When choosing a photo book editor, the most important thing is that it must be able to create the photo book of your dreams. Everything else is just garnish. However, if that garnish is outstanding (and more importantly useful) chances are you found the ideal photo book builder. The question is: would you like software that is easy to use with an app-like interface, or one with an actual app and seemingly countless customization options? The contestants of this comparison, namely Snapfish and AdoramaPix are capable of doing the above.
But being app-like and being a customization-heaven respectively is not the only things that characterize these photo book creators. Quite the contrary: they have plenty of interesting features, all designed to satisfy your expectations.
|iOS App||iPad only|
|Book Editor Features|
|# Pages||10-100 pages||20-150 pages|
|Social Media Import|
|Book Sizes, Covers, Shapes|
|# Cover Types||3||6|
|Shipping Time & Options|
|Processing Time||2-4 days||3 business days|
|Pricing & Discounts|
|8x8 Softcover Price||$19.99 (hardcover only)||$19.99|
|Standard Shipping Cost||$8.99||$7.99|
|Extra Page Cost||$1.00||$0.99|
|Money Back Guarantee||30 days||3-7 business days|
|Refer a Friend Rewards|
|Available Payment Methods|
|Headquarters||New York, U.S.||California, U.S.|
|Languages||EN||EN, DE, FR, IT|
Whether you use the online editor or the iPad app called aPixPublisher, creating a photo book with AdoramaPix is always a pleasure. Books can be based on PDF files, but you can also use the regular method and start a book from scratch. And this is just the beginning of the options you have: first, you can choose from 168 different themes. You also have countless, modifiable layouts and backdrops and plenty of photo frames to make your pictures unique. AdoramaPix products can be created in 5 covers (excluding soft ones) and 14 sizes with 6 different paper types, most of which can be freely paired with each other before the editing process. And to top it all off, your books can contain working QR codes on any page you want, directing to whatever URL you provide.
Due to the above wide variety of customization options, AdoramaPix’s prices are a bit above average. But thankfully prices can be easily reduced with various coupons and discounts including free shipping and the refer-a-friend voucher. Furthermore, you can reduce the total even more thanks to the relatively cheap shipping which, if you choose store pickup, can even be $0.
Even though Snapfish’s online editor has a completely app-like, user-friendly interface, it unfortunately doesn’t exist in a true application form. Still, the editor is capable of pulling off many features, some of which are indeed quite unique. Such a feature is the price estimator and the list of embellishments (stickers if you prefer) which is virtually endless, allowing you plenty of customizations. Speaking of that, preset layouts can also be modified to your liking, as well as the 72 themes provided by the editor. As for the photos, all of the necessary customization options are at your service, but you also get extras like the low resolution and the cut zone warnings.
Your Snapfish books can be ordered in 5 sizes, 6 covers (layflat included) for rather cost-friendly prices. However, those prices can be further reduced by using any of the countless coupons and discounts – from free shipping and welcome gifts to referring friends and free samples. As for processing and shipping, it is amazingly fast, because your book is delivered to your doorstep within a single week. Snapfish not only provides true 24/7 customer support, but also allows customers to give direct feedback.
Current trends show that a company either has to develop an app or has its solution look like an app. As you can see, both AdoramaPix and Snapfish passed that test. If you prefer a better variability regarding covers, sizes, themes and so on, then AdoramaPix is your choice. Furthermore, the company allows uploading PDF files, adding QR codes to your books, and offers all kinds of coupons and discounts to reduce the total to a much cost-friendlier price. On the other hand, Snapfish has the trendier interface and a way better selection of complementary, especially embellishments. Other than that, you can order your books with layflat covers, enjoy a wide variety of coupons and discounts and ask for help 24/7.
In other words, this is a choice between trendiness and better variability. Only one thing is sure: with these two photo book editors there is no bad choice.