Photobook – How to add photos to your photobook

A while ago I showed you a short video (that was my first attempt to create a video) How to add a photo to a photobook using a page style, which shows you how you can use the simple drag-and-drop method with your mouse to place photos in specific locations in your photobook.

What I would like to show you know is something I should have showed you before that. I’d like to show you how to actually add the photos to the photo selection area (see The photobook design software for the names of the main areas) so you can then use the drag and drop method to add them to your photobook.

Watch the short video I made  (just over 1 minute) or read on below for some written step-by-step instructions.

Open the software and select ‘NEW’ to start creating your photobook (or calendar, but they behave slightly differently so I am going to talk about a photobook here). When you look above the photo selection area, you can see a + sign (add photos to the photo selection area) and a cog wheel (settings) – the settings for the photo selection area (see ‘How to sort your photos‘ if you want to know more about the sort options available under the settings for the photo selection area).

Click on the add photos to the photo selection area and a ‘Browse For Folder’ window opens:

browse for folder window

Use this window to browse to the folder where the photos or images are in that you want to use and click ‘Select’. All photos or images are added to photo selection area, this might take a few seconds if you have selected a folder with a lot of photos in it. Progress is shown with the ‘Loading Pictures’ window.

progress of photos loading

You can add more photos from another folder if you want. Just repeat the steps from clicking on the add photos to the photo selection area. And you can always clear all the photos in the photo selection area by clicking on the settings and selecting ‘Clear Picture List’.

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