Elements 14: Photobook feature only offers 11.5"x8" size. Where has the 12"x12" gone?

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Steve Lehman

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Will it fit your printer as a print?   That question probably canceled the size.  We commercial printers have such a printer for that size but we never get its request.  I work with PSE 14 editor.  Hope that's a sufficient answer.     

Steve Lehman
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Well, I was hoping to have the photobook printed by Shutterfly. You used to be able to send the photobook to Shutterfly to print but I read that Adobe and Shutterfly no longer have an agreement. In the PSE editor, I can make 12x12 scrapbook pages, so it's inconsistent to not offer the same size photobook. 12x12 photobooks are the most popular size for digital scrapbookers. Unfortunately we can't print them at home, so we need to export them for printing. Please reconsider!!! Bring back the 12x12 and a photobook printing service. Thank you so much for answering!
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Not from Adobe, their techs do read these.  So your advice is most likely noted although their version 15 may be already in its test phase and changed features may need to appear on 16.  You might consider getting an Epson wide printer which will print up to 14 inches wide and as long as need.  Those printers run as much as a regular printer in the $300 to $350 range.  HP's wide printer runs in higher pricing and is not as good.  The Epson has 4 color carts emitting the grays as well as the blacks.  For as many as you may be printing, this may be a great investment for you.  It'll pay you back in Fed-ex prints at $4.50 a pop, in just 77 prints.  That's when you will change ink carts anyway.   I am totally familiar with scrap books since our company archives photos from scrapbooks, albums and slides. As a former tech at Microsoft, my company is a photo restore, photo archive, photography and graphics company.  I was doing this work at Microsoft and wanted to continue offering my services and the corner office was getting old. I hope I've helped you somewhat.   
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Thank you so much for your suggestion - this is certainly useful for printing individual pages at home. The photobook feature in PSE 14 is really great - I would love to have my pages printed as a book and I can't see a way to do that.
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Why don't you follow the Shutterfly procedures to make a book from your pages saved on your computer? I don't do scrapbooking but I have printed many books (12" x 12") from many suppliers in France and even from the States. The pages are saved in jpeg according to my own layouts. All the suppliers provide a way to create a book from the pages and upload them from your computer.
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I prefer to use the "create a photobook" mode in pse but unfortunately it doesn't allow me to save the pages as jpegs and it only allows "local printing" i.e. on home printer. I guess I'll just have to switch to making individual 12x12 pages, save them as jpgs and upload to a Shutterfly book as you suggest until Adobe answers my request! Thank you so much for answering!
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I have just re-checked. I have to apologize to you. The pages are saved as psds, but then I can save them as jpgs and upload them to Shutterfly. It's a bit cumbersome but it's ok. Also, the sizes don't match - Adobe only does the photobook in landscape which is not the same dimensions as the Shutterfly landscape. But I can make it work. Thank you!