It's easy to use and the finished product is excellent. Albelli do a quick turnaround and keep you informed of progress throughout. You can't ask for more.
I have purchased at least six photo books from this company over the past 3 months.
I then had a problem with their software so uninstalled and reinstalled it but still had a problem so phoned their helpline. They suggested various remedies all of which made no difference so they said they would get a technician to phone me back. No call back so phoned again. Promised me again that someone would call back. Again no call returned. Altogether made 5 phone calls over 2 days! In desperation sent a lengthy email with details of the problem and screenshot of the problem. They promise a reply on their website within 1 working day. Guess what no reply after 4 working days. Sent second email telling them how dissatisfied I was with their customer service particularly as I have been a regular customer. No reply yet again!!!
Conclusion: This company is not interested in you as a customer once they have your money and their SERVICE is non existent if things go wrong. BEWARE.
I have compiled a number of Albelli photo books and have been very pleased with the results. One improvement would be to enable customers to view any vouchers they have purchased from Albelli with date of purchase and date by which they need to be used.
Love receiving my photo books. After all the time spent taking, processing and then arranging, it all feels worth while to see my photos printing in an album. Quality is always good and delivery always fast. Not had any problems yet.
I am very pleased with the Calendar that I have produced with great assistance from one member of the Albelli staff. The finished product looks excellent, and I have had many compliments on the product.
Why would you keep a number of blank pages in a book, if they weren't being used? It doesn't make sense, it also makes the book look totally unfinished.
The photographs appear grainy (although taken on a dslr camera)!
I didn't use the book to give as a gift, I actually threw it away!!
I make one of these every year for my Mum's Christmas present and she always looks forward to seeing what has been added to it. The amount of photos is just about right (this year I could have done with a few extra photo pages) and the ability to type on each day means all the England cricket fixtures can be added in advance which makes it all look a lot neater!
I wanted to make a book for my grandchildren. I wanted to make it more like a storybook. With the Albelli programme I was able to put in the photos and then put them in again behind the originals looking like ghosts and slightly transparent. i also cut the edges of the spooks photos ...they look fantastic. Then with a high glossy black page i cut out creatures for insidehe cauldron. Everyone I have shown them wants me to teach them how to make books! I wouldn't have been able too without the help of this programme because I have tried others. I also need to tell you that I am 66 and not that good on computers. Even my son is impressed and he is a GEEK.
I was so pleased with the final outcome of my photo book. The layout was very easy to use and put together. The quality of the book is very good and i know my mom is going to love it. Fast delivery and great price.
Ordered this for my mum as she doesn't have a computer, she likes to hold a photo in her hand the old fashioned way!
We were in the UK for a week so took lots of photos and my mum wanted copies to keep, so the album was a perfect Xmas gift.
I found the software reasonably easy to use. Having worked in the computer environment since 1970 using software is not too great a problem. However I felt that how to lay out pictures could have been more instructful. It had been helpful having seen a friend's wedding photographs in the size of album we wanted and how the lay out worked eg overlapping pictures angling them etc.. I used both methods available, placing them as I wanted and using the story line layout. On balance I would probably use the latter when creating our next book, which no doubt we will. It's a great idea having a selection of pics in one place, if only to annoy the family & friends!!! iPads are all very well!! One thing I didn't appreciate was that the books had a set number of pages and that those not used would still be in the album. We anticipate sticking our grand daughters' 21st birthday pictures at the back of their 18th birthday albums.
Overall we were very pleased.
Ps your staff on the phone were most helpful.
I wanted a photographic summary iof a year as a present for a retiring golf captain and his wife - Aland and Jill. I had 'collected' a number of photos during this time but then really had little idea about how to present these until I became aware of Albelli.
The web site to upload the photos was straightforward to use and allowed me to arrange the photos in a way that I was hoping would make it both interesting and a suitable memory of a great 12 months.
It did far more than that - I was delighted with the end result but, more importantly, so were Alan and Jill.
I would have no hesitation in using Albelli again and recommending them to others.
easy system to use and produces good end result. During the preparation the system indicated that some of the chosen pictures would not produce acceptable results however they turned out fine! Some rivals are cheaper
I made a "book of memories" about my lovely nan, who we sadly lost to cancer a few months back, in order to produce a really lovely keepsake item for myself and my family to look back on together. We added our own words and memories and chose the layout until it read like a story of memories and love and now it is a forever thing to be a part of out lives. I am so, so very pleased with the quality of the finished book and really can't praise Albelli highly enough and recommend them to you if you want to make your own gift or keepsake.
This was the first time I had done a photo book and I chose Abelli firstly on a friend's recommendation and secondly because it didn't look too complicated.
It wasn't, the instructions are easy to follow, I printed them out to make it easier for me, and I was very impressed with the online help that the website gives. I also liked the fact that when you send the book for printing, it will pick out errors for you - for instance, it told me that I had used the same photo twice - so I was able to change it.
