Julie’s photo book through JessopsPhoto
These are the outlines of working on making my own photo book!
It started a bit difficult as it kept crashing as i started choosing what sort of book size and format i wanted. The good thing was that it didn’t loose any of the informations i had saved as they always kept a temporary files, even if i didn’t save the project.
See photo 1 ‘Software closed unexpectedly’ .
after about 3 times of trying to reload it , it work fine after that.
I started by choosing colours, and individual pages format. On each individual page i could choose if i either wanted ‘text only’ / ‘pictures only’ or ‘both’. This was great, as i could choose but reformat as i please throughout the project, so just in case i got it wrong it didn’t matter so much.
After that i just started working page by page.
I have few print-screen to show you how the work looked like.
for example, it was really to add or edit text. Please see picture 2 & 3 - ‘adding text’ & ‘editing text’
As you can see on these print-screen, i had all same opportunities as being working in a Word office document so a lot of freedom with formatting, size colours and so on …
on this particular project i didn’t go crazy on formatting as i wanted the look to be clean and professional. So i stayed with black writing, same font, but only changed sizes.
I had all the texts written down on Word already, so it was really easy to just copy and paste and reformat in the software!!
Let’s talk about when adding pictures: this was a bit more tricky, although i think i got my head around it quite quickly. there was a part on the left hand side dedicated for uploading pictures from your documents / folders … this made it so easy as i just picked up each image as i needed them.
When the picture was too big i add the option of editing the picture. It took me to a separate window on this software where i could edit the picture format as i pleases, such as cropping, resizing, rotating …
Please see photo 4 to see how i got to the separate screen of editing ‘objects’ or ‘pictures’.
Please see photo 5 to get an idea of the pictures menu on the left hand side , also on this picture you can see other options on the top menu, which were reassuring such as ‘price list’ , ‘basket’, project … where you could just click on if you were not sure about a particular matter.
And at the bottom right hand corner, you can see the big button called: ‘ ORDER’ where of course when you were ready with your project, you could just click through and it took you to all your personal details, reviewing of the project, delivery options …
I like the fact that you didn’t have to put your bank details till the end!
On the overall i am quite please with the software… i hope i will be as pleased with the end result when it comes in !!
I am waiting impatiently :)
Will update you on this blog to let you know how the final product looks like…
Keep posted :)