Uploading Photos

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*.

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You'll see an "Upload" Button. Click on it and a file explorer window comes up so you can locate your files on your computer. Once you’ve selected the photos you wish to upload, click on the “Open” button and you should then see status bars appear for your selected photos. Once the uploading has finished, you should see your picture(s) appear in your photo gallery. Click on it, and an orange border will appear indicating it is selected. You also have access to millions of stock photos that can be added to your cookbook. 

*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. 

 

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    A Dwornik

    How do I get to this page in your new format?

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    A Dwornik

    I do not see a "picture tab" icon on the recipe pages that I am editing.

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    Lynette Neville

    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

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    Katie

    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.

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    Katie

    Lynette, just change the layout to "Full Page Picture" under the "Layout" tab.

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    Tara Renner

    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.

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    Katie

    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.

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    Jane McMahon

    How do I upload photos stored in Shutterfly?