My time has gotten away from me today, so let us discuss an ongoing issue on my mind: photobooks.

In the next month or so, I am going to finish my layouts from last summer’s vacation and order a photobook. As we’ve discussed, there are quite a large number of options for photobooks.

To narrow the range, I’ve settled on some minimum requirements.

  • Size offering at or between 7″x7″ and 11″x11″
  • Fully custom photo covers and spine
  • No downloading of software
  • Full bleed pages
  • Guidance/templates on trim and bleed

I’ve gone through the sites of Snapfish, Scrapping Simply, PhotoWorks, Winkflash, Shutterfly, Persnickety Prints, Mixbook, Blurb, Viovio, Inkubook and MyPicTales to investigate options and my various preferences. It appears these are my three best options:

Have you created a book with my requirements? Which service did you use? Was it one of these three?

Photobook example by Joey_M