A photo album can stir up feelings of strength, love, motivation, or friendship as you review the snapshots of your life. Technology makes a photo album easier than ever to create. There are many types of photo album, including:
- Traditional Photo Album – Simple to make – a traditional photo album is simply a collection of prints your favorite photographs tucked into clear film sleeves of an album. Photo albums range in size from wallet sized to the size of a very large book.
- Traditional Scrapbook – A beautifully decorated scrapbook is made by placing your best photos on colorful scrapbook paper, decorating with cut-outs, stickers, and stamps, and arranging in a specially designed book. Most scrapbook supplies can be purchased at arts and crafts stores. Sites like Shutterfly and Mixbook will help you create a print scrapbook from uploaded photos.
- Digital photo album – Sites such as Webshots, Photobucket, Picasa, Flickr, Picturetrail, and SmugMug allow you to store photos in digital albums and share them with friends and family. For a simple album that all of your friends can contribute to, a Facebook group or a shared Pinterest board are good options.
- Digital Scrapbook – Sites like Smilebox let you take the digital photo album one step further – adding text, backgrounds, borders, sounds, music, and even movie clips among pages of carefully places digital photos.