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Photo Books: Having Fun With Your Digital Pictures

Today's digital cameras allow us to have more fun, do more experimenting, and cavalierly click away, taking candid shots that can become the icons of our lives. If you don't like the shot, delete it and take another. Cost per image is no longer an issue.

Once we load the contents of the memory card onto our computer, software programs, such as PhotoShop, give us the opportunity to take the images we want to keep and make them even better. It is possible to shrink or enlarge the photo, crop it, rotate it, change the color intensity, lift it out of context and plunk it down somewhere else. Doing this is great fun, in and of itself. The only drawback is not many people get to enjoy your effort since, for the most part, the improved images are on your own electronic gadgets.

Enter the photo book. Now the fun of creating a tangible, customized memento of your life event is available to anyone who can click and drag.

The photo book creation software programs usually do not have the options to manipulate digital photographs, after that solvable drawback however, about the only thing limiting your creative efforts is your imagination.

For those with minimal computer skills, or time to work on a photo book project, you can still have lots of fun using the photo book creation software's templates. The templates, with their preset placement and preset sized photograph holes, guide you through the customizing processes with ease and speed.

Real fun, for those with a yen to make a truly personalized photographic record, can be had by using all the options available in the photo book software.

A rule of thumb is, when it comes to photo books, less is more. Take your time choosing just the right image. Pick one that captures the fun, beauty and soul of the moment you want to share. Make that one great photo the focal point of a page. If you feel the need to augment the central photo, choose small images that expand on the theme of the page.

When it comes to the story you want to tell in your photo book, choose only pictures which support the overall theme. No matter how great a particular photo may be, if it doesn't fit the story line, don't shoehorn in it. In this one instance, making brutal choices can be a fun activity. Work hard on arranging the sequence of your pages. Advance your story, logically; from beginning to end or from a large overview to a specific viewpoint or vice versa.

The photo book creation software has a myriad of options for including text in your book. Spend the time choosing a font that is pleasant to your eye and easy to read, and then stick with it throughout your photo book. Write your descriptions, captions and commentary and live with what you've composed for a few days before committing them to permanence on the pages.

Editing what you have included in your photo book is essential for a good product. Get a second opinion from someone who shared in the original fun or from someone to whom the story is news. It's a fun thing to do and worth the effort.

Google Photo Books are appearing in the Photos app for some users already

During the Google I/O 2017 keynote, a new "feature" was announced for Google Photos, which introduced the ability to create a physical book from your favorite photos. These Photo Books can be made from your mobile device or through the web browser on ...

Published:  Mon, 22 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Google Photos: Photo Books & Sharing Made Simple

You may still have to take photos, but now Google Photos will do almost everything else - from picking out your best shots to recommending who you should share them with. After all, it's easy to snap photos, but how often do you remember to organize and ...

Published:  Thu, 18 May 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Google Photos upgraded with new sharing features, photo books, and Google Lens

Google today announced an upgrade for its popular Google Photos application, which is now being used by 500 million people every month. The app now has a new social feature called Suggested Sharing, which uses facial recognition to suggest which photos you ...

Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 11:31:00 GMT



Google Photos Now Allows Actual Photo Books, Not Albums

Google Photos is a lot more popular than you think. And now it has come with new features that will excite you. Google Photos is an app used on Android smartphones and devices that allow you to save photos. It's an alternative to keeping all those photos ...

Published:  Sat, 20 May 2017 08:32:00 GMT



Google Photo Books, Suggested Sharing, and Shared Libraries Announced

Google Photos is one of the company's best products in recent years. The service offers the ability to upload unlimited high quality photos, though storage space is limited for full-resolution photos. But for the vast, vast majority of casual users out ...

Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 11:31:00 GMT



Google Photos will now let you make photo books, and that's a relief

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Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 10:50:00 GMT



Google to Push AI Smarts to iPhone, New Photo Books Service

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Published:  Tue, 16 May 2017 05:35:00 GMT



Google launches Photo Books

We all know it can take hours or days on end to put images from the Google Photos app into albums. Now, the company says it's going to make that process much quicker with the launch of a new feature called Photo Books, which is currently available on ...

Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 12:09:00 GMT



Google Photos Gets Suggested Sharing, Photo Books, Google Lens Integration

Google Photos will now recommend users to share photos quickly and easily. Google makes use of machine learning to know how regularly a user shares photos. Upon determining the frequency, the app will automatically prompt the users to share the photos on ...

Published:  Thu, 18 May 2017 02:14:00 GMT



Google Photos launches physical Google Photo Books

Photo books can be a big pain to make. You have to hunt through hundreds or thousands of photos in order to find the ones you want, have to judge which ones are really in focus and which ones are awkward, then you have to arrange them on the pages and come ...

Published:  Wed, 17 May 2017 11:25:00 GMT



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