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#1 beckyandbrian

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    Posted 17 September 2007 - 11:57 AM

    Hi girls! Need some help creating my own photo book. I think I am going to go with My Publisher, but still considering Mpix and Shared Ink. The problem I am having is how to create one picture that takes up two pages / a centerfold. I have tried searching through the help sections, but can't find anything. Have any of you that have used one of these programs been able to create a centerfold or know how??
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    #2 cheese_diva

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      Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:33 PM

      I just finished my Mpix design last night (on a Mac). All I did was drag a photo to the background and it asked if I wanted it to be on a single page or double spread...
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      #3 TammyB

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        Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:36 PM

        I don't think MyPublisher offers that as an option. Haven't tried MPix for that so you may be able to there. I know Sarah purchased a more expensive program that she is able to create her own layouts..

        #4 Sarah

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          Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:38 PM

          You can make a double-photo spread with LumaPix FotoFusion, with the Extreme version that costs around $300. For a someone who's just going to make a book or two this probably isn't cost effective. You also can split the photo and do half on one side and half on the other. Since none of those are flush-mount albums that would be a cheaper solution- just pretty sensitive to make sure you have it aligned correctly.

          This is definitely a situation where a Mac would be helpful- as Angela previously described!

          #5 beckyandbrian

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            Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:44 PM

            I did find out after emailing customer service for MyPublisher that they do not offer the double page or centerfold, but the MPix does and I have since figured that one out - thanks to Angela! As far as the LumaPix, I am only making 2 books, so I don't think I am going to spend the $$ for that program, but it sounds very nice and super high quality. So, at this point, I am leaning towards MPix because of the option (I just think MyPublisher is so much easier to navigate!). But, still wondering if anyone knows if SharedInk gives this as an option?
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            #6 cheese_diva

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              Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:50 PM

              I found M-Pix to be a bit of a pain.. I wish they'd make it a little easier to swap photos and their type options aren't that great. You can't change size/font of text within the same caption. No special effects on type and the only effects for photos was b/w, cepia, or fade.

              BUT, I'm almost done and the price is right. We're using it for our guestbook. I do need to email them about the white border though because if I remember right, Melissa had a problem with that and I want the photos to bleed off the page. I'll post photos when I get it back.
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              #7 cheese_diva

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                Posted 03 October 2007 - 06:47 PM

                I have to say I'm a bit disappointed in my guestbook. Well first of all, I'm a moron and I made my type really large.. I guess on my screen it looked good, but when I got my 10x10 book, it looks stupid.. I'm over that, but I wasn't impressed with the paper.

                I thought it was be glossy like a photo. In fact I was concerned people wouldn't be able to write on it in pen or it was smear if we used a sharpie.

                I ordered the standard paperstock and it's dull and I could easily write on it with a pen.. It feels like standard cardstock.. guess I was hoping for something more like a school yearbook page.

                It did come fairly fast and the print quality is pretty good. I'll try to remember to take photos and post.
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                #8 *JillD*

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                  Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:01 PM

                  I did a book through Mpix too, the book came out good, I just wish I had gone with linen paper and not pearl. The pearl is nice, but it gives the pictures kind of weird look, almost not true color I guess. Overall it came out nice, i just wouldn't get them pearl paper again.




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