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07-23-2009 10:58 AM
I have made photo books for grandchildren at home. About 30 pages front and back printed on cardstock, 1 to 4 pictures per page. I print cover picture and back with book print info. Trim two sheets and double laminate at Office Max. Same for back cover. Book is bound with plastic screw binder at Office Max. Very reasonable. When cover damaged, I just replaced with a new cover. Grandchildren loved trip to zoo story and pix.
I have about 20,000 pix in catalogue in hotoshop Elements 7. tagged and dated. roblem is that it doesn't give flexibility and support to printing captions and text blocks for printing at home. They, of course, want you to send it to be hard bound at their price.
I want to do photo books and albums of maybe 100 plus pages, front and back, 1 to 8 pix per page with captions plus text pages and text blocks. I want to print at home on magazine type, two sided paper and have bound at Office Max. Then it is easy later to add pages or replace sections.
I am not happy with the E7 program for this. Can you suggest another pix management program which would be better for my purpose?
Note: I understand the HP paper and prints will be long lasting. I believe the kind I looked at in the store is acid free but I'm not sure.
I have a HP desk printer with 650 gig tower and a HP 3 way Officejet printer. I am extremely happy with both. It's the PE7 that is limiting what I can do.