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How To Make a Custom Photo Book From Your Mobile or Instagram 🌟

We have put down some useful tips on how to make the best custom photo book from your pictures.

Doesn't matter if you are taking photos on your phone or a profi camera, being a photographer is more about a state of mind. With our online editor you can print snaps from Instagram or Facebook and make a beautiful custom photo book right from your phone or laptop. So let's do this!

1) Choose a book theme

The most difficult thing about creating a photo book is to choose the right photos. Figure out what story you want to tell and gather all the pictures:

  • Wedding photo book
  • Travel photo book
  • A book dedicated to the one you love
  • Baby photo book: the first years with my family
  • Best moments of last year
Be aware, you may become addicted to photo printing.

2) Select a type of photo book:

Photo book

Budget friendly version of a classic photo book with personalized book cover.

  • Smaller Photo book 6.7×6.7″ | $13
  • Bigger Photo book 8×8″ | $17

Print now

Made for regular printing: daily little moments, our time with friends, weekend trips, monthly collections. So you can always keep them handy and treasure all these moments you captured on the camera.

Photo book with light sheets, with V1 binding, size 17x17 cm / 6.7×6.7 inches, for $19 

Layflat Photo Album

Our signature photo book. Solid binding, thick paperboard pages, custom book cover, seamless sheets.

  • Layflat Photo Book 8 × 8″ | $44
    Layflat photo book with custom book cover.

    Premium photo book made for special occasions: weddings, portfolios, family and kids photography, trips of a lifetime, graduation pictures & special moments.

    Layflat photo book, hardcover, size 20 × 20 cm / 8 × 8″, for $44

    3) Gather your pictures

    Select a variety of photos to best illustrate the theme you have chosen. Think about the selection. It's good to balance photos of people with snaps of nature, food or details. You can upload the pics right from Instagram, Facebook, PC and mobile phone.

    • Create a folder of quality photos in your pc or mobile gallery.

    ⚠️ Don't want to lose your project? Create an account or log in to keep your book saved.

    4) Design the book cover

    Each photo book has two cover options: printed paper hardcover or natural carboard cover with textile binding. Paper hardcover is best if you want to combine photos and colors. Natural cardboard is better for black&white photos.

    • Choose the type of book cover.
    • Upload photos.
    • Personalize the color, layouts and add title and also spine caption.

    ⚠️ Choosing an arbitrary colour of the cover is possible only for paper hardcover. Natural carboard cover comes in 6 textile binding colours.

          It's time to make your own book cover.

          5) Customizing a photo book

          • There is no need to crop the photos before uploading, you edit everything in our online editor.
          • Upload photos at the beginning, arrange them properly and then adjust them.
          • If necessary, you can easily upload more photos and swap them by dragging the photos from page to page.
          • Play with colors and captions, do not forget emojis ⭐️📍💐🍤🎆🚗

          🔆 Tip: It is better to choose a few great pictures than tuns of poor quality ones.

          5) Combine layouts

          We have carefully prepared layout options for the book that match each other. It looks good alternating large photos on the whole surface of the book with smaller ones. This will make it fun to go forward and reveal the story. You don't have to worry about having your photos organized by the book when they were taken. What is more important is how they fit together in color or contrast from a distance and detail view.


            • Put one great shot across both pages.
            • Contrast is important, such as small and large photo, image and text, landscape and detail.
            • On a double page, you can show a small story or a single moment on multiple images using multiple photos.

            Watch our video tutorial ⤵️

            It can tell you how to create such a book on our website. You don't need to download anything in advance, just open www.squared.one/photobooks and get started!

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