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Topic # 25544 24-Aug-2008 22:33
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All in the title, really!

Just finally made the switch from awfully-pretty-but-very-limited-do-it-apple's-way-or-the-highway OSX to Vista 64 and very happy. 

Just wondering if there is something similar to iphoto on Windows that publishes good quality photo-album books?  iphoto can make some pretty kickass coffeetable books that look professional: anything like that out there for the windows machine?


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  Reply # 159458 25-Aug-2008 07:40

Theres a bunch of Photo apps, but the main ones being Vistas builtin iPhoto clone or Googles Picassa, neither offer that feature, at least not in NZ.
You'd be just as good copying the photos you want to a Mac, then copying them temporarily to iphoto and ordering the book.

Theres surely a 3rd party app to replace all the Apple apps anyway, other than iTunes I rarely find any need for any of the iApps. Why the reverse switch?

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  Reply # 159487 25-Aug-2008 10:13
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Picasa has always had a strong reputation, as well as Acdsee



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  Reply # 159502 25-Aug-2008 10:51
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Yep, have looked at acdsee, picasa, windows live, etc, but I'm not looking for photo mgmt/printing tools - that stuff is, as you all point out, available from multiple sources and works well.  That's the whole reason I went back to Windows - a wider selection of excellent software. 

However, none of them see to do the one thing I'm looking for here: something like the high quality BOOKS that can be produced by iphoto (e.g. http://www.apple.com/ilife/iphoto/printproducts.html )

I thought corel had something, but can't find it.  Any ideas?

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  Reply # 159506 25-Aug-2008 10:56

I think you'll have to find an online option for making the books, although I haven't heard of any in particular.
I've seen a few completed Apple made ones and I must say they are pretty top notch, so much in fact I was going to go with them for Xmas presents this year. Maybe stick to the copy to iphoto and order option? I assume you can still access a mac?



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  Reply # 159515 25-Aug-2008 11:23
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> I assume you can still access a mac?

No, unfortuantely. It was a work machine, and I chose to make the switch when I changed jobs.

Hm.

Will continue the hunt to find something that works.... 



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  Reply # 159749 25-Aug-2008 23:35
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Found one!

Excellent downloadable book tool that beats the pants off iphoto at http://www.blurb.com/

Just using it now, strongly recommended to others. Sweet. Thanks to all those who suggested things!

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  Reply # 159750 26-Aug-2008 00:06
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check out http://www.frogprints.co.NZ which has a photo book tool which you customize then you put your order through them.




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  Reply # 159768 26-Aug-2008 07:37
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Brilliant, will check out.  thanks!

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