There are two file types you can import into Creator Studio: .JPG and .PNG files. JPG files are one of the most universal image file types saved. PNG files can be saved with a transparent background. This makes PNG file ideal when uploading art to your project.
For best results, we recommend using photos that are 240-300 DPI (dots per inch) at the maximum desired photo size (not to exceed 16MB). This will allow you to enlarge your photo to a reasonable size with minimal loss of quality. As the size of your photo is enlarged in our app, the DPI goes down. Our web app will alert you when your photo reaches below the minimum resolution for acceptable reproduction.
There is a size limit of 1.5 GB that you can import for each session you are logged into your project. This is a necessary step to accommodate a variety of computer and network systems.
Once the images are uploaded (which may take a while depending on the size of each photo), completely exit the project by clicking the Home button in the upper left corner of the app. Re-open your project to start a new session. Once it opens again, you can import another 1.5 GB worth of photos and repeat as necessary.
Pro Tip: Don’t upload every photo just because you can. Sort through them first and save time by only uploading the best ones.
Converting an image to a portrait
If you have an image that was uploaded as a standard freeform image, you can convert that image so it can be used as a portrait image. To convert the image, you need to find the image in the "Photos" tab Hover your mouse over the desired image and ...
Image Folders (Ladder books)
*THIS ARTICLE ONLY APPLIES TO BOOKS CREATED IN LADDER FORMAT* If you created a project in ladder format, you will notice images can be added and organized in folders (this only applies to ladder books and not section books). To start adding ...
Enable and Disable Cover Types
If you plan to offer hardcover only or softcover only, you can disable one or the other in your project dashboard. Simply click the arrow to expand the cover menu and uncheck the "Print Hardcover/Softcover" checkbox. If you change your mind, you can ...
Importing non JPG images from a PSPA CD
The PSPA importer is only compatible with .JPEG image files, and will not work with any other image format such as .TIFF. If you need to import a PSPA CD that contains images in any file format except .JPEG, it would be necessary to convert them ...
How to upload photos
To upload photos, click on the "Photos" panel found on the left. For section-based books: Click the section you want to upload images into and click the "Add Photos" button. For ladder-based books: Add a new folder or select an existing one and ...