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How to create a photo book

This article looks at the growing popularity of photo books as a way of presenting your photographs. In the modern world of digital photography, people often don't print photos any more and photo books are a novel way of showing off your work and they make an excellent gift too.

Popular way of presenting your work

In this age of digital photography, people often leave their pictures simply sitting in their hard drive, and printing photographs is often forgotten about. Photographs should be seen and a great way to present your work is by creating a photo book, whether they be wedding photo books or baby photo books. They represent an increasingly popular way of presenting photographs and they make an excellent gift too.

Numerous websites

There are now literally hundreds of websites that you can go to which will produce a soft or hard cover book of your best photographs. One of the best known sites is Blurb.com, where prices start at just £8.95. It is a very simple site to use, with numerous templates available. All you have to do is upload your chosen photographs into your chosen design and Blurb will do all the hard work for you. Another popular site offering personalised photo books is PhotoBox.com. As before, you can simply upload your best photographs and drag and drop them into a template for your book. PhotoBox prices start at just £5.99, but they offer an array of hard and soft-backed books with various types of different paper quality. You should check the websites for details.

Special offers

With competition so strong, with so many different companies offering this photo book printing service, it’s well worth shopping around as many companies have special offers to grab your attention. PhotoBox, for instance has an offer of 30% off hard-cover photo book (ending 08.09.11). Bonusprint.co.uk has a 2-for-1 offer on certain large and extra large photo books while Albelli.co.uk offers an introductory gift of £15 off your first order (valid from 19.08.11 to 02.10.11).

Other services

Most of these websites offer other services as well, from large-scale framed pictures and canvas prints, to small personalised calendars and intimate greetings cards. As with all your purchases; be sure to shop around.

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