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Tips To Choose The Best Photos for Photobook

The digital age has made sure that most of us click hundreds of pictures all year round. But when it comes to choosing the best shots for the photobook we are in a fix as to which ones would make the best photobook. It is always good to have problem of plenty as it will allow you to choose the best out of your pictures.

First and foremost you don’t need to be a professional photographer to choose the best photos for your photobook. All you need is some aesthetic sense and you will create the best of photobooks. Here are a few tips which will help you choose the best photos for photobooks:

  • Subject: “Picture speaks a thousand words” and the photograph you select for your photobook should do the same. Make sure that the picture you select has a proper subject which has been emphasized in the picture. Your subject could be a person, object or simply a wide angle scenic lake.
  • Composition And Size: Well composed photos have everything in detail. The background, foreground and the subject will speak volumes for itself. The size of the picture will also determine its quality as some pictures look good in long shot while others fare better as close-ups.
  • Focus: It is one of the key considerations when it comes to choosing a picture. You can easily make out what a poorly focused shot is as it will have no center of attraction. Don’t get confused between a poorly focused shot and a defocused shot as the latter is done on purpose.
  • Lighting and Exposure: Photography is all about playing with lighting. Make sure that the subject in your picture is lighted aptly. Overexposed or underexposed picture will make your photobook look dull. These days image editing applications allow you to increase and decrease the exposure of your images. You need to strike a balance between contrast and brightness in your pictures.
  • Color: It is always ideal to choose bright colored pictures for your photobook as they arouse emotions however it is no sacred rule. If you are scanning old pictures for your photobook make sure the digitized images do not lose color as it is a common occurrence. Use color correction application to deal with problem of this nature.


Once you have designed your photobook you will need the services of a professional printing agency such as Print Papa to give you a quality end result. Print Papa is a renowned printing service provider and specializes in various types of photo products such as photo calendars, photo posters, greetings cards, etc.

Date: 2nd May, 2011 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Tips to Create a Photobook with our P3 Publisher (Free Software)

Are you thinking of gifting something unique this holiday season, then photobooks are a great gift idea. Usually you must have thousands of nice photographs stacked in your computer but these go unused. If you want to create a photobook then you can use these photos and make a memorable gift item. Some people scare away from getting the photos printed as the costs incurred to buy a photo printer or to get the photos printed from a printing service provider are high. So why not use one among the hundreds of free software available with the printing agencies? PrintPapa has recently come up with one such software, the PrintPapa Photo Publisher, using which the clients can create a well-designed photobook including some of their unused snaps. There are various designing and personalizing options available in the software so that you can make the gift item meet your exact specifications.

The PrintPapa Photo Publisher is user friendly and you can create the photo book using some very simple steps. First of all download the software onto your desktop or laptop and then follow the below given steps:

Step 1

Start by clicking on the downloaded PrintPapa Photo Publisher software. When the software opens there is a page displaying a few options. You can read about various key facets such as the FAQs and Pricing models. If you have already gone through these then get started with the project.

On the left panel of the page there are various photo products mentioned. As we are looking to create a photobook so we will click on “Photo Books”.

Step 2

When the next page opens up click on the option “Create New”. You will immediately be taken to a page “Select Book”. Here you have to choose the size for photobook. There are two options available such as Hardcover Photobook 11X8.5 and 8X8. You can also select the categories for the product such as all categories (which will let the software choose) or Landscape and Square, whichever option you feel comfortable with. Here I have selected the option “Landscape” and will settle for the size “Hardcover Photobook – 11X8.5”.

Step 3

Once you have made your selections click on “Easy Photo Book Wizard”. Select a Theme for your Photo Book next. The themes will depend on the occasion. There are various themes such as Birthday, Holidays, Sports, Travel, etc. Here I will go for the “Holidays” theme. Once completed I will click on “Next” to go through to the next stage.

Step 4

Now go on and select the photos that you want to include in your photobook. It is a good idea to pre-select the photos and keep them in a separate folder. You can select any number of pictures from 21 to 398. Click on “Select Pictures” option. On the left hand panel of the page there are browsing options. Search for the folder where you have kept the photos. Once the pictures in the folder get recognized by the software they will be displayed to you. Click on the photos you want to include by ticking beside them. I will be using 24 pictures for my project. Once the selection is done click on “OK”.

