If you’re like me you probably have hundreds of photos on your phone. I moved many of them to my computer but they are still just stuck in digital land. Enter Chatbooks. I had come across this great app via another photographer and thought I’d give it a try.
The Chatbooks App lets you take all those photos and put them into a 6×6″ photo book. They actually have two different products – one for your phone photos, called a custom book, and another for printing your Instagram feed. I tried the custom book.
Custom books start at $6 for 30 pages with one photo per page. Each additional 10 pages of photos is only $1!
This app was so easy to use. Basically, you set up an account, name your book, select the photos from your phone and order. Photos are automatically placed in the book chronologically and the date is printed on the page with the photo. You have the option to add captions, which I did to a few photos. This took me all of 30 minutes, and it only took that long because I made a book of an entire year of photos from 2014. With about 250 photos my book cost $28.
I placed my order with the free slowest shipping. The book arrived within a week! I was so excited to see it. This book is so cute and fun to flip through with my kids. I’m really pleased with the results and I love this app. I will definitely be printing more books in the future. Although I think I’ll print them more frequently, rather than wait a whole year.
The Instagram Series books contain 60 images for $6.
If you are a frequent Instagram user, this app would be really great to use too. This is actually a subscription and each time your Instagram feed reaches 60 new photos, Chatbooks will contact you to approve the order of your book. And these can be sent automatically to family members, which is a cool feature. If you are interested in trying out the Instagram Series, use the code below to get your first book free.
If you try out Chatbooks for your photos, comment back and let me know what you think!