Ok so the desk in my office at lunch does not make the best photo studio but I could not wait to post the pictures of this book. The picture quality of the photos used are very high resolution and look great in person. I printed 8 of my favorite - 8X10 photos from our trip to snowbird. 2 of the pictures were of the trail maps, which is what I used for the front and back covers. For the front of the "2009" I used the same picture of the trail map, cutting out the "009" from the front picture and gluing them separate to the individual pages. However on the BACK of the "2009" it is a solid picture for the entire page and sanded the edges all the way around. See pictures. I added a few rub-ons left over from unused travel packs I had in my stash and an viola a cute mini album with hardly any effort.
PS - I printed the photos at home on my epson using premium glossy photo paper.