6 photo book apps put to the test – connect

  1. 6 photo book apps put to the test
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  5. Photo book apps: Journi put to the test
  6. Photo book apps: Pixum put to the test
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  8. Photo book apps test: conclusion & design tips
6 photo book apps put to the test
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does a whole picture book do? It tells a story and has therefore been a popular presentation medium since the beginning of photography. In the analogue days it was quite a drudgery with pen, scissors and glue, today you can easily design the book on your computer, smartphone or tablet and then order it casually in the online shop. Goes faster and is more fun.

Together with our sister magazine ColorFoto, we tested six providers. In connect, we concentrate on the functionality and usability of the six apps for photo book design: Each provider offers a wide variety of print qualities and processes, but if the app doesn’t fit, none of this is fun.

Tips on equipment and design

There are photo book formats ranging from tiny ones for the handbag to a superb A3 volume weighing a kilo. Which format is right for you depends on the content and intended use.

Of course, “Big is beautiful” always applies – good photos simply come into their own in a larger format. But if the grandchildren’s update is to fit in grandma’s handbag, it has to be a few sizes smaller. A good middle ground is the approximately DIN A4 sized books, the exact dimensions vary from provider to provider.

Of course, you have the choice between digital printing processes and exposures on photo paper, glossy paper and matt paper for the photo book, initially a question of taste, but also a question of quality.

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One book, six providers

We ordered the same equipment from all providers, as far as possible: 26 pages in A4 format landscape, exposure on photo paper. We have documented the peculiarities of the apps for you.

For us, it wasn’t just about the general handling in the ordering process, but also about how flexible and intuitive the book can be. For larger projects, this point is certainly just as important as the image quality and the price. All the pictures had been prepared on the PC with Photoshop and then loaded into the Dropbox.

From there it went to the iPad app, according to the plan. In addition to the established providers Cewe, Fujifilm, Ifolor, Pixum and Saal, we also took Journi into the test field. The provider relies entirely on mobile devices, according to its own information, arranges up to 1200 images in 55 seconds and plants a tree for each order. Our reference from the hipster world, so to speak.

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