25.1.10







Going through photos, I've finally decided to print a fraction of the hundreds and hundreds
digital photos that are laying around on my hard drives. Would like to try make some kind
of a photo book as well. Have you tried some of the photo book sevices that is out there?
In that case are there any in particular you would recomend?



These photos is from her birthday seven years ago. The theme was different then.
The theme this year.


Ben Nicholson paintings.






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37 comments:

HILDA said...

I made a Blurb.com photo book and I was happy with the result! I used premium paper and a soft cover. I would definitely recommend Blurb. Here are some snapshots of it: http://foreveristoday.blogspot.com/2009/12/mitt-new-york.html. Right now I'm working on a 300-page book with pictures from a 4 month trip to Asia, and I will be using Blurb again (if I ever finish it...)

jana said...

it is fun...kind of old-school-experience!
i like it...and i like how it smells aftr paper, memories and glue

maya said...

I use photobox: http://www.photobox.se/ for all my digital prints.
Really low prices and good quality, though I have to admit I've never tried their photo books. lots of options though! Good Luck!

ieva jansone said...

nice you're showing some more of your family albums! i like them :)

HILDA said...

provar igen: http://foreveristoday.blogspot.com/2009/12/mitt-new-york.html , och här är pdf-en (så du kan se före/efter) http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1035647/

tracey said...

I used Blurb - Softcover with Premium Paper and the result was really nice. The nicest of the other companies I've tried.

HILDA said...

förstår inte varför länken inte fungerar. om du vill se det färdiga resultatet så kan du klicka på 'december' i mitt bloggarkiv och scrolla ner till inlägget från 27/12, "mitt new york".

lycka till med bokmakeriet! din blogg är otroligt inspirerande, är inne här nästan varje dag!

Anonymous said...

Hej E. jag har provat både photohome.se och fotobok.com Tycker att de är bra båda två, fast på olika sätt. Jag mailar dig ett par bilder! Linda

LittlePerson said...

I love to develop photos too even now everyone is using digital cameras! You know,holding something in hands is more secure than putting all the things in some technological tools.

Olly said...

I have never used one of those photo book services, I just always make the photo books myself. I do have to say this takes the best part of ages, but, well, it's more satisfying in the end!
Good luck with your searches Xx

bbmowery said...

I agree with Hilda. I had a very good result with Blurb.com.

Kylie said...

I've been doing the same thing, Elisabeth! I've been pouring over all the old photos on my computer and in boxes wanting to somehow document the childhoods of my girls. They are growing up so quickly - I feel like they are slipping away from me. I'm not sure yet what format I'm going to use for the albums. Good to read people's ideas. I love your choice :) K

Anonymous said...

I have also used Blurb.com with no problems - it turned out great.

inkysocks said...

i hear great things about lulu

isabelle said...

I tried the photobox photo album and I am very happy with the result (I posted about it here : http://louettom.blogspot.com/2009/12/en-images.html)

wsake said...

could recommend a german firm - they do very nice books with hard-cover and great binding - the result is really great. but i don`t know about shipping-costs to sweden...
www.fotobuch.de/

Riikka said...

I've also tried blurb.com, twice. And was really happy with my books! Chose premiun paper and hardcover.

The first time though, the pictures came out a bit dark. The other time around I made them a bit lighter than I actually wanted them to be and they were just perfect!

Just look out, when you do one book, you'll want to do many more! Good luck!

Make it Easy said...

good job taking the time to print all those!! im too lazy to do something like that. haha

Minna said...

I made my photo albums self, they are not so stylish but it´s real life. Nice paintings, remains me of Göran Augutsen one of my favotites

Rebecca said...

I'm always tempted to print a book too - the prices seem quite reasonable and I love the idea of it being a beautifully finished off book. It's scary that in this digital age we don't print out nearly enough photos...

c l a i r e l o d e r said...

Hi Elisabeth -what d'you think of winifred nicholsons paintings?- this is my favourite>>>>
http://www.winifrednicholson.com/images/wn.jpg she has a way with flowers, they look scruffy and beautiful! I didn't know about her work until by chance we stumbled upon an exhibition in Glasgow one year. Happy Day!

Jane O Sullivan said...

goody goody ...this is going to be a great project ...If I find some links I will post them , thanks for calling in to my new flickr world xx

Bi said...

So sweet!

Neiti Nimetön said...

Photo books are a brilliant thing, me likey! And if you get them right they can be something really special. I know that there's differences in quality so it's good to compare a few different services.

Fine Little Day said...

Great great with so many tip, thanks! I think I will try out several ones so I can compare.

Claire, I didin't know about Winifred Nicholson. The paintings are really nice. Spontaneously I like the "Jake and Kate on the Isle of Wight" painting very much!

Astrid said...

Jeg pleide alltid å lime bilder inn i sorte album fra Ordning & Reda, nå lager jeg Blurb bøker i stede som jeg er veldig fornøyd med.

Duermevela said...

I'm always afraid of digital photos, and sometimes I do the same and I print them.
The photos of her birthday look really glamorous!

fliss said...

I am yet to try a photo book but have wanted to for a while. your post has reminded me to do so. i was recommended Blurb.com ages ago.
these are sweet birthday shots!

montague said...

what a pretty photo album... love it.

mette / ungt blod said...

im just about to do the same; print photos + make a family photobook for little Elinor -my nephew has one and he looks in it every night saying good night to his grandparents and aunts :) In Denmark there was a test which showed that the photoquality of the online services was roughly the same so im going for the best price

muriel said...

I've used 'myphotobook' several times, very fine quality. But heard that 'blurb' is good too.

(see post of a year ago: http://meermohr.blogspot.com/2009/02/printed-matters.html)

good luck!

c l a i r e l o d e r said...

just had a look! What have they got on their heads!!! He looks like Napoleon and she I don't know - brilliant! - - but the boat is the last thing I saw in that picture - suddenly it was there, clever leading my eye!

Anonymous said...

At first I thought the theme of the party was "Ben Nicholson paintings" and I wondered "what 12 year old would think of that?'

They are all very cute as old men, but what about Ben Nicholson? I am very fond of his paintings. We have a small booklet about the paintings of Winifred Nicholsonin that we bought at the Tate Museum years ago. (The book about Ben had probably sold out.) While I enjoy having seen these things, and knowing about them, the paintings that we have in our house are those of our friends, or in rare cases, small things that we have bought on our travels as souvenirs (often prints or etchings.)

Juliet said...

I used shutterfly for a 50 page book that was very simple, hardcover, and I loved it. I may now need to explore snapfish because they are linked with flickr and I want to make it as easy as possible to upload and not have my images all over the place. Can't wait to see what you do!

charlotte said...

i think you would love kettle's yard, a house in cambridge. there's a fantastic collection of ben and winifred nicholson there and the house is so beautiful. there's a flickr group of photos of it. and blurb, yes! i've had great results too.

Fine Little Day said...

charlotte, yes oh yes, thanks for the kettle's yard tip!
Blurb, have to try them too, heard a lot good of them lately.

KateM3 said...

I use Shutterfly.com and they're excellent! Lots of choices for covers (leather,fabric or printed photo) and you can be simple or complex with the pages, too. They also have great customer service and will often send e-mail coupons for free shipping or 20% off an order, etc. Helps when you make a lot of books like I do!