Photo Book Printing Quality & Price Review

Photo Book Publisher Comparison

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There are several different photo book publishers that print coffee table quality photo books that would make beautiful wedding albums that you could use for your parents, grandparents, or even your attendants.

Each photo book publisher/printer is rated based on the usability of their photo book software. The reviews are base don the assumption that users will want the most full featured software – allowing them to create exactly what they’d like to.

If you would like to make a standard photo book for your own use these are quite reasonable. However, for those of you who would like to make a high quality photo book there are a few books that are the quality you would expect for a wedding album.

Some of the features of these high quality photo books are premium paper, premium covers, and flush mount or lay-flat binding. The paper will be at least the thickness of an index card to provide that expensive feel you want in your album. The covers are usually made with a premium leather. The flush mount or lay-flat binding will create a book that opens totally flat.

Test Results

The following results are ranked by final scores.

Publisher Back- ground Themes Layout Variety JPG as Back- ground Digi-
Scrap-
booking
In-book Editing Text Variety Embell/
Corners
Full-page Bleed Total Points Final Grade
Available Pts. 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
Picaboo 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
Digilabs 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
Scrapblog 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
MyCanvas Photo Books 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
OurHubbub 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
RocketLife 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
Mixbook 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
SmileBooks 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
AdoramaPix 3 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 13 A+
Snapfish 3 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 12 A
Shutterfly 3 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 12 A
Blurb 3 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 12 A
Print my photobook 3 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 12 A
Bookemon 3 3 1 1 0 2 1 1 12 A
dotPhoto 3 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 12 A
Inkubook 3 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 12 A
Ritzpix 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 11 A-
Artscow 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 1 11 A-
SeeHere 3 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 10 B+
Photoworks 3 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 10 B+
Hoorray 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 10 B+
Create Picture Books 3 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 9 B+
Kodak Gallery 3 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 9 B
Clark Color 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 9 B
MyPublisher 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 8 B-
Winkflash 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 7 C+
Lulu 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 7 C+
Memory Escape 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 6 C
Lifephoto 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 C
CVS Photo Center 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 5 C-
Viovio 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 D-
Qoop 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 D-


Don’t see your prefered photo book publisher? Below is a list of publishers we aren’t reviewing and the reasons why.

There are several photo book sites that we do not review. Our intent with our reviews is to provide information for the average user who is making their photo book with the software provided by the publisher.

So, with this in mind, we have several sites that we will not review but will be interesting to some people. Here is a listing:

Powered by another Photo Book Publisher
Many photo book publishers license their software to other publishers. These other publishers may print their own books or may just be an affiliate of the original publisher and only act as a go-between. In either case, our review of these publishers should be identical when it comes to the software reviews. Since this is the case, we list the publishers that are powered by someone else.

Powered by Snapfish
Walgreens
Wal-Mart

Powered by DigiLabs

Digital Pickle
Freeze Frame
Mpix
MyPicTales
Pro Digital Photos

Powered by Qoop

Wataphoto
Powered by RocketLife
Photobooksetc
Creating Photo Memories

Membership or MLM Sites
MemoryMixer is not a membership site, but you need to purchase the software to use the site.
Lifetimez
Heritage Makers
MyPhotoAlbum

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Make your own photo book with Blurb
Blurb lets you self publish your own photo book, cookbook, portfolio, and more with free software.
www.blurb.com

MyPublisher: Photo Books
Prints hardcover photo books that customers designed themselves. Offers free BookMaker software for creating and laying out the photo book. For PC and Macintosh.
www.mypublisher.com

Picaboo – Photo Books and Cards
Picaboo allows you to turn digital photos into beautiful photo albums in seconds. Making photo books with Picaboo is fast, easy, and exciting.
www.picaboo.co

Self Publishing – Lulu.com
Lulu.com lets you publish and sell print-on-demand books and e-books, online music and images, custom calendars and books. Free self-publishing.
www.lulu.com

Shutterfly
Sign in to your free Shutterfly member account to develop your digital photos into prints, create online photo albums and personalized gifts, and share your pictures with friends and family.
www.shutterfly.com

AsukaBook – Custom Coffee Table Quality Art Books
AsukaBook.
www.asukabook.com

Book Pricing | Blurb
Blurb lets you self publish your own photo book, cookbook, portfolio, and more with free software.
www.blurb.com/create/book/pricing

Mpix.com – Home
Online Digital Imaging Service – Order your photo prints online from professional digital imaging lab, Mpix.com. See for yourself why Mpix is unlike any other digital imaging service.
www.mpix.com

Photo Books – Travel – Share The Journey – Viovio!
Share the Journey! Organize your digital life with Photo Sharing, Photo Books, Travel Journals, Blogging, and more!
www.viovio.com

ArtsCow.com | Digital Photo Prints, Photo Books & Custom Gifts
Sign in to your free ArtsCow account to create online photo albums, buy digital photo prints, calendars, photo books, order personalized photo gifts, and share your photos with family and friends.
www.artscow.com

Pro Photo Lab: Photo Prints, Press Printed, Press Books | WHCC
WHCC: Your professional photographic and press printing partner.
www.whcc.com

With Inkubook making drop-dead gorgeous photo books is fast and fun! Professionally printed photo books starting at $13….
With Inkubook making drop-dead gorgeous photo books is fast and fun! Professionally printed photo books starting at $13.95. Free online photo book software works with Flickr. Get started today!
www.inkubook.com

Create A Photo Book Online For Free With Mixbook
Create personalized Photo Books, Photo Albums and Scrapbooks in seconds with our easy, online Photo Book software. Create and share online for FREE.
www.mixbook.com

PhotoWorks
Create personalized photo books, photo cards, custom calendars, and photo gifts from your digital pictures. Share your images online for free.
www.photoworks.com

Bob Books
Bob Books is an exciting new way to combine your digital photos into a beautifully bound hardback book. Photo books – Bob books, photo books, wedding photo books, baby photo books
www.bobbooks.co.uk

Snapfish
Your free Snapfish account gets you online digital photo printing, free online photo albums, free digital photo sharing services, and fun photo gifts.

Signature Photo Book


Custom Cover Photo Book 8×8

Picaboo – Photo Books – Options & Pricing
Easily create stunning photo books and cards with your digital photos. Fast, easy, and fun.
www.picaboo.com/photobooks/optionspricing.html

SharedInk – Turn your free online photo albums into books (great gift ideas!)
Easily create online photo albums that capture and share memories. The best part? You can turn your web pages into an elegant hardcover book! Looking for unique personalized gifts for baby showers or the holidays? Professionally printed and…
www.sharedink.com

Photo Book Review 2009 – TopTenREVIEWS
We rank the best photo book services with side-by-side comparisons. Compare features and prices, read in-depth reviews and Learning Center articles, and browse hundreds of screenshots.
photo-book-review.toptenreviews.com




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