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new 'book preview" a problem for my website.
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any news on this?

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Jul 29, 2008 1:17am PDT
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new 'book preview" a problem for my website.
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thanks for your quick response. I appreciate that you have shown an interest and hope that your proposals work in my favour:) If photographers are to survive the media shift to new web based marketing we have to ensure we help each other build mutual resources rather than suffocate good ideas with over exploitation – if its possible to provide this info you it will be best for everyone to make it available.

Regards

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samulle
Jul 4, 2008 2:27am PDT
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new 'book preview" a problem for my website.
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I have been producing books regularly on Blurb. I then used to attach the full PDF alyouts to my website so people could see the edit and potentially purchase. This was before by using the Full page URL in code.

 The new advances made in the ‘book preview’ are wonderful, but the full page layouts do not give a URL. I already compromise with Blurb in supplying your logo prominently in the book, layout and limiting the preview’able pages someone can see on line. By not providing a URL I’m now forced to further market for Blurb by linking to a site layout that is so obvoiusly different from my own.

That all sounds snotty from me. Its not, its just the reality I see so far. Maybe there is a way around it? Could you let me know what it is?

 

Cheers Sam 

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samulle
Jun 29, 2008 8:46am PDT
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before I order
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yep. got you. and I recieved this from my flickr post which goes a bit further. great, prompt feed back from your team. thanks

Hi Samulle –
If you didn’t have any resolution warnings in BookSmart, which looking at your process I imagine you didn’t, your book should be fine. The PDF scaling for preview introduces some artifacts and posterization is some instances. Were working on an improved preview.

That said, your images are high-contrast and have a great deal of dark shadow detail that may be lost when it goes to print as the white point of paper is darker than on-screen and slightly darker images tend to be the result of ink-on-paper versus light on screen. I’d go ahead and order the book as a proof, but you may want to consider soft-proofing your images in Photoshop using the HP Indigo ICC profile, tweaking if needed, save as sRGB color space and bring back into BookSmart. Here is more info on the profile and softproof process if interested.

cheers – chad (i’m with blurb)
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samulle
Mar 28, 2008 2:13pm PDT
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before I order
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I have looked at the pdf version of my book. I am aware that it is low res. But I am concerned that the degree of posterisation is being created due to the zoom software.

I have a res. of 300DPi on each image.

I then choose a layout style for a page. looked at the optimum pixel height and width. then I would import.

still the image seems to big to fit so I would resize using zoom and fit to what pleasured the eye.

this is the result.

my blurbPDF

and it definately looks poor in comparison to another book layout I have viewed as a PDF.
eyeblink

Is it really a bad sign as I believe?

What should I have done differently?

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Mar 28, 2008 11:41am PDT
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