Monday, December 20, 2010

How do I insert a digital magazine style page into a Komplet Fusion Album?

Our Komplet Fusion albums are the latest addition to our album range. To create a thoroughly modern album the Fusion is a mix of flush magazine style pages and traditional matted pages.

One of the most FAQ we get asked in relation to the Komplet Fusion album is ‘How do I insert a digital magazine style page into my album’? The answer is very simple!
All you have to do to create a magazine style page is to:

1. Select the image for your magazine style page and drag the image onto the page. It will appear as a small image on the page.

2. If you are using a PC, simply right click on the image and a small menu will appear. Select “FILL MAT”. Done!

3. If you are using a MAC, simply tap the COMMAND/APPLE Button on your keyboard and click on the image. A small menu will appear. Select “FILL MAT”. Done!

Check out the great image of our Komplet Fusion album above by White Tulip Photography!

TIP: The above instructions are also useful if you want to create a hybrid mat, i.e. half matted, half magazine style page in our Pro Collection or Komplet Collection!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How do I create a photocover in JAD?

Photo Covers are a great way to personalise an album cover. You can have the whole cover as a photo or just a section! To change your album cover to a photo cover just follow the next few steps:

1. Once JAD is open and you have your album design up, click on “ALBUM” in the top toolbar

2. Scroll down the drop down menu and click on “COVER PROPERTIES”

3. A drop down menu will appear under Cover Material. Scroll down the menu and select “PHOTO COVER”.

4. You now need to choose your spine material, i.e. the album cover material.   In the drop down menu under Spine Material, choose your album cover!

TIP: For something different why not try a canvas photo cover or an acrylic photo cover!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Merry Xmas from us!

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year from all the team at Jorgenens'. Here is a little holiday cheer from us. Hope you like it ;)

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!


Christmas is nearly upon us and we have just a few more JAD tips to go before 2011!

We often get queries from clients as to how they can just place an order for mats in JAD. Hopefully the next few pointers will help out!

1. Open JAD software

2. When the small screen comes up with the 3 different album collections, click “CANCEL” in the bottom left corner

3. Once the small screen has closed, click “FILE” in top Left corner of the Top toolbar in the main screen

4. From the drop down menu select “NEW MATS ONLY”

5. A new small screen will pop up. You then need to choose which album collection you are ordering mats for, i.e. PRO COLLECTION or the STUDIO COLLECTION.

6. You then proceed as normal, choosing your album style, size and page numbers.

7. Design your mats as usual!

When you place your order only an order for Mats will be sent through.

TIP: When placing your order and JAD asks for your Studio Reference make sure you call the album something you will remember, i.e. couples name, Sample Album No 2 etc. This is always helpful if you lose the JAD reference number!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Can I design my album in other programs and still order through Jorgensen?

We quite often get asked by our clients if it is possible to design their album in photoshop or other software and still order through Jorgensen.
The answer is Yes and No. Just to confuse you all!

Matted Albums

All matted albums have to be designed and ordered in JAD.

Digital Albums

Digital albums (e.g. Pro Collection E Album and Komplet Collection Digital Albums) can be designed in software outside of JAD, however, you will need to import the images into JAD prior to ordering.

Confused?! Let me explain with a few simple step by step instructions:

1. Design all your digital magazine style pages in Photoshop or other design software.

TIP: Make sure the image/canvas size is the same as the album size you would like to order!

2. Ensure you export all your page designs as flattened sRGB jpegs @ 300dpi.

TIP: Export double page spreads to save time when importing in JAD

3. Open up JAD and select the basics for your album order, e.g. size and pages numbers

4. Once the album is open, go to IMAGE at the top menu then select ADD IMAGES from the drop down menu

5. Import all your page designs into JAD.

6. Simply drag and drop all your page designs onto the pages!

TIP: If you drag and drop an image onto a digital style page and it doesn’t fill the page simply right click with your mouse on the image and select ‘Fill Mat’!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

JAD TIP: If I get a new computer do I need to register for a new JAD key?

When studios get new computers or they purchase additional computers for staff one of the most common questions we get asked is “ Do I need a new JAD key?”

The simple answer is YES you do!

Each time you get a new computer you are required to download and register for JAD again, as the JAD key provided is unique to each computer.

TIP: Before you install JAD make sure you have JAVA on your computer!

To register for a new JAD key complete the following steps:

If you had the FREE TRIAL version of JAD on your old computer:

1. Go to and download JAD.

2. Once JAD is open, go to File>Activation/Registration>Request Activation Code.

3. Fill in your details, making sure your email address is correct. (Note:- your code will be sent to the email you provide)

4. Select Trial Version. Your code will be automatically sent to your email!

If you had the PAID FULL PRO version of JAD on your old computer:

1. Go to and download JAD.

2. Once JAD is open, go to File>Activation/Registration>Request Activation Code.

3. Fill in your details, making sure your email address is correct. (Note:- your code will be sent to the email you provide)

4. Select ProVersion. Under payment details please select ‘prepaid’. An initial trial version code will be automatically sent to your email!

5. The key for the full version will be emailed to you within one business day.

Note: If you get an additional studio computer you do not need to pay for a new JAD key, simply select ‘prepaid’! You only need to pay for the JAD key ONCE!

Of course if you have any JAD questions, or suggestions for future help topics, please email

Monday, November 15, 2010

The REAL WORLD Wedding Photography Workshop 2011

Building and running a wedding business, from top to toe in the REAL world!

Whats the workshop all about?

Building and running a wedding business, from top to toe in the REAL world.

Topics include:

1: Introduction and background to how Peter has become one the leading lights in the UK Wedding Photography Industry.

2: Business: Peter will reveal his marketing, pricing and products.

3: Technical: Peter covers exposure, lighting, composition.

4: Equipment.

5: Walk through a recent full wedding with Peter.

6: Shooting when the going gets tough: tips for winter, wet and difficult weddings.

7: Live Shoot: Peter holds a live demo both inside the magnificent venue and, weather permitting, in the grounds. There should be opportunity for delegates to take some images themselves under Peter’s guidance, so feel free to bring your own cameras.

Who Should Attend the REAL WORLD Workshop ?
Aspiring and established photographers wishing to freshen or build up their business and wedding photography. This workshop is perfectly timed to get you up to to speed as the new wedding season gets under way.

This is intended to be a very informal, ego and hype-free workshop. Questions and input from delegates are very much welcomed.

Give me all the Details!
Date: Thursday 3rd March 2011

Time: 10.00 to 5.00pm (registration and coffee 9.30am)

Location: Ashdown Park Hotel, Wych Cross, East Sussex.

Investment: EARLY BOOKING RATE of just £200.00 per delegate for spaces booked before Christmas. After the 25th December the price will increase to £295.00 per delegate.  The fee includes coffee on arrival, a decent hot and cold lunch and afternoon coffee.

I Love it! How can I book?
For further information or to book your place on the workshop please call on 01323 740741 or e-mail: