Page Cropping


Picaboo products are handmade. That means there is some variance in the way they may be prepared. Your personal work is truly a unique and individual keepsake. To help you create a keepsake you'll love, we've put some warnings in place to assist you with the editing process. One of the most important warnings is the Safety Zone Warning.

The Safety Zone - the area highlighted in yellow around the edges of your pages when you move an image into it - shows parts of the page that may be cropped or lost to the binding when your book is printed and bound. While content in this zone may be cropped, there is no guarantee that all of it will be.

The best practice is to assume that anything in the Safety Zone will be cropped, and therefore keep the important details in your images out of that area, but to also make sure to have an image or background covering that portion as well in case some of that area is not cropped.


On the cover, you'll also notice the Wrap Zone Warning. This is additional space that will be lost on the cover when the product is printed.

The Safety Zone Warning is visible when an image touches this zone. To keep the warning on, click on the More Button > View > Grids & Guides. Then check the Safety Zone box and click OK.

To turn off the warning simply repeat the steps above.

Another way to see how the warning will affect your project is to view your project in Preview Mode. The warning can be turned off from the checkbox in the lower right of the Preview window, but is on by default.

The last thing you want is to lose someone's head when your project is produced. It's always a good idea to Preview your project at least once before placing an order.


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