How do I design a photo book?

Collage.com photo books are a fun way to commemorate any event. Designing your book on a mobile device? Checkout our mobile tutorial here

To start a book project, don't forget to first sign in to your project saves to your account as you design. 

You can make a new account anytime by clicking the button and filling out the form for a new account.

Once signed in, you can click "New Project" to start a new book or "Edit" on an existing book project to continue it. If you're starting a new project, you'll have to select the desired book, cover option, and size before you begin.

Now you're ready to start designing! 

Project Photos

When beginning a new photo book project, the upload box will pop up automatically, but you can also access the uploader at anytime by clicking Image title under the "Project Content" section to the left of your photo book project. 

Click "Upload Photos" then "Choose Photos" to begin uploading. 

Once your images are uploaded, you must select them so they have a blue checkmark , and then click  to add them to the left side photo bank.

  • To learn more about our uploading options, please check here. 

Once the images are in your photo bank, you can design your pages in two ways.

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1) Auto Place 

Auto place will automatically place the photos onto your pages. The photos will be added in sequential order rather than randomly. New pages will automatically be generated depending on the number of photos.

Auto place will also offer to generate a collage on the front cover of your photo book using all the project photos. If you'd rather not, you can decline and customize the cover yourself.

  • Note: if you auto add all the photos to your front cover and wish to remove them, click any photo and then click  from the toolbar that'll appear above the photo to clear the cover.

2) Manually Placing

To manually place the photos in your book, you can click and hold a photo while dragging it from the side photo bank to the page you want it on. Photos can be moved between pages in the same way.

To design a page

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Some tools such as Templates and Text can only be used on individual pages. To add a text or a template, you first must zoom into the page by clicking the  by the page number.

This brings the page into full view to edit and extends the toolbar so you can access all our page design tools. 

To learn more about our layout options, click here. To learn more about our text options, click here

You can switch between pages by clicking the Previous and Next buttons next to the page numbers. To return to the overview, click the magnifying glass icon to zoom out.

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Moving and Deleting Pages/Images

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To move or delete pages, click  in the toolbar. To move pages, simply click and hold while dragging the page. To delete a page, you can click the  icon on the page corner. Remember, photo books have a minimum of 20 pages, and pages can only be deleted in pairs (front and back). If you delete a page with other pages behind it, the other pages will move forward.

To delete an image from the page, either drag the images off the page and back to the Project Content section to the left or click the image, then click the Image title trash can icon.

Utilizing all of Collage.com's design tools will result in a unique, personalized book to enjoy. 

Ordering

If you'd like to order your finished collage, add the item to your cart by clicking Image title (Image title on mobile devices), and then

  • You can enter any gift or deal vouchers on the cart page and follow the prompts to submit your order.

For a more in-depth tutorial on redeeming deal codes, click here.

For a more in-depth tutorial of the checkout process, click here.

If you need assistance, please contact our Customer Satisfaction Team via chat, phone (1-888-797-1902), or email (support@collage.com).