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The first time around I didn't do this, and it took FOREVER to organize the pictures by date, label them, etc.

Now that it is interview time, the Embassy wants more photographs, so I discovered this method using software to do the work for me. You need to have some kind of software for this to work, fyi. Also this method is for printing on regular paper, not fancy photo paper. So it is cost effective too.

Idea:

  • Use Adobe Bridge (which comes with Adobe Photoshop) to create image contact sheets.
  • Open bridge and find the album you'd like to use.
  • Select all the images you want to include.
  • Click output to pdf button on the top menu bar.
  • Customize the paper size, margins, number of images per page, etc. and hit "create pdf".
  • DONE! It automatically created 11 pages of photos in one pdf file for me.
  • Afterward I open the PDF and type in labels/descriptions for each page using the comment tools.

Attached is a preview of what one page looks like. I decided to put 4 images per page but you can make it any number.

If you don't have Adobe Photoshop and Bridge you can try the free trial on their site:

http://www.adobe.com/products/catalog.html

Or try some other software like this one (haven't tried it so can't confirm if it works):

http://download.cnet.com/Contact-Sheets/3000-12511_4-10556168.html

I hope this info proves helpful to others. Maybe someone has other suggestions for making a quick photo album?

All the best - Viv

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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The first time around I didn't do this, and it took FOREVER to organize the pictures by date, label them, etc.

Now that it is interview time, the Embassy wants more photographs, so I discovered this method using software to do the work for me. You need to have some kind of software for this to work, fyi. Also this method is for printing on regular paper, not fancy photo paper. So it is cost effective too.

Idea:

  • Use Adobe Bridge (which comes with Adobe Photoshop) to create image contact sheets.
  • Open bridge and find the album you'd like to use.
  • Select all the images you want to include.
  • Click output to pdf button on the top menu bar.
  • Customize the paper size, margins, number of images per page, etc. and hit "create pdf".
  • DONE! It automatically created 11 pages of photos in one pdf file for me.
  • Afterward I open the PDF and type in labels/descriptions for each page using the comment tools.

Attached is a preview of what one page looks like. I decided to put 4 images per page but you can make it any number.

If you don't have Adobe Photoshop and Bridge you can try the free trial on their site:

http://www.adobe.com/products/catalog.html

Or try some other software like this one (haven't tried it so can't confirm if it works):

http://download.cnet.com/Contact-Sheets/3000-12511_4-10556168.html

I hope this info proves helpful to others. Maybe someone has other suggestions for making a quick photo album?

All the best - Viv

Is this all free? If not it seems like alot less work to go to a photo shop and have them do it. If it is free then it's a good idea.


06/02/12 Married

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09/17/12 I-130 sent
09/21/12 NOA1 recieved via e-mail (CSC)

09/27/12 NOA1 hardcopy recieved
09/27/12 Case transferred to another office for processing (Jurisdiction)
10/03/12 Received notice of transfer. Transferred to NBC in Missouri
10/03/12 Checked USCIS.gov/Notice of transfer to another USCIS office for processing
12/19/12 NOA2!!!!!

01/07/2013 NVC recieves the case
01/24/2013 Got the Case and IIN #
01/24/2012 E-mailed DS-3032


01/24/2013 AOS bill invoiced
02/07/2013 DS-3032 e-mail accepted
04/15/2013 AOS and IV fees payed

05/15/2013 AOS and IV packages sent

05/29/2013 CASE COMPLETE

06/04/2013 Interview date set for July 30th 2013

07/27/2013 Medical completed

07/30/2013 Interview APPROVED!!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Romania
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If you download the trial than it is free, or you could google search for a software that offers this feature. I really just wanted to share the idea of automating the work. I'm a photographer so I already had this software (Photoshop).

I highly doubt you could get the same thing from a photo store. I don't know any that have offer this service or would do it to my specifications and liking.

I know this won't work for everybody but for those who already have the program or are a little tech savvy- this is a nice alternative to making the album by hand. B-)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Serbia
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If you download the trial than it is free, or you could google search for a software that offers this feature. I really just wanted to share the idea of automating the work. I'm a photographer so I already had this software (Photoshop).

I highly doubt you could get the same thing from a photo store. I don't know any that have offer this service or would do it to my specifications and liking.

I know this won't work for everybody but for those who already have the program or are a little tech savvy- this is a nice alternative to making the album by hand. B-)

You're probably right that you couldn't get this quality of a picture at a photo store. But they aren't judging the quality of your photo at the interview :)

It could be a neat program to make some baby albums or family albums however!


06/02/12 Married

USCIS

09/17/12 I-130 sent
09/21/12 NOA1 recieved via e-mail (CSC)

09/27/12 NOA1 hardcopy recieved
09/27/12 Case transferred to another office for processing (Jurisdiction)
10/03/12 Received notice of transfer. Transferred to NBC in Missouri
10/03/12 Checked USCIS.gov/Notice of transfer to another USCIS office for processing
12/19/12 NOA2!!!!!

01/07/2013 NVC recieves the case
01/24/2013 Got the Case and IIN #
01/24/2012 E-mailed DS-3032


01/24/2013 AOS bill invoiced
02/07/2013 DS-3032 e-mail accepted
04/15/2013 AOS and IV fees payed

05/15/2013 AOS and IV packages sent

05/29/2013 CASE COMPLETE

06/04/2013 Interview date set for July 30th 2013

07/27/2013 Medical completed

07/30/2013 Interview APPROVED!!!!!

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