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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.

Google Photos adds DIY themed movies and photo books

Google has announced some new options for Google Photos users, one of which is designed specifically for Valentine's Day. Google Photos will automatically create themed movies for users at times, but now anyone can create their own themed movie whenever ...

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 16:13:00 GMT



Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Publishes Exclusive Photo Books Through Booxie Royalties 'Select' Program

"It is a privilege for us to partner with one of the world's most prominent dance companies," said Ray Slay, Co-Founder and CEO of Booxie, who spent part of his early career as a professional photographer before becoming an entertainment executive.

Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:37:00 GMT



Meet the authors whose photo book 'Hometown Texas' shows what it means to be Texan

The new book Hometown Texas ($33, Trinity University Press), a collaboration between writer Joe Holley and photographer Peter Brown, explores the land and the people of Texas - East, West, North, South and Central. They illustrate through stories and ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:07:00 GMT



"Struggling in America" Photo Book Aims to Tell Stories of Hardships and Homelessness in the US

The United States has long been a picture of wealth and progress for many. But the reality remains that a portion of the population are struggling, and the numbers are growing. Street photographers and documentary photographers have been working to raise ...

Published:  Tue, 06 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT



ryker allen turned a trip with their ex into a bittersweet photo book

Everyone remembers their first real breakup. The days - weeks, months - that follow it. Ryker Allen spent that post-split period doing something probably no self-help book recommends: taking a trip to Montreal with their former boyfriend. The 21-year ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:55:00 GMT



Pholium Brings Photo Books

With the release of its $9.99 Pholium app, 58 North has put photo ebook creation and publishing in the hands of anyone with an iPad. Creating a book is simple and even includes image editing functions. Publishing is free to the first 10 people you send the ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 04:41:00 GMT



Fader Announces Publishing Wing, Fader Fort Photo Retrospective Book 'Setting The Stage'

The Fader's annual Fader Fort multi-day showcase at SXSW in Austin has become one of the most in-demand events each year at the conference that invades central Texas each March. Now, the long-standing event, which will be in its 17th year in 2018, will be ...

Published:  Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:10:00 GMT



Kate Upton hit by wave during topless Sports Illustrated photo shoot

KATE Upton took a topless tumble during a Sports Illustrated photo shoot. The 25-year-old model was posing on a rock at a beach in Aruba when a huge wave sent her crashing into the water. Upton told Sports Illustrated that she had a feeling the shoot was ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:03:00 GMT



John Cena Announces Kids Book (Photo), WWE NXT Update For Tonight, Psycho Sid Rare Indie Event Video

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Published:  Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT



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This year, Marvel Studios is celebrating their 10th anniversary, and to kick off the festivities, they've revealed a huge Marvel Studios class photo featuring dozens of actors and the filmmakers who turned them into comic book icons. And there's also a ...

Published:  Thu, 08 Feb 2018 13:43:00 GMT



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