New PhotoBook software for Lightroom

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Hello Lightroom lovers, we have developed new photo book software for Lightroom (cloudy and classic!) and we are looking for some experts who are willing to join our beta testing program. We spoke with Victoria and she said this would be a good place to post and she put a link on Book Page Templates.

This product is native macOS software that offers seamless drag-and-drop creation using your own Lightroom images (no exporting) and edits are totally synced. We have 24 book sizes instead of the 5 from the legacy Classic books tab. Our software is completely free, with no printer lock-in and has 350dpi, unbranded export in PDF, TIFF and JPG. We are based in Raleigh, NC and have been around for 15 years. Our app has been vetted and approved by Apple and Adobe and is available in the Mac App Store.

Take a look and let us know if you'd be interested in participating. We'd love to hear your feedback.

See the "Presto Workflow" here: Adobe Lightroom Photo Book Printing - PrestoPhoto
 

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Hello Lightroom lovers, we have developed new photo book software for Lightroom (cloudy and classic!) and we are looking for some experts who are willing to join our beta testing program. We spoke with Victoria and she said this would be a good place to post and she put a link on Book Page Templates.

This product is native macOS software that offers seamless drag-and-drop creation using your own Lightroom images (no exporting) and edits are totally synced. We have 24 book sizes instead of the 5 from the legacy Classic books tab. Our software is completely free, with no printer lock-in and has 350dpi, unbranded export in PDF, TIFF and JPG. We are based in Raleigh, NC and have been around for 15 years. Our app has been vetted and approved by Apple and Adobe and is available in the Mac App Store.

Take a look and let us know if you'd be interested in participating. We'd love to hear your feedback.

See the "Presto Workflow" here: Adobe Lightroom Photo Book Printing - PrestoPhoto
Sounds promising (and overdue). When will you have a Windows 10 version?
 
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Hi PhilBurton. We do not currently have anything in the works for Windows, but are taking steps towards iPad capabilities. Do you use iPad?
I utilize Windows and Android, like the majority of the world :)
 
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I utilize Windows and Android, like the majority of the world :)

But probably not the majority of the Adobe user community. I’m going to look for statistics of platforms for theAdobe user community. Mac users make up ~10% of the PC users, Windows users are around ~75%. Most of the graphics community are in the Mac Camp.


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I don’t know if that has changed, but some years ago Adobe said that Mac users were about 50% of its clients.
 
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I don’t know if that has changed, but some years ago Adobe said that Mac users were about 50% of its clients.

I can’t find any numbers to back it up, but that sounds about right.


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I don’t know if that has changed, but some years ago Adobe said that Mac users were about 50% of its clients.
However, the Adobe customer base today is much broader than it was when Adobe sold (not subscription licensed!) Creative Suite, Font Folio, and Acrobat.

For this thread, what matters is the Lightroom customer base. Even if "only" 50% are Windows users, that's a lot of potential customers to ignore. If this product is at all successful, it will point the way for a competitor to do a Windows-only product, or a Windows + Mac (M1 chip only?) product.
 

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I utilize Windows and Android, like the majority of the world :)
However, the Adobe customer base today is much broader than it was when Adobe sold (not subscription licensed!) Creative Suite, Font Folio, and Acrobat.

For this thread, what matters is the Lightroom customer base. Even if "only" 50% are Windows users, that's a lot of potential customers to ignore. If this product is at all successful, it will point the way for a competitor to do a Windows-only product, or a Windows + Mac (M1 chip only?) product.
These are great things to take into account. With the Lightroom Integration there is the option of working in the PrestoPhoto app for Mac users, as our app is an extension from Photos. We also offer the Legacy Book Workflow using Lightroom Classic's PDF export and upload for our PC users.

Our goal is to have enough traction with our Mac users to eventually justify another option for our Windows costumers.
 
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However, the Adobe customer base today is much broader than it was when Adobe sold (not subscription licensed!) Creative Suite, Font Folio, and Acrobat.

For this thread, what matters is the Lightroom customer base. Even if "only" 50% are Windows users, that's a lot of potential customers to ignore. If this product is at all successful, it will point the way for a competitor to do a Windows-only product, or a Windows + Mac (M1 chip only?) product.

The reason that Adobe developed a mobile product. (For iOS and Android) is because of the growth rate in mobile device users. That 50% Windows number, if correct may represent 30% for PCs and another 30% for Apple, There may be another 30% that are mobile only users that weren’t even Adobe customers when this 50%/50% customer base was first mentioned. (FWIW, these numbers are entirely speculative and may be close or way off the mark. But you get the idea.)

Now you need to look at this idea from a perspective of a Product developer. You have an idea and a known skill set (Mac). From there you develop a product. If the product becomes successful you can market that exclusively Mac users until you saturate the market. If the product is proven successful in the MacOS world, one that market is saturated, you might consider adding Windows resources to port the product to Windows.


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