Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Photobox A4 Personalised Photobook | Review ♥

As you'll all probably know by now, I love photography and snapping pictures of the beautiful world around me and my wonderful family. I love to capture pictures of my little boy especially and all of our family adventures in the great outdoors. I have thousands of photos stored on my laptop, most of which will sadly never be printed, so when Photobox gave me the opportunity to review a product from their range I was delighted.

The product I chose was the A4 Personalised Photobook as I thought that this would act as a lovely keepsake for my family and I, a book to look back on to see some snippets of our outdoor adventures throughout 2015. I will advise you that if you're wanting to make one of these books for yourself to give yourself plenty of time. It can be quite a long process choosing the perfect photos for your book, making sure they look and fit well and the pages, adding in any text that you want and all the other finishing touches. I decided not to add any text to my book as some of the pictures took up the whole page and I didn't want to spoil the photography. I will also advise you to look over the completed book a couple of times before completing your order to make sure there are no duplicate photos - there's a duplicate photo in my book and I honestly don't remember seeing it twice in the preview.

One thing I found strange about uploading the photos was that I was constantly being told on some pictures I chose, that the resolution was of bad quality and this would be reflected in printing. I have no idea why the resolution of these photos was worse than the others as they were all captured on the same camera and not heavily edited. This was a bit annoying as I really wanted these photos in the book as they're some of my personal favourites from the year. So just be careful as to what pictures you pick and pay particular attention to the resolution - you'll see colour coded smiley faces to let you know if they're suitable enough.

Once I ordered the book it arrived very quickly. I love the hardback cover, it makes it just that extra bit special. The fact that the pages are glossy and of good quality just make it all the more perfect too. The A4 Personalised Photobook really was the best product to store our treasured photos in.

The A4 Personalised Photobook would make a fantastic gift, it's perfect for weddings, birthdays and anniversaries, to share special memories captured on camera to look back on in years to come. I'm going to order another photobook once the new baby arrives and I can get some pictures of the baby and Tyler Lee together.

The A4 Personalised Photobook is such a lovely keepsake to have and it's a great alternative to a traditional photo album. I'd recommend it to anyone who wanted to display some of their favourite photos in print forever. The A4 Personalised Photobook is €32.99 for 26 pages and is available from the Photobox website.

*I was sent the A4 Personalised Photobook for the purposes of this review, as always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.

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  1. Aw I love this, great little keepsake! & what lovely photos you've taken xx

    Abbie | www.lilymaeadventures.com

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    1. It really is, I love it. Thank you so much x

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  2. That is a lovely keepsake, Fiona! I think you chose some very lovely photos and also your tips are really good. About the resolution of photos, sometimes in editing if you crop a bit or tweak some layers you can compromise the resolution of a photo so I would suggest to your readers and to you as well, when doing one of these books make sure you know the exact minimum pixel ratio and resize any photos you want to use accordingly. Great post! x

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    1. Thank you so much Nadia! I'll make sure to do that next time, it's strange that it was only coming up on some pictures as I'm sure I had cropped them all x

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    2. I think it depends on how much cropping you do but resizing usually does the trick. :) xx

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  3. Love this - you've chosen some stunning photos to use inside. Beautiful little keepsake. x

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  4. Fiona this is really beautiful, all those memories in one place. It has been years since I did a photo book x

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  5. I'm starting to get really into photography and can spend hours taking perfect pictures. I love the keepsake idea here, you've chosen some gorgeous photos to create the book.

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  6. This is a lovely idea and I've so many photos that I'll probably never print - it would be nice to actually use some of them. I've had that resolution problem before with online uploading, it can be very frustrating! Your book looks really lovely :)

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  7. These look amazing! I really ought to get myself one! x

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  8. This looks so wonderful! I made a few of years for holidays and they are lovely. The personalised books are great and your one looks brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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Fiona
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