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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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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        Shutterfly

        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!
        Julie

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        • #5
          Qustion Here

          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
          sigpic OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

          My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
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          nie

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          • #6
            Shutterfly

            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!
            Julie

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            • #7
              I'll Wait then

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

              nie
              sigpic OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

              My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
              !


              nie

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      I decided to try it but....

                      Everytime I go to drop a page into the album, the dang thing goes to "MY DOCUMENT screen and the website disappears! So, what the heck am I doing wrong? I am attempting to drop my published pages!

                      Any thoughts on this????

                      Nie
                      sigpic OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

                      My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
                      !


                      nie

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by OnieRN View Post
                        Everytime I go to drop a page into the album, the dang thing goes to "MY DOCUMENT screen and the website disappears! So, what the heck am I doing wrong? I am attempting to drop my published pages!

                        Any thoughts on this????

                        Nie
                        Onie -

                        Are you on Shutterfly?? If so, you have to actually upload the photos (or in this case your published pages) into a shutterfly album first, then you choose the photos (published pages) from the shutterfly album and they show up in a row across the bottom of the book layout screen. THEN you pick up the photo (published page) from the strip at the bottom of the Shutterfly screen and drop it into your book.

                        Hope this helps!

                        Kristy

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                        • #13
                          Got it!

                          I finally figured that out Christy. Went ahead a uploaded one book and will report in when I get the final project back!

                          nie
                          sigpic OWNER OF THE B&B in SCRAPSVILLE

                          My Buddies are Maggie Mae, Knzus,Gotart, Patty, Mom7911, Winnie49, JAMIEPT, TWPClerk, and Poppabob
                          !


                          nie

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