However, Winkflash has recently increased their book size options so they have more to offer in the way of photo books and digital photo albums.
Winkflash's Photo Book SoftwareThe first thing I noticed when starting this Winkflas review is that their software is simply not as advanced as some of the other photo book printers out there. So while this might be fine if you're looking for a very simple to use and inexpensive program, it's probably not going to give you the prettiest or most creative photo book.
The Creation Process While the software might be simple, one thing that would make make this Winkflash review not-so-positive is its speed: slow. There is a long-ish load time for each picture that really slows you down while designing the book. I decided to try to make a book by using autofill. They only use one layout in autofill and there is a considerable load time to view another page.
Backgrounds and LayoutsWhile they do offer around 100 different backgrounds and templates at Winkflash, most of the backgrounds are just a plain color. The layouts are limited and there is no option to create your own layout.
They recently had a marvelous sale on a Flatrate for 20 to 100 pages in the 10x8 book. This was a great time to make a few family history books. My first frustration came while trying to use their picture Transporter. It was not easy getting items "out" of the transporter and into folders. Then for some reason the software wanted me to use another uploader, and this seemed to work ok. I was a little frustrated with their lack of layouts, but in the end I was unable to make a book because the pictures I had scanned were not showing up with enough resolution to print.
Winkflash Help and Customer ServiceIf you need help getting started with your book they do have a video tutorial. They now have Customer Service Live Support on M-F from 10am to 9pm, which is always a reassuring thing to have: it means you get quick answers to your questions.
What We Think of WinkflashIf you have your pictures uploaded onto Winkflash already and want a very plain book, you'll probably be happy with your experience making your own photo book at Winkflash. If, on the other hand, you want to design your own book with a bit of flair, color, and style, you'd probably have more fun
Winkflash Photo Book Options and Specifications
|Paper Weight||Not Available|
|Max. # of Pages||Not Available|
|Mac Compatible?||Not Available|
Updated: August 13, 2010
Winkflash Photo Book Review
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Comparative Photo Book Software Review
|Background Themes||Around 100|
|Layout Variety||Limited - only 30 total|
|JPG as a Background||No|
|Text - Variety and Full Page||An adequate variety including full page text.|
|Embellishments and Corners||A few corners|
Photo Book Sizes
|12 x 12||26.95|
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