In the next stage you can choose the Cover Picture for your Photobook. The software takes the first picture in the selected list to be the cover photo, so you can alter that by clicking on “Preview Pictures” and dragging the suitable cover photo to the top of the list. You can rearrange other photos in your preferable order too simply by dragging them. Once done click “OK”.

Step 5

In the next stage you have to give a caption for the photobook that should not exceed 30 characters as also select the caption location (i.e. whether on Front Cover or First page). Once you are through click on “Next”.

Step 6

The PrintPapa Photo Publisher will give you a summary of the preferences you have selected for your photobook creation. Go through it and then click on “Finish” to proceed further.

Now you can design the background of for photos, add frame, add Sepia and black & white touch to them, etc. You may choose the Page Backgrounds, Page Layouts, Page Borders, Picture Shapes, Clipart, etc. The top half of the page shows the arrangement of the photos page wise. So take a minute look.

Step 7

After taking a minute look if you are satisfied with the design and the page arrangement then click on “Send to PrintPapa Press” on top of the page. You will be shown the resolutions of each and every photo, click “Proceed” to get to the next stage. The software will take some time to process your project.

Accept the terms and conditions of the company and then click “Continue”. Wait for some time as all the details will be transferred to PrintPapa for order processing.

Now you have to mention the number of copies you want for the photobook and fill in the expected turnaround time. The calculator will calculate the total cost so that you can instantly know how much you have incurred.

Now just sit back and wait for the photobook to arrive to your doorsteps. It is very easy to create that perfect gift item using the PrintPapa Photo Publisher. There are other photo products also offered by this renowned printing agency such as photo greetings cards, photo posters and banners and photo calendars.

Date: 2nd May, 2011 | Under: New @PrintPapa | No Comments

How to Turn Your Personal Photos into Photo Posters?

There are some people who just love to take snaps wherever they go of which some snaps turn out to be incredible. For the photography lovers converting their personal photos into photo posters is a great way of showcasing their talent. Just think how you would feel if your walls are filled with posters of various snaps that you have taken on vacations? It’s a great idea isn’t it?

Though it is fun to use your personal pictures into photo posters you need to keep a few things in mind while taking the snaps. While taking the pictures always set the camera to the highest possible resolution. The location that you choose should also have enough amount of light to draw eyeballs to the poster. Now that the photos are taken you have to start converting them into the posters. PrintPapa has come up with photo editing and designing software PrintPapa Photo Publisher. With this you can design a photo poster and make it look exactly like you want it to be. The steps are very simple. Let’s try and design a poster using the photo of the majestic Taj Mahal:

Step 1

Click to open the downloaded PrintPapa Photo Publisher software present on your desktop or laptop. You will be led to a page carrying a lot of options. You may learn about the Price List or the FAQ. There is also information about the Ordering Process. It is important for you learn the policies of the company before starting the project.

Once you have gone through the content start off with the photo poster designing. Click on “Posters” tab located on the extreme left panel of the software.

Step 2

In the next page you have to select the option “Create New”. When you click on “Create New” another page opens “Cards Wizard”, click on the option on the bottom right “Next” and get to the next step.

Now you have to select a size for the poster. Choose a size depending on the needs. There are various standard sizes to choose from. Here I am using the minimum limit size (8X10 poster). Once you have selected the right option go ahead and click on “Next”.

Next, you have to select an image for the photo poster so browse through your computer and insert the image you want to display. Here I am using the Taj Mahal snap. After selecting the image click “Next”.

Step 3

Once you have entered the next phase the software will start working with your inserted image and turn it into a printable photo poster. Click on “Finish” to enter the next stage where you can personalize the poster.

Start designing the photo poster using the options available. You can insert object, add a picture frame, write captions, use the zoom options, etc. You can also use the Clipart designs available on the top right panel. Here I will be using the “Holidays” theme for the poster.

Step 4

Now your poster is ready to be printed. Just give a second look whether you are satisfied with the designs. Once done its time to send it to PrintPapa for printing. On the top right there is the option “Send to PrintPapa Press”, click here. You will be asked for confirmation whether you want to print the project. Click “OK” and your request is sent to PrintPapa. Accept the terms and conditions and click “Continue”.

Select the number of copies, Turnaround time, Paper, Shipping details, etc. and the calculator will immediately tell you the cost you have to pay. Once you have filled in the requisite details your job is done. Just wait to receive the photo poster that you will be proud of.

Just 4 simple steps and you have designed a great looking photo poster. That’s how easy it is with PrintPapa. PrintPapa does not only deal with photo products, they offer other photo products too. At this renowned printing agency you can have photo greetings cards, photo banners, photo books and photo calendars too.

