How to Turn Digital Images into a Photo Book

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  1. JosephKirby

    JosephKirby New Member

    If you're unsure what to do with all your digital images, photo books are a great way to display and organize your most proud moments.
    • Digital camera (or memory card) with digital images
    • USB cord compatible with a digital camera (optional)
    • Computer with internet access
    • Email address
    One of our most cherished possessions are photographs of days passed. Whether it be life-changing moments, the classic school day snapshot, or an instant you want to always remember, life stories are told through images captured in a photograph. The days of the instantaneous Polaroid have been replaced by the dawning of digital images.

    Many amateur photographers have a hard time selecting images to print from their ever-growing database, or they do not have the means to store and organize them once printed. Photo books are a great way to display images in one easy-to-maintain location that is readily available to share with loved ones. After all, what is the point in capturing that special moment if it cannot be shared with others?

    • Download images to the computer.
    1. If the computer has a direct plug-in for a digital image memory card, insert a card into the computer and follow on-screen instructions for saving images to computer.
    2. If computer does not have a direct plug-in for a memory card, or images are not saved to a memory card, connect a digital camera to the computer through a coordinating USB cord. Then follow on-screen instructions for saving images to computer.
    3. Tip: Save images into a folder that is clearly labeled and easy to locate (i.e. Smith writing an essay 2020)
    • Develop an online account.
    1. From the computer, access the photo printing website by logging onto
    2. Join your Gallery by filling in the requested information (name, email address, password) into the online form provided.
    3. In a separate window, verify registration information by checking email and following directions outlined in the confirmation email.
    4. Once registered, you will be able to access your Gallery account by simply signing in with your email address and password.
    • Upload photographs, which are arranged into organized albums.
    1. Once logged into Gallery, select the Upload Photos button (a blue button located near the upper middle of the screen.) A new window labeled Upload Photos will pop up.
    2. In the Upload Photos screen, title album accordingly (i.e. Smith writing an essay 2020) in the text box that is labeled “Album Title.” An additional text box, titled “Description,” is available to add a detailed description to your album, the use of this box is optional.
    3. Select the Add Photos button (a blue button located at the top of the screen.)
    4. A Select Files screen will pop up, allowing you to browse files on your computer. Locate the photo file you wish to upload from by using the drop menu at the top of the screen.
    5. Once files are located, select all images you wish to upload (Ctrl-A can be used to select all) then press the Open button located at the bottom right of the screen.
    6. A list of images selected to upload will appear in the Upload Photos screen along with a thumbnail image of the photo selected. Select the yellow Upload button that is now highlighted at the top right of the screen to start the uploading process. An estimated time remaining will display as images are being uploaded.
    7. Once the upload is completed images can be viewed by selecting View Album.
    8. If you choose to use all images uploaded in your photo book, then choose Select All to highlight all images, otherwise select images individually by clicking the select button located under each image you wish to include in your book.
    • Create a photo book that will neatly display your images and tell a story you’ll be proud of.
    1. To the right of the screen will be a list of images you’ve selected to include in your photo book. If these are all the images you wish to include, select the Create a Book option above the listed photos.
    2. A window will pop up asking if you would like to have a website create the book (Auto-Create) or if you would like to customize the book yourself (You Create.) Choose the option that best suits you.
    Note: The “Auto-Create” selection will arrange the photographs in chronological order and will still allow for you to make last-minute selections of book size, color, and page layouts before ordering. The “You Create” function will allow for you to build your book from ground up, but can be time-consuming.
    • Choosing the “You Create” function will take you to a page where you can see the prices for the different sizes and styles of photobooks available through website. Here you select the size of the book in which you would like to create.
    • You can then choose the type of cover (hardback or paperback) and the color of the cover you wish to have. Once selections are made, select the Continue button located at the bottom right.
    • Website owners offer cheap custom writing services and many page designs for all occasions (new baby, wedding, springtime, etc.,) the next step in creating your photo book is to select the page style in which you will use, then select the Get Started button.
    • You are then directed to the photo book building a page where you can use the tools available to easily navigate through the pages of your book, select page layouts, add photographs (up to 16 photos per page,) and add text to help illustrate your images.
    Note: If you selected the “Auto-Create” function, this photo book building page is where you would have been automatically directed to, and your images would have already been placed.
    • Order your own photo book.
    1. Once your project is completed, select the Add to Cart button at the top right of the screen.
    2. You will then be directed to your Cart, where you are given the option to Checkout. If you are not making any additional purchases, such as prints, select the Checkout button located at the top right of the screen.
    3. The website will then direct you to a secure resource where you will enter your billing and shipping information and complete your purchase.
    4. Once you receive your photo book in the mail, review it. If you are unhappy with the results contact support immediately to arrange for an exchange or refund of the product.
    In Addition:
    The website also offers a variety of other unique ways to display your prized photos (greeting cards, calendars, mugs, key chains, etc.) and provides the security of safekeeping for all images uploaded to your account, even if they’re never printed. Don’t forget convenient print options available as well. If you are writing a term paper, you can choose to have your prints shipped directly to you, or place your online order for a one-hour photo print at a drugstore nearest you.

    Using your Gallery to produce a photo book to arrange your digital images is a fun and easy way to showcase memories for all to see. Don’t let your digital images slip through the cracks; share them for generations to come.

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