FAQs: Classic Custom Path Photo Books (Launched in 2005)

Please note that Classic Custom Path is being discontinued on September 10, 2012. However, you can continue to access and share your Classic Custom Path photo books. Simple Path and All New Custom Path photo books are not affected.


Classic Custom Path was launched in 2005. This path consisted of pre-set layouts and backgrounds. Within the Classic Custom Path there was no option to resize pictures and add stickers or embellishments. Please see below for details.


Photo cover classic custom path photo books

How do i know which path I used to create my photo book?
  1. Sign into your account, go to the My Shutterfly page and then click on the 'View All Projects' link.
  2. Now you will be at the My Projects page. Click on the project you wish to view.
  3. Click on the 'Edit Project' link.
  4. If you see a loading animation (a small book with flipping pages on the center of the screen), then the book was created using either Simple or All New Custom Path. These photo books are not affected by the discontinuation of Classic Custom Path.
How can I access my Classic Custom Path photo book?
  1. Sign into your account, go to the My Shutterfly page and then click on the 'View All Projects' link.
  2. Now you will be at the My Projects page. Click on the project you wish to view.
  3. Click on the 'Edit Project' link.
  4. If you see a loading animation (a small book with flipping pages on the center of the screen), then the book was created using either Simple or All New Custom Path. These photo books are not affected by the discontinuation of Classic Custom Path.

Can I create another Classic Custom Path photo book? No. You cannot create Classic Custom Path photo books. However, you can create new photo books in All New Custom Path. You'll find more features and new styles.

Can I edit my Classic Custom Path photo books? No. After 9/10/12, you will no longer be able to edit your Classic Custom Path photo book.

Can I purchase my Classic Custom Path photo book with photo cover? You can still purchase your Classic Custom Path photo book with photo cover.

What can I do with my Classic Custom Path photo book with photo cover? You can still view, share and purchase your Classic Custom Path photo book with photo cover.

Can I convert my Classic Custom Path photo book to All New Custom Path? No. However, you can save pictures from your Classic Custom Path photo book into an album. You must save your pictures in an album by 9/10/12. Follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your account, go to the My Shutterfly page and then click on the 'View All Projects' link.
  2. Now you will be at the My Projects page. Click on the project you wish to view.
  3. Go to the 'Pages' option located on the top center of the page.
  4. Click on the 'Storyboard' link located to the right of the navigation buttons.
  5. Once in 'Storyboard', go to the very bottom of the page and click on the 'Copy pictures to album' link. Now you can use these pictures to create a Simple Path or All New Custom Path photo book.

Die-cut cover (fabric, leather, cloth, satin) classic custom path photo books

How do i know which path I used to create my photo book?
  1. Sign into your account, go to the My Shutterfly page and then click on the 'View All Projects' link.
  2. Now you will be at the My Projects page. Click on the project you wish to view.
  3. Click on the 'Edit Project' link.
  4. If you see a loading animation (a small book with flipping pages on the center of the screen), then the book was created using either Simple or All New Custom Path. These photo books are not affected by the discontinuation of Classic Custom Path.
How can I access my Classic Custom Path photo bookS WITH FABRIC/LEATHER/cloth/SATIN COVERS?
  1. Sign into your account, go to the My Shutterfly page and then click on the 'View All Projects' link.
  2. Now you will be at the My Projects page. Click on the project you wish to view.
  3. Click on the 'Edit Project' link.
  4. If you see a loading animation (a small book with flipping pages on the center of the screen), then the book was created using either Simple or All New Custom Path. These photo books are not affected by the discontinuation of Classic Custom Path.

Can I create another Classic Custom Path photo book WITH FABRIC/LEATHER/cloth/SATIN COVERS? No. You cannot create Classic Custom Path photo books. However, you can create new photo books in All New Custom Path. You'll find more features and new styles.

