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new program for photo pubblishing/yearbook/newsletter

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by slickrock, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. slickrock

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    Tech heads, what is a good program that I can use for a yearbook, photo, and journalism class? I need something that I can manipulate pictures, make newsletters, and of course make some sort of digital year book for students. The only thing I can think of is Photoshop. What is a better program and cost is not a worry.

    Thanks, Dan
     
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    If you are going to get serious then Photoshop for the pictures and Adobe InDesign for the layout. Period.

    Max

    PS: if you are going to teach kids you may want to use a spell checker...
     
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    Yeah, I was between classes and in a hurry. It happens.
     
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    Ditto on Photoshop, nothing else comes close by any measure.

    You can probably get a discounted version of the entire Creative Suite at your school.

    Of course, if you're really cheap, and aren't wanting professional results, the GIMP is free, and reasonably powerful. Although I think its stuck at 72dpi max (don't hold me to it).

    http://www.adobe.com/

    http://www.gimp.org/
     
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    The country's largest yearbook publisher has a printing plant thirty minutes from you. You should talk to them.
     
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    Really? What company?
     
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    What Max said... I publish a magazine and it's basically all done in Word (initial stories coming in from writers), Photoshop (for the images) and InDesign (layout). That's all you need. And by teaching your students what's basically the industry standard for design programs, you're doing them a huge favor later on. Good luck!
     
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