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button know when to fold ’em

accordion album small

(Originally posted to Flickr forums in June 2008.)

I sell accordion albums but it had always been difficult trying to help clients visualize what photo would go where. My ordering software allows them to pick the position of each photo, but without being able to “see” the layout it was difficult to translate from thought to order.

accordion sample

So instead I made the FREE template above to help them understand what the numbers mean (click here to download it in full-size). Much less Advil required.

I also include the following text:

The top row is a flip-image of the bottom row.

The front blue cover with the photo-cut out is on the far right (heart on the upper right corner) when the album is open facing “down” (cover facing up) – and it’s on the far left when the album is open and facing “up” (cover facing down).

The back blue cover is on the far left (star in the upper left corner) when the album is facing “down” (cover facing up) – and it’s on the far right when the album is open and facing “up” (cover facing down).

I’ve also put in the fold lines for you on the images that will “face” one another in the accordion folds — so #2 and #3 face each other when wide open — #4 and #5 face each other when wide open — #7 and #8 face each other when wide open — #9 and #10 face each other when wide open — and #11 and #12 face each other when wide open.

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