Picaboo vs Shutterfly Comparison

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

Book TypeHardcover & SoftcoverHardcover & Softcover
Book ShapeLandscape, SquareLandscape & Square
Types of CoversFull Photo Cover; Die Cut Linen or Leather; Silver, Black, Velvet, Leather, Linen Hardcover; Die Cut Textured Paper softcoverFull Photo Cover, Fabric, Leather, Suede, Satin, Cloth, Padded, Glossy and Matte options
Min/Max Pages20 - 160; 20 - 90 (Flush Mount, Madison & lay flat Classic)20 - 110
PaperVaries by style: 100 lb. gloss archival, 110 lb. semi-gloss archival, Kodak Endura paper, 110 lb. card stock w/pearl finish65 lb glossy acid free, lignin free, archival paper stock (110 lb acid free softcover covers); photo paper (lay flat)
BindingCase bound; Post bound; Hinged lay flat; Case bound lay flat; Perfect bound (softcover)Professionally bound (glued) hardcovers / Perfect bound softcovers
Lay FlatYesYes
Fully Customizable LayoutsYesYes
Themes16 main themes with subthemes100+ themes
Layouts/TemplatesFull customization plus 250+ layouts270+ layouts, unlimited with customization
Image as BackgroundYesYes
Full Photo CoverYesYes
Customizable SpineYes on hard cover Custom Cover booksYes
Full Photo Back CoverYesYes
Full Page BleedYesYes
Captions/Fonts40+ fonts, colors by hex code30 fonts in 60 colors
EmbellishmentsNo - but has borders and shadowsYes
Download or OnlineDownloadOnline
Special Photo ImportingFlickr, FacebookiPhoto
Share OnlineYesYes
Sell OnlineNoYes - friends & family may buy; pro gallery
LogoYes - depends on styleYes - on last interior page
Photo Editing in ProgramRotate, Zoom, Red eye, Brightness, Contrast, Sepia, B&W, Contrast, SaturationRotate, Zoom, Red eye, B&W, Color tone, Saturate, Soft focus, Vivid Pics, Fade
Digital Scrapbooking CompatibleYesYes
  See my Picaboo review. There are 24 photo books available from Picaboo, with sizes ranging from 8x6 to 14x11. See my Shutterfly review. Shutterfly offers 25 photo books, ranging in size from 7x5 to 12x12.

Current deals from Picaboo and Shutterfly

50% off Picaboo custom canvas prints!

Coupon Code: Click for code!

Deal Expires: 12/31/2019

50% off Picaboo products!

Coupon Code: Click for code!

Deal Expires: 12/31/2019

Take 50% off custom Canvas Prints

Check out of all Picaboo's latest offers!

Get a Free 8x11 Wall Calendar (NEW customers)


Deal Expires: 9/30/2019

Offer is good for one free 12-month wall calendar (8x11 size) through shutterfly.com, mobile-friendly site. Valid only for new Shutterfly customers (those who have never purchased from Shutterfly). Offer cannot be redeemed more than once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Customer may add StorytellingTM styles at additional cost. Not valid on other sizes, other products, prepaid plans, prior purchases and purchases made on the Shutterfly apps.

New customers! FREE PHOTO BOOK! 8 x 8 Hardcover Book

Coupon Code: BOOKNEW19

Deal Expires: 9/30/2019

FREE 20-standard page 8x8 hard photo cover photo book through shutterfly.com, mobile-friendly site, Shutterfly Photo Story for iPad app or Shutterfly app (photo book offer not available on the Android app. Upgrade option not available on the iPhone app). Valid only on your first purchase from Shutterfly. Free photo book offer will be applied to your order before any code-based %-off promos. Free photo book offer can only be redeemed once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Other cover types, additional pages, StorytellingTM styles, etc may be added to the current book for an additional fee. Or apply the current price of a 20-standard page 8x8 hard photo cover photo book (after taking into account any current discounts on shutterfly.com) toward the purchase of a larger photo book.

Free standard shipping on TinyPrints orders of $10+

Coupon Code: TPSHIP

Deal Expires: 6/30/2019

One free economy and standard shipping on Tiny Prints orders of $10 or more (after any other discounts and before taxes, shipping and handling) shipped within the U.S. only through tinyprints.com, our mobile-friendly site or the Shutterfly app. Taxes will apply. See site for more details.

25% off at Shutterfly with code

Coupon Code: 25OFF2019

Deal Expires: 6/30/2019

25% off qualifying merchandise orders through shutterfly.com, our mobile-friendly site or Shutterfly apps. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply.

5 FREE Wedding Invitation Samples!

Coupon Code: 5WEDINVITES

NEW Customers: 50 FREE 4 x 6 prints, One FREE Magnet and One FREE set Address Labels!

Coupon Code: Click to sign up!

New Customers Get 50 Free 4x6 Prints, One Free Magnet, and One Free Set of Address Labels! Offer expires 30 calendar days from the time of registration (11:59 P.M. PT). Offer is good for 50 free 4x6 prints, one free magnet and one free set of address labels through shutterfly.com or our mobile-friendly site. Promo can only be redeemed once per account and/or billing address. Taxes, shipping and handling will apply. Not valid on other print sizes, glass and stationery magnets, prepaid plans, other products, prior purchases, orders placed for in-store pick up and orders made on the Shutterfly apps.

50 FREE PRINTS! For new customers!

Coupon Code: At Shutterfly site, click on "sign up" at top right.

50 FREE 4 x 6 prints at Shutterfly! Shipping and handling apply.

Shutterfly Special Offers. Save up to 50% on selected items such as photo books, calendars, wall art, photo gifts, and more.

Offers change frequently, so be sure to check back often!

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

Deck the Halls with Your Own Photos - Best Custom Photo Ornaments for the Holidays

Photo Book Girl's Annual Holiday Photo Card Guide Best Deals & Tips 2018

Photo Book Girl's Mother's Day and Father's Day Gift Guide 2018

Q&A: MyPublisher is Closed - Where Should I Print My Photo Books? A Comparison of MyPublisher and Shutterfly

PBG Reader Alert: TinyPrints Moving to Shutterfly June 27, 2017

MyPublisher Closing Down - Your Questions Answered and a Farewell Giveaway

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

Make Your Own Personalized ABC Book

How Should I Backup My Photos? Photo Sharing Sites - Part II

Shutterfly Deals of the Day For July 2013

Shutterfly Giveaway Winner Announced Plus More Shutterfly Deals

Shutterfly Giveaway for PhotoBookGirl Readers - $100 Value! (International) ENDED

Shutterfly Lay Flat Photo Book Review 2013 - Valentine's Baby Photo Book Gift

Shutterfly Holiday Card Review 2012

Shutterfly Photo Book Review 2012 Custom Path Update

My Shutterfly Photo Book Review - Hardcover 8x8

My Shutterfly Softcover Photo Book Review

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