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Photo Book Software

Desktop applications that you can use to build photo books for printing.

Book Creation At It's Finest

Below is a list of several applications that you can use to create highly customized photo book layouts. Prices can vary on many of the products listed. If you need more assistance with choosing your creation software, Contact Us.

Careful When Creating

Like all on-demand printers, we're not able to review everything about your file before printing. This is why if you find concerns that were caused by the files you uploaded then we aren’t able to *reprint or refund* (/help/Return+Policy) those orders. It's also why we try to provide you with as much information as possible to optimize your PDF!

Here are some crucial settings to remember when creating your PDF:

  1. Use the "Print" or "Press" settings for the maximum printing quality.
  2. Make sure all fonts are embedded
  3. Make sure you use sRGB colorspace
  4. Two page spreads should begin with page 2 since our pages start on the right
  5. Keep in mind the Cropping And Bleed for your project

Commonly Used Software

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Book Designer

Platform: All (Web Based)

Summary: Web based creation. Drag and Drop your images into our beautiful user created templates!

Price: FREE

Apple iPhoto Book Printing

Platform: Mac

Summary: Easy customization. Place text and images into pre-created templates!

Price: $99

Apple Aperture

Platform: Mac

Summary: Complete customization control. For very advanced creation.

Price: $299 (DISCONTINUED)

Adobe InDesign and PageMaker

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Complete customization control. For very advanced creation only.

Price: $699

Other Software Options

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Book Machine

Platform: All (Web Based)

Summary: Web based creation. Limited layout capabilities.

Price: FREE

Adobe Lightroom

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Non-destructive photo editing. Book creation in unique sizes.

Price: $299

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Simplified photo editing and book creation.

Price: $99

Apple Pages

Platform: Mac

Summary: Apple Word Processor.

Price: $79

Adobe Photoshop

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Ideal for Photo Manipulation and can be used for project creation.

Price: $649

Microsoft Office - Publisher, PowerPoint, Word

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Not ideal for project creation due to limitations of PDF output.

Price: $229

ACDSee

Platform: Windows

Summary: Image organizer and photo editing.

Price: $129

Scribus

Platform: Mac, Windows and Linux

Summary: Open source desktop publishing

Price: FREE

MyPublisher

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Support only for PDFs downloaded from their website.

Price: FREE (DISCONTINUED)

PDF Conversion

Have a file but it’s not saved as a PDF? Need help embedding the fonts in a PDF? The following list of programs will help you get your file print ready!

Adobe Acrobat Standard

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Standard software is the simple way to create and share more secure and reliable Adobe PDF documents. Generate Adobe PDF files that accurately represent the original document, and take advantage of robust tools for sharing and commenting on electronic files.

Price: Varies

FoxIt PDF Creator

Over 325 Million Users. Small, Fast, & Feature Rich PDF Reader. Free PDF Creation / PDF Conversion. Protects Against Security Vulnerabilities.

Price: FREE

neevia docuPrinter LT

This is a PDF printer driver that can be used to create high-quality and searchable PDF files from any Windows application. You can also convert EPS and PostScript documents to PDF using the drag and drop feature, combine documents into a single PDF file, etc.

Price: $19

Apple Pages

Platform: Mac

Summary: Apple Word Processor.

Price: $79

Adobe Photoshop

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Ideal for Photo Manipulation and can be used for project creation.

Price: $649

Microsoft Office - Publisher, PowerPoint, Word

Platform: Mac and Windows

Summary: Not ideal for project creation due to limitations of PDF output.

Price: $229

ACDSee

Platform: Windows

Summary: Image organizer and photo editing.

Price: $129