Keeping your favourite photo prints safe and free from damage, whilst still being able to access them easily when you want to take a stroll down memory lane, can be fairly difficult. Putting them away in a drawer or a box means you’re likely to forget about them, but having them printed on the pages of a personal photo book offers a stunning opportunity to showcase your favourite images.
In the days when photographs were taken onto rolls of film rather than being collected and saved digitally, the options for keeping the images you took could be somewhat limited. Sticking your favourite shots into photo albums, for example, could often result in the pictures themselves being damaged when they were glued or taped to the pages, and even if this wasn’t the case, a scrap book didn’t really offer a particularly impressive backdrop for the memories which you consider to be your most precious. When the images in question are digital photo prints, however, a whole other world of possibilities is opened up. The fact that these images are stored electronically means that they are extremely flexible and thus open to a wide range of options. That’s why it’s now possible to take a selection of your own images and have them kept in perfect condition forever on the pages of a one off, personalised photo book.
If you take a book of this kind down from the shelf of a high street book shop, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the luxurious quality of the materials and of the techniques used in putting them together. The pages will be rich, thick and glossy and the printing state of the art, meaning that every detail of every image is captured and displayed to the highest possible standard. Of course, books such as this are invariably designed to showcase the work of a particular photographer, or are built around a particular celebrity or famous place. It’s now possible, however, for anyone with the right images to put together such a book using software which has been built in a way which renders the process instinctive and intuitive.
The first choice to make is which particular photo prints you wish to immortalise in your book, and then upload them to the website in question. Many people put together albums to commemorate special events such as weddings or large family celebrations, or else to document something such as an especially spectacular holiday. You may even wish to create a volume to give as a gift – if you know someone who’s a keen amateur chef, for example, a book showcasing their best recipes would be hugely appreciated. Once you’ve uploaded the correct images you’ll be taken through the design process one easy step at a time, choosing the layout of each page and details such as the style and design of the front and back cover. No matter what choices you make, the finished item will be manufactured to an extremely high quality, keeping your pictures safe, beautifully displayed and easily accessible for as long as the memories last.