{Review + Giveaway} Photogenie – Make your own memories

During the June holidays, we went to Batam with my mum and aunt and just like any other holiday, we took plenty of photos. This time, to make it special, I decided to give the photos to my mum in a photobook format instead of just developing them for her as I could add in captions as well as design the book and add a personal touch to the photos. It was really timely that Photogenie approached me to give their photo books a try!

Photogenie is a Singapore based company that allows you to customise your photo book using a simple software and they will print and delivery them to your doorstep, everything done online, in the comfort of your home. Photogenie is a wholly owned subsidiary of KHL Printing Co. Pte. Ltd. – one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most established printing companies since 1978 (and it’s the company that prints our widely read TODAY newspaper) – I was quite assured that my travel photo book was going to turn out just lovely!

I’ve previously made photobooks to document my little ones’ growth and activities that we did together so you can say I am quite experienced where it comes to making and designing photo books. For the uninitiated, here’s what you can expect from Photogenie!

First, download the software

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and let the application download all the necessary items –

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This will take quite a while so you can go grab and coffee and get something done first

It’s a one-time off wait though there will be updates every now and then, like when there are new decorative items/ background templates etc.

After that, I simply selected the category of photo book:

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then the product type:

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and eventually, the photo book I wanted:

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After that just upload the photos you want to add to the album and you can start deciding how you’d like to do up the album. If you are in a rush or are just not so much into designing an album but would really like to have a photo book, I’d say Photogenie is really the choice for you! It’s the first software that I’ve worked with that comes with a pre-designed album so you can just slot your photos in. No sweat. No fuss.

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And if you’re the type that loves to add your own touch, there are plenty of scrapbooking items to decorate your pages – great for scrapbooking wannabes who don’t want to spend a bomb on buying all the cute scrapbooking items!:

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And after I was done with the entire album, I’m sure you’re keen to find out how it turned out, so here it is!

It arrived, looking quite like a pizza:

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But it was definitely much much heavier than a pizza – and made of really good quality!:

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Here are a few of the pages in my album which I would like to share with you:

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I love to spread a photo across the two pages so layflat binding is my top choice so that I can get the entire photo without compromising on any part of it or the continuity of the pic

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I made use of the provided templates and altered them to suit my tastes – saves me loads of time designing everything on the 40 pages from scratch!

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I added masks to some of the photos to give the blurry effect – that’s one of my fav ways to jazz up the look and make the photos taken at a scene fuse together beautifully

I really love how my album turned out and I can’t wait to give a copy of it to my mum and aunt! I’m sure they’ll be very pleased to revisit the memories of the trip we took together by browsing through the photo book whenever they want!

Now here’s the best part! Photogenie has kindly extended FIVE 200 x 300mm softcover perfect bind (40 pages) photo books worth $62.80 each! Simply fill up the Rafflecopter widget below to participate!:

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Disclosure: I was given two complimentary photo books for the review. All opinions expressed are as usual 100% mine.

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57 Responses to {Review + Giveaway} Photogenie – Make your own memories

  1. Angie.S says:

    Lovely photogenie book! I’ve lots of holiday photos sitting on my desktop, this would come in handy 🙂
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  2. Nice & interesting concept! An alternative to scrapbooking?
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  3. Summer says:

    This is cool! I wanna make a photo book of our travels and keep them as memories for life! =) Thanks for hosting!
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  4. The 6 categories are:
    Baby
    Family
    Occasions
    Travel
    Wedding
    Create your own style
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  5. Motherkao says:

    The 6 categories are: Baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding, create your own style.

    Would love to have this to finally have something in print for the thousands of photos I have in my hard disks, haha!

  6. Waiwai says:

    Baby, family, occasion, travel, wedding, create your own style

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, would love to have a photo book for my kids!
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  7. DinoMama says:

    Time to get myself a photo book!

    The 6 categories are family, baby, travel, wedding, occasions, create you own style =)
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  8. The categories are
    – family
    – baby
    – travel
    – wedding
    – occassions
    – create your own style 🙂
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  9. carol says:

    hv used a few digital photobook making services and softwares before. would love to try out photogenie too!

  10. Ooy Mei says:

    The 6 categories are
    1. Baby
    2. Family
    3. Occasions
    4. Travel
    5. Wedding
    6. Create Your Own Style

  11. Adeline says:

    The six categories are: Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding, and Create Your Own Style. 🙂
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  12. Yvonne Ng says:

    6 Categories are as follow

    Family, baby, occasions, travel, wedding and create your own.

    🙂

  13. Regina says:

    Lovely books to document the holiday, Angeline!

    6 categories:

    Baby
    Travel
    Wedding
    Create your own
    Family
    Occasions
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  14. Shermeen says:

    They are baby, family, occasions travel, wedding and create your own style.
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  15. SARINA LIM says:

    Answers: Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding & Create your own style.

