April Fish

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Happy April Fools’ to everyone from Photobook Worldwide

April Fools’ Day is also know as All Fools’ Day. It is one of the most playful and fun holidays celebrated  today. Although we the origins of the holiday is unclear, it still doesn’t stop us from pranking one another and having fun with it!

A traditional April Fools’ Day joke in Italy, France and Belgium is to tack paper fishes on each other’s back and shout “April fish!” in their native languages. In Italian it is “Pesce d’aprile!”, in French it’s “Poisson d’avril!” and in Dutch it is “Aprilvis!”. The earliest recorded association between April 1st and being foolish can be found in Canterbury Tales written in 1392 by Chaucer.

April Fish

Happy hoaxing, everyone!


Hoppy Easter!

From everyone at Photobook Worldwide we wanted to wish your family and loved ones a very Happy Easter!


If you are collecting chocolate eggs with your family, or just enjoying the spring-like weather together, there is always a reason to celebrate spending time with your family. For more Easter ideas, check out our Easter page on Pinterest!


This Easter weekend take a few extra pictures and put them into our Rejoice Readybook design. It’s an adorable design and layout that makes it the perfect Readybook that captures the spirit of the season.


Couple Ice Skating Together

Date Night on a Dime

Whether you’ve just gone on your first date, been together for 4 years or have been married for 40, we all need to have a little fun and not break the bank. Here are some great date ideas, on a dime:


  1. Play in the snow, build a snowman, then drink chocolate.
  2. Have a picnic. Inside!
  3. Go ice skating.
  4. Go on a walk around the neighbourhood looking at all the Christmas lights.
  5. Cook each other an old family recipe.

Couple Ice Skating Together


  1. Go to a community play, a dress rehearsal, high school or college play.
  2. Test drive an expensive car. *vroom vroom*
  3. Find a cheap or free sporting event and root for the home team.
  4. Make a time capsule of your lives currently and open it 5 – 10 years later to see how much you’ve changed.
  5. Go for trivia night at a local bar.


  1. Go on a midnight bike ride and watch the sunrise together.
  2. Set up a movie outside and watch it under the stars.
  3. Fly a kite.
  4. Check out garage sales.
  5. Explore a local farmers market, eating and snacking along the way.



  1. Go to your local antique mall and wonder around.
  2. Go through your old yearbooks..
  3. Start (and finish!) a puzzle together
  4. Draw each other with your eyes closed.
  5. Go for a hike to check out the changing colours.


Happy saving =D


Photobook Designer – Tips of the Trade

Our Photobook Designer software has tons to offer any intermediate to experienced photo book designer.


Sort by Folder Name

The Photobook Designer software allows you to sort your photos by folder name. After you’ve uploaded your images to the software, locate the Pictures toolbar on the left hand side of the software, and then click on the Manage Pictures button > Categorize > By Folder Name. Your photos will be organized in their respective folders and sorted with a blue bar showing each folder name. This can be particularly helpful when creating projects with hundreds of photos such as wedding books or family history books.

*Additional tip: You can also collapse the blue folder bars to work on one folder at a time and avoid being overwhelmed by too many images.


Custom Page Styles

You can create your very own custom designed Page Styles. The software showcases dozens of page styles but you’ve also have the option to create your own page style, save it and use it again!

After you have designed your custom Page Style, go to the lower toolbar and click on the Page Styles tab. After you have done that, click on the button in the lower right hand corner (that looks like a gear). From there, you will see three different options; Save Left Page as Page Style/Save Right Page as Page Style/Save Spread as Page Style. Choose the one that suits you best and name it accordingly. Your custom Page Style is now saved!


Drop Shadows

Adding a Drop Shadow to your photos can really give your photo book a modern and three dimensional vibe. To add a Drop Shadow, select the photo and go to the Inspector toolbar on the right hand side of the software. Under the first tab on the left you will see a Drop Shadow section. You will be able to adjust the settings as you see fit. Pay close special attention to the Offset and Opacity settings as this can really make or break your book design.


Until next time, happy bookmaking!