrlll with the majority of my landscape and portrait photos which are cropped so don't have extra room to cut out. And 2) the quality was low. I also tried amazon primes photo book and was not impressed with the final product- images were a little blurry and. Let a professional looking book like aperture.

    2) for the photo books I have already made on aperture, what is the best option to print.

    Thanks!
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  • Ian Leslie
    I have not made a book since switching away from LR. I personally have been quite happy with blurb and would use them again. My current thought is to try one of two ways to go: Export the images I want from C1 to TIFF
  • and import them into LR to create a book just like I have in the past

  • or use blub's tool to work from those same files


  • I think I will start with option 2) since I am giving up on LR after all and I hear that the Blurb tool has some additional options that might fun.
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  • Dave R
    IanL wrote:
    I have not made a book since switching away from LR. I personally have been quite happy with blurb and would use them again. My current thought is to try one of two ways to go: Export the images I want from C1 to TIFF
  • and import them into LR to create a book just like I have in the past

  • or use blub's tool to work from those same files


  • I think I will start with option 2) since I am giving up on LR after all and I hear that the Blurb tool has some additional options that might fun.

    Your 2 is the way my wife and I work. I export 100% quality full size jpegs from Capture One. My wife imports the jpegs into the Blurb desktop application (much more comprehensive than the cut down Lightroom version) and creates the book.
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  • Ian Leslie
    David532 wrote:

    Your 2 is the way my wife and I work. I export 100% quality full size jpegs from Capture One. My wife imports the jpegs into the Blurb desktop application (much more comprehensive than the cut down Lightroom version) and creates the book.


    Funny you say that. My wife has made a lot more books than I have too. In our case she did them all in LR so I am unsure if she will want to learn a new tool for the next one or not. I guess I'll find out.
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  • Bernard Boudon
    Hello,

    To build your book you can use the very flexible SmartAlbums software:


    With that tool you can export your album to pdf and print it where your want. Most companies like blurb accept Pdf to make book.

    Like you, I come from Aperture, and really you can do better book with SmartAlbums. I love the ability to build your own template.

    Ok the price is a little expensive for a personal usage but you can try it for free for 15 days.

    Have fun with your albums... and capture one 😄
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  • Pavel Voronenko
    I'm using fundydesigner.com for my albums.
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