iPhone Photos & StoryBook Creator – Christmas 2009

I received my holiday StoryBook yesterday. It was a 7×5 soft cover book created without a camera or at least without a traditional camera. I took all the photos on my iPhone, transferred them to my PC, and brought them into StoryBook Creator Plus.  With autofill and some journaling, I quickly had a completed StoryBook. Here are some tips on using camera phone photos in a StoryBook.

  1. 20100112_iPhone Photos & StoryBook Creator - Christmas 2009If the photo is obviously poor quality, don’t use it. A few of my photos were blurred, and I deleted these.
  2. Correct contrast. I applied Auto contrast in StoryBook Creator to all the photos. Auto contrast ensures that the contrast of the photo matches the requirements of the printer.
  3. Correct shadow detail. A few of my photos were still too dark after applying Auto contrast. The key here is to use the Shadows slider, which is available under Brightness & light in the Color menu.
  4. Correct color. I used Auto color, and in some cases made adjustments to the Color temperature slider, which is available under Temperature in the Color menu.

If your camera phone photos are still on your phone, now you have the tools to create great StoryBooks. The first page of my Christmas 2009 StoryBook is shown to the right and the complete book is on Facebook.

About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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