You may remember a couple of posts ago I told you that my college roommate (and good friend) came to Los Angeles to have a Bachelorette weekend. What I didn’t tell you was this was no typical bachelorette weekend, this was a foodies bachelorette weekend!! From the moment she landed in LA, the bride to be hit up all of her favorite spots that she had been missing for the past year. There was sushi, Korean BBQ, Pinkberry, her around the world shower, the night out with Korean tacos and some Boiling Shrimp!
So when I got selected as part of Foodbuzz’s Tastemaker Program along with Kodak to try their photobooks, I was beyond excited and knew Charlotte’s Bachelorette weekend was the perfect thing to capture and would make an excellent gift for the bride to be!! Over the years I have used a lot of different photo sharing sites, so at one point I had also used Kodak Gallery as well. I was so impressed with all the improvements that they made since the last time I visited! My favorite new feature was definitely the “Group Albums” feature. Instead of visiting friends Facebook pages, or begging them to send you photos, you can now send them a link and everyone can now directly upload to a Group Album!
This feature was awesome since for several of the events I didn’t take photos, so the other ladies were awesome enough to contribute their fun photos. Selecting the photos to use is a snap, a lot easier than I remember in the past. The Photobook wizard is so easy, you simply select a page layout and drag pictures on to the pages. They even have a feature that will auto create an album from the pictures that you select.
Some layouts have spaces for you to add text which is always nice to jot down things like time, date or comments about the memory. In the past I have also used the text fields for people to write messages to the photobook recipients. The possibilities are endless on what you can create.
Making these books is so easy, with all the prompts and helpful messages Kodak ensures that your book will come out great. Some of the pics I had were such low resolution that when I tried to drop them in, I got a warning saying the quality might be poor. Simply change the layout or drop the pic into a smaller spot!
Scrapbooking is out (although I still have boxes of supplies) and photobooks are seriously the new way to go. This took me about 90 minutes to put together, but judging by the other photobooks I have made, it is time well invested. These make such nice gifts as well as a nice way to capture your own memories. The thing I love best about these is that they are so compact compared to keeping boxes of photos or huge scrapbook albums. Sorry I was not able to show you pics of the real photobook, I had it directly shipped to the bride. (I have issues with going to the post office, when she visited she finally got her birthday present that I’ve had since October. Horrible I know…)
Kodak Gallery is offering all you 40% off a medium hardcover or a large photobook!! To take advantage of this awesome offer go to www.kodakgallery.com/creativity to redeem. Do it quickly this offer is only available till 8/31/11. Get all those awesome summer memories capture in a photobook that you can look through again and again.
Disclosure – As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received a free Kodak Gallery Photo Book. The opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.