There can still be a great amount of enjoyment taken from printing and looking over photographs. Whether it’s reminiscing over a recent holiday or taking pride in some family snaps, a photobook is a great way to show these off in all their glory. In today’s article, we’re providing you with a crash course on creating the perfect photobook to keep as a personal treasure or present to someone as a thoughtful gift!
Selecting the Photos to Include in Your Photobook
Much like anything else craft orientated, planning is key! Start by deciding on which photos you want to include. Then, narrow these down to a manageable number (we recommend removing any blurred shots, photos with faded colours etc. to start). Once you’ve picked out your favourite photos, you’ll need to think about how many pages you want your photobook to include. Equally as important is deciding the type of layout you want your photobook to include. Think about factors such as how much of the page you want your photos to take up. Do you want each photo to be the size of an entire page? Maybe you want each page to contain 2-5 photos to save space? Decide on this and also consider the size of the photobook itself too as this will impact on your final result!
Editing the Photos
After gathering together the photographs you’ll be featuring in your photobook, it’s time to get them looking the best they can! There is a whole host of great photo editing tools available for this purpose. These include software such as Adobe Photoshop and Serif Affinity Photo. However, it’s completely down to personal preference which you decide to use. It’s important to make sure that the software you use contains tools to edit the brightness, contrast and exposure on your photographs. These are the most important tweaks you’ll need to look at when editing your photos for display purposes. Sometimes, photo editing software will contain preset themes and layouts for creating photobooks. It can be a good idea to look for this if you are struggling to decide on how you want your photobook to look when finished.
Printing the Photos
Here comes the most important part of creating a photobook – printing off the photographs! To maintain a crisp picture quality of your chosen photos, you’ll need the right printer for the job. Luckily Find My Supplies has you covered with the HP Officejet 7110 Wide Format ePrinter! Able to support printing on A3 sizes of paper and upwards, it’s a flexible option should you want to create a photobook of any particular size! The quality of your photos won’t be compromised either with 4800 x 1200 DPI when printing in colour. This makes it perfect for capturing the vibrancy of each photograph printed. We recommend pairing this with reliable Photo Paper which can also be found on the Find My Supplies website to capture the highest quality when producing your prints.
Designing your Photobook
Once you’ve printed off the photographs you want to include, it’s time to design the photobook itself. This is the part of the process where you’ll want to let your true creativity flow so go wild! You could create a traditional hardback-bound photobook to make it durable for years down the line or perhaps create something in a magazine format to give it that modern feel. If you’re preparing your photobook as a gift for someone, why not create a customised front and back cover to provide that extra personal touch?
However you decide to design your photobook, the memories that you can gain from them are priceless. A picture can tell a thousand words and this has never been truer when keeping a personal photobook or presenting one as a gift full of wonderful printed memories and special moments.