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How Do Photo Books Compare With Traditional Photo Albums?

Photo books can be compared to traditional photo albums in the way that a hands-on "Grandma With Pictures" in her purse can be compared to her technologically savvy granddaughter, Smartphone in hand, showing her "My Pictures" file. Both are wonderful repositories of memories, available for sharing, but going about it differently.

Photo books are comprised of your digital photos uploaded to a photo book creation software program. The software can be used either on-line or downloaded to your computer. Your JPG format photos remain stored on your memory card in pristine condition. You may either use the software's template, clicking and dragging your photos into the software's predestined format, or you can design you own pages, and anything in between. It can be a process taking an hour of your time or quite lengthy, depending your level of artistic input.

Photo books are perfect for immortalizing a once-in-a-lifetime occasion or as a record of a body of work for an individual or group.

The backgrounds, pictures, captions, placement on the page and sequence of pages are easily modified until you are satisfied with your project's flow and appearance. Once the "send" button has been pressed by you however, everything is fixed in place, permanently. Done means done. And no one will be examining your photo book for errors - spelling or otherwise, omissions, poor placement and bad sequencing.

The next stop for your photo book creation is the print-on-demand company whose software you have used and electronically sent it. Your book will be printed by the company, on the quality of paper you have chosen, in the size you indicated, bound between covers you have selected. You can have as many copies printed as fit your needs and desires. The finished books can either be picked up or shipped to the addresses of your choice. Your photo book will look great on the coffee table and will stand up to a great deal of handling, gentle or otherwise.

On the other hand, traditional photo albums are one-of-a-kind artifacts chronicling a life or life event, not so often representing a group's efforts due to its singular nature. Often fragile, and not meant for anything but infrequent pursuing by respectful hands, traditional photo albums fall into the category of "irreplaceable".

Your real photographs, which can and do degrade, even when mounted on archive quality pages, can get damaged and do get lost over time. You may move around your hard copy photographs as often as you like, although the evidence of having done so will mostly likely be visible, unless you create an entirely new page to replace an old one. And in the event a person in one of your photos has ceased to be among your favorites, the picture can be removed entirely.

Both types of books offer a view of the moment in time in which they were created. But a photo book cannot be amended in any way, short of cutting a page out with a scissors. Traditional photo albums can be extended in time simply by adding pages.

Annie Leibovitz's New Photo Book Celebrates Her Most Iconic Portraits

Coming later this year, Phaidon will be publishing Annie Leibovitz: Portraits 2005-2016, a new book celebrating the iconic photographer's most memorable portraits of artists, performers, thinkers, athletes, politicians and more. The work acts as the ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:05:00 GMT



Chicago Receives Its Own Photo Book

CHICAGO (CBS) - Chicago has never had its own photo book, until now" Picture editors, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams organized a collection of photos taken by Chicago's most important photographers and created a book, Chicago: Classic Photographs.

Published:  Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:13:00 GMT



Hezbollah fighter's photo of religious, science books goes viral

The photo of the books being read by a Hezbollah fighter in Arsal that circulated on social media. BEIRUT: A photo of a science book, religious publication and a rifle that allegedly belong to a Hezbollah fighter participating in the offensive against ...

Published:  Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:04:00 GMT



Get Automatic Photo Books Using Chatbooks App

Ready to stop wasting hours making photo books? Maybe you don't have the time to make photo books? Well, now you can get automatic photo books using the Chatbooks app today! So whether you're a busy mom or dad, you never have to worry about losing a ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:37:00 GMT



This photo book addresses the fetishisation of Asian women

Promiscuity, intensity, delicacy, and vulnerability: these are four things that 23-year-old Singapore-born, London-based photographer and, now, book publisher, Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee expects that you will see when viewing XING - her latest project.

Published:  Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:44:00 GMT



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