How to Make a Blurb Book with your Facebook Photos

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According to the site 1000memories, Facebook is now the largest photo library in the world. Which means a lot of your photos are probably on there. Which is why we’ve added a way for you to make a Blurb book with your Facebook photos in Blurb Bookify™, our free, no-download bookmaking tool.

Step 1: Get started – Choose your book size. We have five to choose from. To best accommodate the size of Facebook’s photos, we’d suggest our Small Square (7×7 inches) or Standard Landscape (10×8 inches). ↓
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Next, choose your book style. You can edit individual layouts later, but this gives you a starting point for page color and style (this screen shot shows just two of the four options available). ↓

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Step 2: Import your Facebook photos
— We’ll break this down into steps, though once you jump into making your book, you’ll find that Bookify makes it simple:

      • Select to get photos “From Facebook” as your sourceConnect to your Facebook account. ↓

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    • Enter your Facebook username and password on the Facebook pop-up and allow Blurb to access your basic information, photos, and information people share with you. We need this to pull in your photos. Don’t worry, we won’t actually see or store your Facebook password on Blurb. ↓

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    • Select an Album or “Set” to import photos from. You can select multiple Albums with control + click on the PC, or command + click on the Mac.↓

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    • Watch as Blurb automatically imports your photos and enhances the resolution of your photos for printability. ↓

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  • Choose to have Bookify place your photos automatically, or drag and drop your photos manually. If you choose automatic placement, you’ll be given the opportunity to preview your book and either order it directly or go in and edit your image flow, placing the images in the order you’d like. ↓

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    If you want to manually place your photos, it’s easy too. However, if you’ve never used Bookify before, you might want to check out this post on Bookify basics.

Happy Facebookmaking. And, if you need help, email to Customer Support. They’ll be glad to help.

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21 Comments

  1. Does Blurb also import your photo captions or is it just the image?

    By Jackie
      September 21, 2011 – 6:26 am   Permalink
  2. Can you add photos from groups that you’re a member of or administrator for? I created a group page for extended family a couple of years ago, and there are several albums of classic family photos that I’d like to pull from. Is that possible?

    Thanks!

    By Jason D
      September 21, 2011 – 6:52 am   Permalink
  3. Hey Jackie,

    Right now it’s just your photos.

    best,

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 21, 2011 – 9:19 am   Permalink
  4. Hey Jason,

    Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow this. You have to be logged in as a person. This has to do with Facebook’s permissions process. If we find a way to get around this, we’ll post it here.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 21, 2011 – 9:33 am   Permalink
  5. I’m not seeing all of my albums. The older ones don’t seem to be importing.

    By Robyn
      September 21, 2011 – 10:12 am   Permalink
  6. Hey Robyn,

    Try contacting our Support Team, as they can provide more one-on-one support: http://bit.ly/jr06Fj

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 21, 2011 – 10:43 am   Permalink
  7. Hi. Does it pull/print captions & comments?
    -Lani
    LGOptimus

    By Lani
      September 21, 2011 – 12:08 pm   Permalink
  8. Hey Lani,

    At this point it just pulls in your photos.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 21, 2011 – 12:27 pm   Permalink
  9. I have the same problem as robyn, doesn’t seem to show old albums. Which are typically the ones I have lost the originals for : (

    By niki
      September 22, 2011 – 4:39 am   Permalink
  10. Very concerned about this. What about copyright , what about people who do not want their photographs copied and printed in a book, what about people who do not understand that when they post an image on facebook it could now end up in someone else’s book, what about children who have facebook who post photographs, – this is a huge can of worms.

    By Gail Ward
      September 22, 2011 – 6:02 am   Permalink
  11. Whilst I think the idea of creating a real book for your Facebook family album is a lovely idea for Joe Public, how is your company going to prevent the publishing of other people’s copyrighted photos within their book uploads ?

    Many many people may well use their own copyrighted images on Facebook for a variety of promotional uses BUT they would be extremely unhappy about other people using them in published books.

    Or does this only apply to your own album, not Wall photos where tagged images by other people may appear, or indeed “Photo’s by Others”

    I would genuinely appreciate some clarification on this please for what is otherwise an interesting service
    Yours faithfully
    Glyn Davies
    Artist

      September 22, 2011 – 8:43 am   Permalink
  12. Hang on, this is really, really scary. How do you stop people using photos for which they don’t own the copyright?

    By Jon S
      September 22, 2011 – 9:09 am   Permalink
  13. Hey Jon,

    People can only pull in photos from their own Facebook accounts, so they won’t be able to pull in yours.

    Best

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 22, 2011 – 10:31 am   Permalink
  14. Hey Glyn,

    Don’t worry, it only pulls in photos from your albums, which is why you must authenticate it with your Facebook account.

    cheers,

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 22, 2011 – 10:34 am   Permalink
  15. Hey Gail,

    Rest assured that bookmakers only have access to photos in their own albums. That’s why we require authentication with Facebook accounts.

    Best,

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 22, 2011 – 10:35 am   Permalink
  16. Hey Robyn,

    I’m not sure why that’s the case, but you should try contacting our customer support team. They can probably answer that for you. Use the link below to drop them a line:

    http://bit.ly/jr06Fj

    best,

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 22, 2011 – 10:38 am   Permalink
  17. Hey Niki,

    If you’re having any problems with our Facebook photo importing, try contacting our Customer Support team at the link below:

    http://bit.ly/jr06Fj

    best,

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 22, 2011 – 10:44 am   Permalink
  18. Since 90% (I guess) of FB photos will be emailed images from cameraphones, does the “automatically imports your photos and enhances the resolution of your photos for printability” function rectify the problem (iphones for example send an extremely compressed file). I’m working on a Blurb book now for an NPO; most of their images are in FB albums and were emailed rather than backed up & then posted.

    Thanks

    Peter

      September 23, 2011 – 3:37 am   Permalink
  19. Hey Peter,

    That’s something we had in mind when we designed this, so there shouldn’t be any problem. But Bookify will tell you if an image’s resolution is too low for printing at a certain size.

    best,

    Kent

    By Kent
      September 23, 2011 – 9:25 am   Permalink
  20. Can you add in photos that are NOT in an album from your profile (e.g., a friend’s album you were tagged in)?
    PS this tool shouldn’t be the concern for privacy- the fact that KIDS have a facebook now a days is the REAL problem…please don’t blame blurb for potential problems- go to the source- the parents…thanks

    By erica
      November 13, 2011 – 1:15 pm   Permalink
  21. Hey Erica,

    That’s not a feature we have right now, but something we may add later.

    best

    Kent

    By Kent
      November 14, 2011 – 10:43 am   Permalink

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