Photo Book Comparisons

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.

Banner_300x250 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?)

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PhotoBookGirl's Comparison Posts:

The Ultimate Lay Flat Photo Book Comparison

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!)


Photobook Company Comparisons


compare Blurb vs MyPublisher

compare Blurb vs Shutterfly

compare MyPublisher vs Shutterfly

compare Picaboo vs Blurb

compare Picaboo vs Shutterfly

compare Picaboo vs Snapfish

compare Shutterfly vs Mixbook

compare Shutterfly vs Snapfish



Photobook Company Comparison Chart

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 & Vertical Full Photo Cover, Leather covers 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 & 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
Portrait, Landscape & Square Full Photo Cover Yes Yes Yes Yes Both Online Yes No Yes - on last page, not removable Rotate, Zoom, Transparency Mixbook Review
Square Eco-Friendly Leather w/Collage Yes No - auto placement with some layout options Yes only if template allows No Both Online No No Yes - embossed on back cover, not removable Rotate, Zoom, Pan Montage 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
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
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 Yes Yes Yes Both Online Yes No Yes Rotate, Zoom, Brighten, Flip Horiz or Vert, Red Eye, Enhance, B&W, Sepia, Color Tints Snapfish Review