StoryPad™ - Photo Editing Software Guide
1. Choose your photo product and preferred size
Select the photo product that you would like to make such as photobooks, canvas prints, photo prints or gifts. Choose from a range of sizes, quantities and styles. Afterwards, create a name for your photo project and click on the "Create" button.
*Tip: [For Photo Book Makers Only] View our ready-made photo book templates and designs here. If you would are in a rush or want your photo book real quick, you can simply opt for our photo book design services as well.
2. Choosing your photos
Upon entering the design page, click on the "+" button located on the top left corner of the designing plane to choose the pictures you would like to use for your photo product. Your photos will then be listed in the "Photo" tray and are now ready to use.
3. Fill in photos
To insert a picture, simply drag-and-drop your photos into the designing plane. If preferred, you have the option to have your page filed as a single photo, background or a spread across both page (for photobooks).
Tip: For photo books, avoid placing important photos in the center of two pages. We use top quality lay flat paper to give you the best of bindings and for you to enjoy the most out of every page but there will still be minimal amounts of images that become hidden from view if placed directly on the center gutter.
*Tip: Avoid placing important parts of a photo on the RED lines. The red lines are "bleed lines" which are the areas that we will use during our trimming process. Image parts placed outside the red lines will be removed during the trimming process.
4. Rotate, crop, rearrange & resize photos
Resizing - Simply click and drag the blue dots located around the picture upon clicking to resize your photo
Cropping - Click and drag the sides of the photo inward to crop your photo
Rotating - Click and hold on to the green dot to rotate your photo to your preferred angle.
Predesigned page styles - To make you design the best of the best, our designers prepared some page styles that will surely to dazzle all your photo products, simply drag and drop them to position them in the entire page for your photos.
5. Photo editing
Make your photos pop with dazzling effect simply by considering to include some filters on your photos. To have a unique feel to your photos, simply add the Black & White or Sepia filters. We have other enhancement options as well such as Sharpen, Skin Tone, Contrast and Noise Reduction adjustment tools to bring out the best of your photos.
6. Predesigned page styles, masks and backgrounds
If you want an easy star to a beautiful photo product, start designing your photo product with our predesigned "Page Styles". Simply drag and drop the layout you like on to the designing plane. You can adjust the layout as you please as well. We have many page styles prepared for you so feel free to use them to make your photo product.
You can add some effects or "Masks" to your pictures by drag and drop the "Masks" you like onto your photo box and it will automatically scale to fit your photo nicely.
We have prepared some backgrounds for you as well and you can choose the ones you like from the "Backgrounds" tray on the bottom.
7. Text and fonts
Your photo product will become truly unique when you add some tiny messages with quirky fonts. Story PadTM will automatically load all the fonts you have in your hard drive and you can simply select the font.
Tip: If you do not see any fonts that you like, you can simply download a few from the internet. A generic Google search will show thousands of results for FREE quirky fonts available for download. When you download the fonts, simply open the file, click "Install" and when the "Install" button turn grey, click on the "Close" botton and you are done!
8. Changing of sizes (Photo Book Only)
If you were to change your mind on the size of the photo book that you want, simply click on the "Change Product" icon and you can choose the respective book types that you like, click "Change" to finish the switch in product.
Tip: When you change the sizes of your photo book, please ensure that you go through your photo book design once again to ensure everything is in place. There are times when photos are misaligned when the size of the photo book changes.
9. Make Your Order
Now that you have completed your photo product, simply click on the green "Shopping Cart" button on the top right corner of the designing plane to begin the order process. Read and tick on the disclaimer check box and hit the "Start" button. Your default internet browser will launch and you will be directed to FotoZZoom's order page. An account will be needed to complete your order.
10. Make Your Payment
- Fill in your required quantity
- Select paper upgrades, protection box or any other decoration accessories (if required)
- Confirm your delivery and billing details
- Choose delivery method
- Review your order, ensure everything is correct then confirm your order.
- Choose your preferred payment option
- If you have a voucher or discount code, fill it into the voucher code field and click "Redeem"
- Click on "Confirm Order" and complete the payment process.
- You will receive a confirmation email from us containing your order number and alongside with your order details. (Example: 1000XXX)
Tip: If you did not receive a confirmation email from us, please do check your spam box, junk box and promotional box. Standard shipping may take up to 25 working days depending on your location but we often try our best to have everything delivered in 3-5 working days.
11. Order Upload
Your payment has been made but your order is not complete. Once you have completed your payment, you will be directed back to Story PadTM. Simply click on "Upload Order" to upload your photo product to us.
It takes approximately 30-45 minutes for your order to be uploaded depending on the internet stability and your file size. Your order is complete when you have successfully uploaded to us.
*IMPORTANT* We will not accept any amendments or changes once your photo product has been uploaded. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that everything is in place prior to uploading their finalised project.
Story PadTM is a photo editing software creatively made to transform your memories into beautiful and tangible photo products such as photo books, canvas prints and photo prints. From regular selfie photos to home cooking recipes, from architectural plans to annual reports, Story PadTM is the epicentre for FotoZZoom's photo printing services. Story PadTM's unrivalled ease of use with simple drag and drop features, beautiful premade simple yet elegant photo book designs. You can easily tilt, crop, arrange, resize, add text and so many more with an all in one photo editor, Story PadTM. Download and begin your memory journey and give yourself a throwback with photos that almost jump off the page.