Be sure you know which flipbook program you want to use — Stellar.co recommended

Little did I know the adventure I would embark upon.

Having used issuu.com for years, I wasn’t ready for the number of options I had for creating a flipbook.

There’s a variety out there, and in my naïveté I chose the one with a free download.  Instant Flipbook is a nice program, but its $77 price tag for my itty bitty experiment wasn’t as immediately satisfying as the quick download was.

I had already chosen 22 .jpgs for my photo gallery, reduced their sizes to less than 1 MB each, renamed them, and resaved them as .pdfs.

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Among a list of flipbook programs available online, Instant Flipbook looked good because it offered a free download.

I tried a few free flipbook programs, like the Instant Flipbook above in which I had to take one more step to combine the 22 .pdfs into a single .pdf, but nothing was working easily.

Then I remembered Steller.co, which is a mobile app.

I signed up, chose the 20 picture limit (no other editing or preparation), and after adding a caption was able in less than one minute to publish to Facebook and Twitter.

I shared the flipbook links by email to myself for use here.  My email notification from Steller looked thus:

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https://steller.co/s/6Mh3Vmdj4k6

– Get Steller free on the App Store:
https://steller.co/download

Sent from my iPhone

 I recommend Stellar for a quick flipbook with no fuss, no expense, and least amount of effort.

 

Michelle Harmon

Michelle Harmon is in her 13th year of teaching and advising the school newspaper at Borah High School in Boise, Idaho. She is state director of Idaho JEA and President of the Idaho Student Journalism Association.

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