(Closed) Making a Photo Book Online: Which company do you recommend?

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: What website do you prefer to use to create photobooks?
    Snapfish : (2 votes)
    8 %
    Kodak Gallery : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Shutterfly : (6 votes)
    23 %
    Inkubook : (0 votes)
    Viovio : (0 votes)
    Vistaprint : (0 votes)
    Other, please leave a comment : (17 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
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    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    @blayne7: I would use adoramapix over all of them because they are the only ones that use real photopaper.  The other’s you mentioned use cardstock.

    Post # 4
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    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I used photobook america for my wedding albums. The quality is very nice and the pictures look good. The books are pricey, but you can almost always find an online group that gives you $115 book for $35.

    Post # 6
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    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I used Adoramapix, like USER876 commented-they print on photopaper. I also found the site to be user friendly, there are a number of pre-made templates to choose from or you can create your own. It’s not going to be as nice as what a professional photographer would put together, but it’s also not nearly as expensive. The quality for the price was great in my opinon.

    Post # 7
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    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I used picaboo for our e-pix guest book, and was very satisfied with that.

    However, my photographer has been recommending mpix if we want something really professional quality, which we will probably use for our wedding pix. (but, they don’t seem to have a lot of options if you want to design your own leather book, so I might just end up getting pictures from them, and making the book myself.)

    ETA: I will NEVER use snapfish again, b/c I recently ordered 15 copies of the SAME picture, and had them sent to a store to be printed, and somehow what I received was not my picture. (there is no way that I completely ordered the wrong picture! How do you do that? You see the thumbnail in your shopping cart!) And their customer service was so NOT helpful…completely denying that there was any possiblity of a software glitch, and not even attempting to understand my problem! It was so weird!

    Post # 8
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    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    You should check out this blogger http://www.photobookgirl.com/

    I used her when deciding which company to use and for tips on how to design the book. She has done reviews of all the major photobook companies.

     

    Post # 9
    Member
    1405 posts
    Bumble bee

    @red_rose:   Thanks for the PM, I will respond here regarding MPIX so everyone can see the info.  MPIX is one of the best consumer labs when it comes to prints.  Their albums do not offer a lot of options and are not head and shoulders above the competition IMO.  For a consumer album, I like adoramapix because they use real photo paper.  Mypublisher just came out with a super high gloss option which doesn’t look bad for cardstock printing.  If this is your sole wedding album, I would recommend going with something of higher quality like Somerset.

    Post # 10
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    After reading online reviews I went with MyPublisher.  I was severly disappointed in the quality of the pictures once printed.  They were extremely dark.  The company told me that it’s part of their processing and would not offer to redo them.  Their books also had all sorts of defects such as random white lines.  I returned all 6 of them.

    I ended up printing with Kodak Gallery.  I was pleased with how they touched up the photos.

    Post # 11
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    5296 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    Adoramapix.  I used Shutterfly for our guest book, and while nice for something like that, it was nowhere near the quality of the Adoramapix books I did for our parents.

    Post # 12
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    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I used Picaboo for a previous photo book and I was impressed.  Most of the pics i used were crappy blackberry shots, and they turned out surprisingly well.  I used Mixbook for our thank you cards and I LOVED it.  They had the widest selection of templates, with options for multiple images (up to 12 I think) on the cards, which was great.  

    Post # 13
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would go with AdoramaPix

    Post # 14
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    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m getting my photos back this weekend (yay!) & plan on making our parents books online, so I’ll subscribe to this- interested to hear what everyone has to say…

    Post # 15
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    4150 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My Publisher, without a doubt.  I couldn’t have been happier with the software and final product. The book is absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to use it for my photo guest book at my wedding! I recommended them to a friend and she used them to make wedding photo albums for her whole family and she was so impressed with the quality, too. 

    Post # 16
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    7311 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I used MyPublisher and Adoramapix for our books, and have used Blurb in the past. Blurb was my least favorite and Adoramapix was my clear winner. All of them have relatively straightforward software for design, but there was a significant difference in printing quality. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Adoramapix again, though I do wish that their production and shipping time was as fast as MyPublisher.

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