Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How to make a virtual photo book

Here is a new version of how to make an e- book with your photos, written by Eva for her Digital Photography Course project, which you can actually download on issuu if you want to.
Since we wrote the article of how to publish your photos with they have changed what type of files you can upload. So, on top of pdf files you can now upload word documents and powerpoint presentations (not only by Microsoft but OpenOffice as well).
The powerpoint presentation is a relatively fast way to organise your photos in a book compared to putting your photos on any  background in Photoshop.
Still faster and easier is to use the SLIDESHOW MODUL in Lightroom if you have that program.
 (I will write about that soon.)

One of the things you need to consider is the size of your photos plus background. The first e- books I made were the ones about the Skelligs and although it is nice to be able to see them big and in a good resolution it takes too much time for the pages to open. When I look at the statistics about how often the single pages in a book were looked at, the numbers decrease with pages further into the book which I think has to do with the slow opening and not the quality of the photos I hope.