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Book Editing FAQ

Al Escudero
posted this on August 04, 2010 01:54 AM

** Edited December 11, 2014 **

Q: What's the difference between the paper and binding you use and that of other photo books?

In a word - Quality. Our pages are made from real archival quality photo paper. This provides you with a depth and richness of color and detail that press print books can't even come close to. Our binding is incredibly durable and allows our pages to lay flat for seamless photo spreads. Some of our competitors offer lay flat binding, but their pages are mounted on hinges that can come loose over time and leave a gap down the center of your spreads.

Q: What software do you use to edit photo books?

AdoramaPix has developed its own software called PixPublisher. Built using Adobe Flash, this powerful yet easy-to-use editor can be accessed online using most web popular browsers on the Mac or PC. Unlike application-based editors, PixPublisher doesn't require you to install any software on your computer, keeps all your data backed up on our secure servers, and is always running the latest version.

Q: Can I put an image on the cover of my book?

Absolutely. The cover of the book is completely customizable - just like the pages in the interior of the book. You can put photos, collages, graphics or text anywhere on the cover or spine. Unlike some of our competitor's photo books, which provide you with a handful of options, we allow you to choose from millions of colors for the cover of your book. Let your creativity be your guide.

Q: Does it cost anything to build a photo book?

No. Our PixPublisher editor is free to use, as is our extensive library of graphics, backgrounds and fonts. Basic accounts are free, and provide temporary storage of your photos. Experiment as much as you like, it's absolutely free until you place an order.

 

Q: Can I design my own layouts or must I use one of yours?

Either. You can design your own layout from scratch, or choose one of ours. You can also choose one of our layouts and personalize it as much or as little as you like. All of our layouts were built using the same powerful online editing tool that you'll be using, so your options aren't limited in any way. We also provide you with thousands of backgrounds, graphics and fonts to choose from.

We also give you freedom to design your layouts however you like. Choose any color as a background, or use one of your own photos. Place photos or text anywhere on your page at any size, angle or transparency. It's your book, so build it your way.

 

Q: Can I show other people my book online?

Absolutely. You can choose to share your book online. This allows people you provide with the link to view your book through any web browser. They will be able to flip through a virtual preview of your printed book online. If you want, you can even provide viewers with the option to purchase a copy.

 

Q: How long does it take to make a book?

If you use one of our pre-built templates and our auto-fill feature you can have your book finished in minutes. If you want to build a book completely from scratch it can take a few hours. It really depends on how fancy you want to make it. Even if you have your own ideas for how your book should look, using one of our templates as a starting point can save you a lot of time.

 

Q: What happens if I leave blank pages?

If you leave blank pages in your book they will come out as pure white pages in the printed book. If you don't want them to be blank, you have several options for changing the background. Blank pages can be handy for guest books, shower books, yearbooks, or any photo book where you want to leave room for people to write in comments.

 

Q: Is there a limit on the number of photos I can put into a book?

No, you can add as many photos to your book as you like. You could put 100 photos on a single page if you like. The only limit is your imagination.

 

Q: Do I have to use your editor to build my photo book?

No. Our unique web-based editing tool gives you the flexibility and power to build amazing photo books. However, if you are accustomed to working with another editor, you can use that instead if it allows you to export your page spreads in full size as JPG or TIFF files. Our pre-constructed template makes it a snap to import page spreads into our editor. Just import them as you would any other photo and click our auto-fill option. Your book will be built in under a minute.

 

Q: Can I add a specific number of pages?

Yes. You can have any even number of pages between 10 and 76. Your book will start at 10 pages and you can add more by clicking on the +/- icon in the lower right corner of the editor screen. Note that not every combination of pages is displayed when you click on the +/-, you may have to add or remove pages in several chunks. Note also that pages will be added or removed starting after the current page spread you're on. i.e. if you have Pages 9-10 up on the screen and add 6 more, they'll show up starting at page 11.

 

Q: What is the turnaround time on an order?

Allow 2-3 business days + shipping from the time you place your order to the time you receive your book. Leather covers take about a week.

Q: Where can I learn how to use your photo book software?

