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Softcover photo books have the same graphic appeal as their hardcover cousins at a significantly lower price. You don’t even have to sacrifice size, since Panstoria offers 12×12 softcover photo books. For comparison, Panstoria’s 12×12 hard cover photo book starts at $49.99, while the softcover is available for $29.99.
Panstoria supplied me with a sample of this product and I was pleased with the quality of the photo book. The book is not stitched but is instead held together held together with PUR adhesive, which should prove similarly durable. Unlike hot-melt adhesive, PUR does not fail over time. The laminated custom cover adds to the visual appeal of this product.
Photo quality is good; however I would love to see improvements in image enhancement, since in spite of my best efforts at photo editing a couple of photos are darker than I would prefer. Ideally, Panstoria will implement the Perfectly Clear image enhancement that was used in Creative Memories Memory Manager or another similar image enhancement product in a future update. For the time being, if a photo even remotely appears too dark on your computer monitor, lighten it.
I will be ordering the 12×12 softcover photo book for future projects. Look for a review of Panstoria’s lay-flat photo book in the near future.
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