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Old 01-03-2012, 06:40 AM   #4
Bo Aakerstrom
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I do use Scribus and it is a capable application so I can't see why it would not be suitable for your photo book project. I learned DTP using Quark XPress and Scribus is very similar to use.

http://docs.scribus.net/ might be a good place to start. Some of the basics as regards to the technical side of things can be found here too (i.e. file formats, colour space, image resolution, etc.).

It is a good idea to find a printing company and talk to them about what their specific requirements are before supplying anything to print.

Editing photos using The GIMP might appeal to your preferences as well!

Free and open source is good, I only use one application that isn't on a regular basis (an old version of ACD Canvas, but that came with a magazine so that hardly counts...).

BTW if you haven't got version 1.4.0 (released 2012.01.01) I advice you to get that as it is a big improvement on the old stable release.

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