There are a number of ways.

  • AdoramaPix provides extensive help files in its Online Solutions Library that explain how most functions work.
  • The AdoramaPix YouTube channel offers numerous videos that explain about AdoramaPix products or provide helpful hints on how to use the software.
  • AdoramaPix offers regular workshops that can answer your questions regarding the software.
 

Comments

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Curtis Schroeder

PixPublisher was very easy and intuitive to use, and more flexible then photobook software I have used at a competitors site.  Software also allows you to see the pixel resolution for each image as it will appear in the final book.  I am hopeful the print image will match the on-line quality.

June 10, 2011 01:16 PM
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Diane Lenamon
What is the best way to get my books sold? Diane Lenamon
July 26, 2011 08:28 PM
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Diane Lenamon
Do you get a discount on a large order of books. Diane Lenamon
July 26, 2011 08:29 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Dianne. Though we have a built-in interface for selling your books, another important part of the equation is marketing and promoting the book. Someone who specializes in sales and marketing would be able to offer you the best advice in this regard. If you have a website already in which you're promoting the book, you can embed a preview into the site to allow people to browse it at a low resolution.

July 26, 2011 08:37 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Generally speaking, yes. Contact John Peters to discuss your specific needs.

July 26, 2011 08:39 PM
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jaiseok kang

What size for a 10x8 photo album is the best to print out? I mean, on Photoshop I opened a blanked page which is sized in 254dpi and exactly 10x8 inches, then put my images on it. Does it correct? 

August 05, 2011 07:23 PM
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Elizabeth Price

Why does your embed code not pick up changes? It has embedded the first saved version of my book - with one page done and 24 blank pages. Is there a way to fix this?

August 09, 2011 07:46 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

I'm not sure Elizabeth, it should. Perhaps the problem is that your browser still has the old version of your book in its cache. Try clearing the cache on your browser and see if that fixes the issue.

August 10, 2011 12:31 PM
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Priscilla OQuinn

Is there a way NOT to show the price of the book for the people I share it with online? ... there's a drop box in the upper right corner that when clicked on it shows the price?

 

August 12, 2011 08:37 PM
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Priscilla OQuinn

although I selected NOT to allow my veiwers to purchase online :0

 

August 12, 2011 08:38 PM
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Al E

That's an odd glitch. I have reported that to the developers - it should  be fixed soon.

August 13, 2011 07:48 PM
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Michael Klarich

I would like to use my own software to design my book and covert pages to jpeg's.  Where can I find the actual size for each book so I can set my guides, trim lines and/or bleed lines so I don't have any lost text, images or frames being cut off?  By the way your online software is pretty good!  I've just spent hundreds of dollars on my own software and want to build my own templates for my customers.

Thanks!

Mike

August 19, 2011 01:05 AM
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Robbie Rakestraw

I set the purchase price of my bbok at $125.  When I send a link to view the book the price displays at $59(my cost).  After seeing this I removed the purchase option so that the customer can only view the book.  There is a drop-down arrow in the upper right-hand corner that when opened shows my cost of the book.  I DO NOT want my customer to see my price.  What am I doing wrong?

August 20, 2011 11:52 PM
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Rebecca Davison

Is there an elegant way to hide from my customers where the book came from? I just received my first books and I would like to offer these as my mid-range wedding albums. I don't want my customers to just go online and see what it cost me to print. I put effort into building these albums and cannot afford to spend that time for free. I need to mark up and it doesn't appear that there is any professional discount to the public rate. How are people doing this? By the way, these books are unbelievable! I suspect they will boot some of my high end $1000 an album spenders once they see them. I am still shocked at how good they are. Great product. Thank you!!

September 04, 2011 01:23 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

We are working on that Rebecca, but my suggestion for you in the interim is to use our embed function. This will allow you to make a preview of your book visible on your website or blog page. If you uncheck the view larger and display logo options there won't be any visible references to us. This is an example of the embed function on July's book of the month winner.

