Photo Book

How to Make a Photo Book

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Thanks to the miracles of the smartphone, we now walk through life with a high-quality camera in our back pockets. The only problem is with all-you-can-eat data plans and endless Cloud storage, many of our wonderful memories are lost in a sea of selfies, memes, and videos. Wouldn’t it be great to take those special moments and use them to create a beautiful photo book?

Photo books are one of the best and easiest ways to bring your digital photos to life. They make wonderful gifts and are a great way to document life’s celebrations and milestones. There are many photo book services to choose from; read on for all the details on how to go about making a personalized photo book.

Source Your Photos

Selecting, sorting and storing your photos can be a very fun and nostalgic experience. There are many places that you can look to gather together your photo;. If this is a gift for another person then why not check out their social media accounts, or ask friends and family if they have any photos that you can use. You can even download special apps that allow you to scan photographs onto your phone and store them digitally.

When it comes to storing photos ready for uploading to your photo book, you can place them in a folder on your desktop, store them in a Dropbox folder, upload them to the cloud, or put them on a USB stick.

Choose Your Photo Book Company

The next step is to select who you want to print your photo book. There are a number of things to take into consideration including the style of your photobook, quality, printing costs, and shipping costs and times. Some of the main companies that offer photo book services include Shutterfly, Pinhole Press, Blurb, Mixbook, and Vista Print.

Shutterfly offers great-value, high-quality photo books including flush mount options with a range of customization, and upgrade options. They also have an expedited delivery service, and even a ‘make my book’ service where are designer will put it all together for you. Blurb has some excellent reviews from happy past customers, and they offer a selection of photo books including trade books wedding albums, magazines, and even ebooks. The website is incredibly user-friendly, and they even have a special selling and distribution section for those who are looking to promote and sell photo books online.

Get Creative

The great thing about creating your own photo book is that you can customize it to your tastes. The exact type of personalization will depend on the company you choose to go with, but many offer glossy or matte pages, drag and drop layout designers, different textures for covers, layflat plages and more. You can take a look at other photo books for some inspiration, and even add in things like poetry and quotes.

Order, Sit Back and Wait

When you complete with the process, follow the instructions click order and you are done. All photobook companies will be able to deliver your book to your workplace or home, or even directly to another person if it’s going to be a gift.

Making a photobook is simple and easy, and provides a beautiful way to store those precious memories. Enjoy.

About the Author

Mary Beth Eastman

Mary Beth Eastman serves as the content manager for Versus Reviews, where she is dedicated to helping readers compare popular products. Mary Beth has a degree in Journalism from Bowling Green State University and has focused her 20-year journalism career on putting readers front and center, carefully considering their concerns and presenting information that will help them in their everyday lives. She has won numerous statewide journalism awards. Her writing has been featured on numerous websites in addition to Versus Reviews, including the Huffington Post and the Lexington Law blog. Mary Beth resides in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her family and two rescue dogs.

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