A photo book of your own images is more than just a simple photo album. It's a personal collection printed and professionally bound in a form that wouldn't look out of place in a proper bookshop.

Such a product would have cost a considerable amount of money not so long ago, but thanks to the abundance of companies providing a photo book service, it's now easier and cheaper than ever to upload your shots and order a photo book using your computer.

We selected ten photo book companies and tested their services from start to finish. We looked at the design process, the freedom you have in creating your book, including text and image layout, the delivery times, and crucially, the finished product's print and bind quality.

Read on to discover what we found…