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Did a few -about 8- of them with blurb in the old times. The provided free software is prob. the best one out there (not counting AI or CS of course). Also you can sell the book from blurb's store.

However the print quality was prob. the worst. The images - that print perfectly at any size from 4x6 to 16x24 or even at 20x30 at a variety of local print stores and mpix - looked like they were printed on a matrix printer.

If you are going for Blurb make sure you read around on their forum: http://forums.blurb.com/forums/5/topics/13515
Plenty of posts like this and interestingly they get closed very quickly ;) Wish the issues would be fixed that fast but I guess policing a forum is just easier.

My next ones will be from a place where I can get quality and layflat books.
I'm also looking into the Chinese connection.. If you're not worried about sending your high res photos to China to a relatively unknown (by us/here) company their rates and quality is pretty good:
http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?IndexArea=product_en&SearchText=photo_book_printing&moqf=MOQF&moqt=MOQT500

Bottom line I'd check a few reviews: http://thedailydigi.com/12-different-photobook-printer-reviews/
There are some more if you google them with detailed info which prob. will help you more than what we say here ;)

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Landscape / Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« on: March 07, 2013, 04:06:25 PM »
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Software & Accessories / Re: AFMA advice sought
« on: February 23, 2013, 07:12:45 PM »
Another Focal pro user here.  It works better than any other method I have tried.


Fyi: Another Magic Lantern user here, and the latest dev build has automatic afma tuning (for the time being 5d2, but I'm sure other cameras will follow) :-) ... https://bitbucket.org/hudson/magic-lantern/commits/6cf3c98700f4b659215d14ede8d6fe15eeca2e81


Hi Marsu, I looked it up and it seems very interesting. (youtu.be/7zE50jCUPhM)
and automated on ML sounds really promising:

Small | Large

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Street & City / Re: Jon Rafman's work: Unedited or not?
« on: February 20, 2013, 11:58:09 PM »
If it's journalism, that was done by Google. He just picked images from their street view. Some are interesting... some just sad...
Maybe enlarged them a bit, added some contrast, sharpness or just clicked the auto-fix button... what does it matter?
Anyhow we have to think about twice now to get the morning papers from the yard in boxers :)

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If you listed your $2000 camera on Craigslist and tyoed in $20 in error. would you honor it?


Agree.....even if it was typed (or typoed) in instead of tyoed in :D .  Reputable companies like Adorama cancel the order before it processes, some (as mentioned by a previous poster) charge your card then credit you back....often at their leisure.     Chalk it up to "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't"

I installed a new keyboard this morning, my old one seemed to be contributing to typo's.  It was actually worse, I just returned it to Costco.
I found that I did not like any of the keyboards I saw.  I wish I had my old IBM keyboard from the 1980's they were expensive and made by Keytronics right here in Spokane.  I used to have several of them, but being the old connector style I got rid of them.

maybe I misunderstood, but maybe you could/can use a converter
(http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-PS2-PS-2-to-USB-Mouse-Keyboard-Converter-Plug-Adapter-/310406214595?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4845a6f3c3)

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Software & Accessories / Re: Gloves for Photography
« on: February 16, 2013, 06:01:02 PM »


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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 6D vs Nikon D600 Epic Shootout Video
« on: February 16, 2013, 04:25:57 PM »
Excellent work Michael.
Although  I won't buy either I appreciate the work you put into it.
It was detailed and informative as all your vids.

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Dang, for a second there I confused price drop with a reasonable price.


What would YOU call a reasonable price?  Are there other high-res laptops selling for less?

Maybe you meant the air:
$912 Core i5 1.70GHz 4GB RAM 64GB Storage (flash)
Samsung . . . closest thing I could find is $849.99 NP540U3C-A01UB, but it does have a spinning disk drive . . . $800 on sale . .  oh hey, it has Windows 8, so you have to install Linux Mint yourself  ;D


Of course, I was kidding - more or less.  ;) I have looked high and low for a suitable laptop for light photo editing while on photo trips. I have found nothing in a laptop that would provide the benefits of an IPS panel (whatever the current variant is) like my NEC 2690 including Apple Retina. I don't understand this. The smaller the monitor, angles are even more critical yet nobody does an IPS in a laptop.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230669

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127879

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Not like I'm interested that much, but I wonder if this is true...

While Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro includes a display measuring 2880x1800 pixels, the default display options do not allow users to run their systems at that raw resolution. Instead, the extra pixels are used to display a higher level of detail on a canvas representing the previous 1440x900 resolution. As a result, windows and user interface elements appear to be the same relative size as on a 1440x900 15" display, but with four times the detail. Users who wish to use a desktop with apparent resolution higher than 1440x900 can still do so, as System Preferences offers several different options ranging up to 1920x1200.

Those users who want even more screen real estate by tapping into the full 2880x1800 resolution mode of the display can also do so, but the option involves a workaround that is not authorized by Apple. Macworld has more details on the process, which involves using either a third-party app like the paid SwitchResX (as noted in our forums) or one of a number of free options that have sprung up such as Change Resolution.
 
Running a 2880x1800 desktop on a screen measuring only 15.4 inches diagonally obviously results in very small text and user interface elements, but for those willing to sit close enough to their screens to make the onscreen content readable, it may be an interesting option.

As noted by developer Steven Troughton-Smith, users running Windows on the new Retina MacBook Pro can also take advantage of the full display resolution, simply setting the resolution in preferences within Windows.


http://www.macrumors.com/2012/06/21/running-the-retin
a-macbook-pro-at-full-2880x1800-resolution/

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Lighting / Re: YN-622 Reviews?
« on: February 15, 2013, 02:48:17 PM »
Not so much:
Locking mechanism (spoiled by the quick lock)
I'd prefer the quick lock too but if Canon would built this they would add that for $200 extra
(and would limit it to 1/500 or something.. ) so I'm fine with it :)

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Welcome at fruitrumors forum
:))

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Lenses / Re: Is this inconsistency acceptable? Sigma 85 1.4 question.
« on: February 12, 2013, 12:54:40 PM »
first: try this or another test to be sure
http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2012/05/testing-for-a-decentered-lens-an-old-technique-gets-a-makeover
then you can make a decision...

Sok Szerencset!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Photos from recent African safari(s)
« on: February 10, 2013, 02:21:11 PM »
thanks for the responses and advice !, the website is something to try out, and i wasn't sure on how to ''protect'' images, or how image size would affect loading times, but i will take your suggestions into consideration.

Doubt that there is a perfect solution, but I'm happy with Zenfolio.
http://www.zenfolio.com/zf/examples.aspx
If you don't use it yet, it worth a look. For $100/yr you get hosting, and basically a full eCommerce website with hundreds of items, interactive framing etc... that you can customize whatever way you want. (my ref code 56Y-ABC-XTM saves you 10%)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Photos from recent African safari(s)
« on: February 10, 2013, 12:00:58 PM »
I like them too, the only thing I would mention is the website itself...
I think it would be beneficial for you (sales) and to your viewers (better v. experience) if it would show larger images.

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Software & Accessories / Re: Where are you posting your photo's?
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:01:10 AM »
Youpic :), FBook,

and more suggestions from an older post:
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=10985.0

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