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    Has anyone published their pages in a photobook? If so who do you like to use. I have created 2 different photobooks prior to scrapbooking just using the layouts included. I have used mypublisher and kodak. The kodak one had horrible print quality compared to mypublisher. I was thinking of trying out shutterfly but maybe I should stick with mypublisher.

    Any opinions?

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    After we went on a cruise with family this winter, I made two photobooks from Shutterfly for my husband's father and his grandmother. I just uploaded everyone's photos and made the book using Shutterfly's page layouts. I thought the quality was very good and I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. BONUS....They now offer 12 x 12 books (at the time I made them the largest was 8.5 x 11!)

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    I used Photoworks (they were offering a free photo book) for my son-in-law to take when he deployed to Iraq. I put pictures in it of my grandson from the moment he was born until his daddy left for Iraq. I was very pleased with the way the book turned out and would purchase another from them. They said at the end of my order that it would take 4-6 weeks for the book to arrive, but I had it within 7 days.

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    I had two photo books made by Shutterfly - it was really easy to do and the finished quality was very good. I wouldn't hesitate to use Shutterfly again!

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    You mentioned doing the photo books by shutterfly...... I'm wondering if you have actually uploaded your layout pages already done. I was looking at the website and got the impression that you just do your pages on the website rather than uploading the finished layouts for the pages. $30 for 20 pages is cheaper than getting pages printed for the 8 1/2 x 11's. Also, what about the resolutions? I believe the default is 200, does that upload for the books?

    Maybe I will load one of my scrapbooks to them from one of my vacations! hummmmmm!!!!!

    nie

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnieRN View Post
    You mentioned doing the photo books by shutterfly...... I'm wondering if you have actually uploaded your layout pages already done. I was looking at the website and got the impression that you just do your pages on the website rather than uploading the finished layouts for the pages. $30 for 20 pages is cheaper than getting pages printed for the 8 1/2 x 11's. Also, what about the resolutions? I believe the default is 200, does that upload for the books?

    Maybe I will load one of my scrapbooks to them from one of my vacations! hummmmmm!!!!!

    nie
    Hi Onie,

    I used their layouts and just chose the pictures and inserted the text. I don't know if they print out layouts or not. I was impressed by the quality - very clear pictures and true colors. Let us know if you can publish scrapbooks there - that would be neat!

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    Smile I'll Wait then

    I'm going to wait until someone else tells me if they have sent their layouts!

    nie

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    That would be a great idea, if they would allow us to upload our own layouts and have them printed in a book format. I think with enough interest there will be more printing options available at a reasonable rate soon.

    Marion

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    I just double checked on shutterfly and started a "sample" book. You could upload your highest quality published files into their 12 x 12 or 8 x 8 book....they have a "layout option" to have one picture on the page, full-bleed. If you just chose this option for every page, you could upload a scrapbook page onto each page. (There is a caption box in the middle of the picture, but if you don't type anything into it, it disappears when you preview the book.) The cost for the 12 x 12 with 20 pages is 54.99, with $1.50 per addition page. 8 x 8 is 29.99, with $1.00 per additional page. 8.5 x 11 (8.5 is on bound side) is 29.99 with $1.00 per additional page.

    The 8x8 and 12x12 books are neat because you can customize the cover with various backgrounds and a photo, or a full-bleed photo, and you can also have the SPINE printed, which I thought was VERY cool.

    Hope all of this information helps....who wants to be the first to try???

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    Sounds reallygood. It is actually cheaper (especially after the first 20 pages) then getting them printed and having to put them in sleeves and albums.
    I will have to try that one of these days and let you know how it works out.
    Thanks for doing all the leg work!

    Marion

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