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joolz1910 11-21-2012 09:41 AM

Photopass tips
 
I am in the process of editing my photos on Photopass. I am adding borders and then finding different borders popping up every now and again - have others found the same? I also prepaid for a photobook.

At the moment I have about 500 pictures saved and I'm almost ready to begin my photobook - any tips on how to get the best from either the photos or the book?
:)

wilma-bride 11-21-2012 09:49 AM

Photos taken in different locations will have different borders available. For example, photos taken on the bridge (between UK and France) at Epcot might have the Princess and the Frog borders available. Photos featuring particular characters usually have that character's signature or some kind of border featuring the character.

As far as the photobook, try and group pictures together. When I made a photobook for Nat a couple of years ago, I used some of our favourite pictures from the trip, grouping them into the various parks and adding a few one-liners that brought back some funny memories from our trip. For example, the AK pictures, we had a standing joke that it was always freezing when we went to AK but that particular day had been a real scorcher. We'd had some photopass pics done of the boys huddled together, preteneding they were cold and I added a tagline about how cold it had been at AK that day.

From memory, we had 2 pages for each park, 2 pages for the cruise we took (these were our own uploaded pictures), 2 pages purely of the kids and 2 pages of the adults, then 1 page for each resort we stayed at (we stayed at AKV and a grand villa at BLT).

bex7583 11-21-2012 10:06 AM

oo it sounds fun , the photo pass is not something i have included in my budget plan but now im thinking !

did you think it was good value ?

~Piglet~ 11-21-2012 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by joolz1910 (Post 46759085)
I am in the process of editing my photos on Photopass. I am adding borders and then finding different borders popping up every now and again - have others found the same?

Yes :) i'm still editing mine too and i've noticed they now have some Christmas borders up! as pp says the borders can change depending on the location of where the photos were taken; also for characters they may have their signatures - I noticed this time they only have Dale's signature, last time I did one in 2010 it was only Chip - I wish they'd put them both together!

Regarding the photobook, don't forget you can also upload your own photo's to use too, you're not restricted to just your photopass ones :)

2Tiggies 11-21-2012 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Piglet~ (Post 46762706)
Yes :) i'm still editing mine too and i've noticed they now have some Christmas borders up! as pp says the borders can change depending on the location of where the photos were taken; also for characters they may have their signatures - I noticed this time they only have Dale's signature, last time I did one in 2010 it was only Chip - I wish they'd put them both together!

Regarding the photobook, don't forget you can also upload your own photo's to use too, you're not restricted to just your photopass ones :)

Yes signatures this year were a bit out of whack I thought. There were photos with Tigger but all with Pooh's signature :confused3

I missed going a little later this year as we used to manage to get halloween AND Christmas borders if I held my pics in my account long enough before ordering the CD. Will have to get creative with Christmas cards this year without Photopass help :santa:

joolz1910 11-22-2012 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by wilma-bride (Post 46759153)
Photos taken in different locations will have different borders available. For example, photos taken on the bridge (between UK and France) at Epcot might have the Princess and the Frog borders available. Photos featuring particular characters usually have that character's signature or some kind of border featuring the character.

As far as the photobook, try and group pictures together. When I made a photobook for Nat a couple of years ago, I used some of our favourite pictures from the trip, grouping them into the various parks and adding a few one-liners that brought back some funny memories from our trip. For example, the AK pictures, we had a standing joke that it was always freezing when we went to AK but that particular day had been a real scorcher. We'd had some photopass pics done of the boys huddled together, preteneding they were cold and I added a tagline about how cold it had been at AK that day.

From memory, we had 2 pages for each park, 2 pages for the cruise we took (these were our own uploaded pictures), 2 pages purely of the kids and 2 pages of the adults, then 1 page for each resort we stayed at (we stayed at AKV and a grand villa at BLT).

That makes sense about the different locations - I think we will do separate pages for separate parks too.:thumbsup2

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Originally Posted by bex7583 (Post 46759296)
oo it sounds fun , the photo pass is not something i have included in my budget plan but now im thinking !

did you think it was good value ?

I will let you know once the cd and photobook arrive :)

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Originally Posted by ~Piglet~ (Post 46762706)
Yes :) i'm still editing mine too and i've noticed they now have some Christmas borders up! as pp says the borders can change depending on the location of where the photos were taken; also for characters they may have their signatures - I noticed this time they only have Dale's signature, last time I did one in 2010 it was only Chip - I wish they'd put them both together!

Regarding the photobook, don't forget you can also upload your own photo's to use too, you're not restricted to just your photopass ones :)

The Aladdin and Jasmine signatures appeared about a week after I had edited the photos. They seem to be changing the borders week by week!

