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“The Presidio” published using Blurb’s Lightroom 3 Plug-in

 

Cover of "The Presidio" published through Blurb using the Lightroom 3 plug-in

Cover of "The Presidio" published through Blurb using the Lightroom 3 plug-in

I was able to participate in the beta testing of Blurbs new plug-in for Lightroom 3. It made gathering photos in lightroom and publishing a book through Blurb a simple, linear task. I made a quick collection of the raw images I want to feature in the book and hit the export button. I chose export to: Blurb Bookify and in the export dialogue was able to title the book, add a subtitle, and insert the author information. I was also able to choose the size, style, and page layout. If I decided to use captions and titles with the photos, the plugin would use the meta data from each image file to automatically annotate each photo. The last dialogue allowed me to choose the photos I wanted for the front and back covers. Once I made these selections, I clicked the export button and Lightroom and Blurb did the rest. All I had to do then was finalize the layout and make any changes I wanted in Bookify and then order the book. I’ll have mine in hand this Monday and will order more once I’m satisfied with the real book. Easy, quick, and no math needed. Blurb and Lightroom took care of all the details behind the scene.

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