I was very pleased with myself when I had finished and pleased with Abelli and after Christmas I will use them again for my second book project.
This is an excellent product, easy to use and is a superb way of keeping alive memories even in a age of digital photography.
It is well produced, affordable and comes back quickly after ordering. I highly recommend it.
The photo album was more impressive than I had expected. It was laid out exactly as I had planned, although I made a couple of mistakes through not checking thoroughly, my fault, totally. I woukd probably go for less pages next time as the paper was high quality and heavy. I found the inside coming away from binding quite quickly. No regrets though. I am very pleased with the result.
My Good Wife has been instrumental in getting our wedding pictures turned into a photo book. We had seen a photo book at a friends home and longed to have one made for us. For a fraction of the cost, my wife loaded the pictures on to Albelli site, rearranged, edited, rearranged again and finally ordered the complete work.
We have been blown by the incredible clarity and quality of the pictures even for the ones that were enlarged. Needless to say, she is currently working on other pictures.
Again, needless to say, we highly recommend Albelli for your photobook. Brilliant.
It was easy to put together once i installed the software. it has amazing quality even though i did not go or high gloss. Very nice gift - and you can add more pages if you wish. Overall, Brilliant!
this book i ordered arrived and its a beautiful keepsake of my holiday memories.. the quality of the pages and the cover is outstanding. all the various backgrounds, cliparts and frames make it all the more special. we love our holiday photobook, thank you!
You don't need an IT qualification to create photobooks, but it helps! However the Albelli staff are very helpful and perseverece brings great rewards. Loved my book plus the fact I could buy miniature versions of it AND share it online with friends. Recommended.
I watched the gadget show review and was impressed with Albelli. I purchased an Amazon Local voucher and set about designing my Photo Book Very easy easy and very pleased with my results. The problem came about when I tried to order. The purchase stage would not accept my code. When I rang customer services to rectify the problem I was told that Amazon had cancelled my code and refunded my money. I insisted that this was not the case, and after about 20 minutes of discussion the customer services would contact Amazon and get back to me. She didn't. I rang back two hours latter only to be told that It was Amazons fault so nothing could be done. I then rang Amazon who were very good and confirmed that they had not cancelled the voucher and rang Albelli to confirm this. Amazon then transferred me back to Albelli who still insisted that Amazon was at fault . I was told to cancel the order and get my money back. The design of this book had taken me about 100 hours so this was not something that I was prepared to do. I offered to pay for the book a second time and sort out the problem latter but I was told that this was not possible. I then insisted in speaking to a senior person who released the code!! Eight hours of frustration at last produced the excellent product.
I ordered if first of two books which i have been working on all year for a family member. I was at first disappointed as i had started the project with tesco and had to change the company as they stopped. I was very pleased with the way the change over went. It was easy to make the book just how i wanted and when the book arrived the quality was great. It was a bit more expensive than the original book on tesco but with a discount code it came to the same. I would defiantly recommend albeli
I made a photo book for a friends birthday gift and was delighted to hand it to her as the quality was outstanding. I had made one for another friend using a different provider and it was a big let down, never again. I will use Albelli from now on as I know I will get a quality product and great service, just a joy to deal with. My thanks to all involved.
We recently went on a one-off holiday with our daughter and son-in-law, and wanted to capture the essence of it through photos, so I took the Albelli product. It was fairly easy to cut and paste the relevant photos, and the existing different templates were a big help, although I found it personally rather time consuming (probably just me!) to get it exactly as I wanted it. When the finished product arrived I was very impressed, and I can't wait to see my daughter's face when she opens this particular stocking filler on Christmas day.
The Albelli software is one of the easiest and best pieces programmes I have ever used. Having been in It for nearly 35 years it is easy to find that software is far harder to use than they say. This is just not the case with Albelli. I have recommended it to people who are frightened to death of IT and they have told me they were thrilled with the outcome.
The service Albelli provide is exemplary and the choice of style, finish for your book is unbelievable. The latest style allows you to produce double pages which lay flat - wow is the result! Friends and family have just been amazed at the result.
As a novice the program was easy to use and it made my pictures into a calendar that would look good on sale in a shop.
There is so much more to the program that I now feel confident to explore the options and experiment with my next product.
Ordered two different sized canvas prints as part of special offer which made them very good value.
Easy to upload photos and follow instructions to order and they were delivered promptly in proper packaging. Look great on the wall, colour is very good.
The album was easy to make and change with lots of add ons easy to do and undo. I had problems loading the album at checkout. The Albelli team were excellent at resolving this with a web transfer. The large square lay flat book shows off my Wedding photographs to perfection. Absolutely delighted with Album as are my viewers.
I ordered an extra large photo book believing it was a 'lay-flat' book. It arrived and was not. I contacted customer services and explained, they advised me that only on large was 'lay-flat' available. I returned my photo book (free of charge) and received a full refund promptly. I re-ordered in large and it arrived very quickly. They were helpful and fast.
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