I just finished making our family photo book for 2015.If you noticed I always create photo books to keep memories. But, there are times I am behind. Earlier I used to print photos and keep those in store bought photo albums. But now, I am addicted to online photo book making. It is really easy, organized and durable too. On the other way, this is the best way to print family photos which use the most of the space of our home computers and phones. I am sure you also have phones with full memory simply because of lot of photos captured every day!
To make our year in review family album online, I used Mixbook and it was really easy to use their photo making software. I am really happy that I could finish the family photo book within few hours. One of the best advantages of making photo albums online is that we can easily use text to write down a note about the photos or the moment. We cannot use such feature when we print photos at home using printer or by visiting a nearby studio.(unless we do photo editing with text on it)
How to Make a Family Photo Book?
Here is the few easy steps to make your year in review family photo book.
First gather all your memorable moments in to a folder.You may need to go through all your photos and select the best photos which you want to print in the family photo book.
Once you gathered all the photos,go through each photos and edit those to look the best.You can use this free photo editing software for simple editing such as adjusting brightness,sharpness and exposure.If you want to do more editing,they also have a paid version.
Once your photos are ready,next is to create the family photo album.
First visit Mixbook and create an account for you.
Then select the photo book option and select ‘Year in Review’ photo books.There are different themes available.You can go through all the themes and select the best theme for your family photo book.If not,don’t worry.You can easily create custom pages using the Mixbook photo layout options.
Once you select the theme for your photo book,start making the book.It is really easy.Click the start book button and it will take you to the photo book making software.
Upload the photos.It only takes few minutes.
Once uploaded, it is time to adjust the layouts if need.There is also ‘Auto fill’ feature which automatically adds the photos to the album.
If not you can easily add the photos in a preferred order using the photo page layout options.The photo book making software is super easy to use and you do not need to download it.
When I create my family photo book,I first used the ‘Auto fill’ option as it gives the photo album with photos arranged in the order of the dates taken.Then I adjusted the layouts and order as I wish.That way was easier for me.
Once the page layouts are completed,then I used the text options and other things such as stickers to make the photo book look nice and meaningful with memories.
Finally,I could make a beautiful photo album using the moments of 2015 and I am awaiting the printed album.Once I receive the album,I will share the photo book review.Till that you can start making your family photo album using the best photos of the year!
Do you make family photo albums for each year?
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog which she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences.She is a Contracts Engineer by profession and recently launched her own Engineering consultancy service Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)