Order Preparation Checklist


When you are ready to order your project, you can click the order button in the upper right corner of the software. The first step is the Order Preparation Checklist. It pops up on your screen just after clicking the order button, and is intended to be a reminder to look back on your project and evaluate the following points:

Spelling is Correct?
While we have a Spell Checker built into the program, it is not always foolproof. It’s a good idea to go through your project once more to check for typos or grammatical errors. In fact it’s a good idea to have a close friend or family member look for things you might have missed. It’s easy to miss little things after you’ve been working on a project for a while.

Nothing in the Crop Zone?
Nothing will spoil your enjoyment more than seeing a family member’s head cropped off the edge of a page. It’s a good idea to go to preview mode and double check the project with the Safety Zone Warning turned on.

Photos aren’t Fuzzy?
You may not notice if any of your images are blurry in the edit mode, as those images are not displayed at full resolution when working on a book. It's always a good idea to look in Preview Mode to check your images, and see if you want to replace any of them.

Avoid Using Dark Photos, If Possible
Picaboo only uses the very slightest of Image brightening when a project goes to print. That is primarily to compensate for the difference between how an image looks on you computer monitor (which is backlit) as opposed to how it will appear in print. Most computer monitors are not calibrated and often set to a high brightness from the first set up. Due to this, you'll want to ensure that you adjust the brightness for any of your images that appear to be a little dark to begin with.

We highly advise making sure all the images you use in your project are the brightest ones in your collections. Sometimes that may not be possible, but you can contact Customer Care for more information on simple screen calibration, and guidelines to gauge your images by.

All Photos Positioned to your Satisfaction?

Although using the Autocreate option is a great way to get a project started, it’s always a good idea to check your pages to make sure all your photos are where you want them, and no inappropriate photo frames were used to cut the top off a favorite photo.

There is an easy link to the Preview Mode button in the Order Preparation Checklist. You'll be taken to Preview Mode to look through your project.

Ultimately, it's up to you to check your project and ensure it is exactly what you want before sending it off to print.

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