Create custom photo cards

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You've got gorgeous photos in your galleries. Turn them into beautiful cards!

All cards are printed through WHCC and come with envelopes. All you have to do is sign, seal, and stamp.

Note: The "auto-color" option isn't available for cards. Make sure your photos aren't too dark before using them to create your cards. Not sure what "too dark" is? We have an article to help with that!

Tip: You can make cards using photos from any one gallery. To use images from multiple galleries, try collecting photos.

Create cards as a visitor.

1. Find your first photo.

Browse your gallery until you spot the photo you want. Click on the photo to enter Lightbox mode, click the Buy button, then choose Greeting Cards.

Important: Your original image must be at least 438x625 pixels to print perfectly.

2. Choose your card type.

Scroll through to browse the designs available. Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom if you want to narrow down your choices and browse designs for specific occasions.

When you see one you like, click it to select it, then follow the on-screen prompts to select the design and photos you want to appear on your chosen card.

3. Customize it!

The little "landscape" icons indicate the spaces where you can drag and drop photos from your photo pool on the bottom. Once you've assigned the photos a spot, you can click them again to zoom and scooch them around.

When you're finished zooming and scooching, click the green checkmark to close the edit bubble. You can always undo your changes and start over.

Hover over the text areas until you see a green box appear. This indicates the text can be edited to whatever you like. Click inside the green box and type in your own text. When you've finished entering your text, click the green checkmark to save your changes.

Note: Some cards will let you customize the font size, type, and other options, but not all designs offer that choice.

On the right, you'll find even more options to customize the card you've chosen. These can include paper color, different layout options, foil stamping, die-cut shapes, and more. And each affects the final cost of your card differently. A small bit of text will appear in each customization section to alert you of additional costs as you adjust things, and you can also keep an eye on the final cost of your card in the top-right part of your browser window. 

Don't forget to customize the back of your card and the envelope, too!

4. Make it yours.

When your card's perfect, look to the top right of your browser window. Here you can choose the quantity of cards you want, then click the Review button. 

Select the paper type you'd like your card to be printed on, then you're ready to check out! (If you change your mind about how many cards you want, you can update the quantity here, too.)

Pros: Sell custom cards.

If you have our one of our seller accounts, your clients can use photos in your gallery to create their own custom photo cards, earning you money.

Price them the way you'd price everything else on your site, with pricelists

Tell your clients to look under the Buy Button in the Lightbox view of an image for the Greeting Cards option, and they can build their card just like we described above.

Important: Cards won't appear on Loxley-based pricelists, so be sure to set your pricelist to Bay Photo or WHCC if you're outside the U.S. and want to sell cards.

Once their card is made, they can add it to their shopping cart right from the card builder:

Note: Proof delay doesn't apply to greeting cards. Once created, cards can't be edited and images can't be replaced.
The shopping flow when viewing a gallery (not a single image) doesn't have greeting cards as an option at this time. Click on a photo to enter Lightbox mode, click the Buy Button, then choose Greeting Cards.

Tip: Got watermarks? They'll show in your online previews, but your cards won't print with them, don't worry.

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