Well, that was no fun. While I was stymied by SQL table syntax, Kaz, Jeremy and some other folks started discussing the best way to make photobooks for the grandparents.
[We didn't do that this year, but I DID print out some photos at the local Ritz Camera in DC by uploading them at RitzPix.com, and they were great. I used both large, digital cam pix from the Fuji E550 and phonecam photos, which turned out just fine as 2x3 or 3x4 prints. I printed a small series of the small images, framed them all up, and shipped them all out for pianos, desks, and every three-handled moss-covered family credenza I knew.]
Anyway, the latest version of iPhoto has a photobook option, but even with the new templates and tools, it's still annoyingly inflexible for anything but pic/caption layouts. Shutterfly has its fans [and it interfaces seamlessly with Picasa, a free photo sharing/editing/management application that's now part of Google] as does MyPublisher.com.
No one's mentioned printing off of flickr yet, though. The company announced a partnership with qoop.com, which prints a very clean (i.e., theme-free to some, appeal-free to others) version of flickr photosets, with options for titles and captions [which need to be input in flickr]. Pretty barebones, but it's a look. [There's also mention of blogprinting, which may be of interest to folks around these parts.]
Previously: making your own boardbooks