Hi. I am looking for software which will be offered as a free download from a website and which will allow those who download it to create photobooks.
The software must allow those who use it to be guided through each step and given clear instructions regarding what they need to do. They will have a choice on every aspect of the design including:
* Number of pages
* Choice and style of text
* Positioning of image
* Background preference
* Preview feature so the person can see the photobook they designed
* Warning feature regarding low resolution images
-Upload of picture
-Multiple pictures or one picture on page (maximum of 4 pictures/page is reasonable, individual setup, according to below, for each picture)
-Zoom (this should come with a warning function based on picture file quality)
-Color or make B/W
-Text box with placement, size, font, rotate. Multiple textboxes possible.
There will be need to turn pages in the book, back and forth. This should be done with some neat animation of a page turning.
It should be possible to rearrange the order of the pages at any time.
Towards the end a preview, which must be NOT for downloading, must be created and presented to the costumer for proofing.
If the preview is approved the high resolution pdf with cut marks and bleed will be created. Since this pdf will be manually managed for printing, binding and delivery it must be stored somewhere, together with costumer data.
Upon approval of the proof the costumer is prompted to enter name and address data for delivery and then will be requested to make payment online using PayPal. The customer data must be stored in a database for future reference (news mails and such).
We must have some way of:
1. Specifying the website address that the output of the software will be transmitted to
2. Uploading new templates in the software (or making it easy for it to download new templates from the site)
3. Some way of updating the software with pricing to take into account change sin printing costs
We will need a complete breakdown of the costings for each part of this. Feel free to get back to us with questions or suggestions. For reference of how this will be used please see: ([url removed, login to view]). Please analyze the site in detail and make sure you understand what is required.
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