Features and Performance
The My Photo Books application offers three basic styles of photo books from which to choose: Ashbury, Fillmore, and Portola. Each of these styles has a variety of options for size and orientation, ranging from 5" x 5" to 10" x 10". See the DigiLabs web site for samples of close up views of each of these photo book types.
Once settling on these initial choices, you can select from a variety of templates that will create the layout for the entire book or choose to design each page individually. If you select the latter option, you still have access to a large number of single and double page layouts, or you can create your own custom layout.
After completing the design of your photo book, you can choose to share it online or send it to DigiLabs to be printed from within the software’s interface. There are costs associated with having the photo books professionally printed, of course, but the online sharing option is free. I was very impressed with this online sharing capability and how simple it was to move the creation from the PC to the web. All you have to do is click a few buttons and follow the easy-to-understand instructions. This would be a great way for families to share vacation photos or memories from other occasions.
I did have a few minor frustrations with the software. Although the user interface of My Photo Books could be easily resized, the application reverted back to its original default dimensions each time it was reopened. This may not seem like that big a deal, but I would have been happier if the software could remember my preferences. Also, even though there were a couple of ways to modify photos within the DigiLabs application, you’re probably not going to get the results you want without working with your images in an independent photo editor first. With that being said, you could easily use My Photo Books in conjunction with an application like Paint Shop Pro or PhotoPlus X3 to achieve some truly stunning results.
Read on to the next page where we discuss the user support, documentation, and price to value of DigiLabs My Photo Books.