September 7, 2005 11:19 AM   Subscribe

Custom Flickr photo books & posters.
posted by Vidiot (22 comments total)
Is this via the API?
posted by bshort at 11:27 AM on September 7, 2005

Are these like the iPhoto ones introduced a few years ago, or are they better in some way?
posted by milovoo at 11:30 AM on September 7, 2005

I was hoping it was a new free widget to play with, like the magazine cover maker widget or the badge widget.

But nope, just some Pepsi Blue with a pretty (inter)face.
posted by fenriq at 11:55 AM on September 7, 2005

Hmm ... seems kinda buggy.

(But then, it does say "beta" on the front.)
posted by grabbingsand at 12:08 PM on September 7, 2005

I wonder how all of these 3rd party extensions will be affected by the impending Yahooification of Flickr?
posted by Jazznoisehere at 1:13 PM on September 7, 2005

Well, Flickr is already owned by Yahoo, and this isn't a third-party extension but rather a deal that was worked out between Flickr and Qoop. I'd say this is more a result of the Yahooification of Flickr than something that could be affected.

That said, it's very beta-feeling. Ideally I want an Ajax iPhoto-style interface with more customization.
posted by danb at 1:56 PM on September 7, 2005

I've said it before, but I'll mention it here, too.

Those iPhoto hardcover books are amazing. I did one with over 400 pictures of my baby's first year and it's become one of my most treasured posessions. I can't reccomend the service enough.
posted by ColdChef at 4:06 PM on September 7, 2005

I've just ordered a book; when it gets here, I'll report back about what the quality's like.
posted by interrobang at 4:17 PM on September 7, 2005

(A book from this site, not from iPhoto. ColdChef, can you provide me with a direct link to the hardcover iPhoto books? I couldn't find any instructions about it in the link up the thread.)
posted by interrobang at 4:18 PM on September 7, 2005

I think the only way to make one is to use iPhoto on a Mac. If you have a mac, load up iPhoto and click on the "Order Book" icon.
posted by ColdChef at 4:35 PM on September 7, 2005

Ah. Thanks; I was looking at apple.com's ad instead of at iPhoto itself.
posted by interrobang at 4:43 PM on September 7, 2005

ColdChef, thanks for the recommendation, I've been meaning to do one for my little boy's grandmothers but haven't gotten around to it yet. Your recommendation might just push me over the top.
posted by fenriq at 4:56 PM on September 7, 2005

They're a little pricey, but worth it, in my opinion.
posted by ColdChef at 5:40 PM on September 7, 2005

I'd like to know more about the printing options, size, format, etc., before committing to the "print now" button, but I can't find anything there.
posted by Poagao at 8:27 PM on September 7, 2005

For example, can you print one or two large photos per page? Anything other than straight block format? Captions? But, nothing, just "print one now!"
posted by Poagao at 2:43 AM on September 8, 2005

Yeay! I got all my hundreds of Flickr photos in a 66-page book for only $30. I'm a big fan of Flickr and not such a fan of iPhoto, so I'm happy to try it out. Thanks for the link!
posted by sparky at 8:38 AM on September 8, 2005

Poagao, try clicking around a bit -- you can vary the layout, choose to add titles and/or captions, and get a page-by-page preview before having to buy anything.

And some digging produced this teaser post, with a brief review of the book and poster formats.
posted by Vidiot at 8:32 PM on September 8, 2005

Thanks, Vidiot. Now I wish I'd uploaded more hi-res versions of my photos to Flickr.
posted by Poagao at 12:49 AM on September 9, 2005

Ouch, this would cost me hundreds of dollars...over a hundred with two pictures per page. How does the resolution hold up on larger printings of pictures? And also, why aren't the captions centered under the photos? I also wish they allowed for different formats for different pages. I guess one can't have everything, though.
posted by Poagao at 1:10 AM on September 9, 2005

My brother's QOOP book just arived today - this is what he has to say about it:

it's not great. but definitely not bad. Its not printed on glossy page. Honestly it doens't look to be great photo printing paper. But it's nice to have, nicely put together. In general I'm satisfied, but I probably won't ever go through them again. Not unless they offer me better paper at a relatively similar cost.
posted by soplerfo at 12:31 PM on September 9, 2005

As long as we're talking about iPhoto books as well - I can't recommend iPhoto books enough. I've ordered a few of them; one for friend-and-mefi-person marble, one for myself, a couple for family members. They're a joy to layout in iPhoto, the print quality and durability is absolutely top-notch. They're worth every penny.
posted by dmd at 3:57 PM on September 9, 2005

Mine came today. It looks great, but I didn't notice when I first ordered it that if you don't have enough pages, they have to insert blanks at the end.

The printing quality is excellent; I just wish I'd been able to choose which font to use.
posted by interrobang at 2:19 PM on September 13, 2005

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