Album Design Service

Your time is valuable and at a premium. Provide beautiful flush mount albums for your clients without extra investment in designing layouts, negotiating revisions, or buying and learning new software. Send us your images and we'll do the rest. Enjoy easy, online communication and review with our designer or have us work directly with your client to create the album they'll love.

Finao design service is available for the ONE™, MUSE™, or playBOOK™ flush mount albums. It features:


* different styles or additional spreads are available with a custom price quote

** designs must be finalized and approved within 90 days of the first layout


CHOICE: Choose from six attractive design styles suitable for weddings, boudoir, families, mitzvahs, seniors, and more. Check our standard design styles, below, for example spreads.*
EASE: Proofing and revisions are stress-free. We can email the link for online layout review to you or your client. Fewer review sessions let you spend more time doing what you love.
SPEED: Expect a 3-5 business day turnaround time for each layout revision. You may experience longer waits during the busy holiday season, but we'll do our best!**
PRECISION: Enjoy up to three opportunities to review your layout and request changes (although 1-2 is common). We make sure you and your client get the album you want.
VALUE: Many design services charge by the spread; we include up to 32 spreads/64 sides for the same price so you can confidently factor the $100 cost into your package pricing.*

This service is offered for these select styles, sizes, and revisions only. If you have different needs for a design project we can help. Contact us for a custom design quote.


Design Styles


Choose from any of our standard design layout styles or submit a sample of your design for matching. The fee of $100 applies to any of the standard design styles we offer; personalized layout will require a custom quote. Check out the sample spreads in these styles, featuring the beautiful images of Danny Dong.

Guidelines for Finao Design Service

Finao design service is available for the ONE™, MUSE™, or playBOOK™ flush mount albums. Here are some general guidelines you should know before ordering design service. When you order you acknowledge that you accept and are aware of these guidelines:


STYLE: Choose from six attractive design styles suitable for weddings, boudoir, families, mitzvahs, seniors, and more. For custom styled designs, please contact us for a custom design service quote.
IMAGES: This pricing is for album designs based on professional-quality photographs. Please submit only those images you want to appear in the album. We cannot choose or cull your images. If you need this help, please contact us for a custom design service quote.
FILENAMES: If a specific order is important to your client, your image filenames must communicate this to our designer. Use filenames that indicate the general order they should appear e.g., sortable by sequential numbering, a consistent naming structure, or by timestamp.
REVISIONS: You will have up to three opportunities to review your layout and request changes (although 1-2 are most common). Expect a 3-5 business day turnaround time for each layout revision. Once the initial design is created there will be an additional charge to substitute or add new files.
COMPLETION: Once you receive the first design layout you and your client will have 90 days to provide feedback and finalize the design. After that time there may be an additional charge, at our discretion. You are then free to order your album whenever you choose.
PLANNING: Many design services charge by the spread. You can confidently factor our cost of $100 into your package pricing, knowing that with standard layouts, you can choose up to 32 spreads/64 pages for ONE™ albums with thick pages, and 50 spreads/100 pages for medium page ONE™, MUSE™, and playBOOK™.


Our Guidelines For How Many Images to Submit.

Include a reasonable number of images. Many more than the suggested number will result in a design with smaller images and a 'busier' feeling. The lower end of the suggested range will allow a design that has a roomier, open feel with larger, featured photos. The ranges represent an average of 2.5 images per page to 3 images per page. Of course, this is relative to the dimensions of your album.


10 leaves 50-60 images*
15 leaves 75-90 images*
20 leaves 100-120 images*
25 leaves 100-120 images*
30 leaves 125-180 images*
35 leaves 175-210 images*
40 leaves 200-240 images*
45 leaves 225-270 images*
50 leaves 250-300 images*

Two Ways to Order Design Service

Every photographer has a personal work flow, so we offer two ways to order design service:


1. I know how many spreads will be in this album (e.g., my client purchased a specific package) USE METHOD 1

Or

2. I don't know exactly how many spreads I want in this album. USE METHOD 2



METHOD 1: Order Design Service and Album Together

You must know how many spreads you want in the design in order to get correct pricing.


Order one of our flush mount albums: ONE™, MUSE™, or playBOOK™. You can reuse your design to order companion albums or duplicate playPAL™ albums.

  1. Select the size and orientation of your future album.

  2. Choose Design Service: "Yes, order design service now."

  3. Add contact information for who will review and approve the album design - you or your client.

  4. Choose a design layout style.

  5. Complete the rest of your album order choices as usual.

Upload your image files:

  1. Upload hi-res (300 PPI) .jpg image files using FTP or the image uploader under "my account." Please put them in a folder named with the album order number or the reference text you provided with the order, e.g. "Bob and Ava 2021". Upload images in the general order they should appear in the album.

  2. Relax while we get to work.

Review and approve your design:

  1. Review your design. Within 3-5 days, you or your client will receive an email with a link to review your album design online. All designs include three revision cycles.

  2. Approve your design. Complete your revision requests and give us the final approval. We will only send your album to print when you're happy with the final design.



METHOD 2: Order Design Service Now, and Your Album Later

If you don't know how many spreads you want in the design, please use this method and place your album order once it is complete.


Order design service:

  1. Select the size, orientation, and product model of your future album.

  2. Add contact information for who will review and approve the album design - you or your client.

  3. Choose a design layout style.

  4. Indicate the minimum and maximum leaf count range, and whether to start on the left or right.

Upload your image files:

  1. Upload hi-res (300 PPI) .jpg image files using FTP or the image uploader under "my account." Please put them in a folder named with the album order number or the reference text you provided with the order, e.g. "Bob and Ava 2021". Upload images in the general order they should appear in the album.

  2. Relax while we get to work.

Review and approve your design:

  1. Review your design. Within 3-5 days, you or your client will receive an email with a link to review your album design online. All designs include three revision cycles.

  2. Approve your design. Complete your revision requests and give us the final approval.

  3. We will upload the final spreads to your account and notify you when they are available.

Order your album:

  1. Order your album, as usual, choosing to Design Service: "Yes, the design is already complete." option. You will find your spreads in your image uploads in a folder named with the design service order number or reference name. Drag and drop images from the left side of the "page layout"window into spread placeholders on the right. Complete your order as usual.