Customize your page dimensions and margins in the Settings tab. Keep in mind that you can always change your Settings at any time, and your project will resize to fit the new dimensions.
Depending on where you downloaded Memento Pro, you may find one or more manufacturers' preset available to select. These specifications cannot be edited - simply choose your desired product and move to the Photos Tab to start building your project.
If you have downloaded the general version of Memento Pro from the LumaPix website, you can create custom page sizes.
If you are entering custom dimensions for a printing service provider's product, please consult your printing service directly to determine their exact specifications.
To set up a custom product, click on Custom in the top left corner. Choose one of the standard formal sizes to use as a baseline to add your new dimensions.
Last, change the dimensions to your required sizes.
Design: Default Random Layouts
When automatically creating pages, Memento will either create layouts respecting the gutter (center) line of your page - or run the layout across the gutter (center) line.
Choose Double to respect the center line or Spread to design across it.
Design: Default Margins
Margins are custom guidelines that delineate your design region. Use margins to create negative space (padding) around your composition, giving your composition a more dramatic visual impact. Auto-layouts will use the margins to position frames within their boundaries. Margins are set to the top and bottom of the page and to the edge and gutter of each side of the page.
The example below shows two pages, one with a small equal-sized margin, and another with a larger unequal margin.
You can custom adjust your margins while editing your page by dragging on the margin tabs on the ruler's edge.
The printable area is defined by your printing company's requirements. These include the type, size and number of pages allowed.
Albums traditionally are composed of a single first page (front inside cover), a series of double pages, and a single last page (back inside cover). Some albums start on a double-spread. Choose whichever option applies to your printer's needs.
Choose Spreads+Single First/Last to add a single page at the start and end of your album (recommended as it is the norm).
This is an example of the single first page, used as an inside cover:
Choose Spreads only if you wish to design only double-page spreads.
Number of pages
Set the minimum and maximum number of pages for your album.
If your album has a set page number range, a warning will appear in the Editor if you try to add too many pages.
Warnings will also appear if you are over or under your target in the Review section.
Specify the finished (trimmed) size of a double-spread. You can also specify the units of measure.
Changing from inches to centimetres will not convert from one unit of measure to another. (eg; 10 inches will not be converted to 25.4 centimeters - it will register as 10 centimeters.)
Safe and Bleed Zones
A safe inset is a guideline to indicate the maximum area where "meaningful" content on your page will not be cut off during the printing and binding process. You can think of it as an absolute margin, though discretional margins can be added to achieve a better design effect (see below).
A bleed inflate slightly increases the size of your page so that any background color or photos extend past the edge of the page. This guarantees that there will not be any unprinted paper around the edge of your trimmed page.
As designated by your printing service, enter the safe and bleed zones values for your page.
The Cover settings set the same as the Page settings, except that you can add margins to indicate the spine width. Note that the Width and Height dimensions refer to the entire trimmed cover, including spine.
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