I just discovered the Auto-fill photo book tool and I can’t wait to tell you about it, because it makes the photo book process incredibly easy. Really! It’s perfect for those of us who like the control of making photo books in Custom Path*, but don’t have time to choose each and every layout. I made a 58 page book in just 20 minutes, and this included format adjustments and journaling. You can do it too, believe me. Here’s how.
After choosing the size, cover, and styles for your photo book, click the “Storyboard” link in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.
Now click the “Auto-fill” link. This function will automatically place all of your pictures on the book’s pages, based on image types, sizes/shapes and the order your photos were taken.
I couldn’t have chosen better layouts myself. Thank you Auto-fill!
*And for those of you asking yourself, “what is Custom Path?”, here’s quick explanation. Shutterfly offers two ways to create photo books. The first is called Custom Path. This method allows you to customize your photo book page by page. The second is called Simple Path, and it instantly makes a book for you.
Hope that helps!