This album is very pretty. Bright leaf green and deep naturals. There are straps to hold your photos or memos in will fit a 4x6 or 5x7 vertically. If you want horizantal viewing you have to turn the book. The album is pretty strong in natural smell eminating from the foliage and papers used to make the book. I would suggest opening it from the plastic wrapper to let it "air" out a bit.