Category Archives: Artisan

The Problem with Flattened PDF Files and Text

PDF files are incredibly useful. They are used for everything from industrial production of photo products to archiving digital files for preservation. The problem is not all PDF files are created equal. Text, in particular, relies on sharp, high-contrast edges … Continue reading

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Effective Photo Editing

I’m three photo books behind and everybody want the photos from my last vacation. The problem is that photo editing is tedious and I don’t like to distribute photos until I have had a chance to go through them and … Continue reading

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Beer for Any Occasion

I was in charge of organizing an ISO meeting on image permanence and durability in Chicago, and one of the members had offered to brew beer for the occasion. A plain brown bottle wouldn’t do. I took a couple of … Continue reading

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Forever has a new photo book printer

Forever is using a new printer to produce photo books and other products. I wanted to learn more about their new supplier. For my sample photo books, I used Artisan 5 to create a photo book for my trip last year to … Continue reading

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2014 on One Page

It is possible to fit all the photos from one year on a single page. Well, that’s not really true unless you take very few photos, but you can fit all the important photos on one page. I started with … Continue reading

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Panstoria is Forever

Panstoria is now Forever. Well, nothing lasts forever, but it is as close as it can get since Forever has now acquired Panstoria. Forever has an interesting business model in that they purport to store your photos forever (actually your … Continue reading

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New Mouse Pad

  I created a new mouse pad with Pantoria’s Artisan software. What do you think?

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Four Pages for the Price of One

I completed my 2013-2014 Custom Album Pages today. Actually, I completed Page Prints, since Creative Memories no longer offers Custom Album pages. My plan is to get Page Prints and add them to my Custom Album Cover, either by mounting … Continue reading

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