Picaboo vs Blurb Comparison

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Quick Specs for Picaboo vs. BlurbNew to photo books? Learn the lingo

Book TypeHardcover & SoftcoverHardcover & Softcover
Book ShapeLandscape, SquarePortrait, Landscape & Square
Types of CoversFull Photo Cover; Die Cut Linen or Leather; Silver, Black, Velvet, Leather, Linen Hardcover; Die Cut Textured Paper softcoverFull Photo Cover, Dust Jacket
Min/Max Pages20 - 160; 20 - 90 (Flush Mount, Madison & lay flat Classic)20 - 440 standard paper; 20 - 160 premium paper
PaperVaries by style: 100 lb. gloss archival, 110 lb. semi-gloss archival, Kodak Endura paper, 110 lb. card stock w/pearl finishstandard - 80 lb. matte; premium - 100 lb. matte or lustre paper; ProLine 100 and 140 lb.
BindingCase bound; Post bound; Hinged lay flat; Case bound lay flat; Perfect bound (softcover)professional library binding
Lay FlatYesNo
Fully Customizable LayoutsYesYes
Themes16 main themes with subthemes15
Layouts/TemplatesFull customization plus 250+ layoutsFull customization; 300+ colors
Image as BackgroundYesYes
Full Photo CoverYesYes
Customizable SpineYes on hard cover Custom Cover booksYes - solid color and title only (no image)
Full Photo Back CoverYesYes
Full Page BleedYesYes
Captions/Fonts40+ fonts, colors by hex codeYes
EmbellishmentsNo - but has borders and shadowsYes
Download or OnlineDownloadDownload
Special Photo ImportingFlickr, FacebookFlickr, Picasa, Photobucket, SmugMug, iPhoto
Share OnlineYesYes
Sell OnlineNoYes
LogoYes - depends on styleYes - removable with fee
Photo Editing in ProgramRotate, Zoom, Red eye, Brightness, Contrast, Sepia, B&W, Contrast, SaturationRotate, Size, Borders
Digital Scrapbooking CompatibleYesYes
  See my Picaboo review. There are 24 photo books available from Picaboo, with sizes ranging from 8x6 to 14x11. See my Blurb review. Blurb offers 29 photo books, ranging in size from 5x8 to 12x12.

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Reviews from the blog

The Ultimate Lay Flat Photo Book Comparison Guide - A Book for Every Budget (Updated 2017)

FREE Picaboo Photo Book Is Back in 2011!

Picaboo Review - Classic Custom Photo Book Layouts and Ideas

Picaboo Calendar Review (Updated 12/28/2010)

Picaboo Review - the Classic Custom Hardcover Photo Book & Make Your Own FREE BOOK!

How to Maximize your Savings with Picaboo Groupons and other Picaboo Deals

My Picaboo X Review - The Madison Lay Flat Photo Book (Updated 7/1/11)

Photo Book Virgin -- What I Haven't Tried Before...Tips & Ideas

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Blurb Mother's Day GIVEAWAY Winners Announced!

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Blurb eBooks for the iPad

Blurb Instagram Giveaway 2012 Winners Announced & Blurb Coupon Codes

Exclusive Blurb Coupon Code and Giveaway - Blurb Instagram Book Review 2012 (ENDED)

Blurb Custom Notebook Review

Blurb Review of Softcover Photo Book & GIVEAWAY Ends 9/1/2011! (ENDED)

How To Sell Your Photo Book Online - An Interview with Photographer Dan Lo

Blurb Review 2011 (UPDATED 2016): ProLine, Premium and Standard Papers Compared

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A Review of Photo Book Printing Companies that I've Used: Blurb vs. MyPublisher vs. Snapfish vs. Mpix

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