I've ordered quite a few photobooks in the last few months and they've all been beautiful. I like the easy-to-use but very versatile software. You can include text direct from Word documents, make your own pre-set layouts etc. and it all works really well. It checks your book and alerts you to anything that might be a problem, such as cutting off edges of pictures or using a photo twice by mistake. On the down side, the greetings cards I had made weren't folded very well, although the printing was fine, and so I had to get them redone. However, the process was relatively painless, as they sent a pre-paid label for the returns and the second batch was fine.
I was really happy when I recieed my photo book, the leather on the outside and all the added features including lay flat premium and gloss papers made my portfolio stand out and got me into university - only negative was the photo book creator itself, quite tricky to use.
I really enjoyed putting my photo book together and it was great to see what my book would look like online before it arrives. It would be nice to have more options though regarding alphabet lettering as there was only two, unless I was doing something wrong. It is so lovely to share my photo book of my time In Paris for my 40th!!
I really liked using the offline program to put my photobook together, it was easy to use and save so I didn't feel like I had to do it all in one go. The price was fantastic, and the quality of the books was lovely. I'd definitely reccomend it, and have to friends.
It was an interesting experience and good introduction to a new way of storing photographic memories. The software is easy to understand and I became more confident as I was getting more experienced. Realised ny preparation shortcomings and I will avoid them in the next photobook I intend to start shorthly.
I created two albums of the same size on different stages of a holiday. One was done by inserting photographs in an album the old fashioned way, the other using Albelli to my own design. The Albelli method cost less,was quicker and produced a much better result. I will using Albelli in future.
Excellent quality photo book, best Ive seen from a number of companies! Worth paying extra for the premium paper and gloss, the photos look stunning. Very quick delivery too! Would happily recommend to friends and family.
It really is simple to create your own photo book with their software. In my opinion it is better to download the software to your PC, create the book at your leisure and when you are ready, upload and order from their website. There is slightly more flexibility with layouts doing it this way, rather than on-line. All in all I'm very pleased with the end result.
I found the Albelli downloadable system very easy to use and meant I could add photos, text and generally play around with the finished book while off line. I am sure that even those with little computer experience could easily use their simple system. The finished book is lovely, I chose the glossy finish, so it really looks professional, and the added bonus of having a link to the e-book is helpful, as it can be posted on your FB page or emailed to other friends etc.
This is the second time I have used Albelli photobook and I'm really impressed. Easy to access and compile, preferred offline version, an ideal present for family or friends. I think we only waited a week for delivery and the quality was first class. I would recommend this company to others.
Have used Albelli on several occasions & was very happy with ease of use for creating the albums & the finished products. The only problem was with an album which arrived part mine & part someone elses. This was for Christmas so it was an anxious wait to see if the correct album was printed in time as I had to return the 1st one (I received an email with a post paid return label) before Albelli started printing the new one. I did receive it & again was happy.
I have tried other book sites but Albelli is undoubtedly the best and by far the easiest to use. I have used them for about 5yrs now. The actual end product us quite pricey but as I said the quality is superb.