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A new version of BookSmart is ready for download!
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Hi Kathy,

Thanks so much. I think the Blurb software is a wonderful program. I should not have upgraded while I was working on a project. My bad. But the improvements to the software makes it so enticing. Anyway I hope the patch comes out soon. Because I see that all my books created with the older software version have encountered the same issue.

I like the BookSmart software and all the new features….for a free program I shouldn’t complain too much. But I guess the better a program is the more people will want out of it to create and publish their books.

Some of the things I hope to see in the future.

Photo scaling- would be great to be able to input a percentage. I like to spread some photos across 2 pages and its tricky to get them the same size.

Editing templates: to be able to design a 2 page spread. Also to be able to scale the photo boxes using input measurements.

A navigation feature I hope changes and is made simpler:
The new menu for My Photos is awkward. Since I have a ton of photos per project, I group them in iphoto  into folders. So when I see them in Booksmart I can go to the individual folders. For example, If I shoot a wedding, I might have 2000 photos. So I group my photos into separate folders (ex. Bride dressing, church, reception, dancing, room, bridal suite…etc…) This makes it easier for me so I’m not constantly scrolling through all the 2000 photos.

I don’t like the interface now in Booksmart because you have to scroll down to the iphoto, then scroll down again to the folders. If you check off 1 folder and then decide to view another folder you have to check the second folder to view and the first folder still remains checked until you un-check it.  Sounds confusing…sorry.
Couldn’t you just have a floating pallet for the photos so its easy to select the folder your working with?

Thanks for listening :)

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antoniohavoc
Oct 3, 2009 8:20am PDT
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A new version of BookSmart is ready for download!
BookSmart

To all Blurb users!

DO NOT UPGRADE TO THE LATEST VERSION 2.5!

Did upgraded latst night and made the biggest mistake of my life. The feature that tells you which photos have been used doesn’t work! I’ve been working on a book that has1400 photos and I ‘m half way through and since I’ve upgraded to the latest version it doesn’t tell me which photos are used….this is a nightmare!

Does anyone have the previous version of Blurb they can email me? It would be a great help!

I emailed tech support…I hope there is a fix! 

Thanks!

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antoniohavoc
Oct 2, 2009 6:28am PDT
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