Software/format for company brochure

Ray

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I need to help a friend produce a company brochure. It will be mostly photo's with some text around and over them.

What software should I get to be able to do the job and produce a format that can be sent directly to the printers to keep costs to a minimum?

I use an Apple Mac and if we need to buy some software to do this then that's acceptable.

Thank you
 

Dan Crawford

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Adobe Indesign my old friend, Quark used to be the way forward but it's not at all user friendly and extremely expensive.
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Ray

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Dan Crawford said:
Adobe Indesign my old friend, Quark used to be the way forward but it's not at all user friendly and extremely expensive.
HTH
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Thanks Dan, compared to paying someone else to do it this seems to be the best way. Its worth waiting for CS4 in November I presume? Interesting its only $699 in the US and nearly twice as much here. I guess the cheapest way to get it is to get an old version (that supports Wintel Mac) 2nd hand on ebay/amazon and then order the upgrade from the US...?

Can anyone reccomend any online digital image libraries that license photos for not too much? I'm particularly after vaguely military pictures - ship, landrover, radar station, etc.
 

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iStock photo is a great site for imagery.

I've never bought software second hand so i can't really comment. CS3 is full of licensing barriers and i don't know how you transfer from owner to owner? If you can sell old software then i'm gonna be rich, when CS4 comes out i'll have about 6+ CS3 for sale LOL
 
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