September 04, 2011 03:20 PM
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Diane Davis

ahhhhh man.  absolutely ADORE my book from last years travels.  and yes, MUCH higher quality than the other site i've used.  but my next project needs to be open ended on the pages.  i'm making a book of ALL our childhood pics for my siblings for christmas and it's just too hard to count pages with the amount of pics i have.  sooooo bummed y'all haven't changed that yet.  back to b*urb i go....

September 06, 2011 12:12 AM
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Igor Popov

Is there a way to use cyrillic symbols in texts? I tryed hard to do it, but unsuccessfull.

September 07, 2011 03:34 AM
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Andriy Khomenko

Hi guys, may I ask u if there any way to save pre customized layouts, so I can choose it every time Im making a new book, would saves a lot of time.so far I work around it by copy one of my books and work on it with different photos, but as every album has a deferent theme it's limits me in choice.please let me know if it possible to create and save lay outs for new projects.cheers.YOur quality and service is absolutely outstanding.solute!Andy

September 12, 2011 11:42 PM
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Mark McCoy

Will AdoramaPix charge my credit card BEFORE they ship my photobook?

September 13, 2011 11:10 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Yes sir. Billing takes place before your order is finalized and it gets put into the queue to be printed.

September 16, 2011 02:46 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Andriy. No there isn't an option to save layouts at this time, though it is a feature we are planning to add.

September 16, 2011 02:47 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Sorry Igor, there isn't an option for Cyrillic yet but its currently in development so it should be out in our next release.

September 16, 2011 02:48 AM
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Santos Haliga-Vega

After seeing the embeded option for the book, I am eager to finish a new book and get it printed.  I had the same problems as other in getting the book sold via the purchase option since it displayed the cost and today everyone googles the information on websites.  Not having any reference to the site (no offesen) is a big advantage to display a preview and sell without having clients see cost.  I have made a book before and sold it as a mid range wedding album myself but the sharing it with the client was a no no since they went in an got to see my cost.  They loved the quality and rewarded my work but then I learned they had worked their own book later too.  Hope all these issue get resolved soon.  Thanks!

September 21, 2011 07:04 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

We're also working on higher resolution embeds so your embedded books will show better.

September 22, 2011 07:50 PM
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Margarida Bernardo

Can I sell calendars/cards?

September 24, 2011 06:23 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Sorry Margarida, not at this time.

September 27, 2011 12:39 AM
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Charlotte Parsons

Just received book....fantastic quality! Is there a way for me to copy this book's layout and share with a friend who wants to adapt my book (of her daughter) to different versions for her family. She'd like to make a few books, but I'd rather her make these in her own Adoramapix account, not mine. Or can I open a guest or second account that would allow invited visitors to work on a collaborative project while saving my original version? Also, I ordered the Kodak Luster finish paper....it's great, no finger prints, heavy stock. What is the difference in that paper and the more expensive option. THANKS for your ideas!

October 07, 2011 09:55 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Charlotte. There currently isn't an easy way to transfer a book from one account to another. I'll explore what would be involved in doing this/

As for the two paper types, the HD paper is a fingerprint resistant glossy photo paper.

October 07, 2011 06:51 PM
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Diane Perry

I usually design my albums in InDesign...is there a way to import a pdf as a page?

October 18, 2011 12:55 PM
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Michelle Ocampo

Al, Can you please post the non"easy" way to transfer a book to another account? I need to do just that as well as the previous poster.

Thanks you

October 24, 2011 12:40 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Diane. No there isn't a way to import a PDF, though I believe they are working on that in the near-future. Currently you can only import JPG and TIF files. If you can export or convert your pages to that format, you can import them like any other photo and then use our pre-constructed theme to quickly build your book using the auto-fill option.

October 24, 2011 01:18 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

The non easy way would be that customer support may be able to move it for you, which isn't really ideal in terms of speed or convenience, but may work as an emergency measure.

October 24, 2011 01:23 PM
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Charlotte Parsons

Hi Al, and others wishing to move a book to another account. Thanks for the discussion on this since my original question Oct. 4. I'm still hoping for a solution. My friend has now set up her own account and uploaded her photos. We are on the brink of reconstruction of my book that's in my account, (of her daughter) so she can have her own copy to play with and adapt for her own family. So we will be placing, sizing and starting over the custom book I have already made in my account. I admit, it would be so much better if I could have a jpeg, tiff or pdf copy of my book placed in her account that we could use. (I'm not asking for a file to keep or use with another publisher...I love you guys!) But starting completely over is daunting, and so inefficient, as it will be hours of work to repeat. We need to start work on it soon. Thanks for any help!

