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How to Get Started: Photobooks

How to Get Started: Photobooks. Follow these steps to start creating your custom photobook

After downloading the Mimeo Photos app in the Mac App Store, follow these steps to start creating your custom photobook.

1. Select Your Photos

Select photos or an entire album that you would like to include in your photobook.

Pro Tip: if you would like to add more photos after creating your photobook project you can easily do so by dragging and dropping photos into your project.

2. Create Your Photobook Project

Click the plus icon (+) next to My Projects and then select BookMimeo Photos. Your new photobook project will automatically open.

3. Choose Photobook Dimensions

Select either a hardcover or softcover book and the size dimensions. For more details on the photobook products we offer, check out this article.

Pro Tip: you can always change the photobook size and cover settings later on, but it may affect existing layouts and designs.

4. Toggle Autofill Preference

The autofill feature automatically places your photos throughout your photobook. By disabling autofill on the top right corner when prompted to select a theme, you will be able to place your images into your photobook layouts manually.

5. Select Your Theme

Mimeo Photos offers countless themes to pre-design your photobook with unique layouts, fonts, and colors. For unlimited creativity, start from scratch with the blank theme.

6. Customize Your Photobook

Customize your photobook with additional edits, adjustments, and designs. Mimeo Photos offers countless layouts, background colors, text options, and more to create a photobook exactly to your imagination.

For more creating and editing tips, check out our helpful articles here.

7. Editing Your Pictures

Mimeo Photos is tightly integrated with Apple. You don't have to exit your project to edit your photos. Follow the GIF above and steps below to apply edits:

  1. Double click on a photo in your project's layout or click Edit

  2. You will automatically be placed into the Apple Photos Editor

  3. Make your edits

  4. Click Done

8. Preview Your Project

Always go back and give your photobook that final run-over. If you really want a closer look at your final project, click here to learn how to export a PDF of your project.

After exporting a pdf and opening it from your email:

  1. Confirm that each picture is properly aligned to your liking.

  2. For a single photo spread across two pages, be aware that the very center of the photo will be in the binding, so you may want to adjust the image or change to a Layflat book.

  3. If you used borders on your photo, make sure the image isn’t placed right on the edge of a page.

For more helpful proofing tips click here.

9. Ordering Your Photobook

After your photobook is ready to print, select the Buy button on the top right corner. 

After inputting shipping and credit card information, you can also adjust the quantity of your order and enter a promo code before placing your order. 

Looking for more information about creating customized photobooks? You may find the answers to these FAQs helpful:

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