How to design a photo album

Creating a unique photobook can pose many questions. What material, what size, what photo capacity options? Looking at the various options available can give you a clearer picture of how to design your special photobook for best results.

The first thing to consider is the occasion. Will your photo book be a gift, maybe a commemoration, or a treasured reminder of a family vacation? Or will the photo album be a reward, such as a graduation memoir? Still yet, wedding photo albums might require different design decisions than a photo book for other life events. Be sure to consider all the possibilities when you make a photobook.

Here are some example photobook materials offered by Album Envy:

  • Linen
  • Leatherette
  • Photo Panel Cover
  • Cameo photo cover option
  • Genuine leather
  • Acrylic cover


Linen is a great standard choice for many photo albums. It's soft to the touch yet durable; it's an affordable option if you want to combine high quality with value. Leather on the other hand is even tougher; great for occasions such as rustic weddings or graduations. If you want an image visible on the cover, it's worth it to check to see if that option is actually available with linen vs. leatherette.

Choosing the right cover options for your photobook will allow your memories to withstand the test of time, and give your special gift the right touch. If possible, try to match the look, color, and feel of the photobook to the personality of the recipient, or the character of the event the photobook will contain.

Another option to consider for your photo album is photo capacity size. Some standard sizes include 8x8", 8x10", 10x8", 9x12”, 12x9”, 10x10”, 11x14”, 14x11” and 12x12”. Some things to think about will be the size of your current collection of photos, as well as any new additional photos you might wish to take. Some events might need many photos in a photobook, while some events might call for less. Again, thinking ahead about what you want your photobook to be at the end of the designing will be helpful.

The quality of the photo album says alot about what the events contained therein mean to you; you'll want to take care to explore the various options available. The Album Envy line of products contains 3 primary options for making your memories cherished in a photo album: The Photobook, The Hybrid, and The Album. You can learn more about these high-quality products by visiting https://www.albumenvy.com.

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