  16. Meishan says:

    It looks so convenient and results are lovely! Would love a book for my own family.

  17. Ra says:

    6 categories :

    Baby
    Travel
    Wedding
    Occasions
    Family
    Create your own style

  18. Ling Siew Ng says:

    Baby, family, travel, occasions, wedding, create your own style.
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  19. ting says:

    The catagori are baby, family, travel, occasions, wedding and create your own style. 🙂
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  20. K Tang says:

    The 6 categories are:

    – Baby
    – Family
    – Occasions
    – Travel
    – Wedding
    – Create Your Own Style

  21. Yvonne says:

    The 6 categories are Baby, Family, Travel, Wedding, Occasions, Create your own style.

  22. Florence says:

    I would love to win one of these!

  23. Florence says:

    The 6 categories are : Baby, Family, Travel, Wedding, Occasions, Create Your Own Style

  24. Saralyn says:

    The 6 categories are
    1) Baby
    2) Family
    3) Travel
    4) Occasions
    5) Wedding
    6) Create your own style

  25. Yay. I love giveaways.
    The categories are baby, family, travel, occasions, wedding and create your own style.
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  26. Winnie says:

    The 6 categories are baby, family, travel, occasions, wedding & create your own style.

  27. Estella says:

    Yay LOVE photo books! The 6 categories are baby, family, travel, occasions, wedding and create your own style…
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  28. Chuyan Kwek says:

    The categories are:
    Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding, Create Your Own Style.
    Thanks for sharing this giveaway.

  29. Diana Gale says:

    Nice!!

    The categories are:
    Baby
    Family
    Occasions
    Travel
    Wedding
    Create Your Own Style

  30. Sarah says:

    Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding, Create Your Own Style.

    I so need a photo book! I haven’t been printing out any photos for the last 3 years! I Know… bad bad bad.

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Muaks!

  31. rena says:

    The categories are:

    Baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding and create ur own style. .

    thanks for the give away. ..

  32. Eileen says:

    Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, wedding, create your own style

  33. Shirley Yong Wai May says:

    The 6 categories are :-
    Baby
    Family
    Occasions
    Travel
    Wedding
    Create Your Own Style

    Thanks for the review & giveaway. Never done any photobook before hehhee

  34. Ai Sakura says:

    The 6 categories are: Baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding, create your own style.

    Thanks for hosting!
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  35. Rosalind says:

    They are baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding and create your own style! Thx!

  36. Mabel Lee says:

    OMG! I love making such photo albums for my children on a yearly basis!!!!! Love putting together all my favourite photos of them in a year into a booklet!
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  37. Mabel Lee says:

    The six categories are BABY, FAMILY, OCASSIONS, TRAVEL, WEDDING and CREATE YOUR OWN STYLE!!
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  38. Lilium says:

    The 6 categories are : baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding and create your own style.

  39. Evonne says:

    ans is Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding, Create your own style. =)

  40. Susan says:

    The 6 categories are
    1. Baby
    2. Family
    3. Occasions
    4. Travel
    5. Wedding
    6. Create your own style
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  41. Shih Hui says:

    They are: Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding and Create your own style.

  42. Edlyn says:

    Aiya I think the answers are obvious since 300 people have already posted it, but it’s baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding and create your own style. HEE 😉
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  43. Florinda Tay says:

    baby, family, occasion, travel, wedding and create your own style!

    Supported and I must win ah!!

  44. Jolin says:

    I love photo books!!

    The 6 categories are: Baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding, create your own style.

  45. Jess says:

    The 6 categories are baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding, create your own style.

  46. Joyce says:

    The six categories are:
    Baby
    Family
    Occasions
    Travel
    Wedding
    Create your Own Style

  47. Jean says:

    Lovely photo book!! The six categories are Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding and Create your own style.
    http://www.photogenie.com/gallery.php
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  48. shuxin says:

    They are baby, family, occasions, family, travel, wedding and create your own style. Gd review and i m looking fwd to the give away!;)

  49. Lynn Soh says:

    The 6 categories are: Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding, Create Your Own Style.

  50. Meishan says:

    Excellent software! Especially for busy parents. 🙂

  51. Serene Seah says:

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway !

    The 6 categories are :

    1. Baby
    2. Family
    3. Occasions
    4. Travel
    5. Wedding
    6. Create your own style

  52. Liza says:

    Ooh ooh ooh! The categories are:
    Baby, Family, Occasions, Travel, Wedding & Create Your Own Style.

  53. Lynette says:

    baby, family, occasions, travel, wedding, create your own style.

    kakakaka

  54. jaime Chan says:

    Baby family occaaion travel wedding and creatw your own style

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