Creating custom photo books on Snapfish is enjoyable and easy. There’s a user-friendly interface, as well as many predesigned and themed templates.
This photo book service lacks some selection in terms of design elements, and the interface is not the most intuitive.
Nixplay's Iris has both inner and outer beauty, with three gorgeous finishes and high-quality screen. And this frame is smart. It dims or brightens its screen depending on the level of ambient light so you can view each photo to its best advantage.
Blurb offers unique designs and features with its online photo book service. Unlike other services, Blurb gives you free rein over the design of your book. You can upload a PDF with an InDesign plugin, or upload Word and Google Docs to get started.
Shutterfly bought Tiny Prints in 2011, so you can access this sister service from Shutterfly’s website.
Cardstore allows you to create photo cards with an attractive template, or you can start with a blank card and make one all your own. This photo card service is very easy to use and offers a few standout features, including a delivery service and an online address book.
Amazon Prints helps you save money on photo cards by being the least expensive service on the market.
Postable is a good photo card service with plenty of template options for all the major holidays and events of all kinds. Many of the designs on the website are simple but nicely conceived and formatted, without a lot of the busy or dated elements that we saw on some sites.
Nations Photo Lab is a good option if you want to purchase decent photo cards on a budget. The paper quality isn't the fanciest, but the print quality is good.
CVS Photo was one of the least expensive services we compared. The holiday designs were beautiful and well implemented, and the printing quality was excellent. However, this photo card service didn’t cover as many holidays as some other services.
Walmart Photo is a great option for anyone purchasing photo card projects on a budget or for anyone who needs a printing job done in a hurry. The paper and mailing options are limited, but the service provides decent finished products. Our testers gave this service high marks in a blind evaluation.
The Pix-Star FotoConnect offers impressive flexibility that allows you to organize your photos your way from anywhere in the world. You get a lot of control over aspects like how long each photo displays and how the frame transitions between photos.
The NIX Advance X08E is a digital photo frame that gives you beautiful image quality without costing too much. The sleek and slim design gives this unit an attractive look and makes it a welcome addition to any setting.
The Aluratek ADMPF310F digital photo frame has limited video file compatibility, but it does a good job of playing music and photo slideshows.
Muvizu:Play+ gives Windows users access to dozens of templates to help you create a vibrant world of various characters. It is easier to use than many of the other programs we tested and is a great option for anyone who doesn’t have drawing skills.
Digicel’s FlipBook cartoon maker software uses time-honored cel animation methods to create your animation masterpieces and is designed with the traditional animation artist in mind.
Stopmotion Studio is different than most of the other 2D animation programs we tested since it focuses on animating physical objects instead of hand-drawn characters.
Smith Micro Software's MotionArtist is designed with comic artists in mind, providing a way to add movement and sound to their creations.
Adobe Animate CC is the rebranded version of Adobe Flash. It gives you access to professional-level drawing and animation tools so you can get the exact look you want from your work. We were able to use bone rigging and animation paths to quickly animate scenes.
CrazyTalk Animator by Reallusion is great 2D animation software for both artists and those who don’t have drawing skills.
We found MOHO Debut to be a relatively easy animation program to learn and use. Since it is compatible with drawing tablets, it made it easier to sketch out our ideas. It also offers plenty of premade character options, so you don’t have to be an artist in order to use it.
Character Animator is a fun animation program that allows you to use motion capture on pre-created character puppets.
Walmart Photo is a digital photo printing service that many turn to for their photo printing needs due to its ease of use, great selection of photo gifts and printing options. With this digital photo printing service, you can quickly share individual photos and digital albums by email or Facebook.