5x7" Soft Cover Photo Books are currently available in the US and AU, and our 6x8 Hardcover books have just become available in the US. Steps for creating them follow. For ordering other products in the app, see Order cards and photo products, or Order prints.
- When the app home page opens, tap SHOP ALL.
- Slide the product categories list at the top of the page to the left, and tap BOOKS when it appears. Then tap the 5x7 Softcover Photo Book or 6x8 Hardcover Book.
- Select 22 or more photos and click DONE to proceed. You need 1 for the front cover, 1 for the back and 20 more for the individual pages for a book with a single photo on each page. Select more photos if you want pages to display 2-9 photos per page, or less if you want pages with text, but no photos. Learn more about selecting photos
- Once you've selected photos, the first 22 will be placed in the book where you have these options:
- For any page in the book, just drag a photo from the bottom of the screen to the photo spot you want to fill or replace.
- On any page, tap LAYOUT to view and select from a variety of layouts, including variations with text, text-only, and multi-photo pages (up to 9 photos per page), where you can use any extra photos you've selected.
- On any page, tap BACKGROUNDS to view and select a background color for that page.
- Tap a photo to zoom in, or adjust brightness and contract. Stretch the photo with 2 fingers to zoom in, and drag it with one finger to re-position it. Tap BRIGHTNESS or CONTRAST, make your adjustments and then tap the check mark. Tap Done to save the changes.
- For text areas, tap the text area, enter your text, and adjust the font, size, color and alignment as you like. When done, click the check mark on the upper right of the text editing panel.
- Tap the large + sign (see right) at the bottom of the screen to select another photo for the book.
- Tap the Save icon at any time to save your project to work on later (see note on saving below)
- Tap DONE to exit the page editing mode, and review your pages.
- In the review view, you can rearrange the order of pages in the book by holding one down, and dragging it to another position. This can only be done for interior pages, not the covers.
- Tap ORDER to add your creation to your basket.
- Tap CHECKOUT NOW to review your order and shipping options.
- On the Review Order screen, check each entry by clicking the icon on its right:
- Items: expand the section to show all the information about the products in your cart. You can Remove or Edit items, if desired.
- Shipping Speed: click the pencil icon to show all shipping methods, and choose the one you prefer.
- Ship To: click the pencil icon and enter the shipping address
- Enter Payment Method: click the pencil icon to enter your credit card or PayPal information.
- Enter Coupon Code: click the pencil icon and enter your code.
- Order Total: expand the section to see the cost of each item, shipping cost, and any discounts applied.
- Tap PLACE ORDER to complete your purchase. You will receive order confirmation in-app and via email.
Important: After adding your photos, you can save your book project any time by tapping the Save icon (see below left). Also, if you need to stop your work, and finish it later, make sure to save before exiting. Then, to access your project again, tap the main menu, and select Saved Projects (below right).
Tip: Many customers find it easier to select photos before choosing a product, especially if they have just uploaded photos. When you select photos, you will see several options at the bottom of your library screen. Just click SHOP, select a product, and continue at step 4 above.
- 5x7" softcover books and 6x8 hardcover books are the only sizes currently available in the iPhone/iPad app, and only in the US.
- The book cover finish is glossy with semi-glossy finish for inside pages; currently no other
options are available.
- Books are limited to 20-pages (+ front and back cover). Options to add pages will be coming soon.
- Text and multiple photos are limited to optional page layouts that contain them.
- Once you add the book to your cart, you cannot do any more changes to it from there. But if you need to make further edits, open the Saved Projects folder, tap CONTINUE to open the project and choose OK to apply subsequent changes to the copy already in the cart.
- Saved book projects in the app are not displayed in your web site account projects, so can only be edited within the app.
- Common questions about ordering in the iPhone/iPad app
- My photos on an iPhone or iPad, and selecting photos for products
- Order prints with an iPhone or iPad
- Order cards or photo products with the iPhone/iPad app