Introducing Flickr Photo Books

The new Flickr Photo Books

Photos are at the heart of Flickr, and we heard many of you ask for an easy way to showcase your photos offline. Today we’re happy to announce Flickr Photo Books. A clean, stunning design with a beautiful professional finish that brings your stories to life. For the first time, your photos can go from Flickr to photo book in as easy as one click.

We’re particularly excited about the creation tools we designed to do the work for you: Flickr will analyze your photos and intelligently crop, position, and place them automatically.

Your photos. Your story.

Flickr’s free terabyte of space allows all of us to share and store our photos in full resolution. These pictures also deserve the best canvas possible when you take them offline. We searched high and low, and found the finest professional printing methods and materials to showcase your photos, all at one compelling standard price. (What others consider extras, we consider standard!)

But what makes a photo book truly unique is YOU! It’s your life, your stories, and your photos. All the amazing things you share with other members of the Flickrverse every day. From the perfect shot, to your vacation adventures, 365 selfies, baby’s first step, squared circles, or the dream wedding. All the things that inspire you and all of life’s moments can be captured in your Flickr Photo Book one stunning page after another.

Amazing stories + premium materials = beautiful photo books

Each Flickr Photo Book begins with twenty pages of premium white proPhoto paper with a Lustre finish that meets every photographer’s demanding expectations. Simple layouts dedicate one photo per page in full bleed glory or with room to breathe surrounded by a margin. Bound tightly for maximum security (no loose pages here!) your top shots are wrapped in a sleek, photo wrap high-gloss hardcover complete with a matching dust jacket. No cramped formats, no awkward descriptions, no spoiled memories!

Create your book on Flickr

Save time, Flickr fast!

We’re moving fast to bring you new features, tools, and apps to make taking, sharing, and discovering photos fun and easy. We designed Flickr Photo Books in the same way, so you can go from a collection of photos to a photo book in minutes!

Your sets are now a gateway to creating your book: It’s as quick as hovering over a set and clicking on the book icon. Flickr will take care of the rest.

Our intelligent tools analyze, crop, position, and rearrange your photos to look their best. Or course, customization is easy with our Page tools. Slide the scale to zoom in or out, hold and drag the photo to reposition, or click the arrows in the upper right hand corner to switch between full bleed and margin.

Easily preview your book in the Storyboard view. Drag and drop to arrange photos and spreads, delete photos, or, add new ones from any of your sets.

It’s that easy! Flickr Photo Books are here just in time for the holiday season and available within the U.S.* in about a week!

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You rock!

Thank you for inspiring us every day to find new ways to bring your photos to life. We are extremely excited for Flickr Photo Books to find a place in your home, with your friends and family, and all the other people you’d like to share them with! And trust us when we say, we’d like to see your books. Once your books arrive at your doorstep, share your designs in the Flickr Photo Books group to let others see your beautiful work.

If you have ideas or feedback, come over to Flickr Ideas to let us know what you think.

* For those of you outside of the Continental U.S., please stay tuned we are working on bringing you Flickr Photo Books soon.

Posted By
Rajiv Vaidyanathan

I am a Product Manager at Flickr, building experiences that allow our users to do more with their photos on Flickr, such as creating photo merchandise and licensing photos.