What are the best resources for making photo books?

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    #1Shutterfly

    Shutterfly

    Shutterfly is an unlimited free storage space for all your photos. After uploading them you can create photo books, calendars, cards, etc, and print them to receive at home. You can create projects and share with your loved ones to re-edit. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Barbara George
    Written on May 29, 2017
    "Shutterfly is an amazing website to use. It allows you to securely store all your photos and then use them to make photo books, etc. Plus, not only that, but I receive promotional codes and free products from them regularly. "
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    #2Vistaprint

    Vistaprint

    Vistaprint is an online printing service where you can create and print photo books, business cards, invitations, posters, banners, mugs, signs and much more.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Eugene Moreno
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "Visaprint provided one of the most superior print jobs I've ever commissioned. They were extremely fast and the quality of the paper and print itself was amazing. I would recommend them to anyone needing any type of print job done."
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    #3SmugMug

    SmugMug
    SmugMug offers stunning websites for you, your family, or business as well a photo storage and printing services. 
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Maria Diaz
    Written on May 8, 2017
    "This is an ok app for photo books. It's main source is to make websites and store photos. I would suggest finding a different page that is purely for printing photos."
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    #4Mixbook

    Mixbook
    Mixbook is an online service for creating customizable photo books, cards, calendars and more. You can create your own book, invite friends to collaborate, add photos and make additional edits.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Ryan Barnes
    Written on June 15, 2017
    "I just made my first book and I am hooked. This was extremely easy to use and my book was absolutely stunning. Great prices and really fast shipping will definitely make this my go to in the future!"
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    #5Photo Book Guru

    Photo Book Guru
    Photo Book Guru is a YouTube channel dedicated to sharing tips for making photo books and reviews of photo book printing services.
    Videos

    Free

    Pamela Butler
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "I am an amateur photographer and have been looking for a way to publish my art. Someone suggested putting together a photo book but I didn't even know where to begin. Photo Book Guru's video channel showed me the best companies to put my photo book together and how to curate my images in an interesting way."
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    #6Walgreens Photo

    Walgreens Photo
    Walgreens Photo lets you create books, cards, calendars, posters, prints and more.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Joe Bryant
    Written on February 5, 2017
    "Walgreens photo boasts an online interface to easily and quickly make photo books. They also offer printing services so when your photo book is done, you can immediately print it and pick it up locally."
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    #7The "How" and "Why" of making your own Photo Books and Portfolios

    The "How" and "Why" of making your own Photo Books and Portfolios
    In this video, Jared Polin explains how making physical prints and sharing them with the world leaves a lasting impression. 
    Videos

    Free

    Elena Solano
    Written on May 22, 2017
    "This is a fairly good solution. The person IS informative, at a fairly self-explanatory website. However, the instructor is very judgmental about certain layouts and I feel like that would put viewers off. He kept saying "This is cheesy" and "This is lame" and that isn't great in an instructional area. I also think it's too long. Again, the website has all the options there, so hand holding and being told everything is cheesy isn't needed."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How to Create a DIY Photo Album for Christmas

    [TUTORIAL] How to Create a DIY Photo Album for Christmas
    This video shows you how to create beautiful DIY photo books using Kikki.K stationery.
    Videos

    Free

    Megan Nguyen
    Written on March 15, 2017
    "Personally, I did not think that Kikki.K stationery was a good resource overall. It just seems a little generic and impersonal. DIY means Do It Yourself. By using the stationary with printed words and backgrounds, you are taking a lot of the originality and personalization out of the project. "

Summary

Best What are the best resources for making photo books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ShutterflyWebsites 18 Free
2VistaprintWebsites 14 Free
3SmugMugWebsites 11 Free
4MixbookWebsites 10 Free
5Photo Book GuruVideos 8 Free
6Walgreens PhotoWebsites 4 Free
7The "How" and "Why" of making your own Photo Books and PortfoliosVideos 2 Free
8[TUTORIAL] How to Create a DIY Photo Album for ChristmasVideos 1 Free
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