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Images from Photoshop to BookSmart look quite different
Book Design and Imaging

I had the problem with the blue tones on two black-and-white books published using Booksmart 3.2.  I reprinted them using Booksmart 3.1 to publish the books and the reproduction looks much better.

The Customer Support folks have been very good, but they don’t think the problem lies with BS 3.2.  However, that is the ONLY difference in my workflow between the two versions of the books.

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Mar 3, 2012 9:58pm PDT
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B/W color cast publishing from BookSmart 3.2
Book Design and Imaging

I recently published two new B/W photo books using BookSmart 3.2; utilizing some photos previously published in an older Blurb book, along with some new images.

When the books arrived, I noticed a definite blue-green color cast to the B/W images…the exact same JPG files that had printed correctly in my previous Blurb book.

I reloaded BookSmart 3.1 onto my computer, exported the new books into BS 3.1 and re-published the books using BookSmart 3.1.  The new books (using 3.1) look terrific…the B/W reproduction matches my previous Blurb books, matches my computer screen and prints made of the images, and looks correct to the eye. 

I worked with a very helpful person named Micaela in Customer Support who helped me handle this issue; but the bottom line at this point seems to be that I’ll continue to use BS 3.1 as long as Blurb will support it since I have had good results with the B/W reproduction.

Anyone else having B/W reproduction issues with BookSmart 3.2?

Bo Gray

Lexington, KY

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Feb 24, 2012 11:06am PDT
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