Date: 2nd May, 2011 | Under: New @PrintPapa | No Comments

Tips To Promote Art Schools With Photo Posters

Are you looking for ways to promote your art school? Why not do it with posters? But promoting an art school with posters will demand a little more effort than ordinary posters. After all you need make sure that the posters speaks volumes about your art school and as you would want interested students to be impressed with your school at one go. Here are a few tips which will help you in promoting your art school with posters:

  • Draw attention to your posters by using photos of your students’ sample art work instead of mere scenery and text. It need not be a masterpiece but should look realistic, drawing attention of the interesting candidates.
  • Be choosy in the photographs that you select for your poster. Go through a large number of pictures as it will help you in choosing the best. Make sure that the pictures you use are focused, have proper exposure and well lit.
  • Highlight on the strengths of your art school in the poster. If your art school is known for graphic design, use sample artwork that is reflective of this discipline. For multi-discipline institutes you can include art work sample from different disciplines.
  • The facility available at your art school plays an important role in arousing interests in students. You need to emphasis on the area of your school that you are most proud of. Use pictures of the art gallery to attract the students.
  • Do not make tall claims regarding your art school. Make sure your sales pitch is based upon the idea that ordinary people with no prior experience in art can seek admission to your school. This will help you in attracting students in bulk to your art school.
  • An art school photo poster will look incomplete if you do not include students at work in the poster. Click some pictures of your students at work in your art school and make sure you give them a prominent place in the poster.
  • Place your posters at the right place for perfect promotion. Target educational instructions and busy public places for the promotion. This will help you in drawing maximum eyeballs for the poster.


The above tips can be tried singly or can be clubbed with others. Once you have designed the poster to promote your art school, you will need to complement it with high quality printing. Make sure you go to a printer like PrintPapa who are one of the established printing service providers and specialize in various types of photo products such as photo calendars, photobook, photo greetings cards apart from posters.

Date: 18th April, 2011 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

How Effective is Custom Photo Banner Printing as Family Gift Item

You may have gifted many unique items to your near and dear ones but the custom photo banners are the latest among them all. The normal banners can be found in many homes across the country. Just visit the room of some teenager and you will find many sorts of banners and posters on their walls. Just think how happy the banner lovers will be when they receive a photo banner carrying their own photo. Moreover unlike the general banners the photo banners are not bound to any age group they are liked by all. In the past years there was a tradition to decorate homes with framed photos capturing different phases of life. The custom banners can provide just this. There are many customization choices for the photo banners and you may choose the designs and photos as per your choice.

You may use photos of a single person or a family photo in designing the photo banner. Some people also go for pictures taken on their visits to some place with scenic beauty. One of the important aspects for the landscape pictures is that it has to be clear in terms of the resolutions and the photo should be truly beautiful to capture attention. In the recent past some of the parents also opted to make banners out of the snaps taken of their children. In case there are many good snaps you may make a collage with them and use it in the custom banner. This will also help you to capture the many emotions of the baby.

Reason the photo banners are liked by the recipient is the multiple uses that these items have. They do a great job in beautifying the walls of your home that might otherwise look lacking character. The posters are also used by the recipients for separating one room from the other and creating private areas. The custom banners can not only be used inside the house but outside as well. These posters are made from high quality materials such as vinyl which keeps them safe from water and sunlight.

If you have a friend who is a business owner then the custom photo banner will be of immense help. The gifted banner may be used by the recipient for not only decorating his/her office but also for promoting business. You may gift a banner containing the pictures of the family to your grandparents and they will treasure it forever. Grandparents love to display the pictures of their grandchildren and other family members and if it bears a touching message from you then it will add to the value.

While choosing a custom photo banner be mindful of the size of the photos weighed against the size of the banners. Proper resolutions will let you get the desired results from your gift item. You will also need the services of a professional printing agency such as Print Papa to give you a quality end result. Print Papa is a printing service provider that specializes in various types of photo products such as photo calendars, photobook, posters, greetings cards, etc.

