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Folio '08

Table of Contents
Summary of Outside Layouts
Summary of Inside Layouts
Backgrounds
Cover Examples
Text Page Examples
One-photo Layout Examples
Two-photo Layout Examples
Notes

Note: The description of the Folio theme has been updated for iPhoto '09.

The Folio theme is characterized by large, bleeding photos, four lines of captions, including titles and copyright info imported directly from iPhoto, and sleek black or white backgrounds. Helvetica Neue is used throughout. It has four distinct text-only pages (called Title, Text, About, and Contact), but only one- or two-photo layouts.

Summary of Outside Layouts

Summary of Inside Layouts

Because there are four separate text layouts, I have left that part of the menu in the illustration so you can tell them apart.

Backgrounds

The Folio theme offers only black and white backgrounds for the outside and adds the Palm Tree to let you use any image you want for the background of the inside pages.

Cover Examples

If you look at the cover layout menu you might think they're pretty straight-forward. They change pretty radically, however, depending on the orientation of your photos.

With two vertical photos, the photos are placed side by side and the caption goes below:

With two horizontal photos, the photos are stacked on the left and the caption goes to the right:

A crazy thing happens when you use two differently-oriented photos: the vertical one fills the cover from top to bottom but the horizontal one leaves a space for the caption. Depending on which photo is first, you can get the caption on the right:

Or the left:

Only one of the resulting layouts has any resemblance to the little picture that shows up in the menu!

Text Page Examples

The Folio theme has four distinct pages with just text. The Title page has a large title and a smaller header.

The Text page has a smaller header and a paragraph of body text.

The About page has a large header a smaller subhead and a paragraph.

Finally, the Contact page has room for your name, address, and other pertinent data.

One-photo Layout Examples

The one-photo menu is not very illustrative. If you choose Layout 1, what you get depends largely on the original orientation of your photo. If your photo is horizontal, you'll get a full bleed photo with a super-imposed caption in white. If your photo is vertical, it fills the right hand of the page from top to bottom, and leaves half the page blank for the caption. In either case, the title and copyright information automatically comes from your iPhoto data.

If you choose the second one-photo layout, you might think you'd get a square frame. You don't. You get a large but not bleeding photo with the same orientation with which it started, plus a caption either below or to its left.

Two-photo Layout Examples

There is only one two-photo layout. If you have two horizontal photos, they are stacked to the right with captions to the left. Vertical photos are laid out side by side with captions below:

If you mix one vertical and one horizontal photo, they are placed side by side with captions below:

Notes

You can change the background to all white instead of all black. I thought this might change the superimposed text, but it does not. Those captions over full-bleed photos are always white, by default. (You can, of course, change the text to any color you want.)


If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, I'd love to hear them.


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