What are the best apps for photo books?

james18james18 Big grinsPosts: 26Registered Users Big grins
edited September 23, 2016 in Technique
Can anyone suggest some good apps for creating photo books?

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  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,411Administrators moderator
    edited September 22, 2016
    james18 wrote: »
    Can anyone suggest some good apps for creating photo books?
    I use the book function in Lightroom and also BayDesigner from bay Photo. Most of the book publishing companies have their own book building software. Power users will often use Adobe InDesign.

    On the other hand, I'm certain that a brand new user will chime in soon touting a product no one has ever heard of as his first post. 3....2....1....
  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Posts: 4,550Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 22, 2016
    I used to design books in Apple's Aperture, which worked surprisingly well for all but the most involved photo books. I also really like Asuaka Book's BookMaker tool, but that's only if you use them to print/bind your photo book. (And I really, really love their books, so I highly recommend that). See:

    http://asukabook.com/


    I've heard great things about Fundy's Album Designer but never used it myself.

    http://fundydesigner.com/product/album-builder/
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  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Posts: 4,550Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 23, 2016
    I'd like to ask what these photo books will be of (subject material) and the intended audience/client? Also which vendor(s) are you going to use?
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
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  • james18james18 Big grins Posts: 26Registered Users Big grins

    @kdog said:
    james18 wrote: »

    Can anyone suggest some good apps for creating photo books?

    I use the book function in Lightroom and also BayDesigner from bay Photo. Most of the book publishing companies have their own book building software. Power users will often use Adobe InDesign.

    On the other hand, I'm certain that a brand new user will chime in soon touting a product no one has ever heard of as his first post. 3....2....1....

    Thank you for the recommendation.

  • james18james18 Big grins Posts: 26Registered Users Big grins

    @mercphoto said:
    I used to design books in Apple's Aperture, which worked surprisingly well for all but the most involved photo books. I also really like Asuaka Book's BookMaker tool, but that's only if you use them to print/bind your photo book. (And I really, really love their books, so I highly recommend that). See:

    http://fundydesigner.com/product/album-builder/

    I will definitely check out both of these options. Thank you.

  • james18james18 Big grins Posts: 26Registered Users Big grins

    @mercphoto said:
    I'd like to ask what these photo books will be of (subject material) and the intended audience/client? Also which vendor(s) are you going to use?

    I just want to make it for myself. It will be with the photos of some precious memories.

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