With services such as Instagram and Facebook being so popular, it’s strange to think that before the day of the smartphone and its umpteen megapixel cameras, we used to place images in physical photo albums and flick through them from time-to-time. Although times have changed considerably in the photography industry, plenty still regard actual photos and albums as part of the ‘real’ experience, and as such, we’ve seen a growing number of apps offer the shipping of images on canvas, in a frame, and even on fridge magnets. KeepShot for iPad is another following a similar trend, and allows you to easily create your own Photo Book in-app which is then subsequently shipped right to your door.

When you open the app, you can choose from a variety of different photo book types, and begin adding your photos right away. You do this by grabbing keepsakes from your camera roll, or sourcing images from your Photo Stream, Facebook, Instagram or Flickr pages. The whole process is fairly effortless, and with nearly two dozen different effects to apply, you can easily adjust the look to suit the image in question.

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To add an element of fun, you can also include various types of text, themes and stickers to proceedings, and there are plenty to suit any occasion. Once you’ve finished adding your images and having selected an appropriate size (from Pocket, Classic, or Deluxe Hardcover), you can then alter your desired paper styles, paper options, and printing styles.

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On the face of it, KeepShot looks like a good app, and with a special promotional offer seemingly granting a limited number of users a free photo book, it is worth checking out. Since we haven’t had the chance to see a finished photo book in the flesh, it’s always hard to gauge whether it’s actually any good or not, but with some users reporting of darker images than portrayed within the app, you may want to up the brightness / contrast levels prior to sending your request off for delivery.

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(Source: KeepShot for iPad on the App Store)

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