Top 3 Differences Between A Photo Book and Photo Album

by | Sep 19, 2019 | Inspiration, Tips and Tricks

 

Have you ever wished to freeze the moments you spend with your family and friends? Joyful and adventurous moments in life? Or any proudest moment of yours? If only we could! Although we can’t stop the time to enjoy every precious moment that makes us feel the beauty of life, we still could relive and treasure all those moments by capturing your life story through photographs.

But what is the better way to present your photos so that you could flip through your memories? Photo book or photo album? Not sure which one will be the best choice? Don’t worry! We will help you out to find the best choice to preserve your memories. Both photo album and photo book might seem similar, but there are some major differences between the two. 

It is important to know the differences and know what you’re paying for, so to help you out in making the right choice between a photo book and photo album, here we’ll be discussing the top 3 differences between photo books and photo album. 

 

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Photo albums and photobooks are basically a collection of photo prints by an individual person or family in the form of a book to treasure some good memories. Although the purpose of using these photo albums and photobooks are literally the same, there are certain in-depth specifics of albums and photo books that sets them apart. Before you could get to know and understand some obvious differences that make them different from each other, it is important for you to understand fundamental differences about them.

Photo album 

Photo album is basically a type of book in which you keep your photos in a small pocket-like section that has been prepared. Although you can gather a collection of your best photos in a form of a book, it can be a  time-consuming process where you’ll be spending hours of thinking and selecting the photos you want to print and put in your album.

 

While you make a collection of photos in a photo album, it is possible for you to slip in some of your photos behind another photo in the pocket-like section when there is not enough space to put all of your favourite photos in the album.This however, may make some of your photos left unnoticeable and you might forget that you do have the photos.

 

For instance, if you have an album which fits in just 30 pieces of photos, some of you might include another 30 photos by slipping it in behind the photos, which can be considered as a waste of money for printing something that you can’t display and not to mention the time that is spent arranging it.

Photo book

Photo book  is an alternative to photo album that you make online to hold your favourite photo prints in the form of a book which is also often used as a coffee table book. With Photo book you can save your time by selecting all the photos you want to include in one time and design it the way you want it creatively.

Whether it is to preserve your travel moments, wedding moments or your baby’s milestones, making a photo book can be a great way to go as it not only saves your precious time, it gives you the opportunity to add the wordings that could best describe your feel, some scrapbooking items and templates that will compliment well with your photos.

By using photobook you will never have to worry about losing out some of your pictures as you will no longer be slipping photo prints into a pocket-like section like the one you use for photo album.

Paper Types

One of the obvious differences between photo albums and photo books is the type of paper used. When it comes to photo album, most of the albums have pages with a pocket-like section for photos that are printed onto special photographic paper using either digital printing or a traditional photo developing process.

 While photos in photo books are usually printed with digital presses onto double-sided regular paper that comes with choices such as glossy or matte finish. The most interesting and beneficial aspect about printing photos on press paper is you’ll be able to choose what paper you wished to have the photos printed on, be it lustre paper, gloss lamination matte lamination or linen.

Covers

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For photo album, you can find many beautiful covers that comes in leather, leatherette or linen to preserve your favourite photos. However, if you want to give a personal touch to your memories savour, there is no better way than choosing a photo book.

 

 

This is because, with photo book you can  fully personalise the cover with your favourite images in a creative way by using templates, scrapbooks and of course! The wording’s 

  to describe the feel you get when you look at the picture. But It is quite difficult for you to apply use the same freedom on your photo albums.

 

Besides that, Photo book also comes in soft cover, hard cover, layflat and more depending on the person you work with.So it is easier for you to choose the cover material that fits your personal taste and match the occasion you are trying to represent.

 


And that concludes The top 3 differences of photo albums and photo book that you should know.Now that you’ve read an understand the 3 main differences of photo albums and photo books,why not create your own photo book by adding a personal touch or make it unique? Be sure to visit the Pixajoy website as we have the best types of photo books that you can choose and personalise from. 

 

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