Make Your Own Photo Book:
Printing Service Reviews, Ideas, Tips, and More!
Make Your Own Photo Book is the
Photo Book Idea and Information Site. Photobooks are cofee table quality books that have your pictures
printed on magazine-style pages. Here, you'll find photo book publisher reviews, photo book ideas, and information on turning your own digital photos into a photo memory book.
Planning a wedding? Expecting a new baby in the family? Taking a dream trip or a family vacation? Celebrating a loved one's graduation? A photo book is the perfect way to commemorate these happy occasions.
These beautiful books are easy to make: the average person will enjoy making photobooks. I got involved with making them when I was given a beautiful Wedding Photo Memory Book by my daughter. I couldn't believe that something so beautiful was reasonably priced and easy to do. When I shared the book with other people they wanted to know if there was a class that they could take somewhere to learn how to make one, too.
Special gifts are truly special now. Two of the best gifts I have ever given were both make-your-own photo books. One was of pictures of a trip taken with a friend years ago. The other was of pictures of a friend taken from all the years I knew her. These were gifts from the heart... and my friends loved them. You can have this happen to you too!
How to Get the Most Out of Make Your Own Photo Books
Choosing Your Photo Book Printing Company
When you make your own photo books, choosing a photo book printing company will be your most important decision. And it will be based on a lot of different elements: the type of software the printer/publisher offers, the sizes of photo books available, how personalized the photo books are.
Foruntately, within these pages you will find all the information that you need to make these decisions! Check out:
- In our Photo Book Review sections there are photo book software reviews of over 30 different photo book printing companies.
- Want to see the photo book printer ratings at a glance? Visit Publisher Feature Set Page to see each photo book printing service and how they compare with other printers/publishers.
- Have a favorite publisher or printer and don't see it rated or reviewed? Visit Other Photo Book Publishers to see why it's not here... and add your own thoughts.
- Photo Book Printing Guide will cover photo book covers, bindings, and sizes. For the price conscious, use our chart showing the size, type (hard cover, soft cover, binding) and prices of all the photo book printing services reviewed on Make Your Own Photo Books.
- Best photo book lists the different make your own photo book services out there by popularity-- also check our our "popularity polls!"
- High Quality Photo Books lists all the really special, elegant (and perhaps expensive) photo books that will suit an extra special occasion.
Photo Book Ideas
Need some help to decide what kind of book you will make? A make your own photo book doesn't have to be just pictures in an album. There are many reasons to make photo books... they're a great way to commemorate and celebrate!
If you need help getting started with deciding on a project choose from one of these areas:
||Idea Center. The Idea Center is the home base for photo book ideas. The ideas that are included here are a little less obvious, and you might find just the idea to help you make your own photo book truly creative. Photo book ideas including travel, family history, kid's projects are just a few of the ideas you will discover here.
||Photo Memory Book. With the advent of the digital photo book, everyone can create a photo memory book! The coffee table quality printed books are perfect for those people aren't into the cutting and glueing of a traditional memory scrapbook. Photo memory books combine charming design, high-quality papers, and a person's own photographs and thoughts into a valuable showpiece!
||Wedding Photo Book Ideas. From an engagement book to the final photo album, to make your own photo book is a great idea for any stage in
the wedding. This is the most photographed event in someone's life -- don't limit your enjoyment of the event with a few very expensive albums. Use your pictures
to share the day in as many ways as possible.
||Baby Photo Book Ideas. Bringing a new baby into the family is the second most photographed event, and that is only because you don't hire a dedicated
photographer like you do at weddings! Baby photo book ideas are a great way to celebrate a new life, from the first pregnancy shot until the baby's second birthday. A truly wonderful way to share those memories with others-- and your baby as he or she grows!.
Your Tip Toolbox: Creating Your Own Photo Books
Photo Book tools includes more information that will help you make your books. These "tools" can help in little ways when you are making your book. For example, photo book backgrounds
play a big part in your book design. So, we have included information on backgrounds here to help you out.
Many times people would like to include captions or a little story with their book and just don't know how to begin. Story Starters is the tool to help you get your words into your books.