How to Make a Photo Book Using the Pixajoy Mobile App
It’s not enough that we’ve made it possible for you to make an amazing photo book by yourself using your laptop or computer. With the Pixajoy Mobile App, we’ve also made it possible for you to create your personalised photo book and other premium photo gifts via your mobile phones.
Do you know what this means?
Memory keeping on the go! With the Pixajoy Mobile App, you’ll be able to document each and every special occasion as soon as it happens. This will allow you to record all the teensy-tiny details into your photo book when the moment is still fresh.
Note: In my own personal experience, I manage to create a photo book for my brother’s engagement ceremony using the Pixajoy Mobile App literally 2 hours after the ceremony ended! Talk about quick!
So without further delay, here’s a step by step process on how it’s done.
Step 1: Download the App
This is a pretty obvious step. You can’t use the Pixajoy Mobile App if you haven’t installed it yet. Previously the app was only available for Android. But after undergoing some serious revamps to make it more user friendly and aesthetically pleasing, we’ve released a version for Apple ios too!
Once you’ve downloaded the app, go ahead and launch it. It’ll lead you to a sign up/login page. If you haven’t registered for a Pixajoy account yet, go ahead and register. If you already have a Pixajoy account, go ahead and sign in using the same email address and password that you would use on the Pixajoy website.
Step 2: Select Your Product
The next step is to select the item that you’d like to create. Here, you can choose to either select the ‘1 Minute Book’ to document your moments or you could scroll down a bit further and select ‘Photo Book’.
The Difference Between the ‘1 Minute Book’ V/S ‘Photo Books’
The ‘1 Minute Book’ is a very simple style photo book that starts off with a minimum of 20 pages and a set maximum of 60 pages. It requires a minimum of 21 photos to create a book and will feature 1 photo per page (1 photo for the cover, 20 photos for the inside content). You can choose to add on photos and increase the page number if you like.
What you can do:
- Create a Mini 6×6 sized Photo Book
- Change the photo border (Have your photos printed with either a Border, Full Bleed, Actual Size)
- Change the theme (Background design)
- Swap Photo Positions
The ‘Photo Book’ is the more advanced option. It’s recommended to use at least 41 photos to create this book as it features several layout styles – allowing you to fit more than 1 photo per page (with a maximum amount of 4 photos per page).
Just like the ‘1 Minute Book‘, the ‘Photo Book‘ option starts with a minimum of 20 pages but you can add up to a maximum of 80 pages for the book!
What you can do:
- Change photo layout styles
- Change Theme (Background design)
- Swap Photo Positions
- Add text
Step 3: Upload Your Photos
Once you’ve picked out the kind of photo book that you want to create (inclusive of cover types and size), it’s time to upload your photos. A good tip before creating a photo book is to have all the images that you plan to use organised and grouped into a folder on your phone.
Additionally, one cool feature with the Pixajoy Mobile App is you can select multiple photos at once. And we don’t mean the usual method of selecting images one by one.
With the Pixajoy App, you can use all 5 fingers (though we usually use 3) to select the images you want to use in one shot!
Step 4: Editing Your Photo Book
Once you’re done selecting your photos, click the checkmark and watch as your photos are automatically placed in the photo book layouts. If you’d like to change the positions of the photos, simply ‘click and hold’ on the page until the ‘swap’ option appears.
Additionally, if you want to edit the photo (fix the alignment) or change the layout, simply ‘long-press‘ the image and the editing options will appear.
If you’d like to add text, simply click on the text box and key in your message. You can also change the font styles and colours.
Step 5: Place Your Order
After you’ve finished editing your photo book to perfection (by your own standards – because when it comes to personalised photo books, the only real opinion that matters is yours), it’s time to place your order and check out.
All you need to do is click on the ‘NEXT’ button located on the top right-hand corner of your screen.
Depending on which type of book you choose to create (either the ‘1 Minute Book‘ or ‘Photo Book‘), you’ll be asked to select your preferred cover type (hardcover/softcover), paper material/finishing and whether you’d like to add on any accessories (like a slipcase) before it’ll lead you to the check out page.
After you’ve finished making your selections, the last thing to do is confirm your delivery address, make the payment and wait for your book to arrive.
Bonus: Once you’ve successfully submitted your order, Pixajoy will help generate a FREE Digital Copy of your Photo Book that you can share with your friends and family on social media.
So if you’re an avid phone photographer or someone who likes to keep an account of your life or family history, why not try turning your digital photos into physical photo books. There are multiple benefits to doing this.
Some of which include:
- Able to clear your phone memory without guilt/worry
- Able to easily share your moments with friends and family (and maintain the privacy of your phone!)
- Able to proudly display your photography works in real life
- Physical copies of photos also act as great gifts
If you’re interested to explore more products or advanced design options, feel free to visit the Pixajoy website.