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The EDITOR tab: The Book Editor

The Editor tab is divided into the Book editor, the Page editor and the Cover editor. This section will review the Book editor.


A new book project will appear as a single blank spread or three blank pages (single first page, single spread, single last page), depending on your Settings choices.  A card project will appear as a single sheet.


To change the preview size of the album pages, slide use the thumbnail slider in the top right corner to increase or decrease the number of pages per line.


Adding pages

To add an extra blank page to your project, click on the + signs on either side of an existing page. 



Adding photos to your pages

There are three ways to build an album:  

  • timeline mode: divide your photos within the photo collection pane into page divisions, based on their time stamp. For a step-by-step review of timeline mode, consult the detailed article on this subject. This workflow is ideal for any event-based album, such as a wedding, ceremony, party, travel experience or any activity made up of a series of smaller events.
  • album wizards: automatically create a multi-page sorted album into layouts. Two types of wizards are available - the photo book wizard (available for Wedding and Generic Photo Albums) and the proof book wizard. Wizards sorts photos into pages and layouts based on time/date, file name or ratings.
  • manual drag-and-drop: pull images onto your pages directly from the collection pane.


To manually add images to your page in the Book editor, drag one or more images from the collection pane to any page. It will apply the photo(s) into a random layout, or, if photos are already on the page, it will shuffle the layout to accommodate the new image.


Here is an example of a single image being dropped on a blank page:


Add multiple adjacent images to a page at once - drag over a selection of images in the collection pane, drag them to a page, and they will appear on the page in an automatically generated layout.


Hold the Control key (Windows) or the Command key (Mac) to individually select images, then drag the selection to a page to add them to an autogenerated layout.


Used Images

By default, used images will not be displayed in the collection pane, to allow you to more easily focus on the unused images. To all photos in the collection, click on the Menu icon and deselect the Hide images used in project option.


Images marked in green have been used once in the project. Images marked in orange appear two or more times.


Layout Shuffling

Images added to layouts on pages can be auto-shuffled into a new layout. Click on any one of the layout icons above a page to shuffle through layout options.
Shuffle only the right side or the left side page individually, or shuffle both sides respecting the gutter or across the gutter. If images are placed across the gutter layout, first reshuffle them to respect the gutter to enable per side shuffling.


Some controls will not be visible if your page thumbnail size is small. Increase the size of your page thumbnails to make all controls available.


Page Management options

To duplicate a page, hover over a page then click on the Duplicate icon. 


To reorder your pages, select a page and drag it to a new position in the page order. 


To delete a single page, hover over the page and click on the - icon. 


To delete multiple pages, hold the Control key (Windows) or Command key (Mac) then select individual pages. Click on the General icon to remove the selected pages.


Image Spacing options

Adjust spacing between images to individual pages in your book. By default, your layouts will be made with zero padding between adjacent image frames. To add padding between adjacent frames, move the spacing slider, and then apply a new layout to the page. The images will be closer together or further apart.

 


Page Editing

To open a page the Page Editor for fine-tune editing, select the page then click on the Pencil icon.


Style Presets

Style presets bundle collections of attributes to apply to your pages - background color, feature vs regular frame attributes (borders, image filters, etc.), text (font, size, etc.), shapes, and style-sensitive decorations. Learn about Styles in detail. Style presets are available on the left side of the Book editor screen.


To apply a style to all pages, click on it. If no individual pages are selected, you will be asked if you want to apply the style to all pages in your project.


In this example, the Champagne style has been applied to all pages in the project.


Apply a style to a selected page by checkmarking the page first, then click on the chosen style.


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