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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.

Kindra next generation, collaborative photo books and journals

Receiving or giving a personal photo book as a gift is a great way to share your appreciation of others or record events, holidays, special occasions and lives. Kindra pushes the creation of photo ...

Published:  Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:25:00 GMT

Lawmaker: New photo book shows Native Americans are not 'extinct'

BISMARCK - The last time U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (D-New Mexico) was in North Dakota was in 2016, when she supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. On Sunday, ...

Published:  Mon, 24 Jun 2019 16:22:00 GMT

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Pat McGrath displays her love of books on her car's license plate. (Photo: Submitted) At the Book Club, the once-a-month class members read and discuss the same book. Pat also researches and talks ...

Published:  Mon, 24 Jun 2019 08:22:00 GMT

Joker Director Would Love to Do a Photo Book of the Movie's Behind-the-Scenes Photos

Todd Phillips' Joker movie won't hit theaters until October, but fans have already gotten a handful of glimpses of the upcoming film thanks to various behind-the-scenes photos Phillips has shared ...

Published:  Sun, 16 Jun 2019 13:23:00 GMT

Book traces Daniel Boone's Wilderness Road through modern Appalachia

"A Familiar Wilderness: Searching for Home on Daniel Boone's Road" is his account of the journey. S.J. Dahlman (Photo: Submitted) The book's subtitle neatly summarizes Dahlman's reasons for the trip. ...

Published:  Sat, 22 Jun 2019 04:12:00 GMT

Make My Photo Book Offers Help to Busy People Seeking to Showcase Their Memories

Kathy Colello has introduced "Make My Photo Book," a photo album creation service that does what you've been meaning to do forever - go through the images on your devices, select the best, and ...

Published:  Mon, 17 Jun 2019 08:34:00 GMT

New Hope Library Now Offering Curbside Book Pickup

Materials will be delivered to your car within five minutes. Have your photo ID or library card ready to show the staff. The Free Library of New Hope & Solebury is located at 93 W Ferry St ...

Published:  Mon, 24 Jun 2019 11:15:00 GMT

DARK PHOENIX Behind The Scenes Photo Offers A Much Closer Look At Halston Sage As Dazzler

Dark Phoenix wasn't exactly crammed full of Easter Eggs (a surprise considering the fact it's based on such an iconic comic book) but one moment which definitely stands out is Dazzler's cameo. The ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jun 2019 08:50:00 GMT

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(Photo: Provided by Mitch Kloorfain/Special to TCPalm ... booth design and more. The 2019 theme is "books." "This year the teams have stepped it up and their book choices have made for some very ...

Published:  Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:26:00 GMT

Lake Worth-based book honored as Indie Book Awards finalist

Snearer, a proud cottage owner who moved to the city in 1994, served as the book's director. The group began their work in November 2014, and the final photo was shot in October 2015. During that time ...

Published:  Sun, 23 Jun 2019 11:29:00 GMT

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