Shutterfly Photo Story for iPad and Giveaway

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When it comes to printing out my photos or making photo gifts, Shutterfly has always been a trusted name for me.  Now they’ve made it even easier for me to create photo books where ever I might be with their newly launched iPad app; Shutterfly Photo Story.

When I first heard about it, I was a bit sceptical because I thought I’d have to use photos that were on my iPad to make the book, and honestly I don’t use my iPad much for picture taking because the resolution on it isn’t great.  But after installing it and reading the instructions on how to use it, I realized that not only can you use the pictures in your camera roll on your iPad, but also you can use pictures from Facebook, Instagram or any that you have uploaded to Shutterfly’s website.  I thought that was great, a way to get photos from different places and collect them into a photo book.

I chose to use photos that I had uploaded to Shutterfly for the photo book I made with the app.  When opening the app it outlines how to create the book.  It’s pretty easy to navigate and put your book together.  I was able to create a photo book in no time at all and I love the fact that I can do it in my car while waiting for my daughter, at a family member’s home so we can collaborate, or anywhere else I might be.  My biggest problem was choosing which photos to use.  I placed them in a specific order because I used photos from different events in it and I wanted them to be chronological, but you could use the auto-populate feature and the app will randomly place all your photos into the theme you’ve chosen.  Talk about streamlined!

With all the different sites to make a photo book, why would you want to use this one?  Well what makes the Shutterfly Photo Story app more unique than some of the others, is the fact that you can record your voice with 30-second audio messages and add it to the pages.  Then you can share a free digital copy of the book online, and the recipients can view and hear your story or you can order a printed book.

There is a QR code in the back of the book that the recipient can scan and see the digital book and to listen to the audio message.

How neat is that?

You can choose from a variety of style themes for your book, and there are plenty of different page layout options available as well.  You can pick either a soft or hard cover and book sizes include 8×8, 8×11 or 12×12.  The books start with 20 pages, but you can add more for a $1.00 a page if you need more space for all the photos you want to include in your photo story.

My book printed up beautifully.

Shutterfly Photo Story is a free download on iTunes.  In order to use Shutterfly Photo Story you need to have an iPad 2 and above or an iPad mini with iOS 6 installed.

1 reader will win a code for a 20 page 8×8 hardcover photo book to create a Photo Story with the app.

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents ages 18+. No PO Boxes. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and will be randomly chosen. By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read and agree to the Privacy Statement and Giveaway Rules posted on our site. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

18 thoughts on “Shutterfly Photo Story for iPad and Giveaway

  1. I love that you get a free digital version so that you can share on Facebook or thru email. I also love that you can add a 30-second message to each page.

  2. Like that you can-
    Add photos from anywhere, like Facebook, Instagram and your Photo Stream.

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