Feedback on my album please?

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by Smileyguy, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    Would some kind soul please give me feedback on a photo album I've put together for my girlfirend for Christmas of here pets. This is my first foray into photography and I'd be grateful for some thoughts, specifically on whether the photos are well arranged.

    I've put the whole album on my iDisk as a PDF's. My .mac username is Smileyguy. Page 2 is the cover and just continue from there. They're all on my public folder and there is no password.

    You might want to reduce the docs down to 100& in Acrobat to get the best quality. By the way, these were all taken on a 3.2 megapixel camera, and one or two were cropped down to about 60% of original size. D'ya think they'll come out okay?

    I realise this is a bit time consuming but I don't want to give my girlfriend a crap present. Any help/thoughts are appreciated. :cool:
     
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    MacDawg

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    Gosh edesignuk, I've never seen this softer side to you!
    And to a newbie no less.
    I'm impressed. ;)

    Don't have time to check the links right now, but will try to give an opinion later this evening.


    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     
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    edesignuk

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    I must have had one of those rare things...

    ...a good day! :eek: :D

    meh...I have my "moments" :eek: :eek: :eek: :p
     
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    JDar

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    >>>Would some kind soul please give me feedback on a photo album I've put together for my girlfirend for Christmas of here pets. This is my first foray into photography and I'd be grateful for some thoughts, specifically on whether the photos are well arranged.<<<

    If she loves those pets she will love your album. Looks as if you are doing an iPhoto album. Apple does a great job on those and that gift should be a hit.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys. ;)

    I took screenshots of the album and Panther decided to save them as PDF''s. Not sure why!

    As for not putting them up, well that was just laziness! :D

    Anyway, thanks for putting them and for the feedback.
     
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    emw

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    The pictures look nice - good job on them. Did you take them yourself, or what?

    As for the PDFs - all screenshots on OS X are saved as PDF files (unless you use CTRL+the screenshot keys, in which case it is stored to the clipboard). Tp get JPGs, do to Preview and export them as JPG files.
     
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    Try http://www.schubert-it.com/pluginpdf/ for a Safari PDF browser. It works well, and is free for private use. And it avoids the need to download PDF files for viewing.
     
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    MacDawg

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    Sweet link emw, thanks!

    As far as the pics are concerned, it looks great!

    Woof, Woof - Dawg
     
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    You're welcome. As with many other tidbits, it's something I gleaned from other macrumors members. Just passing on the information.... :)
     
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    Yep, I took them all!

    Do you think the print quality will be okay, considering quite a few of them are cropped?

    Has ayone else here had an album printed from iPhoto before and if so, what did you make of the quality?
     
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    maybe it's because they are in PDF format, but the photos seemed pixilated (sp?), aka the resolution looked low. but that might have just been a product of the pdf. do you know what the resolution of the pictures are?

    looked cute though. good job.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm pretty sure that was just the PDF thing. They're all 3.2 MP.
     
  14. emw
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    Probably because you took a 72 or 96 dpi image of your photo it ended up pixelated. I'm sure the images themselves are good.
     
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    haiggy

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    Probably all of that absinthe :rolleyes:
     
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Serious Question here.

    As some of you might have seen there is a warning symbol on my front cover. I can't for the life of me figure out why. The picture fits fine and so does the next.

    Will it be okay if I just send it off as it is? What could I do to try to get rid of it?
     
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    JDar

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    I've done several iPhoto albums printed by Apple and they've turned out well. The quality of the album material itself is first rate. The first album took me about a year to collect, learn Photoshop Elements, and iPhoto; the next two were thankfully much shorter.<g>

    The photos can print acceptably even if iPhoto gives you the warning that something is not up to standards and may not print well. If you get that warning take a look and try to figure out what is causing it. If you didn't get any warnings the album page photos should be fine.
     
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    JDar

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    Try putting words in the title space next to the ! warning. It should print ok even without a title.
     
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    Nice Pictures

    Like the pictures hope they come out great :D Post back and let us know how the album turns out. May have to make an album from Apple myself some day.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just wanted to thank everyone for the great advice. The album turned out great. The quality was very good even for pictures that perhaps should have been a little 'too big' for my 3.2 MP camera.

    I'm definitley getting more in the future, and am really looking forward to getting iLife '05 with the new sizes and themes.
     

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