October 24, 2011 05:19 PM
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Carolyn Hebert

Adorama has the best system for self publishing. I tried another due to a sales price but their system kept losing my photos. If I changed photos the one I removed is just that, removed from their system. It has to be uploaded again if i decided to use it after all or move it to another page.GeSh...what a headache. And too, it cost extra for the layflat process. Since there was so much trouble using their system Ionly ordered one book and will undoubtedly never go back. Due to a low fixed income I will wait till Adorama has another sale on self publishing photo books. I dearly love the ones I have already published. Thank you Adorama. You have the best prices for all the photography needs I have.

December 06, 2011 09:58 PM
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Sherry Lawrence

I'm a freelance designer and I design all my layouts myself.  I had one client who just couldn't afford to purchase a $300-500 book from the publisher i normally use.  So I used Adorama book and loved the quality and the book.  My only question is there any option of getting thicker pages?  I worry about the book being damage over time with individuals turning the pages, especially the corners.  I was also surprised to see the first and last page adhered to the book it self.  That was my fault, in not checking that this would happen.  I really don't like a image adhered to the book itself.  however, I have found a work around. We have use Adorama for all our personal work, but this was the first time for professsional.  I know I will be using it in the future, I love your quality, except for the thin pages, any way I could get thicker pages?  thanking you in advance, sherry

December 27, 2011 05:51 PM
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Carolyn Hebert

I am surprised to read you think the pages too thin. They are thick from beginning to end. I have had two books of photos and one book of poems illustrated with photos. All three books have thick pages. There is no way to bend a corner of these pages unless you force the page to bend. I have not known of thin pages in their books. Did you really order from Adorama? Call their customer service line. These folks are very helpful. They helped me with my final draft before the finished product. In the end the two errors were mine. We both missed them. So I made the corrections and reordered the book.

December 27, 2011 06:13 PM
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Sherry Lawrence

As I previously said we use adoramapix for all our personal needs.  They do a awesome job.  However, the photographer's I design for use several different pro labs and there is a difference in the thickness/weight  of the paper. I was just wondering if there was different weights I could use or are they considering adding different weights.  If there was I know my clients would use Adorama, it would increase their sales.  Oh, and I really did order from Adorama.   

December 27, 2011 08:17 PM
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MANUEL MEDINA
Hello I wonder if by chance the album will offer leather but has thesame photo printed on the skin because here there are several companies that offer it and I hope I sell enough to understand myquestion and give more discounts  hopefully followed in praise photobooks.
December 28, 2011 10:36 PM
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Alisha Isable

how serious is the warning that the pic is too big for the resolution?  it looks good on the screen.  is it worth the risk to just ignore the warning?

February 03, 2012 11:05 AM
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NANCY DE FLON

I've ordered many prints from AdoramaPix and love your work. I just ordered and received my first photo book from you and it is stunning!

February 11, 2012 11:15 AM
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Dominder Gill

It would really be helpful to be able to zoom out from a photo (more than the current minimum) so that black borders can be visible on two sided, in order to get all of the photo on the other two sides.  It's frustrating that you are forced to crop when I would really rather adapt the frame to fit the whole photo.  Likewise, the fit/fill button also does not have a useful option in this regard.

February 11, 2012 05:36 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Can you describe exactly what you are trying to do? It seems to me if you don't want to crop the image you could just drop it onto the page in its original dimensions. Why letterbox it at all?

February 13, 2012 03:54 AM
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Carolyn Hebert

Alisha Isable.....It is VERY important to pay attention to the warning box that the picture is too big for the resolutions and vice versa. Because it looks good on the screen does not tell you what it will look like on the printed page. The internet only requires 72 resolution whereas the printed book requires 300-400. If the picture is too large/ big it will not upload properly. If it is too small it will be grainy on the printed page in a book. I have published books not just photo books from here.

