Photo Book Creation
Yes! When you install Nowvel’s iOS app or use our website nowvel.com, your first 8x8 soft cover book is completely free. Just pay a small shipping fee (or share Nowvel with Facebook friends and get that free too!) and nothing more. Or if you choose to easily upgrade to one of our other bookshelf in both hard and lay flat options. As you purchase books, 10 coins will be applied towards your upgraded book selection. You’ll continue to earn free books and discounts with each purchase via Nowvel digital Coins.
Well, that’s embarrassing for us… Since starting Nowvel in early 2015, we’ve been like blood hounds hunting for bugs and with each update, it feels like we’ve stabilized the app completely. But inevitably, we’re human and know all sorts of combination of factors can create crashing.
The first thing to try is ensure that your app is up to date for the most recent version – please visit the App Store and tap on Update if you are running an older version. Be sure you do not delete your app and reinstall as that could delete all of your previous books.
If the problem continues, please accept our apology and if you would be kind enough to email firstname.lastname@example.org, we will respond immediately to try to determine the cause and more importantly, a fix!
Yes, we have a simple way to add a single block of text anywhere on a book page – change the position, color, font!
If your image already has text in it, please be sure that you account for 1/4” bleed at final cutting. You don’t want your text to get cut off.
Yes, you will see multiple cover options and ability to choose your own or edit the photos on the cover as well as every text field. Try our shuffle feature to see your photo options instantly!
There is one exception, for covers where the year and other text are part of the Design elements, the year is not editable.
Absolutely! Simply tap Create a New Book from the Menu and you’ll see 2 tabs to help you create the perfect custom book.
The Album Ideas tab shows photos that we have automatically grouped together – here you will find photos grouped by travels, holidays, birthdays and other special events and occasions meant to make it easy for you to decide on the photobook theme and start picking photos.
The All Photos tab shows photos in your Camera Roll and Camera Roll albums as well as your Instagram photos, Facebook and Google album photos.
Once you tap into one of the two photo sources, you’ll see tabs that show all of the photos for that album, a tab of photos that have faces only (based on facial recognition software so it’s not perfect!) and photos that we’ve selected that we think best represent that memory - the same photos we use to auto create your photo books.
Choose at least 20 photos (up to 300, though we recommend 50-80 to make the book look great and varied - don't worry, you can add more pages after the book is created to fit more), and enjoy viewing the photo book that is automatically created for you!
Yes, simply choose the photos you want to print in your photo book from one of the many ways in the app and when the book is automatically created for you, simple tap More in the top right corner and Remove/Put All Photos into Tray.
Connect us to your photo source and we’ll do the rest.
If the images were originally taken from your iOS device, you can simply open the app to get started.
If your image are stored on a PC or hard drive, check out our web interface at www.nowvel.com.
You just tap on Add Photos, then at the top of the screen you’ll see your current source and a down arrow. Tap on the down arrow and choose your new source. It’s that easy!
Simply tap on one of the buttons shown on your photo book to crop, zoom, rotate and filter your photo, change the page collage, add text and more photos, customize your cover photos and text, add extra pages and rearrange the order of your pages.
Or check out Tips in Edit Book mode directly in the app by tapping Options in the top right and selecting Tips.
Don’t forget to account for 1/4” bleed at final cutting. You don’t want your text/images to get cut off.
Nowvel does most of the work for you but if you’re not happy with a page layout, tap on the Shuffle Collage feature! This will allow you to scroll through all of the layout options available with and without borders.
Yes, foreign characters and emojis can be used in text fields throughout the book and on the covers. However, please note that special characters in the title are not printed on the spine, which is automatically copied from the book’s title.
Easily! Tap Options at the top right and select Rearrange/Delete Pages. Then simply tap and hold the pages you want to move and voila!
While there isn’t an easy way to do this via Photos app - this app allows you to split an image and also saves the files in the original size of the photo - (not downsized)Tile Pic - A Photo Editor Booth to Create Banner Pictures for Instagram by Sornsit Srichurat
We spent many long nights on the software that automatically groups your iOS photos together and picks your best ones that best represent the memory. The software is a combination of plain logic (using time of photo taken, location, groups of photos, key dates), facial recognition, duplicate detection and photo analysis. For Instagram users, simply connect to your Instagram account and we’ll make a book of your most recent few dozen photos and let you know the book is ready to enjoy, share and print!
Nowvel photo books are 20 pages and can hold 20-100 photos to start (though we recommend 30-40 to make the book look great and let certain photos really shine). You can add additional 2 page spreads at a time, each holding up to another 5 photos per page. So books go as big as 60 pages with 300 photos if you like!
When you're done creating your work of art, tap on Share This Book from Options in the top right corner. Then tap the share method you would like so friends and family can enjoy your work, and even purchase the book with your permission.
We resize, compress and cache photos and photo books to take up as little room as possible on your iPhone and iPad for a photo app. If you look in your Settings, you should see that Nowvel is one of the smaller storage users among your photo apps. And to free up more space, simply delete the photobooks that you don’t want inside Nowvel, that should do the trick!
Super simple! But please be careful, once you delete a book it’s gone. We trust you…. In My Photobooks, long tap and hold over the book you’d like to delete. You’ll be prompted “Are you sure you want to delete this book?”. Tap on Delete Book.
Currently the app treats each iOS device as an individual user and doesn’t have the ability to sync. It’s on our long list of to-do's...