Trying to figure out which photo book publisher is right for you? Maybe you're a longtime user of one company, but you've heard good things about another and you'd like to find out more. At the bottom are links to my photo book comparison posts going back to the beginning of my blog. As I write more comparisons, I'll update this page and my reviews.
If you don't see the company you're looking for compared below, check out my Photo Book Reviews for company specific information on 29 photo book publishers! There you'll find links to all the blog posts I've done on that company & links to any current deals!
If you're looking for specific software features to create your custom photo book, you can use the Photo Book Software Wizard to quickly find matching companies for your requirements.
If size matters, for a quick way to see which companies offers a particular size, click on any size in our photo book size database.
If price matters (when doesn't it)? Check out my handy-dandy photo book price calculator to plug in your specs and let the wizard tell you which company is cheapest.
Of course don't forget to compare photo book deals! Don't be overwhelmed - I put the expiration dates in parentheses so you don't waste time clicking over to an expired coupon code! (Don't you hate when that happens?)
PhotoBookGirl's Comparison Posts:
Make Your Own Affordable Wedding Photo Book - A Bride-to-Bride Guide - Part I (Snapfish vs. MyPublisher Review)
Make Your Own Affordable Wedding Photo Book - Part II (Blurb vs. Mpix Review)
A Review of Photo Book Printing Companies that I've Used: Blurb vs. MyPublisher vs. Snapfish vs. Mpix
Paper Quality Compared (a 12-photo book comparison!)
Lay Flat Photo Book Comparison
|Click a logo to visit the site||Book Shape||Types of Covers||Lay Flat||Fully Customizable Layouts||Image as Background||Customizable Spine||Mac/PC||Download or Online||Share Online||Sell Online||Logo||Photo Editing in Program||Reviews|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Leather cover (4 square sizes in 6 colors)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Both||Online but saves on hard drive||Yes||Yes||No||Rotate, Size, Transparency, Borders||AdoramaPix Review|
|Landscape||Full Photo Cover w/Dust Jacket (Hardcover), Full Photo Softcover||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Mac||Download - $199.00 (Free 30 day trial available)||Yes||No||No (not printed on book, only on outer box)||Yes - comprehensive||Apple Aperture Review|
|Landscape, Square, Portrait||Die Cut, Full Photo Cover||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes - text and photo background||Both||Online||Yes||Yes||Yes - not removable||Rotate, Size, Borders||ArtsCow Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Dust Jacket||No||Yes||Yes||Yes - solid color and title only (no image)||Both||Download||Yes||Yes||Yes - removable with fee||Rotate, Size, Borders||Blurb Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Both||Online||Yes||Yes||Yes - copyright page and back cover||Rotate, Size, Opacity||Bookemon Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Dust Jacket, Black Leather, Black Leatherette||Yes||Yes||Yes||Lake, Marina and Anza||Both||Download||Yes||No||No||Rotate, Zoom, Perfectly Clear (enhance), B&W, Sepia, opacity||BrideBox Review|
|Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Dust Jacket, Die-cut, Linen, Leather, Velvet||No||No||No||Yes||Both||Online||Yes||No||Yes||No||Clark Color Labs Review|
|Landscape||Full Photo Cover||Yes - (coil bound)||No||No||N/A||PC (or Mac with Parallels)||Download||No||No||Zoom, B&W, Sepia, Lighten, Darken||CreatePictureBooks.com Review|
|Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Linen, Leather, 6 colors for softcover||No||No||No||No||Both||Online||No||No||Yes - not removable||Rotate, Zoom, Flip, B&W, Sepia||CVS Photo Review|
|Landscape||Die Cut Linen or Leather||No||No||Both||Download||Yes||No||Rotate, Zoom||dotPhoto Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Faux Leather, Linen||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes - text and photo background||Both||Download||Unclear, Barcode||Move, Zoom, Rotate, Tilt, Brightness, Crop, Hue, Red Eye, Automatic Image Correction||EuroBook Review|
|Landscape||Cloth covers - 10 colors, bonded black leather||No||No||No||No||Both||Online||Yes||No||Yes - inside back cover||Rotate by degrees, Zoom, Transparency, Autofix, Sepia, Gray||Kolo Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Both||Online||Yes||No||Yes - on last page, not removable||Rotate, Zoom, Transparency||Mixbook Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Suede, Full Photo Cover, Black Leather||Yes (Album only)||Yes||Yes||No||Both||Download - powered by DigiLabs||Yes||No||No||Rotate, Zoom, Fade, Sepia, B&W, "Perfectly Clear" image enhancement||Mpix Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Dust Jacket, Black Leather, Black Leatherette||Yes||Yes||Yes||Anza - No; Ashbury - Yes title and image||Both||Download||Yes||No||No||Rotate, Zoom, Perfectly Clear (enhance), B&W, Sepia, opacity||MyPhotoCreations Review|
|Portrait, Landscape, Square||Full Photo Cover, Leather (2 colors), Linen (10 colors), Suede (2 colors)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Both||Download||Yes||No||Yes, removable with $2 fee||Zoom; B&W; Sepia; Fade/Opacity; "Perfectly Clear" auto-enhancing function||MyPicTales Review|
|Landscape||Die Cut Linen or Leather, Dust Jacket, Full Photo Cover||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Both||Download||Yes||No||Yes (can pay to remove)||Rotate, Size, Auto-Enhance||MyPublisher Review|
|Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Printed/Graphic Cover, Die Cut Matte (several colors & patterns), Matte (several colors & patterns)||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Both||Online||Yes||No||Yes - on back||Rotate, Zoom, Crop||OurHubbub Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Linen, Silk, Buckram, Leather||No||Yes||Yes||Yes - photo and title on imagewrap||Both||Download||No||No||No||Rotate, Flip, Crop, B&W, Sepia, Brighten/Contrast, Vignette||Photobook America Review|
|Landscape, Square||Full Photo Cover; Die Cut Linen or Leather; Silver, Black, Velvet, Leather, Linen Hardcover; Die Cut Textured Paper softcover||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes on hard cover Custom Cover books||Both||Download||Yes||No||Yes - depends on style||Rotate, Zoom, Red eye, Brightness, Contrast, Sepia, B&W, Contrast, Saturation||Picaboo Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Linen, Leatherette||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes - text and photo background||Both||Online||Yes||No||Classic (No)||Rotate, Zoom, Crop, Edit, Pan, Resize, Opacity||RitzPix Review|
|Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Fabric, Leather, Suede, Satin, Cloth, Padded, Glossy and Matte options||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Both||Online||Yes||Yes - friends & family may buy; pro gallery||Yes - on last interior page||Rotate, Zoom, Red eye, B&W, Color tone, Saturate, Soft focus, Vivid Pics, Fade||Shutterfly Review|
|Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Dust Jacket, Die-cut Leather/Linen/Paper, Padded Velvet, Padded Leather||Yes||No||No||Yes||Both||Online||Yes||No||Yes||Rotate, Zoom, Brighten, Flip Horiz or Vert, Red Eye, Enhance, B&W, Sepia, Color Tints||Snapfish Review|
|Portrait, Landscape & Square||Full Photo Cover, Die Cut, Dust Jacket, Embossed Hardcover, Case Wrap Hardcover, Seamless Lay Flat||Yes||No||Yes only if template allows||Yes||Both||Online||Yes||Yes||Yes on back cover - can be repositioned (removable with pro a/c)||Crop||Viovio Review|