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Photobooks - any good?

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1. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 9y

Has anyone ever used any of the photobook companies/websites? I saw them reviewed in 'Wanderlust' magazine and am thinking of doing one of my travels, as I thought it might work out better and possibly cheaper than doing it myself. I was just wondering if anyone has any experience of any of these companies or could recommend one.
Thanks for any advice
bex

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 19, 2007, at 10:32 AM by bex76 ]

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

My brother works for a company producing the software to create photobooks for some of the larger companies doing this in Europe, and I've seen him bring back the results. They can look very nice indeed, but there's a lot of work involved to actually get to that point - mostly due to color management issues (what you see on screen is often very different from what a printer will produce). And I personally, at least, find the printing costs of these things too prohibitive to be satisfied with less than optimal results.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 9y

Sorry for my ignorance, but what are these? Are they similar to the books with photos you can order and print directly from iphoto (yes, us mac addicts love this stuff! :) )? I've often thought how great it would be to offer the option to users to create a book with their photos, directly from TP, but so far no software company really seems to have set up the system in a nicely migratable/affiliate way

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 9y

Quoting Sam I Am

Sorry for my ignorance, but what are these? Are they similar to the books with photos you can order and print directly from iphoto (yes, us mac addicts love this stuff! :) )?

I'm assuming that what bex means are exactly that, yes (although most alternatives out there offer far more flexibility with creating albums than iPhoto did the last time I looked (which admittedly was well over a year ago already)).

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 9y

yes iphotos do the kind of photobooks I mean, but you seem to have to pay for the software for this one wheareas the other companies' software is free. I'm just thinking tht by the time i have bought all my photopaper and used loads of ink, a photobook might be cheaper.