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albums

so…here’s the thing.

i love albums.  i think they’re fantastic, and i have an album company whose materials make me drool.  i’ve got a few samples that i show to every couple i meet with…and they drool, too.

but that’s as far as i go with trying to sell albums.  why?  because they are a LOT of work.  i have been designing every single layout from a blank page in photoshop.  and that takes a loooooong time.  and even though i want people to have these beautiful albums, the dozens of hours it takes me to create them never quite leaves my mind, and i can’t bring myself to be as enthused as i think i should.

i think that is all about to change.

i just purchased software called photojunction…it is album design software, and i think it’s going to change my life.  i prefer really clean, geometric album layouts.  i’ve seen people use flourishes and overlays…i’ve seen it done well, and i’ve seen it done REALLY POORLY.  the great thing about PJ is that i can create layouts that i love, and i can SAVE them…so next time i have a group of photos that i think will fit together in a similar fashion…half the work is already done for me!

today i finished sara & rob’s amazing gloucester wedding, and i immediately started designing their album.  what used to take me, oh, about 3 months of morning till night slaving (shhhh, i know that’s hyperbole), only took me a few hours.

do you hear that?  oh, it’s just a choir of angels singing the hallelujah chorus…don’t mind them.

check out these first few layouts:

there were a couple things that weren’t immediately intuitive (you know, because ALL software USUALLY is…), and it was frustrating that i couldn’t import ONE file at a time…(though it did say that i could…it just didn’t work.)

anyway, a new day has dawned, and i am very excited!

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Amy Gaerthofner15 September 2008 - 21:18

I TOLD you SO!!!! I love PhotoJunction… and now that they are having a deal people are finally giving them a chance! I’m so happy you got it!

jenn16 September 2008 - 09:24

You’re so good at what you do! The album is great, but the photos are fabulous! Looking at them made me feel like I was watching a movie. Strange huh?

Luanne18 September 2008 - 22:46

Oh my…These pictures are AMAZING! I can’t wait to see more….THANK YOU!

Susan Bullen19 September 2008 - 03:23

The choirs of angels are singing I hear them for timing is just right for our sons wedding pictures.They are all so excellentand all so hard to choice for any old album but your new software just changed that.Thank you once again.

Susan Bullen19 September 2008 - 03:30

I want to order my mothers album. What will it cost and how many pictures do I need to pick out? Thank you in advance.

Luanne22 September 2008 - 14:03

Hello from the other mother…How do I order my mothers album? Ditto to Susan’s question??? Thank you!

jenniferL29 September 2008 - 20:50

yeah for photojunction. i had similar issues too but i not any more!

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