I put together this photobook (from Shutterfly, it's the Travel Snapshots theme) and it took forever. Not in a bad way. But it was not planned. I was all set to just upload the photos and place them on white backgrounds and be done with it. That's what I do for our family albums, which I make once a year, usually in January, so then if I lose my photos I still have the album. But then I saw this cool theme and couldn't resist. I actually kind of got weird about it and it was sort of exhausting, so I was thrilled when it was done. The cover photo was of a menu board at the Milk Bar—many of the great photos in it are taken by the insanely talented Amy Sly during my visit.
Years ago I used Blurb for an album. It was fine, but there were almost too many options. But I think I should look at Blurb again, it looks like they have a matte cover option. I have never used Pinhole Press, but I love the way the covers look. I wish Shutterfly made matte covers. What do you all use?