To be added to your cookbook, all of your photo files should be in a JPEG format. You can tell by their file extension ".jpg". If you are scanning or editing images, they should also have a resolution of 300dpi. You'll see a resolution warning as you edit your book if the resolution of your image is too low to print clearly.
You can upload photos from any page where a photo can be placed. You can add photos to certain page layouts, including the title page, section dividers, and some recipe pages and story pages. You can also add your own images to the front and back cover. To upload a photo, click the "edit" button and head to the "Picture" tab*.
You'll see the "Add Photos" Button. Click on it and choose either "computer" or "Facebook." If you choose "computer," a file explorer window comes up so you can locate your files on your computer. If you choose "Facebook," you will be asked to sign into Facebook to choose your photos.
Once the uploading has finished, you should see your picture(s) appear in your photo gallery. Your photo's title will be auto-populated, but you can edit the title by clicking on the text, typing a new title, and clicking the blue checkmark.
Using the search bar, you can search through all of your photos in your personal gallery as well as millions of stock photos.
*Don't see a picture tab? You'll need to change the page layout to one that allows a photo. Go to the "layout" tab to see your options.
i have downloaded two photos but i can no longer see the tab to enlarge the photo to full page. I must say the i dont particularly the new format it is much harder to use
Make sure that the layout you have selected allows for a picture. For example, "Recipe Top / Picture Bottom" has a picture, but "Full Page Recipe" does not.
Lynette, just change the layout to "Full Page Picture" under the "Layout" tab.
These instructions are not complete. You need to specify that in order to be able to upload the photo, you need to change the page format first. The page has to be in a "photo" page style before you can see the photo upload button.
That's true Tara. Most page formats do allow for a photo, but if you are using a page layout that doesn't allow for a photo, you will need to change the layout before adding it.
How do I upload photos stored in Shutterfly?
Want to add photos
What are the optimal sizes of the photo. I uploaded a 300dpi image and part of it doesn't show. I can reduce the size of the image, but I can't find any information on that. Does each photo page need a specific size?
Am I able to create a book containing scanned in copies of hand written recipes? It’s a collection of recipes for the adult children whose mother passed away.
Hi Becca-- great question! Yes, lots of our customers have created cookbooks with handwritten recipes. Here's an article with more information: https://createmycookbook.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/213509608-How-can-I-add-old-non-digital-photos-handwritten-recipes-and-recipe-cards-to-my-book-
Q: How do I upload photos stored in Shutterfly? A: You'll have to download those photos to your device first, then upload to our site.
Q: What are the optimal sizes of the photo. I uploaded a 300dpi image and part of it doesn't show. I can reduce the size of the image, but I can't find any information on that. Does each photo page need a specific size? A: 300 DPI is perfect. Most of our photo placements are better suited for landscape photos, but the size isn't really as important. You can click "Fit Image" which will fit the image to the area, allowing you to see the image in full.