How to Save Money Printing Digital Photos: Photobook Philippines Review

7:31 AM Mayen Acebron 11 Comments




Photos in print. We rarely see them nowadays. Most of the time, seeing photos on our phones, social media and tablets are enough. But I think printed photos are still nice. Today, I am going to share with you how to save money printing digital photos.

I am planning to scrapbook photos of my son and decorate some of them around the house. So I decided that I will try to print as many pictures of him as possible. And since I don't go out as much and I always forgot the flash drive when we go to the mall, I decided to look for online photo printing company that would print quality photos for reasonable price. How to save money printing digital photos was my top priority. Fortunately, I came across Photobook Philippines.



At first, I thought printing cost with Photobook Philippines is kind of expensive, it is actually Php12.00 per 4R photo. You can print 4R photos in the mall for half the price. However, I read from their website or somewhere that if I subscribe to their newsletter, I will get discounts or promotional offers. Who doesn't want discounts right? So I subscribed. It was not a waste of time though because they offered me 50 free printed photos if I downloaded their app. Fifty printed photos!? Free!? Who will pass that up!? Certainly not me! So as expected, I downloaded the app and redeemed my 50 free photos.

This is how to save money printing digital photos.

1. I Downloaded the app.
2. I Subscribed to their newsletter using my email.



3.  I selected photos I wanted to print. (I ended up selecting more than 50 photos).



4. Edited the photos I selected. You have an option to tweak them according to how you want them to see in print.



5. Once satisfied with my project, I checked-out and use discount code provided via email.


6. I paid using a credit card.


7. Uploaded the photos so they can start processing your project.


8. And finally, wait for delivery.


As I've said, I ended up printing 69 photos. Why I didn't make it 70? I can't remember. The total amount that I should've paid before discount was Php 752.00 (Php 552.00 for the photos and Php 200.00 for shipping). I ended up paying Php 252.00 for the excess amount after the free 50 photos and the shipping fee. I think the shipping fee was a bit expensive. I am used to paying Php 70-120 shipping fee for my online purchases. I wish they have cheaper options for shipping especially if we are just printing regular photos and not canvas, photo books or such. But since they were giving me 50 free printed photos I didn't mind the shipping fee. To tell you the truth, their partner courier was quite efficient, maybe that's why they were costly. They constantly email me the status of my package, so I know when the package will arrive and what time of the day will it arrive.



What I really don't like about the whole process was when I uploaded my project so they can receive the photos and start printing them. It took me a total of 3 to 4 hours uploading and re-uploading my project because it pauses every time I navigate away from the app and when I get back, the uploading process will restart again. I have to sleep on it during the first day. I continued uploading the following day. Then when I thought I uploaded everything, it started re-uploading again. I almost gave up. But since I really want to print the photos and I already paid for some of them, I tried to finish the process. 

They've been emailing me to ask if I was having trouble uploading my project. They were also updating me on the status of my project. I appreciate that they were acknowledging that there might be issues on their app and they were letting me know the progress of my order. The last time I opened the app there's an update and hopefully whatever bug there was on their uploading process was fixed with that update.



As for the quality of photos. I must say, that they were excellent. Some were a bit dark but I guess it's due to the lighting when the picture was taken. Overall, I'm happy with my experience and would definitely avail their service again if they have a good deal. Looking for good deals online is one way on how to save money printing digital photos.

You may also want to check out Photobook Philippines site and see if they still offer the 50 free photos if you download their app. If not, I'm sure they have other promotional offers that might appeal to you. It's really worth checking it out.

Have you printed out digital photos lately? Where do you usually go to print your digital photos? Thanks for being here and have a wonderful weekend!

11 comments:

  1. Just in time. Will be printing photos to be framed and hang on our wall. But since 3 palang, will be using our printer muna. Anyway, this is a good and helpful review.

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    1. It's also nice to print photos using printer I used to do that all the time. But I just want to try a printing company and see if there's
      a difference in quality. I must say I like the quality from Photobook. :)

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  2. This is a very apps or software which you could customize the sizes or design of your photo and have a discounted price in their authorized outlet everywhere in the mall.

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  3. They always have promo nga but I haven't tried their app yet. I'm still thinking if I will print our photos na, wala kasi ko paglalagyan ng photo albums. Hehehe!

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    1. I bet you have a lot beautiful photos to print because of the traveling.

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  4. Tell you what, I've long been pretty interested about Photobook Philippines but i keep putting it off. I think this time I should go ahead and get those digital photos printed.

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    1. Go sis! It's really nice to have printed photos.

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  5. I've always wanted to try having a photo book made from Photobook Philippines. I tried once, a long time ago, but like you I also had a very challenging time using their system. I gave up eventually, which is a shame because they do have very affordable promos on their services.

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    1. You should try again. Maybe their system has improved!

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  6. I agree with you that printed photos are still nice. Am also planning to print photos and make scrap books out of it when I have the time. I actually have some photo albums at home and it's really nice because I can show them when we have visitors or family gatherings and share some memories with them.

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