Turning Your Photos Into a Book

Turning Your Photos Into a Book

Gregory Han
Nov 18, 2008

Wow...talk about a very easy and rewarding experience. We just received our Apple printed perfect-bound iLife Photo Book and it came out looking pretty darn nice, if we do say so ourselves. Take a look inside...

I don't know about you, but we have over 10,000 digital photos on two computers (including scanned prints/negatives) in our library. But although we're a huge proponent of the digital lifestyle that we cover at Unplggd, AT readers might also want something a little more traditional and tactile to keep in their home or to give to others.

Using iPhoto's Photo Books project option, we went through our library and put together some of our favourite photos into one double-sided, 20 page book. It's one of those enjoyable examples of pure simple drag, drop and send off. The only time spent is making creative decisions of which photos to include. A few days later, Apple sends you back this wonderful portfolio package (their packaging department makes everything an experience):

The layout options make for a fun time, as you can have one large, full bleed image on a page, or several small ones. You can also add any text, which works well for a vacation book or memory scrap book.

How much does it cost? Here's a sample quote:
Large (Double-sided)
* Size: 8.5 x 11, 20 pages (10 sheets)
* Price: USD $29.99
* Additional pages: USD $0.99, 100 max

We're now planning to put together one of these books every year, with our favourite photos. A perfect "home gift" for moms, dads, grandparents and friends (photos with them...not just of us; we're not THAT vain).

(Edited from a post originally published 1.14.08 - CB)

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