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Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 7:29pm

Personalized Card Modelling Books

A natural extension of the digital photos we post on the forum is to publish them in books. Until now, this was difficult and expensive to do. However, the computer manufacturer Apple now makes assembling and printing books easy. They really aren't published. They have no ISBN or distribution other than to the author, but they gather a collection of models together nicely.

Here are two books created in this manner.
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Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 7:31pm

RE: Personalized Card Modelling Books

The layout of the book determines the options. Here is a description page on the right and the photo of the model on the left.
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Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 7:33pm

RE: Personalized Card Modelling Books

Caption space allows a description of the model.
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Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 7:34pm

RE: Personalized Card Modelling Books

Black pages add drama.
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Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 7:38pm

RE: Personalized Card Modelling Books

Now that I have a growing collection of these books, I feel more comfortable that even if the models become damaged or lost or I run out of space, I have a record of them for posterity. Perhaps they will be something to leave with my children.

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Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 8:54pm

Excellent! These are really nice. Incidentally - several other outfits offer these books now, including kodakgallery.com (formerly ofoto.com), I believe. That'll satisfy the non-apple crowd.


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Wednesday, December 13th 2006, 11:52pm

RE: Personalized Card Modelling Books

What a great idea.
Paper in a world of data always is a good choice for me.
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Thursday, December 14th 2006, 9:23am

Good morning,

I guess, this is what is called here "Fotobuch".
If you type it into Google, you'll already find several offers.
You simply have to execute a download and then can start to
arrange your own photo book. You can choose layouts, formats, etc.
Finally you can order online and pick up the book from your chosen local
shop or have it sent to you.
We have tested it already, but not with photos of card models yet.
But this is also a good idea as Xmas present (however time between order and delivery is about one week, so it might become tight already).

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ich glaube, das ist das, was bei uns als Fotobuch genannt wird.
Wenn man das Wort googlet, findet man bereits einige Angebote.
Man muss sich einfach das Programm herunterladen und kann dann anfangen, sein eigenes Fotobuch zu gestalten. Man kann zwischen verschiednen Layouts, Formaten, etc auswählen und auch Texte einfügen.
Wir haben es bereits ausprobiert, aber bisher noch nicht mit Fotos von Kartonmodellen.
Aber es ist auch eine gute Idee als Weihnachtsgeschenk (wobei die Zeit etwas knapp werden dürfte, da mit etwa einer Woche Lieferzeit gerechnet werden muss).

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Friday, December 15th 2006, 1:43pm

Hi Jörg,
Torben has probably answered your question. You can seek out third party sources to make the book. The beauty of a Mac is that when you import your photos from your camera to your computer, they are right there ready to drag and drop into the book! It's all integrated.

There is a series of commercials on television here in Canada and the United States where a PC guy and a Mac guy converse. The basic message is that the PC guy is a number cruncher while the Mac guy is the creative one. He can have fun right away with the computer right out of the box.

I guess making a book is a good example. I don't have any shares in Apple Mac computers, but I do find them easy and fun to use.

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Friday, December 15th 2006, 4:07pm

Hi John,

even with a PC it is quite easy to create a photo book :]

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Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 9:02pm

New Book

I've been at it again. Another Mac book arrived by FedEx Express today.
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Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 9:04pm

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That makes three personalized books so far. Looking forward to gathering the chateaux together when Chambord is complete for the fourth.
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Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 9:06pm

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This is a great way to preserve your work for posterity. It also gives focus to your research and purpose to your photography.
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Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 11:02pm

John, do you get a digital file of the book? or do you just order it, and the paper copy comes in the mail?

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Wednesday, November 14th 2007, 11:39pm

Hello Fred,
Nice to hear from a fellow Canuck - southwestern Ontario even!
I believe many computer platforms offer book services. It is very easy on a Mac. Every photograph I take for uploading to the forum is downloaded from the camera directly into iPhoto. One of iPhoto's internal programs is book creation. You simply drag and drop from the library of stored photos directly into the book's template. Bingo, you have a digital book.

You send the electronic book to Apple in California. It takes about three minutes to transfer the data. Believe it or not, I ordered this book Friday. It arrived today. Not counting the weekend, that's three days. Not bad for a bound book.

So to answer your question simply, you send the data, they send the book.

Thanks for asking,
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Thursday, November 15th 2007, 8:50am

Hi John,
I just bought a Mac and I really like the Book-Feature of iPhoto. I know there are a lot of other services out there, but iPhoto just makes it so easy. And the quality is amazing. I do it for my vacation photos. And it looks so much better than just sticking regular photos in a book.
However delivery here in Germany takes about 10 days. Think the books come from the Netherlands.

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Thursday, November 15th 2007, 1:56pm

Hi Jan,

Congratulations on pruchasing a Mac. Recent enough to be loaded with the new OS X Leopard?
Great machines.

The books are fun to watch in a slideshow as well. Great for impressing friends and family.

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Monday, March 31st 2008, 9:32pm

Fair, Exhibition Displays

Spiral bound books are excellent for fair and exhibition displays where models are sitting on tables.
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Monday, March 31st 2008, 9:35pm

RE: Fair, Exhibition Displays

They lie perfectly flat. The book can be ordered in a smaller format so that they do not take up a lot of room on the table. To make them even smaller if space is at a premium, or if a special page is to be featured, they can be folded back on themselves.

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