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Anyone can now produce an impressive-looking book from their own pictures or texts - with help from experienced digital printers and book publishers: Hansaprint and WSOYpro.

The popularity of paper photographs is waning, but the market for photo books is booming. WSOYpro, a division of Finland's top publisher, entered the photo-book business a couple of years ago, and teamed up with Hansaprint at he beginning of year 2011. Kuvatkirjaksi (Pictures as a Book) service was originally aimed at photography professionals and demanding amateurs. Soon its wide selection of book models and clear book-creation programme began to also attract ordinary users of digital pocket cameras.

In March 2011, computer magazine MicroPC ranked Kuvatkirjaksi service as Finland's best, citing the following factors:

  • Broad selection of book templates
  • Impeccable printing quality
  • Page gluing sturdier than competitors'
  • Clear instructions for creating photo books
  • Ready-to-use templates in the InDesign layout programme