Thanks for the tip, but my upset comes from the fact that I have checked with blurb and they have specifically told that ebooks are NOT an option if I created my book in lr. It is ONLY an option if you create the book in their software. They (blurb) did tell me they are working on something that will enable other software created books to be transformed into ebooks, but they have no idea where or when. I guess I should have read more carefully, but I didn't.
0 · July 5
@Art B. While this response is yet untested, for the sake of expediency: Have you looked at the Blurb site? I have had an account there well before the LR4 integration and noticed that they DO have an eBook option. If there is some profile relationship/login between LR4 and your Blurb account, I would suspect that importing into the eBook format would be just a few clicks away. Again, I apologize as this is theory not researched or tested but may send you in a better direction. Good luck,
0 · July 5
Fellow LR 4 users. Just wanted to follow up and let you know that I have not heard back from Adobe or Blurb, and basically I am being told that if I want to have e-book versions, which personally at this point I feel are pretty much expected are to be a standard option, that I have to start all over again and recreate my book with a different software. I don't know about anyone else, but personally I think this sucks big time. I think this is something that should have been told us up front.
0 · July 3
really good demonstration. had the experts. perhaps you could have had more users (photographers) to discuss creating books instead from LR.
and not everyone eats pizza. maybe provide fruit or something that is non-dairy and gluten free. everything seems closed in the neighborhood friday evening.
otherwise, awesome event.
0 · July 1
Fellow Lightroom users I just found something I find quite upsetting. I got lightroom4 specifically to do a book for my friends wedding. The plan was for me to get 1 hard copy as a gift and then for them to be able to download ebook versions or have family and friends get ebook versions online. Well after spending hours putting a book together and ordering the hard copy i just found out if you do your book in the LR module you CAN"T get an ebook version. You have to start all over again.
0 · June 29
My first books seemed dark also, so I try to print a practice copy. I almost always have some inconsistencies. Last Friday, we were also in a darker space, so the books may have looked darker than normal, but you are wise to notice this can be a problem. My color is fine, but my light is almost always off in at least one photo.
0 · June 29
It's also very paper-dependent. I thought my book was a bit dark, but I had it printed on the ProLine Luster paper, which is higher contrast. You can see that pretty clearly if you look at the swatch set you got at the meetup. If I'd chosen another paper, my results might have been spot on. If you're concerned, print a test book. And if you get something you feel is unacceptable, Blurb tends to be very good about reprinting without any hassle.
0 · June 27
@Walker: Yes: bump up the exposure on your photos. :-) A truly color managed workflow between Lightroom and Blurb is not currently possible. In most cases you'll find you get good results without doing anything special at all. "Too dark" is the most common issue, in part because of perceptual differences between viewing a paper page vs. a back-lit computer monitor. (Continued in next comment.)
0 · June 27
great meeting-thanks ben, sharad, and blurb folks for coming out on friday night to show us the latest Lightroom function!
i was hoping for a raffle chance to win LR4 :)
look forward to make books when i get my upgrade-i love LR and these meetings provide so much support ops-thanks for yummy salads and pizza of course, too
0 · June 26
It was mentioned that the best format for photos to be sent to blurd is srgb. I did a shoot that was done if prorgb. Is there some easy way to transform these photos within lightroom? If not is there an easy way to do it and not have to start all over with my setting my pages in the book module?
0 · June 25
Q: How do you control the orientation of text on the spine of the book? A: The text should always be oriented so that it goes up and down the spine. When it went sideways across the spine in the demo, that was a bug. It's already in our bug database, so I expect it will be fixed at some point. If you encounter this bug, change the cover to a different layout, and then change it back to the layout you want. The spine text should then be oriented correctly.
0 · June 25
This was a terrific meetup. Was wanting to use photo book and this was a great introduction to the software. The only disappointment for me was that I wish they had more options for output. The blurb books were ok, but they weren't as good as I hoped they would be. Considering how much time and expense we put in to getting good images I wish the quality of the prints were a bit better. The b&w were considerably better, but the color prints were just so so. I understand that there will always be a relationship between cost and quality, and perhaps blurb is a good deal, but I wish Adobe had some kind of tiered set up with a number of vendors, and at least one that offered a higher quality print. My 2 cents.
0 · June 24
I would diffidently use this service in Lightroom. Awesome presentation.
0 · June 23
I think the presenter, Benjamin, did a good job of covering the capabilities and limitations of the new book making feature of Lightroom 4. It was also helpful to have representatives and samples from Blurb to see what the result could be. The added capability integrates Blurb book setup very nicely into LR4, moving it closer to the content generation for a more coordinated publication preparation. Thanks to whoever provided the pizza and salad, too!
0 · June 23
I think Friday in general is not the ideal day of the week for these seminars. Mon-Thurs after 630pm are in my opinion better options. I of course understand that it will be impossible to find a day for everyone, but weekends in general tend to have too many conflicts. Just my 2 cents. Hope I can make it to the next one.
0 · June 18