Photo Book Sizes:
There are a lot of photo book sizes to choose and sometimes you need to choose a specific size just to fit the pictures that you have. You wouldn't choose to use a 12x12 inch book to carry in your purse to share your baby's pictures just as you wouldn't choose a 2x3 inch book to create a coffee table book to share majestic pictures of your trip to Alaska.
From small to large, there are a lot of size options for you to choose when creating your own photo book. Just to give you some thought starters, there are some ideas for what you can do with each size -- but please just use that as a beginning and make your own photo books work for you.
After reviewing the sizes offered by over thirty different photo book publishers, there are some definite sizes that most offer. There is always some variations of a quarter inch here and there, but there are some class sizes that are definitely popular. All the sizes discussed below are the hardcover books.
2x3, 3.75x2.5, 4x4 and 5x5These are the smallest books, and they are only offered by: This small book is great for carrying around with you to share those pictures that you will share with a lot of people. These books are so small that you can only have one picture per page. This book is printed on the book quality paper that is used for all photo books and not just a bound copy of pictures that you can get when you create a flipbook. Good uses are for baby brag books and a wedding overview.
Small Rectangular8 x 6 is the most common size in this grouping. This size offers you the option of having a rectangular book instead of a square one. Many times people make a smaller version of their 8.5x11 book to save on cost. It is easy to convert to the smaller size. But it also works when you don't have as many pictures to use, but still want to have a larger book. Here are the publishers that offer this size book:
8x8This size makes a great storybook. Digital scrapbookers sometime create smaller pages of their scrapbooks and use this size. Most of these books are created to tell a story and are more likely to include text. Many of the photo book printers will call these storybooks.
Most photo book printers offer this size.
8.5x11This is the original and classic photo book size. Most photo book printers offer this size even if they vary the size even by .25 of an inch on either side. The price is very reasonable and the size is great when using a variety of layouts.
Pictures look stunning in full size in these layouts. With the variety of layouts available, you can have over twelve pictures per page if you would like. There are even layouts where you can create a look where there is a collage of pictures.
10x10This is getting to be a popular photo book size for those who think the 8x8 is too small and the 12x12 is too big. This one is just right! Five of the reviewed printers offer this size:
12x12This size photo book is a popular book for the digital scrapbooker. Some of the photo book publishers allow the digital scrapbooker to upload pages created in a different program and saved as a pdf. Besides the digital scrapbooker, this large book is great for a wedding photo album. The pages give you the opportunity for extremely attractive large pictures as well as the ability to use the wide variety of layouts provided. Photo book printers offering this size are:
Larger SizesLarge size books are starting to get popular. It isn't just one size that is showing up, but a strange listing of sizes. Here are the printers that offer larger sizes?
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Not all of the photo book sizes have been presented, just the most popular sizes have been given to start you thinking about what size might work for your own projects. If you want to check out the sizes that each photo book publisher offers, go to Photo Book Covers, Sizes and Prices
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