I used Artifact Uprising to create a great quality photo book for my daughter’s birthday. It does take some time but it is easy to collaborate and upload remotely. Results were really good and high quality. I also was able to take pictures of hand drawn cards or digital cards people created.
Once a year for the past 4-5 years we upload our Summer vacation photos into A|U and create a small, square album. The stack of them sits proudly on our coffee table, and they are truly treasured by us! We've created quick, custom albums to gift friends that visited us with a book commemorating our week together, and they've been a huge hit. The books are easy to assemble on their app with photos straight from your phone, and the prints are high quality yet affordable. We love that each volume coordinates aesthetically with the years' prior in a series that gives tangible reminder to our wonderful vacations.