Most Popular File Formats Accepted
We accept .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, and .png. You can add them from your computer or your favorite photo site.
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Our online photo editing software (no download required) lets you resize, crop or rotate your photo until you get the exact look you're going for. Customize at will!
Not sure if your image is large enough for photo gifts? No worries - our software will warn you if there's any issues. Get a free PhotoBin storage account too if you want to store your photos in high resolution.
The quality of your photo is key. The best way to check your photo is to open it up in an image editor and view it at a large size. Is it blurry? Is it grainy? Are the colors correct? It’s also a good idea to leave your photo at the size it was shot. Scaling a photo up or down will most likely detract from the quality.
Where do I start?
Once signed in on PhotoBin.com (see upper right corner of website), check out our quick-start guide to see how to build a great book, and browse the questions and answers below as well for more information.
Where are my previously saved photo books?
After you Sign In on www.PhotoBin.com, click your username in the upper right corner, then click “Saved Projects.” Your saved projects will appear, sorted by product and date.
How do I order my photo book?
After completing your photo book, be sure to preview your book to ensure it’s the way you want it to print. This is your opportunity to make any last additions or edits. (Unfortunately, we cannot edit your book for you after the order is placed.) When ready, click the “Preview” button. Then click the “Add to Cart” button, and finally the “I Approve” button (we really want you to be sure you’re ready). This will load your finalized photo book project into the shopping cart. Then click “Proceed to Checkout” and you’re all set.
How do I upload photos?
If you haven’t started your photo book, select the style and size of book you want to create and click the green “Get Started” button. Next you will see our quick-start guide to build a great book. Take a moment to check out the Helpful Tips section or, if you’re ready to start, click the green “Create Photo Book” button, which will put you into the Upload Photos tab. Click the blue “Add Photos” button and select your photos from your computer folders. Click the “Open” button in the lower right corner, which will return you to the previous screen but you will see the files you selected ready to be uploaded. Next, click “Start Upload." Your newly uploaded photos can be found in the "My Photos" tab under your book layout.
If you have started your photo book project and it is opened already, click the “Upload Photos” tab on the top horizontal navigation bar. Then click the blue “Add Photos” button and select your photos from your computer folders. Click the “Open” button in the lower right corner, which will return you to the previous screen but you will see the files you selected ready to be uploaded. Next, click “Start Upload.” Your newly uploaded photos can be found in the "My Photos" tab under your book layout.
How can I rotate my pictures?
While creating your book, click the photo, click “Edit photo…” from the toolbar that pops up. Then click either “Rotate” button to turn the image left or right. Then click the green “Accept” button in the lower right corner of the pop up.
How do I move pages?
To move pages, click the “My Book” tab, found under your photo book layout. This tab will reveal all of the spreads inside your book (each spread is two connected pages). Click on the spread you want to move and drag it to the position desired. Note that single pages cannot be moved, only spreads can be moved. Also note, you may move spreads within the book, but not to the very beginning or very end of your book. You may click the small double-arrow button in the right corner of the tab section to expand and see all pages of your book. Click it again to minimize that view.
How do I add pages?
To add pages (also called Sheets), click the “My Book” tab, found under your photo book layout. Be sure you are on at least page 2 of your book to activate the “Add Sheet” button. Adding a Sheet will insert it between the pages of a spread. Note that a Sheet is two pages (a right front and a left back). For example, clicking on the page spread 4 and 5 and clicking on the “Add Sheet” button will give you the same page 4 but add a blank page 5 and page 6 and move your existing page 5 to become page 7.
How do I customize my book?
To add text or photos, change templates or backgrounds, add clipart and other customizations once your photo book project is open, select a tab from the menu found below your photo book layout. You will see tabs for My Book, My Photos, Templates, Clipart, Backgrounds, Borders and Text. (If you do not see these tabs under your open photo book, look to see that the blue “Customize” button is clicked.) To use the Customize features, simply click the tab you want and drag and drop the items desired onto your photo book layout. To customize photos, click on the photo to open the photo editing toolbox (move, resize, rotate, edit photo, crop, etc.). (Note: You may not add customization to the inside front or back covers of the book.)
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Please see the other sections of this FAQ page. If you still do not see an answer to your question, please email our Customer Service team at CS@photobin.com or call 800-441-3175 in the U.S. or 858-869-9900 outside the U.S. Hours of operation: Mon.-Fri., 9:00 am to 5:00 pm., PT.