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The Quickest and Best Quality Photo Books

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The Quickest Best Quality Photo Books

This post contains affiliate links. I’m a longtime photo book maker.

I made my first in an actual photo album—remember those?—with photos and sketches from my college study abroad semester in Madagascar. As soon as I had a digital camera, though, I started creating photo books online and thought it was the best thing ever.

I still do.

I mean, I get to upload my photos, choose the layout, and add text if I like and a beautiful, bound photo book gets sent to me in the mail.

Note: Montage (which I used for this book) is no longer around, but their sister company Mixbooks makes great books, too!

My New Montage Photo Book

A photo book that my family can enjoy year after year. That can go on the bookshelf with our other books and photo books, that acts as a forever memento, and that even takes the place of bedtime story books for the kids sometimes.

(Do your children like to do that, too? Read photo albums like story books?)

Plus, with online photo books, I can order extra copies as gifts.

Last year, I was so pleased with the beauty and quality of the Montage photo book I created, that I ordered extra copies as holiday gifts for the grandparents and cousins.

Montage Books are easily the best quality photo books I’ve tried.

This year, when it was time to create another photo book, I knew what to expect.

My Montage Book Cover Making Process

I selected my photos, uploaded them, and then hit, “create my book.”

Et voila! The Montage book is created like magic!

And once again, I was surprised at how well it did with the auto-magic* layout.

*My term, not theirs.

Montage Photo Books - Choose Your Theme

I changed some photos around and took some out, but also left some spreads as is.

I could have left it all as is and it would have been beautiful.

By the way, if you want to see the auto-magic layout in action, go to the Montage site and click “Take a Test Drive.”

Pretty cool, eh?

You can try all the different background options, too, while you’re there.

In the tapestry of life Photo Book Pages

I’m usually a simple white background kind of girl, but I decided to try Montage book’s new Rustic page background to go with my nature images.

My photo book themes this year are :: 

Family

The tapestry of life 

Nature

Transitions

Rustic Background for Photo Book

I like the rustic theme background! And it works so well with my photos!

Although I really like the white and gold theme, too…

And the watercolors!

My Montage Photo Book Spreads

These Montage books cost a bit more than some of the other photo books out there, but the process is so quick and easy and, even more important, the finished product is beautiful and very high quality.

Montage Photo Book Interior

I definitely recommend giving Montage a try if you’re looking for the best quality photo books and a quick process.

Montage Photo Book

Again, Montage, which I used to create this book is no longer around. But their sister company, Mixbook, makes great books, too!

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The Fastest Best Quality Photo Books

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Ashley
    November 27, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Awesome! I’d be willing to spend a bit more money on a quality product, especially since buying a regular photo album and printing all the photos costs so much anyway. I want a book that can be something my kids can flip through often and that will last through years of looking through. How is the binding? Do you think it will hold up for years, maybe decades?

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      Jean Van't Hul
      November 29, 2015 at 6:22 am

      The binding seems strong, Ashley. The whole book is quite well made, really. And the pages are thick and sturdy.

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    Amanda
    July 4, 2016 at 3:39 am

    I want my pucs arranged in order of date. How does the Montage system order them?

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      July 4, 2016 at 5:53 am

      Yes, if I remember correctly, it automatically arranges them by date.

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