Date: 25th March, 2011 | Under: Fun Stuff | No Comments

How Photo Greeting Cards Help in Relationship Marketing

Most basic thing about business is having a lot of customers to whom you may be able to sell your products or services and make profits in return. Customers are the most important facets for any business. With the competitive business scenario today you have to keep your customers happy at all times otherwise there are hundred other companies they might turn to! So why not be a little bit creative about your relationship marketing? Relationship marketing is nothing but adding a “human touch” to the professional relationship with customers. It is just doing something extra to make them satisfied and turn loyal to your company. If you can build strong relationships with your customers then they will not mind spending that extra buck rather they will keep coming back to you from time and time. With personalized services in the form of relationship marketing customers feel like kings and get attached to your company.

There are a huge number of ways to practice relationship marketing but the photo greetings cards have emerged as one of the recent trends. Greetings cards have undergone a lot of evolution, today there are so many personalization options for the greetings cards. Photo greetings cards have emerged as special gift items and they make the recipients feel special. You can utilize this gift item and send it on special days in the life of the customers such as birthdays, anniversaries or other special occasions such as Thanksgiving, Halloween or Christmas. This will let you give a personalized approach while dealing with customers. You may use the pictures of the customers as a cover of the photo greetings card or you may use some of your company’s exclusive photos. There can be personalized messages inside the card carrying the name of the customer. You may also add the company logo in the cover of the photo greetings cards. When the customers get a card from your company on a special day they are sure to remember you and treasure association with your company.

Some of the marketers also go one step ahead and include some of their company related news in the custom greetings cards. When a person has been bowled over by your care he/she may become interested in some of the products which would have otherwise gone unnoticed. They also feel they are a part of the company as the exclusive news is sent to them. Selection of proper photographs to use as cover and the designing alongside them is of utmost importance. So while selecting keep the choice of the masses in mind.

To get the desired marketing results with your photo greetings cards it is important to select the best printing service provider around. The printing agency should have a lot of expertize in handling photo products. Print Papa is one such printing service provider. They deal with many other photo products such as calendars, photobooks, banners and posters.

Date: 21st March, 2011 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

Comical Ideas for Holiday Photo Greeting Cards

There are different occasions for holidays while some are for festivities others are or celebrating freedom or any special day in a country. Whatever be the occasion one thing you can be rest assured is that there is a lot of fun associated with each holiday. To make the occasion more special there are many types of gifts exchanged between the family members and friends. Along with the gift come the greetings cards. These are given with an intention to give your best wishes and love to the recipient. With the advent of the photo greetings cards there are many creative ideas that can be put into to your best wishes card. The photo greetings cards are the best way to break the traditional path and gift something unique to the recipients.

Make the holidays greetings cards more fun filled by planning for unique photo greetings cards. Isn’t it a good idea to make the recipient of the photo greetings card laugh aloud with some funny photos as the cover of your card? There are many ways to achieve this effect. Laughter is evoked when a snap is taken in a very nontraditional moment. You can use the bathtub as the background for your Christmas greetings card. You can fill the bathtub with bubbles and then get your children dressed as the Santa Clause and your pets (if you have any) as the reindeer by adding antlers to its head. The bathtub with bubbles makes the children joyous and there will be many funny expressions that they will give out. Just make sure you take the perfect shot and then use it as your cards’ cover.

Funny holiday greetings cards can be obtained by families dressing up in a theme. Before the Halloween you may dress yourself as Mr. And Mrs. Vampire and the kids as the small, cute little vampires, the pets can also be dressed aptly to give a scary feeling. For Christmas the dad might become Mr. Santa and mom might be Mrs. Santa while the kids will be the helpers dressed in cute red dresses, you can also dress your pet with noses and antlers to make it look like Rudolf. Another great way is to give your family the retro look of the 70s and edit the pictures using sepia color to give it an old time feeling. This will also make the onlookers smile.

The conventionally posed photo greetings cards are nothing new, they are gift items selected by many. The people whom you are sending the greetings cards know you closely so why give them cards with the same old conventional snaps. Make them smile with some very unique poses of you and your family. It is very easy to create humorous greetings cards.

To get the desired result with your photo greetings cards you will have to take on the services of a printing service provider that has a wide experience in dealing with different types of photo products. Print Papa is one such reputed printing agency and they not only deal with photo greetings cards but also with banners, posters, calendars and photobooks.

Date: 17th March, 2011 | Under: Tips & Tricks | No Comments

Photo Greeting Cards: Something New To Gift

Pictures speak louder than a thousand words and this is where photos hold their dominance over text mediums. While gifting, everyone is accustomed to getting a greetings card along with the main gift item. Greetings cards have been the most popular gifting item for such a long time now, isn’t it good to be a little creative? Printing technologies have evolved enormously over the last decade and now you do not have to buy the designed and printed greetings cards from the stores near you. You can be creative and make a special greeting card from one of the custom printing service providers. Photo greetings cards offer you the option to select a photo of the recipient, write custom messages within the card and then design the greetings card as per your liking.

