I am looking for an online photo book service that:

  • can print a user created photo book on an actual paper book (i.e. not electronic)
  • allows downloading books as PDF (unlike Picaboo) without any visual watermark (unlike Shutterfly).
  • If such a service would offer such a PDF, then they would remove the "vendor lock-in": you'd be able to use any other printing service to reproduce a physical book. Apr 21, 2015 at 16:54
  • @BrunoLowagie they could make the PDF available for a fee. Apr 21, 2015 at 16:58
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    Seems a bit overkill, but Lightroom (adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=1930508&seqNum=5) can do that
    – VicAche
    Apr 23, 2015 at 8:46
  • @VicAche newest Lightroom CC can't do photobooks anymore Oct 2, 2018 at 21:32

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I think Canva allows for this. You can create all kinds of documents, and photo books is one of them. They are not a print service, so you cannot actually print it there, but it seems like you are not looking for that. Photo books can be downloaded at the click of a button, in PDF and multiple other formats, with no watermark.

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