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Bring your Photos to Life

9th May 2019

It’s time to move all your favourite photos off your device and into your life. Print meaningful photos from your Instagram or camera roll and turn them into a magnificent photobook in no time.

 Read more about the features of our app or skip through to our Two-Minute Book.

What is the Bob Books App?

Simple, it’s a mobile app that allows you to make a custom photo book with your iPhone or iPad snaps. No computer needed.

What kind of photobooks available on the app?

Currently, you can create a Square  Book (21x21cm), Large Square Book (30x30cm) and a Landscape book (28x21cm) on the app.

Are all the Papers available?

We have several papers that are available on the app:

  • Classic - 200gsm semi-gloss paper, digital printing with perfect binding. Hardback & paperback covers.
  • Matte - 170gsm matte paper, digital printing with perfect binding. Matte hardback cover only.
  • Lustre Photographic - 300gsm lustre finish paper, silver halide printing with lay-flat binding. Hardback only.
  • Matte Photographic - 300gsm matte paper, silver halide printing with lay-flat binding. Hardback only.

More information on our papers can be found here

How does it work?

  • Select your book format
    • Chose your book type
    • Select your cover
    • Select from our classic paper, matte paper or lustre photographic paper with layflat binding
    • Pick from the different book siezes we offer
  • Select & import your photos
    • It is easier to have all the photos that you want to use already in a labeled folder
  • Design and order your book

Once your images are imported into your book, they will apepar at the bottom of your screen. Simply drag and drop the photos and layouts onto the pages to design your photo book. Images can be zoomed in and cropped. Choose from a wide range of professional page layouts to turn your photos into your perfect book. You can add text to your cover and throughout your book. Please note that page layouts templates will vary dependong on the theme that you have selected for your book.

Once you've designed your book and placed your order, we'll print, bind and deliver your book in 7-10 working days. 

Do I need to save my book on my device?

The book is saved automatically as you create it so you do not need to save it manually. Please note that you cannot transfer books from one device to another i.e. from your iPhone to your iPad.

Can I make my own layout?

All the layouts that are available on the app are templates and cannot be adjusted or changed. Each theme comes with its own set of templates and these cannot be altered unless you choose to chance the theme of your book.

What is the Two-Minute Book?

The two-minute book is a feature of our app that allows you to make a book in a couple of minutes. You can find this option when you choose the type of book that you looking to create.

Who is this for?

This is for everyone of course! We wanted to allow our customers to make a book in a couple of minutes so they can create an object they will treasure forever in less time than it takes to run a bath. This is for the book you don’t have time for, the book you’ve been meaning to make.

How is it different from just creating a book in the app?

This book is for customers who are in a hurry. The app will automatically place the images for you in the book and this will speed up the designing process so you can go on about your day.

How does it work?

It is quite simlar to our Custom-Making book option but simpler and quicker. If you select the Two-Minute option, you will be asked to select that style that you prefer (Full Bleed or Original Size) and then you will be asked to choose your images from your phone or ipad and we’ll drop them in - one photograph per page. Then design your cover, give your book a once over, and place your order. It really is that simple.

 

Whether you’re returning from a weekend in Paris or day trip to Brighton, you can now make a photo book in minutes and keep those memories forever in hardback. So next time you are sat on the train home, or cozied up after a long car journey- create an object you will treasure forever in less time than it takes to run a bath.

You can download the Bob Books app here

More book formats are available through our desktop software. Find out more about our books on www.bobbooks.co.uk/photobooks