One thing that’s come out of this unusual year is hundreds, if not thousands, of photos of people enjoying their hobbies. If you went back to an old hobby, or if you tried something new these last few months, we bet you’ve been happily snapping away at your progress. Creating a photo book about your favourite hobby, or whatever else you got up to, with our Smart Assistant couldn’t be easier or faster. It really does create bonusprint photo books in a flash, and does all the fiddly work, like picking your photos and putting them into layouts in the blink of an eye, so you can have more fun making your photo book one of a kind. To give it a try, just download our editor. To get you started, here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most of Smart Assistant.

Get organised

If you don’t have your photos organised all tidily in one place, like on a hard drive, then it could take you a while to find all the ones you want for your photo book, even if you are using Smart Assistant. Try to always group your pics into logical folders so you’ll have a much easier time creating your book. One handy tip to remember is to always use the original image when using Smart Assistant. Using pictures that you’ve grabbed off social media won’t have the internal data that Smart Assistant needs to work its speedy magic.

Choose your layout for your photo book

Pick a photo book layout that you like from our options. That’s pretty much all you need to do now, other than get ready for Smart Assistant to leap into action. Then it’ll start to put your photos together to help tell your story for you. This is definitely the easiest way to create a photo book — you can just kick back with a cup of tea while it gets to work.

Create themed image folders

Whatever theme you want for your photo book, our Smart Assistant will work quicker and more efficiently if you group your themed pics into separate folders. So, for instance, keep your family photos in one folder, separate from your hobby pics.

Use the highest resolution photos possible

Using Smart Assistant, you’ll always get great looking layouts for your photo book, but you’ll need to provide it with the highest resolution images you can to get a really professional finish. If they’re low-res images then they could look blurry or pixelated when they’re printed. A good rule to remember is a photo needs to be at least 2MB in size to print with high-quality.

Add extra photos

Once Smart Assistant’s finished putting your photos into layouts, you could just stop there and order your book right away — it’s that easy. But you don’t need to worry about it taking over creative control of your project if there are changes you still want to make. Everything it does is editable by you. You can tweak photos, swap the order they’re in, take pics out, and add as many more in as you’d like.

Add the finishing touches to your photo book

When you’re happy with Smart Assistant’s super-fast selections and layouts, you can start adding in those extra special touches, like background colours, clip art, text, frames for the photos, and more. It’s totally up to you how many finishing touches you add in.

There are so many great subjects to make a photo book about, from the things you got up to this year, birthdays, pets, your kid’s artwork, your garden, or even a collection of old photos you might have found lying around. Whatever you want to create, Smart Assistant will make it quick and easy for you. All you need to do now is click the button below, and get creating.

Are you looking for more fun ways to get inspired? There are a million and one reasons to create a photo book — check out just a few of our favourites on our social channel.

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