Digital photo books may refer to one of two things. The first is a photo album created online. Many websites allow users to create their own photo books using their personal digital photos that have been uploaded to the website; the company will then print the photo book, bind it, and ship it to the user. The second type of digital photo book is an electronic device that allows the user to load photos onto it, which are then displayed on an LCD screen.
Similar in appearance to a digital picture frame, a digital photo book is a convenient device that allows the user to carry hundreds of photos with them, to be viewed at the touch of a button. Digital photo books are typically powered by rechargeable batteries, and come with a small carrying case to prevent damage to the screen. The LCD screen is typically high resolution, to allow the best viewing possible. Photos may be loaded into the device in a number of different ways, depending on its design.
Some have slots to accept memory cards directly from digital cameras; this is convenient if the photos do not need to be edited in any way. Another option to load pictures onto digital photo books is to attach the device to a computer with a USB cable, and load photos onto it that way. Some photo books may also be able to sync wirelessly with a computer, the way a digital photo frame often can. For those who want to edit their photos first, this is a better choice.
Photos loaded onto digital photo books may then be organized for further convenience. These devices often allow the user to create albums, which is often necessary because of the large capacity of the device. The user will then be able to scroll independently through the photos, or the device may be able to create a slide show. Digital photo books are frequently used by professional photographers, who want a way to display their portfolios in a simple, professional, and eye-catching manner.
Either type of digital photo book, whether a printed version or an electronic device, can make a particularly nice gift. Digital photo books may be ordered online or purchased in most electronics stores. Electronic digital photo books can be quite expensive, but for those who want to have all their favorite photos with them at the touch of a button, they are an excellent choice.