Can I edit my Classic Custom Path photo books WITH FABRIC/LEATHER/cloth/SATIN COVERS? No. After 9/10/12, you will no longer be able to edit your Classic Custom Path photo book.

Can I purchase my Classic Custom Path photo book WITH FABRIC/LEATHER/cloth/SATIN COVERS? No. After 9/10/12, you will no longer be able to purchase your Classic Custom Path photo book, as is. However, you can change the cover to a photo cover (you must do this by 9/10/12) and then you can re-order it at any time. Follow these steps:

  1. Do you have an 8x8, 8x11 or 12x12 photo book? If yes, then proceed to step 3.
  2. Do you have a 5x7 photo book? If yes, then you will need to convert your 5x7 photo books to either an 8x8, 8x11 or 12x12 photo book. To do this, click on the 'Preview' button, located on the top center of the page. You will see a text link that will allow you to 'Make a copy'. You can only make a copy of your Classic Custom Path photo book that is of the same ratio (square to square or rectangle to a rectangle).
  3. Once you are in a size that can be made into a hard photo cover, click on the 'Cover' button located on the top center of the page.
  4. Go to the drop-down menu on the left side of the page and choose the 'Hard photo cover' option.

What can I do with my Classic Custom Path photo book WITH FABRIC/LEATHER/cloth/SATIN COVERS? After 9/10/12, you can still view your Classic Custom Path photo books. If you wish to purchase it, you will need to change it to a photo cover (you must do this by 9/10/12) and then you can re-order it at any time. Follow these steps:

  1. Do you have an 8x8, 8x11 or 12x12 photo book? If yes, then proceed to step 3.
  2. Do you have a 5x7 photo book? If yes, then you will need to convert your 5x7 photo books to either an 8x8, 8x11 or 12x12 photo book. To do this, click on the 'Preview' button, located on the top center of the page. You will see a text link that will allow you to 'Make a copy'. You can only make a copy of your Classic Custom Path photo book that is of the same ratio (square to square or rectangle to a rectangle).
  3. Once you are in a size that can be made into a hard photo cover, click on the 'Cover' button located on the top center of the page.
  4. Go to the drop-down menu on the left side of the page and choose the 'Hard photo cover' option.

Can I convert my Classic Custom Path photo book to All New Custom Path? No. However, you can save pictures from your Classic Custom Path photo book into an album. You must save your pictures in an album by 9/10/12. Follow these steps:

  1. Sign into your account, go to the My Shutterfly page and then click on the 'View All Projects' link.
  2. Now you will be at the My Projects page. Click on the project you wish to view.
  3. Go to the 'Pages' option located on the top center of the page.
  4. Click on the 'Storyboard' link located to the right of the navigation buttons.
  5. Once in 'Storyboard', go to the very bottom of the page and click on the 'Copy pictures to album' link. Now you can use these pictures to create a Simple Path or All New Custom Path photo book.

4x4 classic custom path photo books

How can I access my 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo book?
  1. Sign into your account, go to the My Shutterfly page and then click on the 'View All Projects' link.
  2. Now you will be at the My Projects page. Click on the project you wish to view.
  3. Click on the 'Edit Project' link.
  4. If you see a loading animation (a small book with flipping pages on the center of the screen), then the book was created using either Simple or All New Custom Path. These photo books are not affected by the discontinuation of Classic Custom Path.

Can I create a new 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo book? No. You cannot create Classic Custom Path photo books.

Can I edit my 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo book? No. After 9/10/12, you will no longer be able to edit 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo books.

Can I purchase my 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo book? No. After 9/10/12, you will no longer be able to purchase 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo books.

Can I still view my 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo book? Yes. After 9/10/12, you can still view your 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo books.

Can I convert my Classic Custom Path photo book to All New Custom Path? No. You can't convert your 4x4 Classic Custom Path photo book to All New Custom Path.

If you have any additional questions about your Classic Custom Path photo book, please click here.

* Classic Custom Path will be discontinued on September 10, 2012 (11:59 P.M. PST).
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