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Photo Books

Your memories matter and that’s what makes our TIPA award winning photo books perfect for preserving them. Make a photo book for yourself or create one to share with family and friends using our free software. It's easy and your personalised photo book will be professionally printed, quality checked and packed at our UK lab.

Your treasured memories, wrapped up in love

Discover more CEWE PHOTOBOOK formats and options

How to make a photo book

1. Download our software

Our free photo book software is award-winning and intuitive to help make photo book creation easy.

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2. Upload your photos

Upload photos from your phone or computer. Alternatively, you can import photos from DropBox or CEWE myPhotos.

3. Configure Your Photo Book

Select which size photo book you want to create and configure the cover and paper types.

4. Personalise your design

Personalise your photo album with frames, beautiful templates, Clipart, text and even video.

5. Leave it to us!

We'll print your new photo book in our UK lab and deliver it straight to your door for you to cherish over the years.

Tips, tricks and ideas for creating a photo book

There are so many possibilities when it comes to creating your CEWE PHOTOBOOK. Including paper types, size options and design features, lets us show you how to transform your memories into a lasting keepsake.
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Your Guide to Creating a Birthday Photo Book

Each moment you’ve experienced together has its own special memories and feelings that are evoked when you revisit it. With studies showing that looking back at old photos produces a feeling of positive mental wellbeing, taking a trip down memory lane can be beneficial in reinforcing our relationships and bonds with others, too.

How to Create a Personalised Baby Photo Book

Many of us will remember the tradition of keeping a lock of baby’s hair and their tiny hospital bracelet in a book – you may even still have yours – and we’ve got some ideas on how to bring the baby book bang up to date with a CEWE PHOTOBOOK, whilst keeping that traditional feel.

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Behind the CEWE PHOTOBOOK with London Food Photographer Sue Atkinson

Sue Atkinson is a well-established, professional Food and Drink Photographer who has been commissioned by the likes of Krispy Kreme, Warburtons, McCain’s, Tetley and McDonalds.

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Make Your Own Coffee Table Book

A coffee table book is usually an oversized, hardcover book that is filled to the brim with stimulating, eye-catching visuals. They typically refrain from large amounts of text and rely on the imagery to hold your attention.

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Photo Books vs Photo Albums

Your precious memories shouldn’t be forgotten – they should be celebrated. And what better way of doing so than presenting them in a photo book or photo album?

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CEWE PHOTOBOOK Cover Design Tips

The beauty of creating a CEWE PHOTOBOOK is that every single element of your book is designed by you. Your album of special memories begins and ends with the cover; it’s the first impression and the last word on your work.

Most popular photo book themes

Whether you’re shopping for the perfect gift or looking to commemorate your own favourite memories, making a photo book is a versatile way to celebrate life’s best moments. Fully customisable and with every page designed by you, each photo book is as unique as your experiences. Browse our most popular themes and get inspired to create your own!

Travel Photo Books

A travel photo album makes the best holiday souvenir! Look back over your incredible journeys and amazing adventures, and create a gorgeous photo book to keep those memories fresh forever.

Baby & Child Photo Books

Big eyes and tiny toes, it’s no wonder new parents take so many photographs! These early years fly by, so do something special with all those pictures and create your own beautiful baby photo album.

Wedding Photo Books

You have hundreds of pictures from your big day, so use them to make something really special. Create a totally unique wedding photo album you’ll love looking through together for years to come.

Paper types

Choose from six paper types, each of which has been carefully selected for its quality. If you choose one of our photographic papers, you can create layflat photo books; perfect for displaying your photos in all their glory across a double-page spread. Make your CEWE PHOTOBOOK even more beautiful with the perfect paper.

Classic Paper (200gsm) Traditional Book Binding, up to 202 pages

Classic Paper is a versatile all-rounder perfect for any book or occasion. Digitally Printed with a semi-matte finish. FSC Approved.

High Gloss Paper (200gsm) Traditional Book Binding, up to 154 pages

High Gloss Paper adds a unique sumptuous depth and brilliant colours to your photos, thanks to a high-quality UV coating. Smudge and moisture-resistant.

