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Print on Demand, Self Publishing and Digital Stitching

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Print on Demand is not a new initiative. It has been around for a number of years. But recent news that more new titles are being printed through Print on Demand (PoD) than through traditional printing methods shows how the PoD industry has come of age. It allows out of print books to become available again. It allows authors of new books to publish them themselves without risk and for custom books to be printed quickly to respond to demand.

Digital photography is prolific and free software enables people to create panoramas and 3-D worlds easily by stitching their photographs together quickly and easily.

Will was recently on BBC Radio Lincolnshire with William Wright talking about these technologies. To listen to the show, you can play or download the podcast by clicking the link above.

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The Future of digital photos

I am not a particularly avid photographer but I do snap away with our digital camera with much greater abandon than we when we had a 35mm camera. The problem with it all is storing the digital photos and also making them anything like interesting to look at and present them in a way apart from a collage or a slides show.

How dull!

Well, I saw something from Microsoft which is really very interesting and is the future of digital photography fun. It’s called ‘Photosynth’ and allows you to link photos together using meta tags and then to make digital views of what you have photographed. So, for example, you and a load of friends with digital cameras all take photos of the London Eye from different angles. With Photosynth, you can knit them all together to produce 3D images of the London Eye.

Anyway, don’t take my word for it. Look at this article in The Register and see for yourself !