Oct 30 2009
I have a friend who had a few hundred photos from their wedding and his wife wanted to put together a photo album of all these photos. While visiting with them I suggested we use the book making software from Blurb at http://www.blurb.com.
Blurb BookSmart® is free, easy to use bookmaking software. Quickly import pictures and text into professionally designed book templates and page layouts — or drag and drop your content into fully customizable pages and layouts for a look that’s all your own.
I suggested this software for its easy of use and cost to the wife. I had played whit the software in making a book for my Mom and Dads 40th wedding anniversary but had not completed a weeding album. Only wanting to make one book, the book we put together will cost them less then $100 dollars for a 40 page 13×13 hard bound dust jacketed book.
From the Blurb web site:
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Getting Started with BookSmart 2.5
His wife and I put the basic book together “including screening all images down” placing images in and editing pages” in just over 4 hours. I don’t remember clearly the last time I was able to crank a wedding album out in 4 hours. The only thing we have left to do is to add a few chunks of text “the vows, etc…” and publish or upload and pay for the book.
I will update this post after we have complete the task and the book is in her hands, but as of today I’m sold.
For printing a single or limited number of books on a budget you have my vote Blurb.