Photo albums may seem prehistoric but with societies current trend making old things new again, photo books as gifts are quickly gaining popularity! Photo books are a great way to capture once in a lifetime memories all together in one place. While plastic sheets and photo glue may be a thing of the past, creating digital printed photo books are all the rage! Photo books have finally gone high tech and there are now several online services to help you create the perfect digital to print photo book in an hour or less. Plus, these services do not cost an arm and a leg to utilize. Not to mention, these photo books make great inexpensive holiday gifts.
Blurb's Bookify is an extremely versatile web based service that lets you create your very own photo book with the use of professional software tools. Yes, on bookify.com, you will be invited to try out Adobe's Lightroom or InDesign software programs to help spruce up and complete your digital to print, handpicked photo book. A major plus with the Bookify website is its simple and clean web design which helps with easy navigation through its plethora of photographic options. On Bookify, photo book prices begin at $12.99 per soft cover album, while hardcover albums start at $14.99. Each come with around twenty pages and the hardcover books include a dust jacket. Tips, tutorials, and onsite help are available on Bookify as well.
Options are endless with Shutterfly! Pick from glossy or matte finishes and customize your photo books pages until your heart's content. On Shutterfly you will be invited to pick between two different photo book builders, the Simple Path or the Custom Path. The Simple Path offers a few key options and will help you create a nicely designed photo book with little to no effort. The Custom Path provides an abundant amount of photogenic options in order to allow you to create a photo book that is uniquely yours. Regardless of which path you choose, your handpicked photo book will be made with quality and care. Do not be worried about which photos you select for your album as Shutterfly will warn you with a special icon that lets you know if your photo won't print properly on the layout you have chosen. This factor can really come in handy as you go about the creation of your book. Shutterfly softcover prices begin at $12.99 utilizing the Simple Path or the Hard Path. (Coupons are often available to discount this price) Hardcover prices vary. Read 13 Amazing Ways to Save on Shutterfly.com
Snapfish could not make the process of photo book creation any easier as they basically create the book for you! All you have to do is upload the photos you would like to include in your photo book and then press the ‘See a book we started for you..' link! Yes, it is that easy. From there you can either customize the book project they have already created for you or make a book all your own from scratch. Your choice, no harm or foul either way. Not to mention, photo resizing is a breeze on the Snapfish format. Take a normal photo to a panorama in no time at all. On Snapfish, photo books are available in three different categories - custom, premier, or classic. Photo book prices begin at $11.99 for a classic book and raise up to $89.99 for a premier lay-flat book. There are a plethora of binding options to choose from as well. (Make sure to look up discounts as they are offered around the clock and can save the big bucks$$$)
Are you a newbie to the art of photo book creation? Then why not check out Walmart's online services for photo book creation as they include step by step directions on how to build and design your album. The sites easy-to-use features are a great aid when creating your photo book project and can help tremendously if you need to autofill quickly. Not to mention, Walmart's photo book services are the most inexpensive out of the four on this list. A 24 page mini photo book will cost you $3.88, while a larger hardcover book can cost you up to $40 dollars only. With easy to use services, cute layouts, and variety of fonts to choose from, you can not beat the affordability of Walmart's online photo book services.
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