Creating digitized photo books for occasions such as weddings, birthdays or family holidays uses software programs. Each brand differs by the type of software options offered within the program. The photo editing tools within the software allow for cropping, adjusting color and lighting, adding special effects, as well as superimposing photographs and zooming in on specific details within the photo. You can make your photo book a masterpiece.
Digilabs Photo Book Software
Customization tools for resizing photographs as well as font types in different languages are part of the Digilabs Photo Book software program. It also offers a variety of templates, backgrounds and frames and allows you to add the background and faded and cropped images to your photo book pages.
The software also offers a theme book feature. All you need to do is upload your photos, and the feature will auto-populate your prints into the theme book for you.
Cypics Photo Album Software
Cywarp developed a digital photo software program that comprises digital photo album software with slide show, photo printing and photo organizing features. The slide show feature allows you to pan panoramic views, as well as export the slide show to HDTV, iPads, iPhones, iPods and Apple TV. With the digital photo viewer feature, you can simultaneously view two or more images to compare in detail while creating your photo book.
Picaboo Photo Books
Free applications for a MAC or PC are available to create your photo book with your digital photos. Upload your photos to the Picaboo X photo book, and use features such as auto-create, which allows the application to create the book for you. As an alternative, create your own book and use features such as pre-designed page layouts, resizing and rotating photos, moving captions and adding different font styles. Select from a variety of book types, and order a professionally bound printed photo book.
Multimedia Photo Books
Create a different experience with your photo book by using multimedia photo book software. The programs usually include templates with built-in tools for animated backgrounds as well as transition effects. Video navigation controls enable you to add videos and video effects such as motion blur. It also allows you to decorate the photo book pages with animated clipart, speech bubbles and music. Certain programs also let you record your own voice and share your photo books online through Facebook and YouTube.
Free Web Photo Album Software
As an alternative to purchasing software, there are free Web photo album software services that let you select a theme-related template for your uploaded photos. The service will most likely charge you a fee or offer fee-related services such as website hosting or domain name registration. Research the site prior to adding any credit card information or making any significant purchase. Check for customer service telephone numbers as well as any consumer-related complaints through the Better Business Bureau.
Free Photo Book Software Downloads
Prior to making a photo book software purchase, check for free software downloads by conducting an Internet search. It is also important to check the system compatibility requirements for optimized use of the software with your personal computer. Although the free download gives you limited space as well as information, it will give you the opportunity to use the software features and tools.
- “The Digital Photography Book”; Scott Kelby; 2006