Shutterfly Review

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Shutterfly, based in Redwood City, California, is one of the more well-known photo book publishers and has been around since 1999. In addition to photo books, which Shutterfly started offering in the Summer of 2004, Shutterfly prints other personalized products such as cards and stationery, prints, posters, calendars, puzzles and mugs.

Shutterfly's book making software is online and works with both Mac and PC. You upload your photos to individual albums to build your book. There are 5 different sizes offered, in landscape and square orientation.

You cannot create your own layouts within the program, but instead can choose from the approximately 270 layouts offered, or you can create your own layouts outside the program. UPDATE: 7/30/11 - Shutterfly now offers layout customization called Custom Path. Digital scrapbookers will find a separate section with information on how to upload pre-created jpeg pages. Check out my detailed Shutterfly Review.

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  • Update 8/25/13: 10 x 10 and 11 x 14 sized books have been added.

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    Aug 29, 2013: How Should I Backup My Photos? Photo Sharing Sites - Part II
    Jul 9, 2013: Shutterfly Deals of the Day For July 2013
    Apr 25, 2013: Shutterfly Giveaway Winner Announced Plus More Shutterfly Deals
    Apr 14, 2013: Shutterfly Giveaway for PhotoBookGirl Readers - $100 Value! (International) ENDED
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    Dec 4, 2012: Shutterfly Holiday Card Review 2012
    Apr 1, 2012: Shutterfly Photo Book Review 2012 Custom Path Update
    Jul 12, 2010: My Shutterfly Photo Book Review - Hardcover 8x8
    Jun 30, 2010: My Shutterfly Softcover Photo Book Review

    Quick Specs for ShutterflyNew to photo books? Learn the lingo

    Book TypeHardcover & Softcover
    Book ShapeLandscape & Square
    Types of CoversFull Photo Cover, Fabric, Leather, Suede, Satin, Cloth, Padded, Glossy and Matte options
    Min/Max Pages20 - 110
    Paper65 lb glossy acid free, lignin free, archival paper stock (110 lb acid free softcover covers); photo paper (lay flat)
    BindingProfessionally bound (glued) hardcovers / Perfect bound softcovers
    Lay FlatYes
    Fully Customizable LayoutsYes
    Themes100+ themes
    Layouts/Templates270+ layouts, unlimited with customization
    Image as BackgroundYes
    Full Photo CoverYes
    Customizable SpineYes
    Full Photo Back CoverYes
    Full Page BleedYes
    Captions/Fonts30 fonts in 60 colors
    Download or OnlineOnline
    Special Photo ImportingiPhoto
    Share OnlineYes
    Sell OnlineYes - friends & family may buy; pro gallery
    LogoYes - on last interior page
    Photo Editing in ProgramRotate, Zoom, Red eye, B&W, Color tone, Saturate, Soft focus, Vivid Pics, Fade
    Digital Scrapbooking CompatibleYes

    Shutterfly Photo Books

    Thinking about designing a photobook on Shutterfly? You can view a detailed chart of every Shutterfly photo book, including sizes and pricing. See the full list of Shutterfly photo books.

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