(Closed) Photo Books

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Photo Books
    Blurb : (9 votes)
    33 %
    My Publisher : (4 votes)
    15 %
    MpixShutterfly : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Kodak : (0 votes)
    Picaboo : (0 votes)
    Snapfish : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Shutterfly : (10 votes)
    37 %
    Apple (through iPhoto) : (0 votes)
    LuLu : (0 votes)
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I used Shutterfly to make my sister’s album.

    For mine I used Inkubook because they were running a free book promotion through Weddingbee at the time.

    I was really happy with the resulting album from Inkubook, but their interface was HORRIBLE.  The first sitting I did most of the book.  The next time I logged in to finish it, it kept crashing my computer so it would take hours and hours of waiting, rebooting, etc. I would have just given up if I hadn’t already invested several hours the first time.

    Also- while they had a big selection of layouts, they only had like 5 boring fonts to choose from, which really made adding text look unprofessional.

    I haven’t gone back to them since and don’t recommend them- unless they have made major improvements.

    Post # 5
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    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I used Shutterfly, because #1 I didn’t really care- I just wanted it done, and #2, I had heard good things about the customer service.

    I just got my book and it looks awesome. Some of the pictures look ugly, but that’s because I didn’t touch them up in Photoshop before I put them in the book.

    Post # 6
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    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    I used Shutterfly on Sister Bruschetta’s recommendation, and am thrilled with the resulting book of engagement pictures with the mister!

    Post # 7
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I haven’t done one yet, but I am planning on making a Shutterfly one of my shower & bachelorette party. I figured I could display them at the brunch the morning after the wedding…

    Post # 8
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    813 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    PS- I didn’t vote– I just clicked "view results" to see what others like!

    Post # 9
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    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I used blurb to make 2 11×14 hardcover photo books with >100 pages. I loved how they came out! One book we used for our second reception in HK and people thought it was professionally done.

    I have used snapfish and shutterfly for vacation books and the quality is pretty low, but it’s also inexpensive.

    I think I’m going to try making a photobook with Mpix using our honeymoon pics, since I’ve heard many professionals use them.

    Post # 10
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I’ve made two photobooks, one with blurb and another with a company called "PhotoInPress." I liked PhotoInPress more because the quality was great, and because they’re Canadian shipping was less, I didn’t have to worry about exchange rates and there were no customs. I would strongly recommend them to any canadian brides, especially with the current exchange rates!

    Post # 11
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    1 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    i have made tons of weddign books, blurb used to be my favorite till i saw the printing with my publisher. I have to say it was better and worth the extra money. If you do buy blurb make sure you go fro the biggest album, the small ones are just not as impressive.

    Post # 12
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    186 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    I’ve now made 1 Snapfish book, 1 Kodak Gallery book and 4 Shutterfly books. By far Shutterfly had the more options in terms of layouts for your pictures, background design, etc… and the quality was pretty good.

    I also like the Shutterfly community where you can share your projects and get ideas from other people. Kind of like WeddingBee

    This is the book I did for when we got engaged.

     

    Post # 13
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    1 posts
    Wannabee

    I use http://www.smilebooks.com/ because my personal experience says that they provide best of the best service and quality at great rates.

    Post # 14
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    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I just made identical-ish books using blurb and mypublisher.  I found mypublisher’s software to be easier to use.  Howeever, once the books were done I thought blurb was easier.  Blurb was also half the price. 

    I had received a coupon from mypublisher for signing up, good for one free photobook.  I looked in all the small print, and no where did I see that you had to buy one book, and the free book was the exact same book.  I figured I’d give the second book as a gift, so I continued with the checkout process.  Well, I entered the coupon code and it changed my order from one book to two, and also doubled the price.  Um….so it’s not free???  I ended up not ordering from them.

    Post # 15
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    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve been wondering about this lately, too. I am purchasing our album from the photogrpaher, but it will cost like $800 for each parent album from them, and I’m just not paying that! I would really like to make individual ones for each set of parents myself through one of these companies.

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