Hey Super Snappers…and welcome to the first part of our extremely informative three-part blog post bonanza to help you learn how to create the best photo prints online. As we’re sure you’ve noticed by now, we’ve got tons of new features on our new site so we thought we’d give you a run-down on exactly how to use them – aren’t we kind?
For some of our rock star users this will seem all very mundane but please bare with us!
To start off, simply select your product category (Retro Prints, Photo Prints, Magnets, Stickers, Square Prints, Greetings Cards etc), then select your print product and upload your photos from any device, Instagram or Facebook! You’ll see your photos uploading on our Creator page, and our dancing retro print dude too!
You spin me right round like a record, baby! How to…rotate your photos
When you’re looking at your snaps on our Creator page, you’ll be able to see if any need rotating. So if you’re upside down you might want to change the rotation of your image…you don’t want the photo version of you feeling seasick! To change the rotation of your photo, simply hover over it and a number of options will appear. You’ll find the rotate tool in the bottom middle. The rotate symbol will turn green when you hover over it, and then just click it to rotate your photo by 90 degrees with each click, like this…
NOTE IF ON MOBILE: You won’t be able to hover over the photo for this icon to turn green. Instead just press the rotate button and your snaps will rotate!
How to…crop your photos
You’ll also see the cropping tool when you hover over a photo! The cropping tool is the icon in the bottom right-hand corner. Once you’ve pressed the crop icon it will be highlighted in green, like this:
Now all you need to do is move the photo within the space. Just click and drag it into the desired position – simple! You can see here we’ve moved the photo so that everyone has their head included – we figured that’s kind of important!
Once you’ve finished moving your image, simply hit the cropping button again and you can move onto the next one!
If you’re ordering on your phone or tablet, just press on the crop button and then move your snaps with the frame. Don’t forget to click the crop button again before moving on to crop your next photo!
How to…delete an image
Think you’ve uploaded too many photos of that amazing chocolate cake? Nope? Just us then. But if you have gone overkill on your snaps or uploaded one that you no longer want, you can also delete these in our Creator page! Again, just hover over the image which you want to remove and you’ll see the dustbin (or trash can if you’re in the USA) icon appear. When you hover over this it will be highlighted in green. Just click it to remove your image!
Obviously you’d never want to delete the cutest dog ever though – duh.
How to…order multiple copies of a photo
Get ready for some awesome trickery…we’ve now made it ten times easier to order multiple copies of your favourite images! If you want to order more than one copy, hover over the image and you will see a plus icon appear in the top right-hand corner (+).
Click the plus (+) and a number ‘1’ will appear. To add more, just click where the ‘1’ is and type in the number of prints you need! Hit enter and you will then see the copies appear in a stack behind the original image, like this:
If you want to make changes to the individual copies, click the side of the stack and “hey presto!”, the snaps will fan out like a card dealer in a James Bond movie! That way you can add different text to each copy of a photo – perfect if you’re using your snaps for ‘thank yous’! But let’s not get carried away, there’s more on how to do this in our next blog post!
So there we have it – some super simple tools to use to get the best photo prints online! Get ordering and look out for our next lot of tips tomorrow!