Why is that, Gordon? I'm also using Blurb, but it's more the aesthetics of it that interests me.
When viewing others' photobooks, I much prefer those with borders around the images. For my own photobook design, I would choose borders. Here are my very subjective reasons:
- Book borders can act as mat borders, making an image look like it is matted.
- An image with borders implies that it is displayed 100%. An image without borders can look like it is cropped.
- For the above two reasons, reading a photobook with borders feels like going through a portfolio, and reading one without borders feels like leaving through a magazine.
- Book borders are good places for text, if so desired. Without borders, text would have to overlay on the image. Not only would an image be "disfigured", but the text may have legibility problems.
- Book borders can be non-white, if so desired.
- The only negative about borders is that they take up precious room on a page.
BTW, it seems like with your simple page layout, using PS instead of InDesign would be a simpler approach, as suggested here:http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....33473&st=15