Maybe it's your first photo book, or maybe you just need a quick reminder of what to look out for before you place your order - either way, we're here to help! Here's a quick checklist of things to check your project for before you place your order:
1. Make sure your images are in the color profile sRGB
For color consistency between screen and print, make sure every image is converted to sRGB. Check our how-to guides here on how to change your color profile, and the reasoning behind it.
2. Check the trim zones
That grey border you see around every page in the Editor is the trim zone - any amount of that space may be cut off during production. If you want your images to be full bleed, make sure each image is dragged completely through that zone to the end of the page. If you want a border, make sure no amount of the image lies within that grey zone.
3. Delete those blank pages
Every page you see in the editor will print, even if it is blank. To prevent blank pages in your book, head to the Organize tab and delete the extras!
4. Turn your screen brightness down
Often, we have to edit for the difference in how images transfer from a screen to print since the screen is backlit and the print is not. Also, since we use matte paper in all of our books, the ink absorbs a bit more, so darker images may appear even darker in print.
To avoid your photos printing dark, drop your screen brightness down to 50%. From there, adjust the brightness of each photo until it looks ok.
5. Review your project in full
Double check every text box, layout, and image to make sure all is well before you order. We’re inspired by your unique perspective and creativity, so we don’t make any changes to your images or project once it’s been ordered. Take time now to make sure there are no typos, repeat images, or other design errors.