Everybody knows the biggest cliché in the world: thanks to the internet, your life is like an open book. This book analogy is not a mistake, especially if we think of Facebook: we share, comment, chat there and, of course, upload our best pictures. Although Facebook can be seen as a perfect substitute for photo books, it still lacks the magic of making your wedding, trips and family memories come to life again.
Thankfully, you can easily cut the Gordian knot with a simple solution: you can import your Facebook photos into an online photo book maker, creating a stylish photo book with your best Facebook photos in it.
Getting Your Facebook Pictures
Unlike Instagram, Facebook is one source which is supported by almost every single photo book creator. Although this is the best option if you want to get your photo book ready in an instant, there is one catch. In order to store them properly, Facebook compresses pictures, meaning that pictures might get distorted when you resize them in the photo book editor. So, if you are going for outstanding picture quality and/or you have the original pictures stored on your computer or in the cloud, try using those instead.
But if you don’t mind the above disadvantage of Facebook photos, you have two options to import your pictures from your profile: the “easier” way and one with an extra step. When going the easy route, all you have to do is simply allow the selected photo book maker to connect to your Facebook account. Once completed, the creator fetches all your Facebook pictures with their respective albums and presents them to you for further selection. Then you just have to pick the best ones and either arrange them manually or use the auto-fill option.
The second option is for those who don’t want the photo book creator to get their personal data (which is unavoidable if you get your pictures directly from Facebook). In this case you just have to go to your profile and download the pictures either one by one or by fetching an entire album.
More than Just a Facebook Album
Uploading your Facebook pictures to your future photo book is not the end; quite the contrary, it is the beginning of the fun.
All photo book editors allow users to choose different layouts for each page, some of which can even contains captions. Thus, you can use said captions to add the same descriptions you used for the original pictures in Facebook. Or you can go even further and fetch one of the comments, using it as a neat quotation instead of a dry description.
By far the biggest advantage of a photo book editor over an online Facebook photo album is that you can do virtually anything with your pictures: apply layers thereon, crop, resize, rotate them, use different frames, and the list goes on. And if we add the many available stickers, backgrounds, book sizes, shapes and covers to the mix, you will wish you had started building photo books earlier.
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