Over the next six weeks we’ll be sharing blog posts that discuss how to use MagCloud to plan vacations, create excitement for family reunions, capture all your summer memories and more.
First up is creating MagCloud published photo books directly from your iPad with the Poyomi Photo Book application. This iPad application makes it easy to create photo books while on the go–select photos, design your book, order, and have MagCloud print and deliver them before you even get home from your vacation.
Poyomi’s app makes it easy to choose photos for your book from your iPad albums including your camera roll and iCloud PhotoStream, or import them from third party websites such as Flickr, Facebook, Picasa, SmugMug and Dropbox. Simply upload your photos to the Poyomi Book Editor by selecting the specific photos you want to include in your book.
The Book Editor lets you organize the photos in your book by date taken, alphabetically or you can drag and drop them to create a custom arrangement.
You can also add captions, rotate images and ensure your photos print as large as possible by favoriting them.
Step 3: Design Your Book
Poyomi allows you to select from four of the MagCloud product types–Letter (aka MagCloud Standard), Digest, Digest Landscape and Small Square. You can also choose your binding type either Saddle Stitch Binding or Perfect Binding for books over 20 pages.
Poyomi’s design features include four color schemes for the inside of the book, as well as multiple type face colors for the cover title of the book. Title your book and choose a wrap around cover photo or individual photos for the front and back of your book.
The Book Editor also allows you to crop and select portions of the cover and back photos for the perfect look.
All that’s left is previewing and making final adjustments to your book. You can write a brief intro to your book including using one of your travel photos as a background image, as well as creating a brief closing note to go at the end of the book.
Once you’ve previewed your entire book simply tap “Finish”.
That’s it in a few easy steps you’ve created a travel photo book on your iPad without ever leaving your beach chair.
Poyomi gives you the option to save your book to your Poyomi account for editing when you get home or you can create a personal home page where friends and family can preview and order copies of your book. Finally you can purchase it directly from your iPad with a credit card or via a PayPal account.
How can you imagine using Poyomi’s Photo Book iPad app this summer? Let us know in the comments section below.