Scrapbooking Photobook Company Experiment

Ever read a photo book company review and think they are not going in depth enough? They’ll tell you the quality is great but not tell you why the said quality was so wonderful. Then you print out a scrapbook and wonder what went wrong? If you said yes, or if you’re just curious what I think, then this review post is for you! Four part video series discussing how I select a photo book company, my 20-page experiment, a little talk about packaging, and finally the comparison of my final selections.

What do you think? Did I miss anything? Do you have any tips on how to prepare your scrapbook pages better?

Or, what scrapbook topics should I include in a future video on Family History Fanatics? Leave a comment below and be sure to support my new venture by subscribing to my YouTube Channel, sharing the videos you like or giving a “Thumbs Up.”

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee

Devon Noel Lee is passionate about capturing and preserving family stories so no one alive today has to be researched, or forgotten, tomorrow. She has authored 6 how-to books, a memoir, two published family history biographies, and over 60 family scrapbooks. She's an enthusiastic speaker who energizes, encourages, and educates at the same time.

4 thoughts on “Scrapbooking Photobook Company Experiment

  1. Dana… I recommend scanning and reprinting. In an upcoming video, you'll see my favorite reason for converting paper scrapbooks (and my kids are involved too). For the 12×12 scrapbooks it will involve a few extra steps since most scanners are not built for that size. However, Photoshop Elements has a photo merge tool that will stitch together your images. So, you'd scan the page several times to make sure you have each corner, then you'd use the Photoshop Elements Photo Merge tool and it'll line everything up for you. It's a blessing for over-sized images as well. I had a 3 foot long military photo given to me. I scanned in sections and used the Photo Merge tool and it made me look like a professional photo editor!!!

  2. I just watched all the videos, too. I agree with Wendy… I would choose Mixbook. And, like her, I have Photoshop Elements but haven't used it to create scrapbook pages. I was a traditional scrapbooker 15 years ago and have a lot of 12×12 books. I'd love to somehow scan those & have books created. I think I'll look into it! Thanks for sharing… this was great information!

  3. I really enjoyed your series. It is amazing how different the books turned out. Based on what you showed us, I would pick Mixbook. I have Photoshop Elements but I have never used it to create a scrapbook page. Now I'm intrigued.

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