February 13, 2012 09:53 AM
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Carolyn Hebert

Sherry Lawrence - I still do not follow you on the thickness because you would have to use force to bend the pages in these photo books. They are very much thicker than 26 weight copy paper or regular photo paper. They are double the thickness to begin with and a whole lot thicker than paper you purchase from stores....physical plants or online.

February 13, 2012 09:56 AM
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Tiffany Golberg

If I have already made a book and purchased a copy, can I go back to that finished book to re-edit and change some things?

February 19, 2012 03:59 PM
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Carolyn Hebert

From my experience and somebody correct me if I am wrong, That happened to me and I copied the completed book and started over. That then changes the url for sharing.,When I copied it, it automatically was the same book and I was able to edit it, save it and get a new url to share it. Then I deleted (removed) the other book. You can add more pages too.

February 19, 2012 07:32 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

You cannot change a book after you have placed an order. You can however make an exact copy of that book and change the copy to your heart's content.

February 20, 2012 07:21 PM
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Carolyn Hebert

That is what I said. That happened to me and I merely copied the book and edited to my hearts content. It is still what the original was but a copy/duplicate which can be edited. The saved copy will change the url to be able to share your book. 

February 20, 2012 11:03 PM
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martin prosek

How do I collect the money after I sell the book?

February 21, 2012 03:54 PM
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Mire Palacios

Do you print your brand in the photobook? Can I print my own brand?

February 21, 2012 11:05 PM
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Carolyn Hebert

Mire, If you are asking if you can input your ISBN number maybe you should call and ask about that. You would have to make a graphic of the ISBN number and insert it on the back cover as a graphic. Adorama does not promote your book with exception of being able to embed the book in a social page such as Facebook. I would like to be able to embed that same information in my personal/business website.

February 22, 2012 09:22 AM
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Mire Palacios

It's not de ISBN. I mean if appears print in the book your logo or something similar that shows my clients were the photobook came from. And if I could print in the last page my logo and my contact details? thank you.

February 22, 2012 06:24 PM
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Carolyn Hebert

That could be considered as part of your bio. I see no reason not to. I put my bio on the last page and my picture on the back cover. Hmmm next book I will add a link to my website with my bio.

February 22, 2012 08:51 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Re: Collecting money after selling a book. It will be added to your account. You can email customer support and ask for it to be mailed to you.

February 29, 2012 12:27 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

To answer your question Mire, no AdoramaPix does not put any logos, barcodes or anything else on your book. If you want your logo on the back, you are free to add it but you needn't worry about seeing ours.

February 29, 2012 12:29 AM
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Tom Ellis

I may have just missed something, but I was unable to find any directions for how to do an embed.  Like a number of others whose comments appear here, I would like to offer these albums to my clients but I really do NOT want them to know where the books come from.  The quality is outstanding, but if my customers all know where the books come from (and how much they cost) it will kill my ability to market them.  I would like to be able to show my clients the album as I build it, to get their feedback before submitting the final version for printing.  It looks like embedding is the only viable option to do this without either showing the book price and/or where it was made.

Is there someplace on the AdoramaPix site that describes the embed process?  I've never done an embed before so it may be that my real problem is ignorance.  Thanks in advance for your help!

March 04, 2012 01:21 PM
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Tom Ellis

OK, just after leaving my earlier post I explored the site further and found the Forums, which answered my question about how to do an embed.  But now another question - when will larger size embeds be available?  The 600px is just a little too small for my customers to be able to see the book, and if the "view larger size" (which is really nice) is enabled, the URL makes it pretty easy for them to figure out who made the book.  Al, you answered another question about this back on 9/22/11 that AdoramaPix was working on a higher res embed.  Is this going to happen or is 600px as high as you will go?

March 04, 2012 01:46 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Tom. I followed up on that with our software engineers just a week ago, and was told its on the list of things they're currently working on. Barring any rush projects pushing it out, we should see this in place within 4-6 weeks. 

