The end of the year is approaching—a time we take stock of all the fun we had over the last 365 days and then promptly start panicking about the 3,000 pictures we took of that fun and have yet to do anything with. Enter the photo book. Long gone are the days of prints under crinkly, clear plastic—today there are dozens of online services ready to turn your overstuffed digital library into good old-fashioned books, from svelte modern soft-covers to hefty hardcover tomes. We’ve rounded up our favorites, each which will appeal to a different style of shutterbug. Click through to see them all!

For The Creative: Picaboo

This is another service with loads of options and customizations. Nearly every aspect is fully editable, and there are dozens of photo effects including drop shadow, corners, shapes, borders, photo adjustments, brightness, black-and-white, Sepia and more. The interface is fairly easy to use, though again, it’s for people who are ready dedicate some hours to a project, rather than just whip something up in a hurry. And while you can really get as detailed as you want, we liked the simple template options (cleaner and more refined then wild themes some other companies start you off with).




Good to Know: Whatever photo book service you use, keep an eye out for discount offers. Often times they will show up in your inbox minutes after registering with the service, so be sure to check before you check out. It also doesn’t hurt to take a look at their Facebook page for special deals.

– Erin Feher

Do you have a favorite photo-book-making service you like to use? Tell us about it in the comments below! 

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