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Photo books are a great way to celebrate weddings, birthdays, new babies, wedding anniversaries, graduations, family reunions, and more. For those on a tight wedding budget, photo books make inexpensive photo albums that can save you hundreds of dollars.

Traditional photo albums were popular for many years. They were convenient when developing large rolls of film was a common practice. However, with the invention and popularity of digital cameras, photo books have become a popular substitution to the traditional photo album. They provide a very affordable and impressive method of capturing and organizing your memories.

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5 stars
Mixbook Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

Mixbook provides an easy to use photo book website that allows you to create beautiful memory books that are affordable enough to give as gifts. Their photo books are top-notch and the company has a very good reputation. The quality and beauty of these photo books have earned Mixbook our highest rating.
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3.5 stars


Shutterfly has an impressive history of handling oline photos. We were pleasantly impressed with their photo book offering as well.
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3.5 stars


If you are looking for different photo book sizes that are affordable and easy to build York is worth a shot. We were less impressed with the unclear return policy and the lack of customer service contact options.
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3 stars
Vista Print


Vista Print caters to fast, bulk and inexpensive products. Vista Print might be the right option for some but won't produce high quality photo books that you'll be proud of for years and years to come.
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Most photo book websites allow you to choose from a variety of sizes, covers, templates, and the ability to include captions and comments. Some photo book companies provide very attractive photo book options, while others offer just the bare minimum.

Before making your next photo book purchase, you should consider the following items:

  • Template and Cover Selection. Does the photo book company have attractive covers and available templates that reflect your style?
  • Prices. How do the photo book prices compare among other companies? Does that reflect in the quality of the photo book?
  • Customer Service. If you have a question or concern about your photo book purchase, does the company provide helpful customer service assistance? has reviewed and ranked the best photo book companies available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right photo book to preserve your cherished memories!

Why Have Photo Books Become So Popular?

The simple answer to that question lies outside of the photo book itself: Digital photography and a computer.

The days of coming back from a European vacation with a hundred rolls of exposed film and no way of knowing if you got a good photograph of anything is over. After spending many dollars on developing the film, it was normal to fill several traditional photo albums with shots of dubious quality, a time consuming and expensive activity. Few people, aside from yourself, want to see a dozen shots of the Eiffel Tower from different angles. But they will be happy to look at one great photo of the icon on the Seine, especially if it was taken by you. If it is context with other spectacular photos of the City of Light, well, what's not to like?

Digital cameras allow you to click away until you get the image you want. If you know how to use the digital camera, then loading the photographs into your computer is probably easy for you, as well. The final step, creating a photo book, using the best of your best photographs, rather than oodles of ordinary ones, is a simple effort for anyone.

Therein lies the reason for photo books' rising popularity. The books, created from your skill, your eye for composition and your flair for storytelling, provide a way for you, and others, to truly enjoy the event you have experienced. And with the help of photo book companies, you can do it without too great an effort nor too great an expense.

Photo books are a perfect memento for a wealth of occasions, especially since you can determine exactly how many photo book copies you need for yourself and to share.

It goes without saying, the bride and groom will treasure their wedding photo album, but the parents of the couple, would no doubt enjoy a photo book of the event, perhaps with more candid, family shots included than would be in the formal arrangements. A photo book of Mom and Dad's Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary party, with Grandma and Grandad taking a turn on the dance floor, would probably be a best seller if it were available to the whole clan, and with a photo book, it can be.

Photo book services allow a digital photographer to easily manipulate, crop and resize images. They also provide easy access to a wide range of other variables, from backgrounds to photo placement and fonts for captions.

Photo book cover options include spiral bound, soft covers, hard backs, leather bound and dust jackets. Photo books can be created in several different sizes, from 4x6 inches to portfolio sized perfect for display on the coffee table. Choices include photo books which either have page curl and those with lay flat features.

The result is a totally customizable photo book of personal memories.


This gorgeous book on NASA's glory days will inspire the astronaut in all of us

The book is evocative beyond its extraordinary images ... A teacher was on board, they say, her name was Christa McAuliffe. Her photo was later put on our library wall. I blink again. I'm a teenager. ...

Published:  Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:00:00 GMT

New Photo Book "˜Into the Light' Features B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Slash and More

Award-winning music photographer Jerí´me Brunet has selected his favorite photos from the last 20 years in Into The Light, a retrospective coffee table book featuring a foreword by rock legend Steve Mi...

Published:  Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:22:00 GMT

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Repertory Philippines' New Production of MIONG

Opening REP's 82nd theatrical season is "Miong," a musical in English based on the life and times of Emilio Aguinaldo, which features an abridged version of Joy Virata's original book and lyrics (Vira...

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With Kindle Unlimited, you have access to over 1 million titles including books, current magazines ... to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost, free unlimited photo storage, early ac...

Published:  Sun, 17 Feb 2019 13:57:00 GMT

Uzbekistan opens exhibition of rich books collection about Azerbaijan [PHOTO]

Cultural and humanitarian aspect continues to be one of the important factors that make a significant contribution to the development and strengthening of friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Uzb...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 05:40:00 GMT

Mrs Hinch is unrecognisable in throwback photo as she says 'never judge book by its cover'

Cleaning guru Mrs Hinch has stunned fans with an incredible throwback photo from ten years ago. Sophie Hinchliffe is unrecognisable in the old snap, which she shared as part of the #10yearchallenge so...

Published:  Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:51:00 GMT

New 2019-20 version of the Oregon Blue Book out

Cover of the 2019-20 Oregon Blue Book (Photo: Oregon Secretary of State's Office) Cover of the 2019-20 Oregon Blue Book (Photo: Oregon Secretary of State's Office) SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Secretary of St...

Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:45:00 GMT

We have got a place for all your precious memories to store- a photo book

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Published:  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 06:53:00 GMT

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Wondering how many fans are currently blowing up this photo and studying the folks in the background ... can no longer present himself as a priest in any way In the explosive book, "In the Closet of t...

Published:  Sat, 16 Feb 2019 10:24:00 GMT

Book unearths Kent's impressive rock history

The oversized hardbound book, printed on heavy stock ... As his research continued, Prufer would occasionally post on Facebook an old article or photo he found and wait for the "I was there" responses ...

Published:  Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:34:00 GMT

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