March 04, 2012 03:25 PM
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Tom Ellis

Thanks for the fast answer!  I got to thinking about it further, and since the capability is already there to post the large size previews on the AdoramaPix site, might it not be easier to just set up an alternate URL for pros like myself (and for what is obviously a decent number of your other users) and use that to post the album previews of those who want to keep the actual album maker unknown?  From my own work on site design that seems like a simple solution that would mean no one would have to write new code for a larger preview size, just set up a URL like "samplephotoalbum.com" and use the existing software and coding, with no reference to AdoramaPix showing up where our customers can see it.

But I may not fully understand all that needs to be done to set something like this up, so my suggestion may be impractical.  However it works out, I'll be looking forward to having something to use so I can work with my clients to design their albums during the coming "wedding season", and also for senior photo albums this spring.

March 04, 2012 05:00 PM
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alex rueda

yo soy fotógrafo en Colombia......a travez de que servicio de mensajería puedo recibir mis pedidos?. que medios de pago puedo pagar por Internet?

April 23, 2012 08:05 PM
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alex rueda

I am a photographer in Colombia, which messenger I can get my order?. means of payment that I can pay online?

April 23, 2012 08:06 PM
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D Washington

I truly can't figure out how to set my own price for the books.

April 27, 2012 10:16 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Alex. Delivery is by USPS. Methods of payment are visa, mastercard, discover and paypal.

May 04, 2012 04:27 PM
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Ed McGuire

I would also like to sell my books, I used your lab because of the qulity and the selling feature. I created my books using your software, now I have to recreate in PS I hve months on each book. Guess I will be shopping for a new lab, Sorry

May 09, 2012 10:50 PM
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Austin Beeman

Please return the feature to sell books at a profit.  Thank you.

May 13, 2012 01:02 AM
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suzanne clark
Please return the feature to sell books at a set price.
May 14, 2012 02:00 PM
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April Duda

Hello - I teach middle school art and am working on putting together a "literary arts magazine" and since this is our first year, would like to pilot it online, with the option to buy (rather than buying a bunch of copies and taking the chance of them not selling). I saw in another comment that people can view a preview of the book online, but is there an option for them to view the entire book, cover to cover? Thank you!

May 27, 2012 06:15 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi April. The preview does show the whole book cover to cover, not just a portion.

Hope this helps.

June 01, 2012 12:23 AM
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Geoff Stunkard

I too saw the promotion to list the books online, but like many photographers, I will not sell my work at cost. Especially since, if this is offered publicly, I have no idea who might be the end purchaser. How do I set my own price (say 195.00) so people can order them online if they desire to. I am showing clients the work as well, so this would be a big benefit to me. I understand that the funds will be placed in my adorama account until I request them; no problem if you are handling all the creation/shipping details.  If you have answered this question previously, forgive me for not seeing the answer in this forum. Thanks in advance for your reply....

June 13, 2012 09:52 AM
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Peter Melegrito

can AdoramaPix ship to dubai and how much it cost?

June 28, 2012 05:48 AM
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Seth Martin

When it lists pages, as in 50 pages, that means 50 "sides"? Not 50 pages double sided, correct?

July 08, 2012 04:07 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Yes Seth. When we refer to a page, we mean a side of a page. So if you flip your book open to the middle, the contents of both visible pages are what we refer to as a spread. The left half of that spread is a page, as is the right half, as is the back side of the right half, etc.

Thus if you order a 50pg book, you are getting 50 pages, 25 spreads.

July 09, 2012 12:45 PM
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Austin Beeman

Thank you very much for adding the black endpapers to each book without have it count towards page count.  This makes the book very much nicer.  Thank you again.

July 09, 2012 06:16 PM
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RUDY RIVERA

DO YOU HAVE A SPANISH SPEAKER THAT COULD HELP ME,  THANKS RUDY RIVERA

July 10, 2012 12:50 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

I understand Spanish Rudy, I'll send you an email so you can reply to me with your question.

July 11, 2012 01:42 PM
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Gary Owens

Hello Al,

I'm considering using AdoramaPix photobook service for the first time. I see by reading some of the material, that if you create a 12 inch by 12 inch book, you may automatically have the same material in same shaped books of lesser dimensions such as 10 by 10 or 8 by 8. Its suggested this may be useful for making smaller (and less expensive) books for others besides the Bride and Groom. I like this suggestion and the idea interests me further.

