Pros / Even the most inexperienced designer can produce a custom photo book with this software.

Cons / Picaboo's books are not of the highest quality.

 Verdict / This photo book editor is a good choice for making very simple photo books quickly.

Picaboo’s user-friendly photo book publisher is filled with design tools and templates that are good for the beginner and the professional alike. There are over 60 different themed templates, and by simply dragging and dropping, you can place a unique template on every page of your photo book. Although the book editor is simple to use, the resulting photo books are not of the highest quality.

Picaboo’s basic photo editing tools help you polish your images or match them to the backgrounds. You can adjust the brightness, contrast saturation or opacity of any image, as well as add filters to make the photo black and white or sepia.

While there are plenty of themed templates, you can make a book from scratch and design your own templates and pages. If you select a template, Picaboo does the rest of the work with its autofill feature, automatically placing photos on the pages. However, you can’t make adjustments to the page elements on predesigned templates. If you want to switch book sizes or styles, the editor maintains the interior of the photo book, making it easy to switch from one book to another.

In our experience, Picaboo's print quality was fair. The service alerts you to low-resolution images before you print so that you can resize or remove them from your photo book. As such, your pictures should be high quality; however, we still saw some blurry images in the book we made.

The custom photo books come in five different standard sizes, both landscape and square dimensions. The company only offers two different types of covers: a less expensive soft cover or a sturdy hard cover.

Picaboo offers technical support for its services. You can contact a representative through email or live chat. It also offers a FAQs section that provides solutions to common problems.

  • Print Quality
  • Template Quality
  • Available Sizes
  • Ease of Use
  1. Quality score based on books we made.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 5  Picaboo
    87.0 %
  3. 93.0 %
  4. 93.0 %
  5. 100.0 %
  6. Category Average
    86.4 %


Picaboo is a user-friendly photo book maker. Unfortunately, the final result we saw was of mediocre quality. This makes Picaboo a good choice if you want to make a simple or fun photo book for a vacation rather than a keepsake for a significant life event.

Specifications and Benchmarks

Shipping & Support

Express Delivery
International Shipping
In-store Pick-up
Gift Services
Money-Back Guarantee
Live Chat
User Forums

Album Creation

Ease of Use
Online Storage
Online Album Sharing
Import from Social Media
Collaboration Access

Quality & Services

Print Quality
Template Quality
Number of Backgrounds
Processing Time (days)
Pre-designed Books
Custom Layout
Large Quantity Discount


Price for 8 x 8 Hardcover
Standard Shipping
Total Cost
Cost per Additional Page
Up to $1.75

Book Options

Available Sizes
Cover Options
5 x 7
8 x 8
8.5 x 11
10 x 10
12 x 12
11 x 14
Leather Cover
Hardbound Cover
Softbound Cover
Lay-Flat Cover
Fabric Cover
Window Cover
Dust Cover