…..I was surprised how much, in person, it looks like a calendar. I thought the sprial binding would be cool, especially because the photo book would sit nice and flat, but I have to tell you, most everyone that saw it made the mention that it kind of looks like a calendar.

On screen it really didn’t have that feel, but it really did in person. That being said; the print job was just great, and the paper was very nice and thick and really reproduced the photos well, but at the end of the day, I think I’ll reorder it as a standard softcover book (by the way; I much prefer the soft-cover books to the hard cover ones. They have a much less “consumery feel” to them).

So, that’s my first take on the spiral bound Apple iPhoto books. They have their advantages, but I just can’t get past that “it looks like a calendar rather than a photo book” thing.

About The Author

Scott is the President of KelbyOne, an online educational community for Photographers, Photoshop and Lightroom users. He's editor and publisher of Photoshop User Magazine, Conference Technical Chair for the Photoshop World Conference & Expo, and the author of a string of bestselling Photoshop, Lightroom, and photography books.