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 Crop Zone Warning.

The Crop Zone - the area beyond the dashed lines around the edges of your pages 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 Crop 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.


 If an image is moved close to the Crop Zone there will be warning that appears for a moment. 


On the cover, instead of the Crop Zone, there is Wrap Zone Warning. This is additional area that will be needed for a hard cover book.  This area will be cropped on softcover books. 



Be sure to have a background or photo that covers the full area of the Crop Zones and Wrap Zones to avoid white edges on your pages or cover.  At the same time, be sure no important elements are in or near this area to ensure those don't get cropped.  

Each book size and style has cropping specific to that style. The Size Cropping selection tool on the left will allow you to pick the size you intend to order.  When the Crop Zone is on, this allows you to see the variance in cropping based that size. The paper type or binding style will also change the crop areas. 

Notice the difference in the two images below.  The first picture shows the cropping for a 14x11 Classic Hardcover book with Standard paper and the second shows the cropping for the same book with the Lay-flat paper.


If you don't want to see the Crop Zone on the inside pages while you work, you can turn off that option under Advanced > Guides and Snapping.  Then, uncheck the Crop Zone box and click Done.  Note:  When a photo is moved close the Crop Zone area, the warning and the dashed lines will pop up on on the page for a moment.

 You will also see the Crop Zone lines in the Preview Mode

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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