For the iPad ®
We are known for our vast variety of cover material selections. To assist photographers with designing album covers and increasing their overall sales, we have released our very own iPad® application. Our iPad App, dubbed Finao Designer, is downloadable in the iTunes App Store for just 99¢. This app allows you and your clients to see a real time preview of your cover material choices.
You can design unique covers exclusively for Finao ONE flush mount albums. Choose the cover layout, experiment with different combinations of leathers and fabrics, see whole patterns rather than a small swatch and try out different cover images and crops. After mock-ups are designed using any photos on the iPad, photographers may save and email designs from within Apple's Photo app.
The Finao Designer gives you the ability to interact with your clients in an exciting new way when choosing a cover for their Finao ONE flush mount album. Developed by Finao with professional photographers in mind, this is a one-of-a-kind presentation tool for all professional photographers.
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If you have a support question regarding the Finao Designer™ app, Finao is available through our contact us form seven days a week or during regular business hours (10 am - 8 pm Eastern time, Monday – Thursday and 10 am - 6 pm Eastern time, Friday).
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Will you be making an iPhone®, Android®, web-based version?At this time, we do not have plans to expand the Finao Designer to other formats past the iPad®.
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Preparing images for the iPad app
The Finao Designer iPad app allows you to preview album cover designs using images you provide for openings and upgrade covers, making it a snap to match materials to your choice of cover images. Just remember that the app will respond more quickly if you use images sized for the iPad. It is not necessary to use print-ready, high-resolution photos.
The general rule is to size your images so that the smallest dimension is 1000 pixels. What follows is an explanation. Feel free to adjust to your needs, but please consider using web-resolution rather than print-resolution images.
How big is an iPad screen?
The iPad has a screen resolution of 1024x768. Rumor has it that resolution will double on a future model, and when you get one you might choose to double the size of the images you use with the designer app.
For first and second generation iPads, the designer app draws its album images up to about 900 pixels tall. The next version of the app will allow you to work with the iPad rotated to landscape, and that version will draw album images up to about 900 pixels wide.
So, why is our guideline to size images 1000 pixels on the small dimension rather than the large? It gives you room to zoom or to use the image cropped to fit another orientation. We'll use an image sized to 1000x1500 to illustrate.
Cover openings are drawn smaller than full-cover images, so if you've followed the 1000-pixel guideline your images will be plenty big enough for cover openings, even if you'll be zooming quite a bit.
For best performance with the app, keep your images sized at web resolution rather than print resolution. A general rule is to size them 1000 pixels on the shortest dimension. They need to be larger than that only if you'll be zooming in quite a bit.
iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc.
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