PastBook is a free iPhone app to create photobook using any photos of your choice. The app lets you add photos by clicking them from within the app, import from your iPhone gallery, or import from Facebook. You can select each and every photo for creating your personalized photobook. The app also allows you to add caption to the photo so that you can describe the story behind the addition of that particular photo.
The app also lets you see the preview of the photobook before you can share it with others. The app also supports printing of photobooks (paid) with free shipping worldwide. You can create unlimited number of photobooks with no restrictions on the number of photos that you can add.
Note: The PastBook app also has a web version which lets you add photos from Instagram, Dropbox, Flickr, Picasa, Evernote, etc. However, they have mentioned that these features will also be added to iPhone app in the future.
Using this iPhone App to Create Photobook:
To use the app, you first need to get an account so that all your photobooks can be synced across iPhone app and web version of the PastBook. When you have added the account, tap on Create New to proceed and start making your first photobook. The next step is to give your photobook a name, add description and the most important thing, add photos.
You can choose to add photos by 3 ways: Click new one, import from iPhone gallery, and import from Facebook. You can add multiple photos at once and for clicking new photos, you have to tap on the Camera icon.
After selecting photos, you will see the interface for adding captions to each of the photos. You can add any comment or any important/special text or anything else to the photo as caption. On adding caption, tap on Add option to start the processing part of converting the photos to photobook.
When the processing part is complete, you will see the preview of the photobook as shown in the screenshot below. You can tap on Invite Friends option to share it with others and tap on Preview Photobook option to save it as PDF. If you want to add more photos to the book, then use Add Photos option.
Note: When you will choose to save the photobook as PDF, the app sends the download URL to your email. So you need to download it from that URL.
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PastBook is a good iPhone app to create photobooks using your custom photos from iPhone gallery and Facebook albums. I like the feature of getting it printed although it’s paid. If you don’t mind shelling out some bucks then you can go for it.