Design decisions range from how many pages to how to size the image file so that it produces a crisp, clean image on the printed page, We know what works and offer best practices with your minimal input or if you like, get more involved!

  1. How many photos for your book?
  2. Use ALL the photos shared or allow us some latitude to be creative?
  3. How many pages for your book?
  4. Dimensions of your book (e.g. 8 x 10 inches, 7 x 7).
  5. What print vendor is preferred?
  6. How many photos per page, how dense?
  7. Keep your photos in chronological order? Or?
  8. For those special people, places and memories, or captions, send a list with picture file name and the who or what is in the photo.
  9. Send original photos – no editing please.  (It results in orange people and fuzzy prints.)
  10. Don’t  provide anything offensive, illegal, or that may harass anyone. (e.g. No pornography or other sexually explicit content.)
  11. Select the orientation of your book. (portrait or landscape)
  12. Select the type of book. (hard cover, soft cover, spiral bound, leather cover, PDF)
  13. Select from a choice of approved print vendors.
  14. How will you share images?  SmugMug is preferred. (Any photo media will be return upon completion of the project.)
  15. We can have your book printed and ship the book to you or we can design the book and you can order a print version online.  Which will you choose?
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I’ll want to know: You represent and warrant that you own or have the right to the images and photos submitted for your book; and that the images and photos do not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright rights, or other rights of any person or entity. BYT reserves the right to de-select any suspect image. Do you agree?