True Matte Paper (160gsm) Traditional Book Binding, up to 202 pages

For amateur photographers, professionals and photography enthusiasts. Our True Matte Paper stands out due to its elegance and sophistication. Discover a unique roughened texture and a velvety-matte look on the inside pages and cover, soft contrasts and mild colours. Perfect for photo books with text.

Classic Photographic Paper (368gsm) Layflat Binding, up to 130 pages

Photos printed on Classic Photographic Paper are produced with a stunning level of detail and outstanding colour intensity. We use a traditional wet print process for an extremely high level of detail and a large colour range. Perfect for panoramic photos over two-page spreads.


Gloss Photographic Paper (382 gsm) Layflat Binding, up to 130 pages

Gloss Photographic Paper brings out the brilliant colour vibrance in your photos. The traditional wet print process provides you with incredible colour intensity with a UV Gloss Coating, while our Layflat Binding is perfect for panoramic photos over two-page spreads.


Matte Photographic Paper (370gsm) Layflat Binding, up to 130 pages

Our Matte Photographic Paper is bound Layflat, and features outstanding depth along with a one-of-a-kind deep-matte finish and non-reflective surface. Printed with a traditional wet print process for very fine detail rendering and a lifelike visual appearance.


Cover types

Make your masterpiece stand out with one of our stylish photo book covers. Choose from five options, so whether you want to create a faux leather, linen, softcover, or hardcover photo book, you’ve got the flexibility to do just that. Each cover is designed to give your creation the perfect finishing touch – the final flourish of style to your extra special CEWE PHOTOBOOK.

Choose a traditional, durable, hard-backed cover to protect your photo book.

  • High quality
  • Customisable spine
  • Gold, Silver or Gloss Highlights available
  • Available with up to 202 pages

Our flexible, lightweight softcover photo books are perfect for carrying on the go, making your photo book incredibly versatile and easy to flick through.

  • Flexible, Laminated Cover
  • Personalised Softcover
  • Personalised Spine
  • Available with up to 130 pages
Booklet Booklet Booklet

Just like a brochure, the pages inside the booklet cover fold into each other and are held together by staples.

  • Cover with staple binding
  • Pages fold into each other, just like a brochure
  • Available with up to 50 pages
Faux Leather Faux Leather Leather Cover

Perfect for portfolios or a classic album of family photographs, our leather covers are smart and stylish. Create a book you’ll treasure for a lifetime; a keepsake the whole family will love with the traditional style of a vintage photo album. Choose from classic black, marbled brown or contemporary white, and you can even add gold, rose gold, silver or gloss Highlights.

  • Padded leather cover
  • Available in Black Leather, White Leather and Marbled Brown Leather
  • Available with up to 130 pages

A fine woven linen cover can be the perfect option for baby albums and wedding books. With a tactile feel and a choice of white, grey or cobalt blue, this is a modern and unique way to preserve your treasured memories. Also available with gold, rose gold, silver and gloss Highlights.

  • Premium Linen cover
  • Available in Matte White Linen, Matte Grey Linen and Matte Blue Linen
  • Available with up to 130 Pages

The difference in bindings

Learn more about the binding types available for your photo book!
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With Traditional Book Binding, your book will be classically bound with high-quality adhesive to give the feeling of a real book.

  • High-quality adhesive binding
  • The highest degree of quality and service - every time
  • Available for photo books with Classic, True Matte or High Gloss Paper
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Do you have stunning panoramic shots to display? Are you putting together a professional wedding book? Our layflat binding is the only way to showcase your photos seamlessly across a double page. Create a CEWE PHOTOBOOK that’s perfect for showing off to your friends and family. We can’t promise they won’t want to take it with them!

  • Completely flat pages
  • No image loss in the centrefold
  • Perfect for panoramic photos
  • Available with Photographic Paper

Add Highlights to the cover of your personalised photo album

Present your story in style with a beautiful, tactile finishing touch.