How about if I were to make a photobook, say 8 inch by 10 inch with a leather cover option for the Bride and Groom. Could I then have an identical 8 by 10 inch photobook automatically made that has not a leather cover, but a less expensive hardcover for all others who may be interested in also obtaining a copy of my work? As you know, the regular hardcover photobooks are considerably less expensive than the leather cover photobook.

Thanks,

Gary

July 15, 2012 01:19 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Absolutely. After you make the leather book, in the photo books menu click on the copy link to make a duplicate of it. Open the copied book and at the left end of the options just under the workspace, click the button to switch to custom cover. You can then save it and order custom covered versions as well. You also have the option of making copies in 6x7.5 size since it has the same aspect ratio.

Hope this helps.
AL

July 15, 2012 07:50 PM
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Gary Owens

It helps alot. Thanks Al .... think I may give it a go.

- Gary

July 15, 2012 09:34 PM
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pedro-rafael castro-morales

Rudy, soy español, Islas Canarias. Si puedo ser útil en lo que conozca...hecho. Saludos.

July 20, 2012 09:16 PM
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vtl vtll

Hello.

 

I have been ordered book 10x10, book is 50 pages, its arrived with 54 pages, with 2 pages at the beginning of book and 2 pages at the end of book. Is it normal or something is wrong done in printlab? The extra pages are just black...

As i got informed its some changes in Adorama, but i didnt found any news about it, and it realy made the book usless...

July 21, 2012 11:26 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Sorry Vitali. The change was a response to customer complaints. Many customers assumed we had endsheets (one blank spread at the inside front and back cover) as this is very common in the books industry. So they would order their book and find that their 1st page was the inside cover and get upset, so we added endsheets. Unfortunately now some people prefer not to have them - so we are working on making them optional, and making their color configurable. Hopefully this will make everyone happy. If the addition of the endsheets was a problem for your book, please contact customer support, they should be able to help you. So sorry for the inconvenience.

July 21, 2012 02:31 PM
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vtl vtll

Hmm... ok thank you for rely. I was realy confused. Now i just need  to figure out how to design book differently.  But i will need to contact customer support any way. The book i got was with defect, and i will send it back to lab. Thank you again for reply.

July 21, 2012 03:13 PM
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Gary Owens

Al,

I recently uploaded some photos and ordered prints which varied is size and type of paper for comparison purposes. I asked for Color correction and was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. Kudos and my personal thanks go to AdoramaPix for that.

I have a couple questions related to color correction.

First, do you provide a service whereby: I upload my JPG photo files to you; you color correct them; and then send the color-corrected JPG files back to me for my own future purposes? This service would be helpful to me in cases where I provide not only a photobook to a client, but matching JPG photo files for their pleasure.

Secondly: I've read what I could find regarding how AdoramaPix pays attention to the printing process of the photobook. Does your oversight include color correction of any photos I choose to include in photobooks, themselves?

Thanks again for your service

-Regards, GO

July 23, 2012 05:30 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Gary. I'm inquiring about the first question and yes we do color correct the photo books.

 

Regards,
AL

July 27, 2012 04:15 AM
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pedro-rafael castro-morales

What to do then if  -o know that I am doing right the color editing-  I do not want you to correct the photo books? Surely you do it better than I do, but I would like to have this option.

July 27, 2012 06:57 AM
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Gary Owens

Ahh ...I see you're still alive and kicking Al (lol). Thanks for giving me your feedback. I'll wait patiently for your answer regarding AdoramaPix's now or possible future service of color correcting JPGs and sending them back to their customers. (Personally, I think it would be a wonderful and probably lucrative service to provide if you don't already. I know that I would be a big fan, especially after witnessing your magic capabilities.)

But now I have another question related to Adorama's color correction of photos which the customer puts in his photobook. As I've said, I am very happy with Adorama's quality when it comes to their color correction, as I have experienced this first hand. And, I am aware that for photo printing, you have given me the choice as to whether I want color correction or not.

