Best photo book: reviews of the top self-publishing options for photographers

Best photo book: reviews of the top self-publishing options for photographers

Best photo book review: 04 PhotoLeaf

Best photo book review: 04 PhotoLeaf

www.photoleaf.co.uk
22x22cm, 28pp    £41.39, $65
To create a PhotoLeaf book you need to download software, which is relatively easy to use and has some pre-installed templates.

You can also create templates and copy them across to different pages.

You can’t snap to align photos to each other, but you can use a grid system to create a neat layout.

The design doesn’t show where the spine shows through on the front, so it’s best to avoid placing anything near the far left-hand side of the book.

Several different size and paper options are available. We chose the lay-flat square photo book on 170gsm matte laminate silk paper, which produced a very nice, smooth finish with natural colour reproduction. Fine detail is lost in some places, though.

Best photo book review: 04 PhotoLeaf

Verdict

Pros… Thick paper, excellent colour reproduction, lays flat.
Cons… Hard to align photos and text, some design problems.
WE say… The thick paper won’t be to everybody’s tastes, but it certainly creates impact.

Score: 4/5

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