Taking photos is like capturing memories. With Smartphone cameras always ready for action, people are taking more and more photos, but the memories often get lost somewhere on an external hard drive. Wix can help you fight that and guarantee that your family photos are there to be seen.
While Wix helps dozens of millions of users worldwide to create their own websites, there are other fun things you can do with our platform. Did you know, for instance, that you can use the Wix editor to create your own online photo album for free? And we don’t mean simply uploading your pics to a server somewhere. You actually have the artistic freedom to design your own album!
This can be a fun activity to do with the kids, or even a beautiful present for your family. With a few clicks on the Wix editor you can create a gorgeous virtual photo album filled with meaningful moments and beautiful memories. Here’s how:
Choose the Right Template
Wix has hundreds of templates you can work with. While they were originally designed as website templates, they can easily be transformed into a beautiful photo album. You just need to pick a template that has a strong focus on photo galleries. Photography templates will probably work best for this purpose.
Prepare the Photos for Upload
Before you start designing and customizing the template, it would be a good idea to first upload your images: they will determine the style you eventually choose for the design.
Go over the photo libraries on your computer and create folders for each gallery that you would like to upload. If you want your photo album to include galleries from different events, various family members or different seasons, create the folders accordingly and start organizing the images.
When you upload the photos, upload each folder separately into its unique gallery of images.
Tip: You can save time and upload more than one photo at a time by holding down the CTRL key and clicking several images. Click here to learn more about uploading images to Wix.
Design Your Album
Now it’s time to personalize the album. Before you begin customizing, ask yourself what kind of album are you creating: Is it a family album for the kids? A colleague who is leaving work? Maybe memories from a romantic vacation? All of these will have distinctly different designs, so it’s important that you keep the purpose of the album in mind.
Once you have a good idea of the style you want, start working with the design tools to change colors, fonts, background and graphics. Here is a great video tutorial that can help you get started.
Photos uploaded? Everything looking just like you wanted? Looks like you have yourself an online photo album! Here are just a few quick tips for tweaking it:
- Want to improve image quality but don’t know how? Here are 10 photoshop tips for absolute beginners that can really make a difference.
- Protect your album with a password so that only people who are close to you can view the photos.
- Hide your album from search engines to make sure strangers can’t access it through search queries.
- Too lazy to transfer pics from your phone? No problem, you can upload them to your Wix account with the Wix App – available for Apple & Android devices.