If you have never purchased any version of Lightroom, then it will cost you 149 US Dollars to purchase Lightroom from Adobe. You might be able to get it cheaper elsewhere.
And it sure seems like overkill to get Lightroom just for the book module, but if that's all you really want, Blurb (and probably other book publishers) offer free software to take photos and turn them into photobooks.
Thanks for this. Eather what I expected to here. As you say, it has seemed expensive to buy Lightroom just to get the Photo Book facility when Elements 12/Photoshop 6 meet all my editing needs. Thanks for the alternative suggestions. Best wishes, Tony
- sorry about the spelling mistakes! Eather should be Rather! ... and oh! "here" when I meant "hear" - how embarrassing! Thanks again, Tony
Many thanks for your comments on the Adobe Forum about Photoshop for
Following your suggestion, I have had a look at Blurb and it seems
pretty good and quite easy to use. Many thanks for this suggestion. I
have had a look around and I find there are many "publishers" and
although Blurb comes out well in many reviews, there are many others
also. But there is one big problem for me - they ALL produce BOUND Photo
Books but I want a flexible Photo Book where I can later add or change
pages! Nobody I have found produces a book where pages can be printed
separately to be added when and where required in a book!
I have posted another question in the Forum asking if anyone knows of
such a publisher - especially in the UK, where I live.
The reason I want the ability to insert pages etc is for a number of
reasons. For example, I am producing an historical Photo Book but if
friends send me photos of a past era, I want to scan the photos, put
them on a separate page and then insert that page in the appropriate era
in my book or I may later want to enlarge an old photograph already in
the book and insert the enlargement next to the original etc. etc.
I have printed some pages myself using Photoshop Elements, which was not
the ideal tool as I mentioned before, but when the A4 pages were placed
in clear plastic A4 pockets and inserted in my smart presentation Ring
Binder, the result looked brilliant. But I have hundreds of photographs
and I dread to think what the cost of ink would be if I printed them all
myself, let alone the time!
But I am beginning to think I may after all have to print them myself
and that, as I have several hundred or more, the cost of buying
Lightroom 5 may be worth it in the long run.
Anyway, thanks for coming back to me with your views regarding my
With very best wishes,