Snapfish Photo Book ReviewOne of the easier photo book printers, Snapfish does a great job making their site user friendly. If you’ve never done a photo book before, this would be a good place to start. They now have an upload process that makes the uploading of pictures a lot easier than it used to be. This is one of the easiest, fastest sites to use.
This photo book printer is also reasonably priced with a nice range of photo book sizes and options.
The software they offer is meant to be easy to use and you can make it extremely easy by using the autofill option. This will make an adequate book if you have taken the time to choose the pictures that you want to use. Another ease of use option is called "magic pages". Magic pages allow you to flexibly create a layout just by dragging pictures onto the page. For instance, if you have 3 pictures on a page and find 2 more pictures that you would like to add to that page you can just drag them onto the page and it will adjust the size and layout of the pictures on your page automatically. Very cool.
Storyboard view lets you see the a thumbnail of all the pages in the book and allows you to rearrange the order of the pages. You can even change pictures in this view -- but it is a little hard to see what you are doing since the pages are in thumbnail size. They have a few borders and corners, but you’re still not able to use a picture as a background and place other pictures on top.
My only complaint with the Snapfish is how they handle you picture views. When you first choose your photos you cannot make those pictures larger if you want to see a bigger view. And, this holds true for the pictures that you have chosen. You only get to see a thumbnail of the photo and this makes it hard to see who is in a picture if you have more than one or two people in the picture. I was recently helping a friend make a memorial book from a charity golf event and we had the hardest time figuring out which picture to use where because of the small photo size. We finally had to place the picture in the book just so we could see who was in it and then we would have to delete it and then put it on the correct page. Very frustrating.
Besides photo books, this photo book printer also offers calendars, stationery, prints and a very long list of photo gifts. Their newest offering is called Snapfish Home Video. This Home Video allows you to store an unlimited number of home videos for the subscription price of $2.99 a month or $24.99 a year. These are great for videos you don't want on You Tube.
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Snapfish is the first photo-sharing website to offer SkinIt custom photo skins. These “skins” can go over most models of cell phones, laptops and even MP3 players. SkinIt skins are removable and scratch resistant. They start at $19.99.
The photo books are hand-stitched, professionally-bound, and printed on acid-free paper.
If you have questions or need help, there’s email customer support.
Updated: June 1, 2010
Snapfish Photo Book Review
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