Photo book creation tutorial videos

Design dilemma? Feeling stuck while you make a photo book? Explore our photo book tutorials for expert tips and tricks to help you create the best design you can. Whether it’s your first book or your fifteenth, we’re here to help every step of the way.


Want to create a high-quality custom photo book? We use the latest printing technology alongside the best paper and inks to make sure every book is as exceptional as the last. And it’s all put together by people who are experts when it comes to making books. The majority of our books are made here in the UK at our lab in Warwick, where we’ve developed a great team who are passionate about helping bring your photos to life in beautiful books.

We print hundreds of thousands of photo books each year, and each one is carefully checked before it leaves our lab. Only the best will do when it comes to your photos, which is why we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all books. If you’re not entirely happy with your book, simply get in touch and we can arrange a replacement or full refund, with no fuss.

Ready to start work on your customisable photo book project? Discover our full range of photo books today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Starting from just €7.99, CEWE PHOTOBOOK pricing depends on several factors such as the size of the book, the cover and paper types used, and the number of pages. To find out more, take a look at our photo book range for a full list of prices.

It’s simple really; a photo book is a photo album you create online or in an app that we print out in stunning quality for you to keep hold of forever. Choose a size and paper type, then upload your pictures and customise each page with backgrounds, text, clip art and frames. With a photo book, it’s easy to put your personality onto every page. Anything goes, so you can make your book your way. Discover photo books here.

CEWE are committed to being a carbon-neutral company.

The FSC (Forestry Stewardship Council) promotes the responsible management of forests around the world and we are proud to say that we have been FSC®-certified since 2013.

As CEWE belongs to an industry that relies heavily on paper, environmental protection is incredibly important to us and we do everything we can to protect it. For further information, read more about our continuing efforts towards being green.

Yes! The award winning Creator Software has a built in creation wizard which can automatically layout all of your photos for you. It's really convenient if you already have a folder of images and aren't sure where to start because once the smart assistant has created a photo book for you, you're then free to rearrange images and add any additional design elements you wish, like clip art and text.

Layflat photo book binding allows you to print seamlessly across a double page spread as the binding doesn’t have a gap or gutter between the pages. Your photo book will lay completely flat when you open the page which allows you to enjoy the full image without any interruptions from the binding.

Layflat binding is available with Classic Photographic Paper, Gloss Photographic Paper and Matte Photographic Paper.

You can create your CEWE PHOTOBOOK using our online editor, however for the full range of design elements, layouts and graphics we would advise you to use the free CEWE Creator Software. With an intuitive user interface and the option to save your creation offline, you can create a beautiful photo book, featuring your favourite images.

It’s simple really; a photo book is a photo album you create online or in an app that we print out in stunning quality for you to keep hold of forever. Choose a size and paper type, then upload your pictures and customise each page with backgrounds, text, clip art and frames. With a photo book, it’s easy to put your personality onto every page. Anything goes, so you can make your book your way. Discover photo books here.

Awarded "best photo service in the world" by the TIPA World Awards in 2020 for the 3rd consecutive year, CEWE has the expertise in printing recognized that's been recognised for almost 60 years. The award winning software, the UK based customer support, the outstanding quality and 100% satisfaction guarantee means our customers expect the best and we strive to deliver the highest quality.


Whether you’re using your computer, tablet or phone, we’ve made it simple to turn your favourite photos into a personalised album you’ll really love. We have a wide selection of templates and themes to choose from and you can include captions by adding text. A great way to store digital photos, books can be fully customisable. Find out how you can make a photo book today.

CEWE Photo App

  • Design anytime and anywhere
  • Quick installation
  • Save projects permanently in the app

CEWE Creator Software

  • Wide variety of designs
  • Easy installation on your PC
  • Save projects permanently on your computer

Design Online

  • Start designing straight away
  • No installation necessary
  • Save projects online for 6 months

Why choose CEWE?

We’re a proud part of Europe’s number one photo company.
We want you to love your photo product. If you’re not 100% happy, we’ll help you out, no matter what.
Have questions or need advice? Our customer support team are available 24/7.
We're committed to our sustainability performance and wide-ranging social responsibilities.