There was a time when taking photos and compiling them in an album was a norm. Rolls of film were the most important thing to take care of and not expose them to the sun. You had to wait for the developed photographs to come after a few days to really know which photos were worth keeping or not. There was no other way to find out. Albums had their own special cupboards or were stuffed everywhere in attics or the storage where they would collect a significant amount of dust.
Then came technology and changed the whole game. You were able to view photographs and get a review on them right there and then. Storing photographs became a less dusty business because they were saved in memory cards and the tradition of getting them developed got more and more scarce. They were saved on peoples’ computers, memory cards, USB, and other such items. Though even now photographs are developed but most people got to printing and using them at home. But even now, though in less quantity people do value photobooks. Now, they have the choice of adding the pictures they want rather than just getting all developed in one go.
Life along with technology has become very busy. You don’t have the time to sit down and them make the photobook. That is where this service comes in and makes our lives easier. As a person who was brought up by my parents with embarrassing photobooks and written notes I was happy to give this service a try. I will be giving a short rundown and getting to all the important parts such as what it is and what people think and my thoughts on it.
What Is Snapfish?
Getting down to business let us get to know what this service and brand is all about. Well, to put it in simple words, it is a service that lets you create online photobooks from where they take on the challenge to give them physical shape. This can be in the form of
- Home décor items such as frames, collages, pillows, and more.
- Photo gifts such as mugs, jewelry, pillows, water bottles, and many other options are available for you to choose from.
- Cards for holidays, events, and occasions to celebrate life.
- Snapfish invitations are also something to look forward to
- Your own custom calendars.
There are many options they have available to help your creative side lose and get items that would add value for you and your loved ones. Whether you want to get something for yourself or for your loved ones you can make the choices accordingly. It is understandable that you may not have either the time or the skill required but your thought that is put in making the final item counts majorly in the success of the service. It is easy to use and gets your work done efficiently in some of the best rates out there. You can find Snapfish coupon codes online that would help you save up on your desired item without any issues.
There have been many mixed reviews that I came across online. Some said they had a good experience but some did not quite like what they received. In my own opinion though, I found the product to be of good quality in terms of the sturdiness and the design templates that they had available.
The variety they have available can be overwhelming when trying to choose which one to get and which one to leave. In terms of the photobook, the prints were a bit grainy and but from the majority of the places it was actually worth the amount that we paid for. The photobook would be long lasting and the designing wasn’t as bad also as I had expected. Though you would have to wait for a while for them to actually ship it out to you considering the processing time they take to create your masterpiece. But that is not an issue as creativity for me does take time. So you have to keep this in mind when ordering even for expedited shipping that they would need a few days to actually get the work done.
Which Is Better Snapfish or Shutterfly
Both the companies offer the solution to your photo problems. You can get photobooks made easily and both are similar in the type of quality that they provide. You get thick sheets that last.
Similarities between the two are that you get to customize the template and get the type of design that you want. Though in the start Shutterfly adds on a blank sheet that Snapfish doesn’t but for many that doesn’t matter much. This is because both offer the same layout but Snapfish has 150-page limit while Shutterfly only has 110-page limit. At the same time, Snapfish also offers a hinged lay flat option without any added cost though the page limit shits to 90-pages but for other services it is actually cheaper. The quality of the both is not that different from the other and offer similar paper types and everything.
Though Snapfish tends to run cheaper than its counterpart but Shutterfly also regularly has giveaways and offers that tend to match the prices that they have to offer. So, you can find similar pricing for most part of the time.
There are many similarities that both have and it is hard to pick one from both. This makes it only a matter of convenience that you feel with either of the company and your preference of the type of items you need from them.
It is a great option and the website is also very easy to use. You may feel that the whole process might be technical but it is actually pretty great and even for beginners, they can easily navigate their way through and order on regular basis what they want. Snapfish is a great way to keep a track of your memories and sift through the ones you want to display or not.