I was wondering if anyone has done the digital photo book like WalMart does? I have pictures fron a 3 week vacation to South Africa and thought of making a book with them. Any places that do good or bad work? Any help is much appreciated.
I've used 3 different services, including shutterfly and two Canadian sites. One thing that I find common is that the quality of the book is fairly the same in all of them, it's the contents that count. And to that effect, every site has it's own creative system - some I like more, others I like less. They have different options for selecting background colors, embellies, photo editing effects, etc. Last time I checked, Walmart puts your pics in a premade book and you don't get much choice in arranging and editing. I'd say, if you want a good book, register on a couple websites and try putting a few pages together - you'll see the difference quickly.
I did a Shutterfly one for my in-laws for Christmas. I just did the easy one, where it automatically arranges the photos for you, then you can go in and adjust them and add captions as desired. I didn't even do that; my in-laws aren't all that sharp any more and I thought it would be good for them to have to talk about and try to remember everything that's in the pictures (we know and have records of who, what, when, etc). I didn't want to put a lot of work into it because they don't treat things very carefully. The scrapbook I made for them several years ago ended up on the floor coming apart with stuff spilled on it. The hardcover Shutterfly book was really easy, and came out nice, and we had a coupon so it wasn't very expensive.
Well I done my first shutterfly photo book last night. I done a 30 page 12x12 hard cover of our Africa trip. Now I can't wait for it to come. I tried the easy method but wasn't liking the order it had my photos. So I arranged it myself. I was shocked at how long it actually took me to get it done. Now I wish it was here....
You said it was Shutterfly? Call or email them. They should replace with no problem. I had some damaged items once and called and had no issues getting replaced at no cost. That seriously stinks tho. That's abnormal I think-I order from them 1/2 times every 3 months. Hope they fix it fast.
yea, Shutterfly, my daughter mad me one for Christmas. She prefers digital scrappin and I prefer traditional. It came out wonderful. And I also get my pictures printed from them. Wonderful services so far.
Well I received my new book yesterday... We were not home and it poured rain most of the day. The Fed Ex guy left my book on the front deck.... What is wrong with people.... The cardboard was very damp but the book seemed to be ok. I will be checking it out well....