Aug 2013 19

We would like to take a moment to clear up any confusion regarding prepaids that were purchased prior to December 31, 2012.

We discontinued selling prepaid packs  in December of 2012. Those prepaids that were purchased prior to this date will now have an expiration date of December 31, 2015. We originally sent out an incorrect mail-out detailing the expiration date of December 31, 2013.  We apologize for any confusion that may have occurred.  We appreciate your business and your feedback.

We brought back the prepaid option with our paid pro memberships in May of 2013.  Pro members will be able to keep their prepaids as long as they keep their account active. A pro membership is valued at $69 a year. You can enjoy many benefits under this membership, such as unlimited long-term image storage,  unbranded links to photo books, and free shipping on most orders $35 and over. Please note though, free shipping does not apply to prepaid items.

As a sincere apology and thank you, we would like to offer a free one year pro membership to those who now have their prepaids ending December 31, 2015. We value your business and we hope you will continue to trust us with your art work and memories.

Free Pro Membership Code:  PXf2dkUuPw
Ends: August 31, 2013.

Aug 2013 30

We wanted to alert everyone of our September Schedule. We will be observing the Jewish Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Succos. Please plan your orders accordingly. You can still place orders, they just will not be processed until we are back. Thank you as always for your business.

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Oct 2013 09

It’s time to enter the digital age and integrate your photo books with your online presence.  The Pixpublisher photo book editor now supports the insertion of QR codes into your photo books.

What is a QR Code?

For those of you that don’t know what they are, QR codes are a trendy new form of barcode. There are many free apps available for all smartphones and tablets that allow you to use the device’s camera to read them. QR codes contain a web address, and scanning them will open the user’s browser and take them to the associated website.

Why would I use a QR Code?

Why would you want to add a QR code to your photo book? You would only do so any time you want to direct viewers to a web address. There are many reasons why you might want to do this such as:

  1. To direct people to the website or social media page of the photo book’s author.
  2. To direct readers to a page where they can download or purchase the photo being displayed next to the code
  3. To direct people to where they can buy a copy of the book
  4. To direct people to a site containing additional information (e.g. you have a picture of a car, the code next to it may go to a page containing detailed specifications on that vehicle)

Basically, any time you would like to insert a website address into a photo book, a QR code lets you do this visually (a graphic rather than a string of text) and quickly (the smartphone will take you there automatically instead of you having to type it in)

To add one, just follow three easy steps:

1. Drag a QR code onto your page

Click on the text tab to the left of the workspace. In the upper left corner you’ll see a square that looks like it’s filled with random black dots. Drag that square over to your book and drop it on the page.

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2. Enter the address.

Click on the QR code you placed in order to select it. Once selected, a toolbar will appear beside it. Click in the input box and enter the web address you want the QR code to send people to. When the address is entered, you’ll see the pattern of random dots change to represent the address you entered.

 

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3. Adjust the appearance

The last step (optional) is to make any adjustments to your code ‘s appearancein order to make it suit your photo book. You can make it larger or smaller, or adjust the background and foreground color.

 

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Be careful not to go too extreme when adjusting the appearance of your codes. For a QR code to be useful, smartphone apps need to be able to recognize them as such. If you make your code so tiny you can barely see it, or set the background and foreground colors to ones that are so similar as to be barely distinguishable, your code may not work properly.

 

Oct 2013 16

In this week’s tip for our PixPublisher, we focus on a feature that will bring color to your photo book.  One of the most power features of PixPublisher is the ability to change the color of any sticker or frame to whatever color you want. This can be done by the use of the color fill option. Changing a sticker’s color is easy, just follow these steps:

1.       Select a sticker or frame in by clicking on it.

2.       You’ll see a Color Fill option appear on the orange toolbar above the workspace.

 


3.       Click on the colored square and you’ll see the color selection panel open.

These are your choices for the new color you want to change the selected object to. You can:

a)      choose a color from the palette

b)      manually enter a color code into the input box

c)       use the eyedropper tool to pick a color by clicking anywhere on the screen.

4.       Once you’ve chosen a color, you’ll see the sticker or frame change to that color.

It’s that easy.

Changing colors is an extremely powerful feature that can be used in many creative ways. Not only can you change the colors of stickers to suit the palette for your project, you can use a combination of color fill and opacity to tint your photos by adding colored layers over them. You can also create custom colored backgrounds by re-coloring transparent overlays, and much more.

Dec 2013 02

We had an amazing turnout once again to our Family Affair : Top 10 Tips for Fun and Profitable Family Portraits, hosted by NataschaLee of Nataschalee Studios of Colorado. It is one of our most popular webinars to date. We wanted to share with you the winners and give a generous thank you to the sponsors of the webinar.

 

Adoramapix 10×10 -26 page photo book:  Bill Baker

Galler.ee – 1 year membership: Patricia McCaleb

Jinky Art – set of actions -Elaine Eversley Images

Again, thank you again to everyone who participated in our holiday webinar – we hope you have a wonderful holiday. Winners please email me directly at libby@adoramapix.com.

 


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