Friday, April 10, 2009

PHOTO BOOKS

So this is how my photo books turned out. I did Riley's first. It is just a typical 8 x10 photo book using the Winkflash drag and drop method. It was okay, but then I made Luke's. For his I made square collages using Picasa 3 FIRST and then uploaded them to Winkflash and ordered their 12 x12 photo book. Since the pages were all made, I used the single image layout on every page and drug each collage to its page. His book turned out amazing and colorful. And I have to say, it was even easier to make than Riley's.

So, if you are looking for an easy way to print off your pics, I think this is totally the way to go. I've researched prices on many sites, and the biggest bang for your buck is Winkflash. They are doing their Flat Rate Book Sale again now where you get to have up to 100 pages for the base price. My 12 x 12 filled with 100 pages (and probably 400 + photos) was only $29.95. I do like Blurb, but they don't have a 12 x 12 book. And now that I have done one, there's no going back.

If you want me to post more details on making theses Picasa 3 collages, leave me a comment and I'll try to make a post all about it. It's my favorite discovery. I love that I'm no longer overwhelmed by pictures and what to do with them!




9 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Hi Tami! Wow, your books look awesome. I've used Blurb to make a blog book and it was good, but kind of expensive. The only thing holding me back from doing a photo book instead of a blog book for my kids (they each have their own blog), is that I like to do a lot of journaling. Does Winkflash let you add much text to each page? There is one page on Luke's book that looks like you added a lot of text. I was just curious if that is part of Winkflash, because if so, I'm converted!
Thanks,
Anne Marie

Michael and Cordie said...

WOW that book is amazing!!! I am going to have to do that when I stock up on my pictures again. Also I am having trouble with Picasa 3's collages, they just aren't working they way they were a few weeks ago, I am getting mad about it.

Tia said...

Yeah, you need to do a post on how to make those collages. I've tried, but for some reason I can't figure Picasa 3 out! That is a BRILLIANT idea to just use the full-page layout though, and then stick in your collages. I can't WAIT to do that! So now teach me how! I got to the point where I put pictures on a collage, but can't figure out how to add text. I'm so SLOW at this stuff!

Kenton and Haylee said...

Tami, those are SO cute! You're so creative! I wish I was like you. I should do these photo books. I am so behind on organizing pictures it's ridiculous! This is a good idea.

Chase and McKell said...

Tam Tam Tam!! Those turned out sooo cute! I agree with ya, I like Luke's better with the Picasa. (Still need to get that program...) You should DEFINATELY do a tutorial of how to make these, that would be so great! Someday I will do one...

Julie said...

Love them! Good job!

Rich and Tyra said...

Please do post how to use Picasa3. I have never heard of it but would love to try. I did the regular winkflash book and it is ok but I want to make it cuter.

Shelly said...

So CUTE! I really need to do something like that. Thank you for showing how yours worked out.

Ben and Michelle said...

The books look amazing. Great job!!!