Step By Step Instructions
Step by step instructions

1. Create an Account/Sign in

  1. Visit and set up a free Shutterfly account or

  2. Log into your Shutterfly account

    Shutterfly Notes:

  • Shutterfly NEVER deletes any images or your projects

2. Add/Upload Images into your Account

  1. Select “Add pictures” tab and follow instructions to upload images from computer into online album

Add/Upload Images into your Account

    Shutterfly Notes:

  • First consult the Print Your Digital Card Layouts guide for exact sizing of pages, covers, & spine

  • Templates are available for download as guides

  • Images should be in .jpg format

  • Recommended image size is 300dpi/RGB color mode (note: turn off VividPics® EasyCrop)

Turn off VividPics®

Turn off VividPics®

Turn off Easy Crop

Turn off Easy Crop

3. Select Your Card Size

  1. Go to

  2. Select “Choose your card size” from selections at right

    Select Choose your card size

  3. Select 5x7 or 4x8 card option

  4. Select “Get Started” to begin

    Shutterfly Notes:

  • Available in following sizes: 5x7 greeting cards, 5x7 photo cards and 4x8 photo cards

  • Specs for each card size are different

4. Select Layouts and Get Images

  1. Select vertical or horizontal layout

    Select layout

  2. Select “Get pictures” to use in your card

    Select Get pictures to use in your card

  3. Select desired .jpg images from your Shutterfly albums (by the entire album or selected images)

  4. Select “Add selected pictures” (images will appear in filmstrip thumbnail below layout)

    Shutterfly Notes:

  • It is critical to upload images into album using the specs provided to attain optimal results

  • Images may appear cropped in the filmstrip thumbnails; this is NOT representative of the final product. Use preview mode to get an accurate rendering of the final printed product

5. Drag and Drop Image into Layout and Complete Card Creation

  1. Drag and drop images from filmstrip into card layout

  2. Select satin or matte finish

  3. For 5x7 greeting card: write greeting, choose mailing option, and write optional message if desired

Drag and Drop Image into Layout

6. Preview

  1. For 5x7 cards, complete preview process to review your digital card layout

  2. For 5x7 photo cards and 4x8 photo cards, use zoom feature at bottom right to review your digital card layout

    Use zoom feature

    Shutterfly Notes:

  • Please check preview thoroughly as this is exactly how your card will print.

  • If adjustments or changes are made to the original image, please re-upload into the album and then into your project (steps 2 onward)

  • Remember to preview again

7. Order

  1. Follow instructions to order your complete personalized cards