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Differences Between a Traditional Wedding Album and the iPad Wedding Album


It is a joy to be caught up in the wedding whirlwind. Emotions run high and you have no clue of what's happening around you! However, don't be clueless when it comes to choosing the right kind of wedding album, for that will be the only memory of your D-day for the rest of your life.

The iPad is the latest entry into the wedding photography world as an alternative to the traditional album, which helps you to combine your photos and videos into a single hand held album. A traditional wedding album cannot give you this seamless transition.

Basic features of the iPad wedding album

For those who are new to the iPad, it can be described as a pocket personal computer. It is slightly larger than the iPhone (9.5x7.4x0.5 inches) and weighs around 1.5 pounds or 680 grams. It comes in 8GB, 32GB and 64GB memory packages. It roughly translates 'the capacity to store thousands of photos along with your wedding videos'. You can even edit the photos in your iPad with apps. It can be connected to the internet, which means 'easy and instantaneous sharing'.

You can create slideshows of your wedding photos using in built or downloaded apps and carry it around in your bag to show it to your loved ones. It definitely looks lot more cool compared to a bulky mass of bound sheets with printed photos.

Difference between the traditional and iPad wedding album

Apart from the clich├ęd size difference and bulkiness, there are various aspectual differences between the iPad wedding album and traditional wedding album.

Clarity of photos and ease of viewing

iPad album: A good photo is the one that looks crisp and clear. The backlight from the iPad renders the photos vivid. The photos can be stored in high resolution and can be zoomed in for better view. You can view it in the dark too! The photos can be made into a musical video in a storybook style. Once done with the album, you are just a touch away from the wedding videos.

Traditional wedding album: The photos cannot be zoomed. You obviously cannot look through the photos in dark. In addition, if you want to watch the videos, that's a whole different story. You probably have to pack up the album, stow it away in a safe place, dig out the videos files from the computer or CD/DVD and then watch it. You might even lose interest half way!

Labor in designing the album

iPad album: There is no 'space drawback' in the iPad wedding album. This means you can select ALL the wedding pictures and do not have to leave out any photograph due to lack of space in the album. Thus, with the iPad, there is no compromise in the number of photos, or rather precious memories, to be included in your album.

Since there is no 'selection' involved, your album designing process becomes rather easy as you can do it as many times as you please until it is perfect. Even the groom would enjoy putting the pictures together!