The family and I had a wonderful time this summer from moving into our new home, swimming, and enjoying a 6 night Carnival Cruise. Of course through all of these activities I was ready and posed with my camera. After all a photo is a great way to capture the memories of the fun you had. I don’t often print out my photos and they tend to live on my computer or show up here at Shibley Smiles. This is easy but not when you want to share your photos with visitors or co-workers. Everyone huddled around a computer screen is really not that comfortable. So Honey and I took our photos down to our local CVS to create a fun photo book at the Kodak Kiosk.
Ready to Make Our Photo Book
We were armed with a USB drive of photos and a few hard copies of prints we had purchased on our trip. I took Honey with me because I knew she would want some input in selecting our photos and making the book. The Kodak Kiosk gives you many options to create fun photo products such as the photo book, cards, mouse pads, and more.
There are also several different ways to get your pictures to the Kiosk for printing or creating projects. You can bring in a flash drive, an SD card, scan, pull from Facebook or other photo sharing sites, and even connect your phone via WiFi. We inserted our USB drive and for some reason the computer wouldn’t read it. Instead of asking for help I went ahead and connected my phone since the photos were all there. The procedure was pretty easy and the Kodak Kiosk walked me easily through the process.
Once our photos were available we simply needed to select which photos we wanted to include in our book. During this process you can also edit your photos, zoom in or out, and rotate them as necessary for the exact look you are going for.
We selected a themed photo book “Beach Waves” and selected all of our photos. When we were done we were given the option to chose another input source so we selected the scanner and scanned in a few photos.
You can actually add up to 152 photos for the photo book we selected which was priced at $19.99. We didn’t have nearly that many that we wanted to include in our book. Honey had a great time selecting photos. Once everything was scanned in and all photos were selected the program will magically put all your photos into templates for your book. From their you can move photos around. We took advantage of this because the system really seemed to like Honey and usually made her photo the main focus of each page. While this made Honey smile we needed to make sure we were featuring other members of the family as well. There were also a few times when I wanted to change photos and move them to another page, the edit was easy.
When we were all done we placed our order and the photo book printed right there while we waited. Here is a photo of our photo book.
We also ordered another product and we want to showcase our photo book a little more so look for a follow up post coming from Honey and I in a few weeks! We had a great time making our photo book and it was a fun project to do with my daughter. It is also a nice way to capture your memories of a special occasion or time in one neat book to share with your family and friends.
I received a gift card to help facilitate this post. All opinions are my own