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MPIX photobook review

the killer: binding by stapes Originally uploaded by mikefranklin Mpix was the fastest to process the book. I uploaded over the weekend; they shipped on Monday via the US postal service, and I received the book on Thursday. Photos of … Continue reading

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Review of MPIX book-making app.

A reader asked if I’d tried MPIX. I hadn’t, so I thought I’d make book #11 or 12 or whatever. Summary: The application is OK – similar to others but with slightly different benefits and problems. It does allow free-form … Continue reading

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Making a book with Picaboo

One reader asked if I’d seen books by Picaboo. I hadn’t so I took a look at their site. I hesitated for two reasons: first was that their app runs only in XP, which means I’d have to run it … Continue reading

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Lowepro CompuTrekker Plus AW

CompuTrekker Plus AW Originally uploaded by mikefranklin. I finally had too many lenses for my nearly year-old Timbuk2 bag I’d originally purchased for carrying my macbook, and thus went hunting for a better bag. I liked the Timbuk2 shoulder bag … Continue reading

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Apple book problem and resolution

picked-off black goop Originally uploaded by mikefranklin. I’ve successfully had two Apple books printed via Aperture. Easy, convenient, and they turned out perfectly. The third book has black residue (dried ink, perhaps?) on two of the pages. Here, I’ve picked … Continue reading

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technical support – blurb, viovio, soon apple

Thanks to Bagelturf for mentioning me on his blog; my reviews have temporarily become popular. 🙂 After printing books and seeing problems comes dealing with technical support. What fun. Blurb I emailed Blurb about posterization on april 5, 2007, indicating … Continue reading

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Blurb customer support

I received a slightly delayed response to my question to Blurb regarding lack of quality on my second blurb book. They kindly offered a coupon for $10 off my next book, and then explained that 300 dpi was the best … Continue reading

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