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Subject: [Leica] The 2009 LUG Yearbook Begins! Instructions below.
From: rgacpa at (Bob Adler)
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 08:14:19 -0800 (PST)
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Thanks Gene. I thought I took care in creating the files last year (one BW, 
one not), but I'm sure I did something wrong as other images?printed nicely. 
Based on your and others feedback, I'll try again this year.
?Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA 

From: "grduprey at" <grduprey at>
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
Sent: Mon, December 21, 2009 11:32:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] The 2009 LUG Yearbook Begins! Instructions below.

Make them b&w...? I use Adobe RGB1998 color space.? Works jsut fine.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Adler" <rgacpa at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:33:44 PM GMT -06:00 US/Canada Central
Subject: Re: [Leica] The 2009 LUG Yearbook Begins!? Instructions below.

Hi Jim,
Sorry if this has been covered, but is there a?specific file size (pixel 
dimensions, ppi), file type (tiff, jpeg) and color space that works best? My 
photos from last years book looked absolutely horrid and will be the main 
reason I don't contribute unless?someone can help me figure out what I did 
Thanks very much for any guidance you can give.
Take care and thainks?also for taking this on,
?Bob Adler
Palo Alto, CA 

From: Jim Shulman <jshul at>
To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
Sent: Tue, December 1, 2009 4:23:19 AM
Subject: [Leica] The 2009 LUG Yearbook Begins! Instructions below.

The LUG Yearbook Project for 2009

SAME BASIC INSTRUCTIONS AS LAST YEAR!? If you're unclear, read on:

Each year since 2006, the LUG has produced a yearbook of images.? These
images may or may not have been captured with Leica-branded equipment, but
they were all produced during the calendar year of the yearbook (which in
this case is anytime between January 1, 2009 and the present.) 

Submission Instructions: Images must be sent to Jim Shulman at
jshul at before December 31st , 2009 for inclusion in the 
The images must be at least 1 meg. size, .jpg format.? Smaller images will
likely not reproduce adequately.? 

There is a limit of TWO images per photographer.? Please attach the images
to an e-mail to Jim Shulman-DO NOT E-MAIL IMAGES TO THE LUG LIST!? The
submission should include your name (as you wish it to appear in the
yearbook), the titles of your images, and technical information
(camera/lens/film as applicable.)? Please submit all images and caption
information at one time.

Please consider submitting images earlier, rather than later, in December.
This helps me avoid an onslaught of last-minute work.

All submissions will receive a confirmation e-mail, with a sample of the
caption.? If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, then assume that your
image(s) have not been received!? Allow about a day or two for a reply from
the time of submission for the reply e-mail.

Some FAQs About the LUG Yearbook Project

Do I have to be a professional photographer to submit images?

NO!!!? Anyone can submit images, from rank amateurs to seasoned pros.

What if my images aren't good enough?? Will they be rejected?

NO!!!? There's no such thing as "not good enough" for the LUG Yearbook.? All
images are accepted as long as they meet the very basic standards of size
(one meg+ .jpg images.)? This is not a judged collection-it's a voluntary
anthology of the LUG's photographic efforts during the year.

What if I don't use a Leica for my submitted images?

Don't worry-the images you submit are more than welcome, so long as you're a
supporter and enthusiast of the LUG.? Your editor joined the LUG before he
owned a Leica, and now shoots regularly with a large collection of Leica and
non-Leica equipment.? The important point is to just start.

Can I use images that were featured on the LUG (or elsewhere?)

YES!!? So long as the images were captured during 2009, they're fair game
for the book.

If I submit images, do I have to buy a copy of the book?

Absolutely not!? Since this book is printed on demand, we have no minimum
order requirements for the book.? Moreover, the book will not go out of
print (so long as exists in more or less its present
configuration.)? If you want to see previous yearbooks-or buy copies-you can
now.? Go to and search for "Leica" "LUG" "Leica Users Group" to
see existing yearbooks.

Can my spouse/child/pet also submit images?

Why not?? So long as the images are in the correct formation, and contain
their name, the image(s) title(s), and the camera/lens/film (if applicable)
used, that's fine.

I submitted images last year.? Will you automatically remind me to send more
this year?

Unfortunately, I'm not that organized.? I sincerely hope you check the
e-mail (and digest) regularly for updates.

Do you need help with the yearbook?

Thanks, but I'm OK.? templates help simplify matters considerably.

When will the yearbook be produced?

I close the yearbook at midnight on December 31st, and make it available for
purchase as soon as possible.? Last year "as soon as possible" was about 3AM
on January 1st.? 

How much does the yearbook cost?

That depends on whether you purchase a hardcover of paperback version.? See
previous LUG yearbooks, and you'll get an idea.? The price of the
yearbook depends upon the page count.? There is a $5 surcharge for either
the paperback or hardcover version of the book, with all profit proceeds
going to Project H.O.M.E.? ( )

Can you supply more specific technical information for my submissions?

If you want to be more technical, please visit the website.? They
provide a wide array of technical information for more advanced
photographers/graphic artists.

Will you produce the book in large format?

The book will retain its format of the past three years.? I have made this
decision in the interests of economy (to make the book as affordable as
possible) and simplicity.? Depending on the page count, you may be able to
elect an upgrade in paper stock at an additional cost.

Can I see examples from previous yearbooks?

Yes!? Visit the website, and search for "LUG" or "Leica Users
Group".? You will see examples of previous books.? The first fifteen or so
pages are available for preview.

Leica Users Group.
See for more information

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Leica Users Group.
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