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Originally Posted by 2Tiggies (Post 46762743)
Yes signatures this year were a bit out of whack I thought. There were photos with Tigger but all with Pooh's signature :confused3

I missed going a little later this year as we used to manage to get halloween AND Christmas borders if I held my pics in my account long enough before ordering the CD. Will have to get creative with Christmas cards this year without Photopass help :santa:

I have both Christmas and Halloween borders - I have gone a bit 'border-crazy' lol


Does anyone know how many photos you can have in your photobook?

Vixster 11-22-2012 05:14 AM

it depends on how many photos as some have 3 per page or 2 but you get 20 pages I am designing mine now so going to order next week I think

wilma-bride 11-22-2012 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by bex7583 (Post 46759296)
oo it sounds fun , the photo pass is not something i have included in my budget plan but now im thinking !

did you think it was good value ?

The Photopass CD is definitely good value, particularly if you spend a lot of time at WDW. In our case, it is usually the only time we have photos taken with either me in the photo (because I'm usually the other side of the camera) or all of us.

As far as the Photobook, it is a great idea and the ones through the Disney Photopass site are nice because you can have Disney-themed backgrounds, however you can get just as nice and far cheaper Photobooks from alternative sites such as Snapfish, Photobox etc. I have only ever bought the disney one once and that was because it was a gift for my best friend as a reminder of our holiday together.

~Piglet~ 11-22-2012 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by joolz1910 (Post 46765333)
I have both Christmas and Halloween borders - I have gone a bit 'border-crazy' lol


Does anyone know how many photos you can have in your photobook?

Me too :) I can't resist the borders haha, even though I will never print them all off I have to save them all 'just in case'!

You get 20 pages as standard I think, but you can buy extra pages if needed. How many photo's you put on each page is down to you, for my last book I did mainly three or four pics to a page, depending on the 'theme' of that page :)

joolz1910 11-26-2012 06:47 AM

I started putting my photobook together but I can't see the edited photos.:( I thought I would be able to use the ones with borders etc. Any ideas?

~Piglet~ 11-26-2012 08:34 AM

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Originally Posted by joolz1910 (Post 46788522)
I started putting my photobook together but I can't see the edited photos.:( I thought I would be able to use the ones with borders etc. Any ideas?

I've used ones with borders on my previous photobook, but I did it by uploading the pics after I had received the photopass cd. I'm planning do the same this time around as I didn't want to be rushed sorting through my own pics and the photopass ones, which would have expired before I was ready :)

joolz1910 11-26-2012 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by ~Piglet~ (Post 46788923)
I've used ones with borders on my previous photobook, but I did it by uploading the pics after I had received the photopass cd. I'm planning do the same this time around as I didn't want to be rushed sorting through my own pics and the photopass ones, which would have expired before I was ready :)

So, the only way I could use the bordered photos would be to get the cd first and upload from there? Did you have to pay a lot for postage? Also did you have to pay to extend the time you have?
Thanks.

~Piglet~ 11-26-2012 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by joolz1910 (Post 46790624)
So, the only way I could use the bordered photos would be to get the cd first and upload from there? Did you have to pay a lot for postage? Also did you have to pay to extend the time you have?
Thanks.

I don't know if that's the only way - thats just the way I did it last time :)

I ordered our cds last night, the postage was $15 so roughly between 9-10 depending on the exchange rate (paid with PO credit card).

When you say pay to extend the time do you mean the photos or photo book? I didn't extend time for the photos, but as my thirty days were due up next week I knew I wouldn't be ready to create a photobook thats why I ordered my CDs.

I don't think there is a time limit when creating a photobook? but I could be wrong as it was 2010 when I last did one and I can't remember!! I haven't started this trips yet as i'm still sorting through my own photo's :)

Disneynutinlondon 11-26-2012 02:00 PM

I've just finished my photobook and in the end I used 194 photos which were a mixture of photopass ones and my own uploaded ones and I filled 56 pages. I had a range of 2 to 5 photos per page. I basically grouped the photos according to the day/event/park i.e I had our airport & views from the hotel balcony and inside the hotel together, then each park together and obviously our MNSSHP pics together.

gbaz44 11-26-2012 03:51 PM

I loved the photoCD we got. My advice would be to try as many different borders as possible, if you like a few get them all as it doesn't cost you any extra for photoCD.

Also do start the editing process as early as possible as it does take a bit of time! I did some in the evenings on laptop if we were relaxing and not in park but still took ages to finish off when we got home.

We didn't do photobook but instead got a disney photo album and I would advise anyone NOT to do this. The album looks good but the pages tear at the punched holes so easily its unbelieveable!! Have ring reinforced them and still some going.


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