As you may have noticed I take A LOT of photographs, it annoys me when the Hubby has to be prompted to take photos so figured if I started Spud off young then he wouldn’t annoy his wife in years to come! We gave him a little children’s camera for his birthday after he spent most of his time filling the hard drive of my phone and I was struggling for ideas on how to save his photos. I decided that no matter how bad the quality or choice of subject it wasn’t fair to delete his photos and that I needed to make something to capture (see what I did there!) the memory of his first camera.
When CEWE Photobooks asked me if I wanted to review for them I instantly knew what to do especially with prices starting at only £5.99. We left Spud to his own devices with his camera for a few weeks and after he had clocked up a whopping 506 photos I uploaded them onto my PC. To create the CEWE Photobook you need to download the software which was fairly quick and very easy to do. Using it on the desktop ensures that any Internet glitches that you may encounter don’t affect the creation of the photobook and you don’t lose any of the work that you have done and means that you can save and go back to it if needed.
The software was easy to navigate and had step by step procedures to get the photobook designed and made. It had backgrounds all categorised to help choose and layout samples to give you some inspiration. It was easy to edit everything from the size, position and layout of the pictures to the colour of the background and text in the title and on the pages. Once I had settled on the layout and colours I completed the order, it connects to the Internet and sends everything across. I then received an email confirmation. Within a few days I received a dispatch email and told that it was on its way.
Spud was extremely excited when his photobook arrived so we opened it and had a good look through. The hardback cover and pages are good quality and I have no qualms leaving it with Spud for him to look through it on his own. The picture quality is good but you do need to be very careful on the layout to make sure they don’t overhang or overlap too much. For example the cover title is too far to the left for me because of the crease on the cover but I could have edited that before I placed the order. CEWE Photobooks do have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if for any reason you are unhappy they will do an exchange or refund.
Spud absolutely loves his book and is always looking through showing anyone who will listen that he took the photos. I am really pleased with the results and will definitely be using CEWE Photobooks in the future to document memories captured by myself and Spud.