RitzPix Photo Book Priting Service
As part of this RitzPix review, we had to look over the two main types of photo book RitzPix has to offer.
For their photo book selection, RitzPix offers both one-hour photo books that you can pick up at the store, and custom cover photo books that you design online and have shipped directly to your home. Although the one-hour photo book is great when you need an instant photo book, only the custom cover book is
comparable in quality to the other photo book printers that we review on this site. Therefore, we will focus our RitzPix review on the custom cover book.
RitzPix Photo Book Options
RitzPix now offers a line of Lay-Flat books. This is a premium feature, but these books do not have the premium price that some other sites have. I would love
to compare the quality with other lay-flat books, but that requires a research budget I haven't quite reached yet!
RitzPix's Photobook Software
photo book software allows you to choose different speeds to upload your pictures. If you only want 4x6 pictures, for instance, you can use the fastest upload speed because it compresses your
pictures some-- which is nice and quick, but might not be satisfactory for larger pictures.
Resolution Check. One thing I liked when doing my Ritzpix review was the resolution check, where they analyze the resolution quality of the picture before you upload it. Unfortunately,
the resolution quality of some of my scanned pictures was not enough for the Ritz Pictures quality standards. Since I wasn't going to use them for prints-- I simply
uploaded some to see if they had enough resolution to use in photo books. After checking this out, there was enough resolution in my scanned
pictures to include in the photo book, but they were definitely not able to be used as a full page picture. Useful information!
Backgrounds, Templates, and Layouts
The photo book software in RitzPix is created for people who don't want to spend a lot of time making choices in their photo books, but it has a lot more design capability than appears at first. When choosing your layout you have two different choices: economic or design. The economic will give you the
fewest number of pages in your book as possible, while the design option will give you more layout options. You cannot change the layouts the design gives you, so
this isn't the publisher for you if you want that design capability.
You can change your backgrounds and apply different borders to your pictures to give the book a customized look. It is hard to find, but you can also make any picture the background of a page.
It would be hard for a scrapbooker to make a book of just their pages they have designed elsewhere, but it could be done with some effort. The design options also allow you to layer your pictures, embellishments, and text.
Help and Customer Service
Live Help is available at RitzPix, along with email help and a list of FAQs that seems pretty thorough.
RitzPix Photo Book Specifications
|Max. # of Pages
Updated: May 13, 2010
User RitzPix Reviews
What is the Quality of the Photo Books?
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quality of any help please go to Photo Book Experiences.
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Comparative Photo Book Software Review
||Maximum of three pictures per page. The layouts are decided for you.
|JPG as a Background
||Yes - limited
|Text - variety and Full Page
|Embellishments and Corners
||Corners and clipart
For an explanation of the Feature Set Review
Photo Book Sizes
The prices given are based on a 20 page book with printing on both sides of the pages. Additional pages are available for an extra charge. The price given is the
lowest price for that size category.
For a more detailed pricing, please visit Photo Book Covers and Sizes
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