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Creating Digital Photobooks: How to Design and Self-Publish Your Own Books, Albums and Exhibition Catalogues download ebook

by Tim Daly

Creating Digital Photobooks: How to Design and Self-Publish Your Own Books, Albums and Exhibition Catalogues download ebook
ISBN:
1902538552
ISBN13:
978-1902538556
Author:
Tim Daly
Publisher:
Aurum Press (April 1, 2010)
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128 pages
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Rating:
4.9

Tim Daly is author of several books for Argentum, including The Digital Printing .

Tim Daly is author of several books for Argentum, including The Digital Printing Handbook, Creating Exhibition-Quality Digital Prints and The Digital Colour Printing Handbook. He writes regularly for magazines including AG, Black and White Photography and Better Digital Photography. If I do a photo book layout myself, I would use Open Source software like Scribus rather than Adobe InDesign. So, actually I did not want a book telling me how to use Adobe's product.

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English Photographer Tim Daly has provided a useful guide to making digital photobooks and provided sources for getting the work done. This 160-page illustrated digital photobook consists of seven chapters along with a short introduction and sections called "References and resources," "Jargon buster" and a useful index. The various illustrated chapters are on "Printing-on-Demand," "Inspirational Themes," "Image file preparation,""Book Design Tools,""Layout Styles,""Type and Page Design" and Alternative Styles.

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This book describes the most effective ways of using them. It illustrates the complete process from concept development and design to selling your books on-line. It also shows examples of photobooks and personal design styles. Tim Daly is author of several books for Argentum, including The Digital Printing Handbook, Creating Exhibition-Quality Digital Prints and The Digital Colour Printing Handbook.

2 people are interested in this title. We receive fewer than 1 copy every 6 months. Revealing the simple techniques for creating unique, high quality prints from home with the advancement of digital printing technology, this handy DIY guide illustrates that the costs and complications of printing and displaying photographic work can been dramatically reduced.

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Revealing the simple techniques for creating unique, high quality prints from home with the advancement of digital printing technology, this handy DIY guide illustrates that the costs and complications of printing and displaying photographic work can been dramatically reduced. Whether promoting work, creating a record of a personal project, or designing something as personal as a photo album, this easy-to-follow instructional shows how to use a desktop computer to design, print, advertise, and distribute a sleek and stylish photobook with relative ease. Filled with step-by-step instructions and diagrams, this pragmatic and economical manual is a perfect resource for manufacturing a unique and high quality product for professional or personal use.

Reviews:
  • Kale
Even after he retired, my father, who was a printer, kept setting type for another printer who specialized in self-published books. Also, a relative self-published a boring book of his ideas on geo-politics which everyone in the family was forced to read. I developed a disdain for so called "vanity books." That is, until I held my first self-published Blurb book of photographs in my hand, and marveled that I had created a book. What was even better was that it only cost me $22.50 and that I didn't have an attic full of copies that I had to buy to make a production run from a printing press.

Now, anyone with a computer and digital photography files can create a book of his or her photographs on demand using an on-line printer. The problem is that the saying garbage in, garbage out still applies. Removing the garbage from what goes in to a digital photo book is the aim of "Creating Digital Photobooks: How to design and self-publish your own books, albums and exhibition catalogs." Most of the content references the capabilities of the on-line printer Blurb.com to illustrate the process but it is easily translatable to other on-line printers like Lulu.

Two different threads appear in the book. Daly often suggests general ideas and approaches for photo books and then, on the other hand, goes into technical details on preparation and execution. As a general introduction the book is good, although many photographers who have a thorough knowledge of the capabilities of image editing software like Photoshop can learn the same information by going to a publisher's site.

Regrettably, the author often doesn't go into enough detail to help a new book producer. For example, one of the biggest complaints from Blurb users is that the color of images in the finished book doesn't match what the user saw on his or her monitor. The problem is lack of a color-managed workflow by the user. Daly advises the reader on the importance of monitor calibration, but goes on to say that soft proofing for Blurb is difficult, since ICC profiles are only available to business users. (Soft proofing is the process of viewing and modifying an image in Photoshop so that it resembles what the picture will look like when printed using a particular paper and printer.) It is true that until recently Blurb did not provide profiles, but a search of the Blurb forums would have revealed a link to a site where an appropriate profile could be downloaded. And since Daly's book went to print, Blurb has also made the profile available on their website. (It's true that not all of Blurb's printers are perfectly calibrated, but for all but the most discriminating user the provided profile will be adequate.) Strangely enough, given Daly's lament about lack of profiles for everyday users, he does provide instruction on how to install a profile.

As another example, Daly suggests that, for the best possible reproduction in Blurb, one should upload pictures that fit exactly into Blurb's templates. It would have been useful for the author to have described how to do that in more detail.

The layout and design of an image book should contribute to the overall effect of the images. A good design usually uses repetition and variation of image placement and image sequencing to enhance the images. Unfortunately Daly makes almost no mention of this important aspect of creating a photobook.

As far as I know, at the time of this review, this is the only book available that deals with the subject of creating photobooks, and if one wants a text, one must select this one. Just don't expect it to cover all the angles.
  • Small Black
English Photographer Tim Daly has provided a useful guide to making digital photobooks and provided sources for getting the work done.
This 160-page illustrated digital photobook consists of seven chapters along with a short introduction and sections called "References and resources," "Jargon buster" and a useful index. The various illustrated chapters are on "Printing-on-Demand," "Inspirational Themes," "Image file preparation,""Book Design Tools,""Layout Styles,""Type and Page Design" and Alternative Styles." Each chapter has several two-page subchapters that break the over-all subject into smaller sections. For instance, Chapter 1, Printing on Demand, has eight sub-sections--"How printing on-demand works, [...], Book formats, Book covers, Binding options, Bespoke books (a particularly interesting method of book publishing) and How to Sell Your Books."
Chapter 2, Inspirational themes includes subs such as "Land and Light, Urban Spaces, Exhibition catalogues" and "Portfolio books."
Much of the book is about how to design, layout, add type fonts to your individual books. It also provides basic information for using software programs such as iPhoto and BookSmart to get your book ready to be printed and then supplies contacts for possible printers. Whether you are a wedding photographer preparing albums for your clients or simply creating family and baby books or portfolio collections and/or Exhibition Catalogues, this book is chuck full of helpful, current information.
This is an excellent introduction to the overall subject. It doesn't go into too much depth but still provides the would-be book-maker (no pun intended) the information they need to get things rolling. It's well worth the purchase price.
  • Oghmaghma
The book was much better than I expected, given some of the reviewers who were not happy. One big surprise: Amazon lists the book as 128 pages, yet it was actually 32 pages longer, at 160 pages. It does not bother me that software specific instructions are missing, as the book is designed more to be inspirational and portray the range of photo book possibilities. I like the 2-page spreads devoted to each photo book idea.

If I do a photo book layout myself, I would use Open Source software like Scribus rather than Adobe InDesign. So, actually I did not want a book telling me how to use Adobe's product. If I hire someone to implement my ideas, I'll let them handle InDesign; probably cost less to pay someone else to do the layout than for me to buy, learn to use, and pay Adobe endless upgrade fees or see the software license expire with each Windows machine upgrade. Overall, I think Tim Daly, the author, did a good job handling the software side, being conceptual; the software particulars will all change over time, anyway.
  • Bort
Great Product
  • Dalarin
arrived in great condition. Just starting to read.
  • Iesha
You can see how photobooks looks like, there is everything to see, but not a one piece of advice how to do our own book. There is some basic Photoshop advice, how to resize image, how to adjust contrast, but if you want to do your own book you will be advised to use online services.