|Creating Month-per-Page Photo Calendars|
Presented by John Krout
We are awash in photos. How can you make good use of all those photos? Consider creating a month-per-page photo calendar. It can bring a year of smiles to your family. Take a break from tax prep and learn how.
This presentation will compare three different approaches for creating month-per-page photo calendars: web services, commercial software, and do-it-yourself with general presentation sofware such as Microsoft Powerpoint or OpenOffice Impress. John Krout used a web service to create his first calendar in late 2009; dissatisfied with that approach, he evaluated commercial sofware in 2010, and ultimately decided on the do it yourself approach as of late 2010. He has designed and published seven annual calendars since then, each with a different photo theme.
You will see a comparison of the economics and time demands of the three approaches. You will see a demo using John's free JK Calendar Creation Kit file, available for OpenOffice Impress and Powerpoint, to create the full-page month tables for January and February 2018. He will also show you the inexpensive hole punch and binding equipment he uses. He will pass around copies of some of his past calendars.
John Krout is an Arlington resident, a software engineer and an employee of a major manufacturer of automated fingerprint identification systems, working now as a tech writer. He began writing computer programs in BASIC and Fortran at age 16 in high school. He began taking photographs at age 10. He earned degrees from MIT, UVA and Virginia Tech. John joined WAC shortly after the Commodore 64 was released, and still owns a C64 with a serial number in the low 2000s. During the next ten years, he served as that club's publicity manager, membership manager, Amiga special interest group leader, vice president and president. He presented many demos for the club. He wrote many how-to articles for the club newsletter, and occasionally edited issues of the newsletter.
John won the Grand Champion ribbon twice in the annual Arlington County Fair photo contest, and dozens of blue ribbons over 25 years. He has designed and micro-published month per page photo calendars every year since 2010, primarily for his immediate family and local in laws. Each year his new calendar has a different photo theme.
Not to mention the 40+ video DVDs he has produced since 2004. You might think his motto is Try to Keep Up.