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iPrintPhoto Photo Book Review - We put iPrintPhoto's Photo Book creating and printing services to the test.
You can create photo books of various sizes, ranging from an A5 album to a premium glossy all singing all dancing book. Also available are gifts like calendars, mugs and key rings, which are all personalisable and are easy to create.
iPrintPhoto Photo book SoftwareTo make any of these products, you first need to download the software on to your computer. This means you can create your photobook in your own livingroom / studio offline, without the worry of your internet crashing and you losing your progress with the product you choose to make. The download is easy to find, but it does take a while to complete due to its size. A version for both PC and Mac are available.
Once downloaded, the iPrintPhoto software is easy to use and whether you are returning to a project or starting a new one, you are quickly into the software. Once you have chosen your product, for example a photobook, it is laid out in front of you and you are then able to flick through it page by page.
There is so much you can do with the software! You can stick with the design already there and drag and drop your photos, get the software to do it for you, or wipe the page and go freestyle. One useful tool was a little red triangle which showed on images which the software said were of low quality. This little shape meant images which wouldn't look great once printed, didn't appear in the book.
There is a genie installed in the software that gives you helpful hints if you are a beginner but even if you don't use the built-in help, the programme is extremely easy to get the hang of. The only thing that took me a while was finding all the extra elements you can add to your photos. A few of the options include:
- The ability to tilt shots
- Add backgrounds
- Play with the transparency
iPrintPhoto Photo Book OrderingWhen you are finished, simply click the trolley icon so you can pay securely online. You can check your book before you order and once you've made your payment, the company send an email almost instantly to say they had received it along with information about the order. The order was placed mid-week and by Friday, the book arrived - very impressive.
iPrintPhoto Photo BookThe book itself is of a very high quality, and looks brilliant. It features a good, strong cover and the pages are much thicker than those seen on photo books we've reviewed from other companies. The book is put together well, is very pleasing on the eye and it really does look like it will last a life time.
iPrintPhoto Photo Book VerdictOverall the photo books iPrintPhoto produce are very impressive. The software is easy to use, it's packed with features and the book quality is really very good. The only slight downside is the price of the photo books as some are rather expensive, as you'll see. Their Portfolio Photo Books start at £12.00 and won't break the bank and their Premium Albums start at a reasonable £30.00. A top of the range 6 x 6 Pro Album which are ideal for wedding start at £170.
The quality of the books is highly impressive and for those who are getting married or are creating a portfolio to show to potential clients, the Pro Albums are something they should definitely take a look at. For those with a little less money to spend, take a look at iPrintPhoto's other photobook ranges as you will definitely be impressed.
|iPrintPhoto produce high quality photo books that really are a gift for life.|
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