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    Photobook options

    Hi all,

    I am going to print some photobooks soon for my family with pictures of my son.

    What I would like to know is how many people use momento (http://www.momento.com.au/) or photobox (http://www.photobox.com.au/).

    I want really nice quality books, in the past I have used snapfish and photobook express and been disappointed in the quality.

    So does have anyone have any experience with momento or photobox, and know if momento is worth the big jump in price?

    Thanks in advance

    Amelia

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    I've only used PhotobookShop and Albumworks. Of the two, Albumworks gets my vote. I think that choosing the best paper helps a lot although it adds to the cost.

    Hadn't heard of momento, so would be interested to see what you decide.

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    I have only used momento. Just about to finish book number 7. I can't really comment on the others as i have not used them and have not compared price. I have not been disappointed with quality or service.
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    Hi Mark, when you use momento do you use the professional membership option or standard public option?

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    I use momento for all my personal photo books......I have been happy with the service and all the books that I have done. Software is really easy to use and powerful. I don't use the professional just the regular.
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    Just finished my first book with momento & I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival .... hopefully in the next couple of days.
    I found the software easy to use and very adaptable, the whole process from start to ordering was good. I also didn't use the professional & found the regular more than enough
    I will get back here when I get my book and let you know how it came out.

    Cheers Cargo

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    Has any body used the "Book" option in Lightroom to create Photobook. I had a quick look at it and it does not seem that flexible e.g Have to use one of their many defined page layouts rather than just being able to place pics where ever you want. Also I think you are locked into Blurb if you want the book printed. Anyone used Blurb , and what quality are they ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmeliaClaire View Post
    Hi Mark, when you use momento do you use the professional membership option or standard public option?
    I use the standard option. I dont know what the difference is.

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    Hi,

    I tried using the lightroom photobook option. I found not being able to adjust the picture box sizes (to make them larger - i know you can pad them to make them smaller) far too limiting. Blurb seems ok for paper options and album price, but if your just getting one book the shipping is quite expensive.

    the professional options in momento have more paper stock options etc.

    I have decided to go with photobox's premium album as it has all the options i want (nice thick matte paper, and a presentation box), but works out better value than momento.

    I'll let you all know the quality when they arrive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcys1961 View Post
    Has any body used the "Book" option in Lightroom to create Photobook. I had a quick look at it and it does not seem that flexible e.g Have to use one of their many defined page layouts rather than just being able to place pics where ever you want. Also I think you are locked into Blurb if you want the book printed. Anyone used Blurb , and what quality are they ?
    I haven't used Blurb myself but a photographer friend was extremely disappointed with the quality of her Blurb books. She used to use them all the time when she lived in the USA and loved them but the Aus version is rubbish quality (I have seen the books she made with them) and I have to agree. I personally would never use them.

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    Momento for me. Friends have used some of the others, but I feel the quality of Momento is evident.

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    Finally got to town to pick up my book from Momento .... and its great
    The quality all round is superb. I will certainly be using them again .... Well worth that bit extra

    Cheers Cargo

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    Yay!

    I've just ordered my first from Momento. Now I can't wait to get it!

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    Glad to see so many recommendations for Memento. I saw examples of their books at one of the photographic expos and was very impressed. I think I'll give them a try too.
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    I haven't tried any others but I would recommend Photobook Australia. Have had 4 books printed with them now.
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