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Can I use non-digital images in my photo book?

When using the Bob Designer software to create your Bob Book, you certainly are able to use non-digital photographs, you may use photographs from both a digital camera or photos that have been scanned. For the images to be useable they should be scan... Read more

Are my images of a high enough quality for photo books?

Bob Books are all printed at 300 dpi, therefore the resolution of your images must be 300 dpi. Using images with a larger dpi will not improve your book as our printer is set to print at 300 dpi. Any image that does not meet this requirement will be ... Read more

What colour format/space should I use?

Colour reproduction changes from screen to screen therefore the colours in the printed book may differ slightly to your digital photographs. You may also notice differences between different manufactures and medium of print. Please use the RGB or sRG... Read more

Which image format should I use?

You can use images saved in all established formats (BMP, JPEG, TIFF, PNG), however TIFF files with LZW-compression cannot be used. We recommend saving your files as JPEGS to avoid complications. Currently we are unable to accept PDF files that have ... Read more

Can I use any font in my photobook?

The Bob Designer photobook software lets you add captions and bodies of text to your photobook. You can create your text in any size or colour. Fonts are pulled in from your font library, depending on the license agreement, so you should be able to a... Read more

How do I get started with my photo book?

Imagine that the workspace in the middle of your screen is your desk. In front of you lies a double page spread; this is the main design area for your photobook. On the left hand side you will find your photos and layouts tabs. There are many layout ... Read more

How do I arrange my images in my photo book?

If you're designing your book with the Bob Designer software, you will be prompted to import your images into the software. It's best before starting any photobook project to sort your images and place them in a folder to help you keep track. You can... Read more

Which books can I make?

Bob Books photobooks are extremely versatile and can cater for every idea you have. Choose your own personal cover and the amount of pages you need. The amount of pages varies depending on what format and product you choose. All of our books start fr... Read more

How do I order my Bob Book?

After you have finished designing your Bob Book, you can either choose the order icon in the menu bar (the shopping trolley) or select order form the menu.

Bob Designer allows you to order multiple books, wall art or calendars at the same time. Th... Read more

Will I be notified of my order?

As soon as your Bob Book order is received, you will be informed via e-mail of you order. When your photobook order is nearing completion, you will receive a secondary email informing you of this. Read more