But I do have projects when I use special effects for my photos which include painting photos whereby I bump up the hue and make my photos more vivid. I fear that if I use these photos for a photobook project, Adorama's routine color-correction will take away some of my intended effect. In this case, color correction may not be an entirely bad thing though, since the colors in my photos still vary quite a bit from photo to photo (due to a lot of things, not the least of which is my current level of expertise).

I have such a photobook project I'm currently working on and am torn between asking for no color correction (if I'm allowed that choice) and using photos with my intended bump up in vividness as intended, or choosing color correction and benefiting by the higher quality of low color varience but also acepting the lowering of my intended effect.

I'd appreciate any comments you may have regarding this issue, but I'd at least like to have an answer regarding if I have a choice for your color correction when it comes to photobooks as I do with photo printing.

July 27, 2012 09:25 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Pedro. If you know you have the correct colors, you can disable color correction in the order stage.

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If you want to make make sure the colors we print match yours, we support icc color profiles. In that case, you would use the profiles to make sure our colors match and disable color correction.

July 27, 2012 01:36 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Gary. In answer to your original question - unfortunately, no, that isn't a service we provide at this time.

With regards to your second question, I think your best bet would be icc color profiles to make sure our colors match what you are seeing on your screen and to switch off color correction. That way you can be sure your colors are left the way you intended them.

July 27, 2012 01:47 PM
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Gary Owens

Al,

Thanks for getting back to me.

July 27, 2012 04:02 PM
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tomara green

I am doing 3 books for my Client, the Pre Wedding , the wedding and the reception.  Looking for an appropriate name for the Reception Book  "The Wedding Reception"  and underneath put the bride and Gooms name?  What do you think?

August 01, 2012 01:58 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Tomara. My 2 cents. I would say some phrases you could use to describe the three phases of the wedding that have a nice ring to them might be: 1) The Preparation, 2) The Wedding or The Ceremony, and 3) The Reception or The Celebration (The Aftermath sounds a little too much like a hangover ;-)

AL

August 01, 2012 08:40 PM
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Mary Bracy
Do you still offer the ability to sell the books? The link on your site mentions selling the book, but no information is given about selling when you click on the link. I recently created a family book for our reunion and several people wanted to get copies and I promised to post a link where they could order their own copy, since most of them lives out of the area. I don't see the ability to do this as the link states, please advise.
August 11, 2012 08:55 AM
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christine pincince

hi. this question and answer forum is very useful. thank you. my question. i just recieved my mounted metalic prints and love the shimmer and richness of the popping colors. is there a similar paper for the photobooks? i love it. and any thing else looks a  little dull to me. thank you

 

August 24, 2012 12:11 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Mary. The selling option is somewhat limited at this time. If you set your book to be sellable, people need to create an adoramapix account and can click on the order button to buy the book at your cost. There isn't an option at this time to set a markup.

August 27, 2012 04:23 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Christene, unfortunately there isn't an option at this time get metallic paper photo books. There are some physical characteristics of the paper that prevent us from offering them, but we continue to research into ways to offer this. It's something we'd like to see also!

August 27, 2012 04:24 PM
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Sonya Davis

Can I add a transparent png of my logo to the books that I have made?  If so, how is it done?

September 04, 2012 07:58 PM
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Dion Hayes

I'm sorry if this has already been asked and answered.  I have built and ordered an 8X12 book, but I'm wondering if I can somehow now download a pdf version of my book so that I will always have an electronic "backup" file of my book.  Is that possible?  Thank you!

September 06, 2012 08:48 AM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Sonja. Yes you can upload transparent png files. Just upload them from the computer during the import step. There's a little more about it in this posting.

 

September 06, 2012 06:43 PM
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Al Escudero
AdorPix LLC

Hi Dion. No you can't download a pdf version of your books at this time. Sorry. i believe this feature is on the to do list for the future however.

September 06, 2012 06:44 PM
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Madina Wahab

Can I opt to pick-up a photo book rather than having it shipped to an address? 

October 06, 2012 09:12 PM