Relive your favorite memories and design a custom photo book album using Canva’s free photo book maker. With timeless templates and easy uploading, you can design a photo book in minutes—and treasure it for years to come.

The best free photo book maker

A keepsake that’s easy to create. That’s the goal. On Canva, creating a custom photo book doesn’t need to be time-consuming or expensive. With our extensive range of templates and easy-to-use tools, you can create a photo book you’ll love—and have fun doing it.

First, select a template. We’ve got thousands to choose from—and you can mix and match for versatility. We’ve got template designs for every occasion: from weddings to graduations, birthdays, and more. And you don’t need to worry about fiddling with layouts: Our designer-made templates already look great.

Then, add your photos. Uploading your images couldn’t be easier. Simply drag and drop them from your desktop, and they’ll appear in your uploads folder right inside the editor.

How to make a photo book

  1. Open Canva
    Open up Canva and search for "Photo Book" to get started.
  2. Browse templates
    Start inspired with high-quality photo book templates. Find design themes for travel, anniversaries, weddings, recipes, holidays, photography collections, and more. Each template comes with several pages.
  3. Explore features
    Get creative with millions of high-resolution stock photos, images, illustrations, icons, font styles, and other graphics. Use the photo effects feature to apply filters or adjust the contrast and saturation. Add text where you want it.
  4. Customize your book
    Make your photo book as unique as you are. Easily upload your own photos, images, and artwork. Choose your own color scheme, background, and font style. Rearrange the layout and pages as you see fit.
  5. Share or print
    Download and save your photo book pages as PNGs, JPGs, or print-ready PDFs. Order high-quality, layflat photo book prints directly from Canva. Or, share an online version in a few clicks.
Create a new photo book

Custom photo books for any occasion

Photo book creation is easier with Canva’s drag-and-drop editor. Our templates are designed to be customized—so you can change the colors, the arrangement, and the illustrations to get the theme or look you want. Or, you can design your custom photo book from scratch. Use Canva’s selection of grids to get the perfect arrangement on the page.

Start inspired with our professionally made photo album designs whether you are creating unique photo book gifts or personal mementos. Easily capture memories from weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby milestones, and more, and add them to your photo book designs. With Canva Print, conveniently order high-quality softcover and hardcover photo books delivered straight to your door with free standard shipping.

Enhance your photos with our built-in editor

Make your photos as vivid as your treasured memories. Save time photo editing with Canva’s built-in photo editor. You can make your photos look sharp and clear in a few clicks. Adjust the saturation or the contrast to bring out color and texture. Or add filters to adjust the mood of your images. All in the same design dashboard.

Collaborate with friends and family

Turn your photo book into a design project for a team—whether with friends, family, or colleagues. Click the share button, tick the box that gives them editing access, and share the link. Since your Canva designs are shared on the cloud you (and anyone else you give access to) can open your design anytime on any computer or laptop. You can even take your designs on the go by adding Canva to your iOS and Android devices. Just download our free apps from the App Store or Google Play.


First, gather the photos you’d like to include in the book. Choose an online software to put the book together. Select the right size, format, and orientation. Then set the pictures, layout, and design. Design a cover and choose your paper, then print.

Some photo book software programs allow up to 1,000 photos per book, but most photo books contain between 50 and 100 images, with around 4 images per page. It will depend on the tools you’re using for the job, and how many photos you wish to include.

Photo books come in many different sizes. The most common sizes are 8 x 11 inches and 11 x 8 inches. You can also create a smaller, 8 x 8 inch size or larger sizes at 10 x 10, 12 x12, and 11 x 14 inches.

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