The popularity of the photo greetings cards have made them apt gifting items on all the occasions or such is the claim made by the printing agencies. Let’s take a look at how worthy gifting items these are in terms of the special days in your life:

  • Christmas: This one of the occasions that has become synonymous with the greetings cards. There is a lot of enthusiasm over the exchange of greetings cards. Just think how unique it would be if you gift a photo greeting card to some of your family members containing the merriment that they undertook in last year’s Christmas. You may also design the card with the bells and reindeer.
  • Anniversaries: Wedding anniversary is a very touchy day for all married couples. You would definitely want to make your spouse feel special, so why not gift a personalized photo greetings card carrying a sweet picture of your wedding day! You may gift this alongside chocolates, diamond rings, etc. You may also include a handwritten romantic message specially dedicated to your beloved.
  • Birthdays: Birthdays celebrate the life of the person. So gift them a photo greetings card containing a memorable picture of the person. You may also write some beautiful lines to add cherry to the cake. Some people also design the card with images of candles and cakes.
  • Father’s or Mother’s Day: Parents make us what we are thus it is very important to make them happy. You can make these dates special by gifting a photo greetings card having your picture in your father’s or mother’s lap when you were a baby. It will flood their hearts with a lot of pleasant memories and make them feel you hold them as precious as you did when you were a child.
  • Thank You Card: You may send the thank you cards thanking people for attending your wedding, anniversary or any other occasion. You may use a picture of the guests and you as the cover of the photo greetings cards. This will make the guests feel special as also remember the occasion for a long time.


To get the desired result with the photo greetings cards you will require the services of a high quality printing agency. Print Papa is one of the know names in terms of offering high quality printed products of various sorts. They offer an assortment of photo products such as calendars, photobooks, banners and posters.

Date: 1st March, 2011 | Under: Marketing | No Comments

Photo Albums are Now PhotoBooks. What do you have on your Shelve?

If you are one of those people who wants to enjoy the pictures of the happy yester years and relish the several memories attached with each of them then you might be using either a photo album or a photobook. There are many people who are still unaware of the benefits of a photobook and they prefer photo albums instead. Photo albums are books which give you the choice of arranging the photos in the order you want to. But this privilege and many others can be enjoyed by using a well designed do it yourself photobook. For those in dilemma let’s have a look at the benefits of the Photobooks over their senior partners i.e. the photo albums:

  • Personalizing: This is one of the biggest benefits of buying a photobook. In case of the photo albums they are sold in bulk and that is why there are general designs from where you have to make a choice. But in case of a photobook you can personally design it. You may select the sizes of the pictures, their arrangement on the pages of the photobook and the general styles and colors. It is your choice whether you want to use a bigger photo taking the whole page of the book or hundred smaller photos in the same page.
  • High Quality Printing: In the photo albums the photos have to be stuck on the pages and there are often instances of finger smudges in the photos of your choice. In case of the photobooks the photos are personally designed and then they are printed on the pages. This is why you do not require buying acid proof papers and do not have to worry about the pictures fading.
  • Light on Weight: As there are many pictures stuck on a photo album thus they become heavy and bulky but on the photobooks the pictures are printed so they are slim and light weighted. When a heavy album falls it generally tears the binding while the lightweight of the photobooks ensure that they last for a lifetime.

  • Merge Images: You have the options in a photobook of cut or paste, straight or angles, overlaying of photos, black and white or sepia however you want to display the pictures. Such combination are not possible in a photo album. Thus the memories are preserved in the best possible way. There is also option to write texts beside or above the photos. You can write some quotes or any messages beside all of the pictures that will help you in identifying them later.
  • Cost Effective: In order to buy a unique, well designed photo album you have to spend a hefty sum of money when you compare the price with photobooks they are much less priced. You also have the fun of designing your memories without actually destroying them. The software used in designing photobook is very user friendly and anyone can try their hands at it.


There are many reputed printing agencies offering photobooks at cost effective rates. PrintPapa is one such printing service provider. They also have other photo products such as Calenders, Greeting Cards, Banners and Posters.

Date: 17th January, 2011 | Under: Fun Stuff, New @PrintPapa | No Comments


 

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