Relive your favorite memories and print a custom photo book. With timeless templates and easy uploading, you can print a photo book in minutes with Canva – and treasure it for years to come.

A keepsake that’s easy to create

Creating a custom photo book doesn’t need to be time-consuming or expensive. With Canva’s extensive range of templates and easy-to-use tools, you can create a photo book you’ll love—and have fun doing it.

First, choose a template. We’ve got thousands to choose from—and you can mix and match for versatility. We’ve got 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 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

    Canva’s photo book templates will have you feeling inspired in no time. Find 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 and other graphics. Use the photo effects feature to apply filters or adjust the contrast and saturation. Add text where you want it.

  4. Personalize 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 as you see fit.

  5. Share or print

    Download and save your photo book pages as PNGs, JPGs or print-ready PDFs. Share online in a few clicks. Use the collaboration tool to edit your design with friends or family.

Create a new photo book

Enhance your photos with our built-in editor

Make your photos as vivid as your treasured memories. With Canva’s built-in photo editor, you can make your photos look sharp and clear. Adjust the saturation or the contrast to bring out color and texture. Or add filters to adjust the mood of your images.

Photo books as unique as you are

Our templates are designed to be customized—so you can change the colors, the arrangement and the illustrations to get the look you want. Or, you can design your photo book from scratch. Use Canva’s selection of grids to get the perfect arrangement on the page.

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 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 into 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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