01 January 2010

discussion-best photo book site

I want to begin creating photobooks of each year for Lexi and I. I'll order two copies--one for us to enjoy and one for her to take with her when she moves out on her own.

The question is: Shutterfly or snapfish? Or someone else?

Shutterfly did my announcements. They had better lay-outs for the cards. Or, maybe I should say, they had lay-outs I liked better. I'm really happy with how the announcements/holiday cards look.

Which site is best for archiving pictures (So I can delete by iPhoto library after putting it on cd. Scary.) and creating photo books? Why? Any horror stories? Can I add text?

Chime in!

14 comments:

Barb said...

I have no personal experience . . . but I was JUST on another blog whose hubby turned her blog into books for Christmas - he used Blog2Print . . . I have no idea how it compares to those other two . . .

Hope you're enjoying 2010 so far!

Lauri said...

I have used both and go back & forth between them if one is having a better price or a deal. They are both very similar imo.


I prefer shutter fly for some reason, i think that the quality is a little bit better and they seem to have faster turnaround. Once a item was lost with snapfish and I asked for delivery confirmation, they did eventually replace the item after a few weeks but would never confirm sending it in the first place and I have made many different types of photo books and yes you can add text.

bethee said...

Try blurb.com. Fantastic customization and very reasonable prices for what you get.

emma said...

i've only used shutterfly for photobooks, but have been very, very pleased.

great idea, btw.

i'm doing a book for each girl, once a year, called "a day in the life of kate (or anna)".

it's all photos and just words. i choose a day and just follow them around from morning until night snapping pictures of them and what they are doing.

i sure wish now i could have done that for my other kids!

emma said...

oops - not emma. me again. sry.

Lisa said...

I use blurb.com too. I usually order the 8x8 books and have done one for the girls for special vacations like Disney World and other things. I did their adoption story too and they ask for it often at bedtime.

And I've done the same thing you're planning to do, one book for each year. For these, I do the hardcover 8x8... just about to send off 2009!

Quality is very, very good. Lots of flexibility for the content.

Maura said...

I've only used Shutterfly, always with good results. On Snapfish, I have two different friends who have had problems - lost photos (!) and/or long delays. FWIW.

boltupright said...

I used Picaboo to do Sport's life book - lots of options and it was very easy to use.
http://www.picaboo.com/

Rachael said...

I only have experience with Shutterfly, but I've been happy with them.

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Jennifer said...

I have only used Shutterfly, but have done 5 photo books with them. They are so much fun to do and easy. I have had no problems at all with them. Their chose of backgrounds have gotten more extensive over the years. I also do a calendar with them each year which is another way to document your year together.

Lindsay said...

Blurb is really good. Lots of layouts, very easy to use. Variety of fonts etc. Definitely recommend it.

The Holmes Crew said...

SHutterfly gets my vote hands down!

Jenni said...

I've used Shutterfly and Kodak Gallery, and the books from both sites came out nice. However, the pictures are a bit dark. You may want to lighten them up before printing.

Never tried snapfish, but I did make a photo calendar through iPhoto recently, and it came out FANTASTIC! Perhaps they can do nice photo books too?