MyPhotoBook: Create your own photo book: the album is dead!

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The creators of MyPhotoBook have confidently proclaimed that the traditional photo album is dead (or at least lying in a ditch, mortally wounded). Now, the future is glossy photo books, created from your digital photographs.

They offer a range of photo books and scrapbooks in various sizes in both soft and hard covers. The minimum hardcover book size is 36 pages, with the largest in either soft or hardcover is 144 pages. Staple or spiral binding is available with 12 pages or more, and covers come in a range of colours, matt or glossy, that can be edited using the software.

The Printing-1 Photo Book Software has been designed with ease of use and creative freedom in mind. Images can be scaled, rotated, positioned, and framed, with optional page numbering.

Once the book has been designed at home, it is uploaded to the web site where it can be stored for free for up to two months whilst orders are placed. The owner can send out an invitation for other people to view and comment on the scrapbook project and, if they want, order their own printed photo book.

The free software can be used on both Windows PCs and Mac OS X, with ordered photo booklets starting at £7.95 and discounts available for volume orders.

There are a range of digital photo printing services around but this one, allowing you to create your own printed books, is certainly a little more special, and with Christmas just around the corner could be just the incentive to get those prints off your hard drives and memory cards and into print.

MyPhotoBook web site

Andy Merrett

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