With the holidays right around the corner, now is the perfect time to make a photo book. Photo books are easy to make, are reasonably priced, and make wonderful gifts.
There are multiple websites now that allow you to make high quality and highly customized photo books without spending too much time on it. In fact, some websites even have an option that allows you to upload the photos that you want and then hit one button to randomly insert the photos onto the pages. This option is great if you have a large number of photos from the same trip or event.
Many of the sites listed below also offer other services. Create greeting cards or calendars and send them to everyone you know.
Here are eight of the most reliable and easiest to use websites for making a photo book online.
Mixbook is a personal favorite of yours truly. The website is super user friendly and there are tons of options. Their most popular option is the Portrait Photo Book 8.5 X 11 inches. The Auto Fill option will automatically insert the photos you select into the predesigned pages. You can then go in and edit each photo and page. With a wide variety of “stickers” and backgrounds, your pages will be anything but boring.
Shutterfly is another great option for easy to make high quality photo books. Their most popular option is the 8 X 11 inches and starts at about $20. Shutterfly offers two paths that you can take when making your book. The first is the Simple Path, which arranges the photos for you to customize. The other option is the Custom Path, where you take control of the entire project.
Snapfish is probably one of the easiest sites to use. Once you click on Photo Book, you can start to design your very own masterpiece right in the same browser window. (Other sites open up a new window for the software.) Click on the Theme tab and find the Occasions drop down menu to choose the theme you are looking for. Each one is customizable. Autofill is available on this site as well.
More sites to choose from
In addition to the three sites already mentioned, there are some more that are worth taking a look at. Depending on what you are looking for, one of the following sites might be the best fit for you.
4. Walgreens Photo Center - Create a book online and pick it up in the store the same day.
5. My Publisher - Growing in popularity, must download the software, extremely customizable.
6. LuLu - Claims to be faster than a trip to the mall. Use the templates to quickly make books.
7. My Canvas by Ancestry.com - Higher end style photo books.
8. Picaboo - Easy to use, high quality photo books without the need to download software.
This article originally apeared on YeePet.com and focused on creating pet themed photo books. To read the full article click here.