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Costco Photo Review – Personalized Photo, Photo Books, Canvas Prints, Calendars

There is nothing perfect than a photo book album to save your precious memories. Photo albums are the great way to revive your old memories and cherish them forever. They are still better than storing your photos on your mobile device as the photo albums have a different charm.

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And luckily it has become even easier to create your photo album. You can create and customize your photo album with yourself. Yes, you read that right. Now, it’s possible to create your photo book online and order it. There are many websites which offer the photo album creating and delivering service. And there is one of the best such websites available which offers you a lot more than just creating a photo book and that is Costco Photo. Costco Photo is an online service which lets you create personalized photo books and delivers them to your doorstep. Here is everything you need to know about Costco Photo.

Features Of Costco Photo

Costco Photo is a big online service and offers you a variety of creative products. You can make it a one-stop solution for ordering the photo books, canvas and other related stuff for giving as a gift or for your own usage. So,  let’s have a look at the services offered by Costco Photo and its other features.

User-friendly Interface

We will start with the interface of Costco Photo center online website. Well, I was impressed by the whole website as it’s modern and stylish. The website provides all the services and products on its homepage so that the members can easily find the service they are looking for. The menubar is filled will all the product options or you can directly go to the footer area for viewing the available products. One thing which I liked most about Costco Photo is that it has included a video tutorial with every product so that the members can get an idea how to create a particular product and order it. All these features and layout makes Costco Photo an easy to use service.

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Photo Books

The main service for which people come to Costco Photo is its photo books service. You can create your very own personalized photo book and order it on Costco Photo. The photobook is the best way to preserve your sweet memories and revive them later with a full feel and the emotions which nothing else can do. Create your annual family photo, special occasion photo, birthday photo book, anniversary photo book or just a simple photo book with as many photos as you want. Not only for you but its also a great thing to give your special ones as a gift on their birthday or some other occasion.

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Costco Photo lets you select the back cover of your photo book too. It has 3 options of cover for you, viz. softcover, hardcover and premium lay flat. You can choose any one them as per your budget and need. The hardcover is good to keep your photo book from any damage and also gives an amazing look to it.

Not only the photo book cover but Costco Photo also offers you variety of themes to choose from for your photo book such as travel, classics, everyday design, floral, occasions, wedding, baby & kids, holidays and so on. All the theme designs are just great.

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Costco Photo also allows you to add text to your photo book for giving it even more personal touch.

Variety Of Options

There is a lot more than photo book on Costco Photo. Costco Photo offers several products for your own use or for giving them as gifts to other people. Below are some products you can customize and order from Costco Photo.

Calendars

What can be a better way to start your new year than a personalized calendar. Costco Photo offers personalized calendar service in which you can create your calendar by adding different pictures to the page of each month of the calendar and also add captions to the photos. Now you can cherish the memories all year round with the customized 11.5 x 14 premium calendar. It also lets you highlight a special occasion by embedding small photos in the day box of the calendar.

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Greeting Cards

Want to surprise your BFF with personalized greeting card on his/her birthday? Want to make your parents’ anniversary special by giving them a beautiful personalized greeting card? Then Costco Photo has that option too. Create personalized greeting cards for holidays, announcements, invitations, birthdays, and so on.

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Wall Decor

Now give your home a new and classy look with the help of wall decor product of Costco Photo. You can select a variety of photos like abstract images, classics vintage photos, fine arts, travel, animals, children arts, popular landmarks, beach style, black & white and so on. You only need to select the images and it will provide the options to choose the print of the photos you want. It offers three print options for the wall decor.

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  • Acrylic Print – The acrylic print Costco Photo lets you make your home stylish. In this print option, your photo is printed directly onto an optically clear, .22” thick museum-quality acrylic and provides a superb image quality.
  • Metal Print- If you want to make your wall print shine then metal print of Costco Photo is just for you. In this print, your photo is infused with a .04” aluminum panel. It also gives the decor a glossy finishing with a smooth and polished finish.
  • Canvas Print – If you want to print your photo directly onto a poly-cotton woven canvas with a museum quality finish.

Give these photo gifts to someone on a special occasion and no doubt it will stand out your present from the others.

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Photo Throws

Another creative product Costco Photo offers you is Photo Throws in which it wovens your photo on a 100% cotton throw with vibrant colors and textured edge.

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Photo Editor

Another helpful feature of Costco Photo is a built-in photo editor. If you haven’t edited your photos then don’t worry you can edit all of them in Costco Photo using its photo editor to give them the desired look. Crop the photos adjust their brightness, contrast and so on.

Upload Photos From Social Networks

You don’t necessarily have to upload photos from your device whether its phone or computer as Costco Photo allows you to upload photos from social networks like Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google photos Picasa, GDrive, One drive, dropbox etc.

How To Use Costco Photo 

Now, lets us see how to use Costco Photo for ordering your own photo books or any other item. The first thing you should know about getting started with Costco Photo is that it only lets its members log in to the site and order something. Means, you need Costco Photo’s membership in order to start ordering the stuff. For the membership you need to contact Costco Photo and give out your information like email id, passport size photograph, etc. and it is also necessary that you should be the citizen of America or Canada for becoming the member of Costco Photo. Once you become a member of Costco Photo, simply follow the below procedure for ordering your product on Costco Photo.

  1. So, the first thing you need to do is to go to the official website of Costco Photo.
  2. Now click on the signup button available at the top right corner of the homepage. Simply fill the asked details and you will also have to enter your membership ID otherwise you won’t be able to signup on the site.
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  3. Once you are done creating your account Costco Photo, simply upload the photos to your account from the Upload button given in the menubar options. Directly upload photos from your device or log in to any of the social media accounts to import photos from there.
  4. Now, just click on the product you want to order. For instance, you need to get a personalized photo book then click on the Photobook option form the menubar.
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  5. Next thing you need to do is to select the photo album theme and the photo book cover of your choice and click on the continue button.
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  6. After that, select all the photos from your photo gallery which you want to add to the photo book album.
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  7. You can now customize your album by changing the layout, add new photo area or even add some new photos if you missed some of them.
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  8. It also lets you zoom in, crop or rotate your photos. Once you are done doing this all simply click the add to cart button and that’s all you need to do. You can pay the money by any method and your order will be delivered to you in mentioned time.
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Pros

  • Easy to use.
  • Variety of products available.
  • Amazing canvas, metal and acrylic print.
  • A wide range of sizes available.
  • three kinds of photo book cover available.
  • Inbuilt photo editor for manipulating the photos.
  • Good quality of photo print.
  • Reasonable pricing.

Cons

  • Only members can order the products.
  • There is a limitation for the minimum and the maximum photos added to the photo album. The number of photos in a photo book should be at least 30 and the only 73 photos can be added to the photo book.

Conclusion

I found Costco Photo helpful and incredible website. The services offered are more than Walmart photo center. A wide range of products are available on it that you can get for yourself or to give to other people as gifts. Also, it’s quite user-friendly and you can create your photo book album within a few minutes. The tutorials given to explain the procedure to create each and every product are very helpful. The cost of the photo print is reasonable and the quality of the print and the overall product is worth the money. So you try the service for yourself and share your experience with us.

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Shivani Srivastava

Shivani shrivastava is an active tech blogger. She has graduated from Delhi University. She has contributed a number of great and informative articles to the internet. Apart from blogging she loves music, games, puzzles and reading. Share your views with Shivani in the comments.

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