A quick note about my last post on dogs:
My first choice is to actually just go to a shelter and adopt one.
My husband refuses to do that.
He is a dog snob.
And I think we have decided on a Gordon Setter (we are going to look at some puppies tonight!).
A while ago, I mentioned that I had been into the digital photo books, and I promised a review on the different companies I had used.
Finally, here it is!
The different companies that I used were:
Overall, they were all very similar.
Shutterfly: seems to be the most popular. Everyone suggested I use that one. They were pretty good. I just found that I liked the layouts and design options of the other companies better. Prices were reasonable.
MyPublisher: I liked the simplicity of their layouts. This is a good option if you don't like a lot of embellishments (you just want the pictures to speak for themselves). I enjoy that you actually download the software onto your computer, instead of going online every time. This one was the most expensive, but they are usually running some kind of promotion. However, I was frustrated with ordering. They were running a promotion of 60% off any order over $200. I was planning on ordering 5 books (3 of one album, and 2 of another). You could not combine all the books into one order; each album had to be a separate order. Since they were so expensive, the 3 books did total over $200, so I got the 60% off of that, but the other 2 did not qualify. I thought that was kind of crummy.
MixBook: Overall, this is my favorite. I will continue to use them for future books. I loved that they had so many options. And I liked that their embellishments were more more contemporary, less cutesy. The final product was also great. The paper quality seemed to be just a bit better than the other 2. Their prices seemed to fall somewhere in between the other 2 companies.
A lot of this is just my personal preference. MixBook was more my "Style." All companies created very nice products, and I was not disappointed in any of them. With all 3 books side-by-side, MixBook just seemed to be slightly better.
I know there are many other photo book site out there, but my search is done.
And I am working on catching up on my photos!