Wednesday, October 17, 2012

portrait project: bringing it all together

What will you be doing with the portraits you have been taking each week? When I have finished taking all my portraits, I will be compiling them all into a digital photo book. I have done this before and have been absolutely thrilled with the results.

I used PhotobooksRus for my printing in the past, and I can't sing their praises highly enough. The quality of the binding, paper and colour of the printing are all so beautiful. I have spent many a happy moment sitting and pouring over my beautiful albums. My favourite part is that the lovely, slimline A4 books sit neatly on the shelf; it's not a cumbersome task to take them down to look at.
 The software provided by PhotobooksRUs is simple to use, but still feature-packed. I'm pretty savvy with Adobe Photoshop, so I was relieved to find lots of the editing features are quite similar, but in a more user-friendly way. I love the range of page formats to choose from, and the flexibility to add your own backgrounds to your book. Basically it's just a matter of downloading the software to your computer and loading your photos into it. From there, you can choose to have as much or as little control over how you photo book comes together. You can choose the fully automated option, or design each page layout yourself.

A 20-page, A4 photo book costs $59.50, with additional pages at 99cents each. Beautiful followers of happiness.stuff and nonsense (within Australia) can take advantage of a lovely deal.

A 70 page A4 photo book for just $45!

Leave a comment here, and I will email you the purchase details (make sure I can reach you!). I can't tell you how rewarding it is to get that album in the mail. Even if you aren't ready to print your 52/Portrait Project, this might be a great opportunity to give photo book printing a go.

Disclaimer: PhotobooksRUs are a company I have used in the past and have been very happy with the product and customer service. I received no money or products for this post, just the great discount for our 52/ Portrait Project community.


  1. Would love to know more/receive info on this discount
    hillme71 AT gmail DOT com


    I blog over at "The Hills are Alive"

  2. These look great Sarah, would loved to be included x

  3. That looks awesome! You can make these at Kikki.K too such a lovely idea!

    Steph :)

  4. They look gorgeous! Would love the info to please - thanks so much for sharing! :)

  5. Wow, what a great looking product. I had a quick look at the website and saw that books aren't all they do. Other great ideas like printed phone covers and golf balls. Please send the info my way too.

    1. hi anon! did you see the photocubes too? like a rubik's, but with photos. very cool, and just a little mean!

  6. These are such a great idea! But does it take long to compile? And can you save your order and come back to it? Sorry about all the questions! Thinking about creating a sisters one for my girls! xx

    1. Hello Elisa! My books probably took a couple of hours each (but, mum style, which means spread over several days!). I designed each page layout myself though, the project would have been quicker had I used the pre-designed page layouts. And yes to the saving- in fact I have a project I started months ago saved onto the software- you just have to remember to hook up the source of your photos (in my case and external hard drive) when you want to work on it again. You should do one for the girls, my kids love looking at their photos ;)

  7. Yes please. I have been meaning to get photos of the kids off of the computer and into a book. This is just the push I need.



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