Capture the best moments in an elegant photo book with the help of Canva’s free and online maker.

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Tell your story and preserve memories through a custom photo book

If a picture speaks a thousand words, imagine the story you can tell with an entire book of them! Whether you want to give this as a gift, a token or a keepsake for yourself, a photo book is a great way to preserve life’s sweetest moments. Even better, creating one however need not be time-consuming nor expensive.

With Canva’s myriad of templates and easy editing tools, you can have a wonderful keepsake brimming with happy memories in a few minutes. Your design journey starts with Canva’s collection of professionally designed templates. Couple this with easy to use design tools to fully customize and personalise the entire design to your liking. 

Create a brilliant photo book with a few clicks

  1. Create a new Canva account to get started with your own Photo Book design.
  2. Choose from our library of professionally created templates.
  3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images.
  4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text.
  5. Save and share.

Create a custom photo book using Canva’s online editor

  1. Change the images. Upload your own images or choose from our stock library of over 1 million photographs, graphics and illustrations.
  2. Change the fonts. Choose from over 130 fresh fonts.
  3. Change the background. Choose a background from our library or use an image.
  4. Change the colors. Change the color of your text boxes and text to add extra flair.

Use your own photos and complement them with images from the Canva media library

Upload your own photos for free by dragging and dropping them from the computer and into your Canva workspace. Add some textures, images and even illustrations by browsing Canva’s amazing media library. It’s home to over a million high quality, professional photography spanning various categories. Each one is carefully curated and reviewed so every image is sure to look great whether on print or on the screen.

Use grids, filters and effects on your images

Experiment with your photo composition easily by using grids and frames to contain your photos. Plus, add more drama or a vintage feel to your photos by adding a filter like Epic or Drama. While there are a variety of filters you can choose from at the top, you don’t have to apply a filter to take advantage of the setting sliders beneath allowing you to adjust settings like brightness, contrast, saturation and more. Experiment with effects like vignette, blur and x-process.

Collaborate with friends on your design project

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, laptop, iPhone or iPad device.