Customize your page dimensions and margins in the Settings tab. Keep in mind that you can always change your project 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 MementoPix website, you may create custom page sizes. Depending on your regional settings, you may see one or more print-partner product as well.
When setting up custom page sizes, be sure to consult with your printing service directly to determine their exact specifications.- page sizes, margins, safe/bleed values, cover size & spine width, file format, and resolution.
To set up a custom product, click on Custom in the top left corner. Choose one of the standard formats in the lower pane below the page preview to use a template to customize. Change the dimensions to your required sizes on the right side of the page.
Default Random Layouts
When applying layouts (album wizard, auto-layout tools) Memento can place the layouts separately on the right & left sides of the page, or add full-spread layouts over the gutter (center) line of your page.
Choose Double to respect the center line or Spread to design across it.
Margins are custom guidelines which 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 applied to all four sides of the page, and another with larger edge margins with more padding on the top and bottoms of the page.
Note that you can custom adjust your margins while editing your individual page by dragging on the margin tabs on the ruler's edge. Margins are discretional guidelines that can be changed on a per page basis.
The printable area is defined by your printing company's requirements. These include the type, size and number of pages allowed.
Type of Book: 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).
Here 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 as per your printer's recommendations.
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.
Page size: Specify the finished (trimmed) size of a double-spread. You can also specify the units of measure.
Changing from inches to centimeters 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. 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 are set in the same manner as Page settings, except that a spine value is added. Note that the Width and Height dimensions refer to the entire trimmed cover, including spine.
Spine widths vary on the total number of pages in your book: more pages = thicker spine. Your printing company will be able to provide correct dimensions for your cover, based on the size of your finished book (eg. a spine width for a 21-40 page book, versus a 41-61 page book).
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