Using iPhoto's Photo Books project option, we went through our library and put together some of our favourite photos into one double-sided, 20 page book. It's one of those enjoyable examples of pure simple drag, drop and send off. The only time spent is making creative decisions of which photos to include. A few days later, Apple sends you back this wonderful portfolio package (their packaging department makes everything an experience):
The layout options make for a fun time, as you can have one large, full bleed image on a page, or several small ones. You can also add any text, which works well for a vacation book or memory scrap book.
How much does it cost? Here's a sample quote:
* Size: 8.5 x 11, 20 pages (10 sheets)
* Price: USD $29.99
* Additional pages: USD $0.99, 100 max
We're now planning to put together one of these books every year, with our favourite photos. A perfect "home gift" for moms, dads, grandparents and friends (photos with them...not just of us; we're not THAT vain).
(Edited from a post originally published 1.14.08 - CB)