Supplying Your Own Images for DSFdesign Studio Products

Many DSFdesign Studio products can be personalized with your own images. You can add images in these formats: JPG, PNG, PDF, EPS, or SVG.

Note The maximum size of an image file that you can add is 50 MB.  

Whenever the Photos pane is displayed, you can supply your images in any of these ways (depending how the site is configured):

         Upload images from your computer.

         Download images from the cloud, for example, from Google Drive™, Picasa™, Dropbox, or EFI PrintMe.

         Use saved images.

Notes Check the Quick Help pane for recommendations about the DPI (resolution) of images that can be added to the product. (If the Quick Help pane is not open, click its name to open it.) Be sure that the image you want to use meets the DPI recommendation. If the DPI of an image is too low, the print quality will be poor.

If the Photos pane is not displayed, you cannot use your own images for the product you selected, but you may be able to choose an image from a gallery (If a gallery is displayed.).

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Upload Images from Your Computer

1.        Click Add Photos in the Photos pane.

2.        Click Upload Files.

3.        Find and select the image you want to upload and click Open.

4.        Click Upload.

5.        To upload another image, click Add and repeat steps 3 and 4. Otherwise, click Done.

After you upload an image, it is displayed in the Photos pane, and you can add it to any DSFdesign Studio product that allows images to be added (as long as its quality is good enough for the selected product).

Download Images from the Cloud

If a service that you use for cloud storage is listed in the Add Photos window, you can download images from the cloud when personalizing a DSFdesign Studio product.

Depending how the site is configured, you may have the choice of Google Drive, Picasa, Dropbox, or PrintMe.

Before you can download images from the cloud:

         For Google Drive or Picasa, you need a Google account, and your images must already be uploaded to Google Drive or to a Picasa web album.

         For Dropbox, you need an account and your images must already be uploaded.

         For PrintMe, no account is necessary, but your image must already be uploaded to PrintMe, and you should have a document ID for the uploaded file.

Tip If you are downloading an RGB image in JPG or PNG format and are given the option to convert to PDF, leave the image in its native format. RGB images in JPG or PNG format can typically be fully edited while PDFs can only be cropped.

To download an image from Google Drive

1.        Click Add Photos in the Photos pane. The Add Photos window opens.

2.        Click Google Drive. (If Google Drive is not displayed in the Add Photos window, you cannot download images from Google Drive.)

3.        Enter the user name and password for your Google account. (If you are already logged into your Google account, you will not be asked for your user name and password.)

4.        If asked about allowing access to the service, click Grant Access and click Yes in any other windows that open.

5.        Find the images you want to use and select their check boxes.

6.        If you expect to use this image again in the future, select the Save file for later re-use check box.

7.        Click Add Files.

8.        Once the files are downloaded, click Done. The images you downloaded are now displayed in the Photos pane.

To download an image from a Picasa web album

1.        Click Add Photos in the Photos pane. The Add Photos window opens.

2.        Click Picasa. (If Picasa is not displayed in the Add Photos window, you cannot download images from Picasa.)

3.        Enter the user name and password for your Google account. (If you are already logged into your Google account, you will not be asked for your user name and password.)

4.        If asked about allowing access to the service, click Grant Access and click Yes in any other windows that open.

5.        Thumbnails of the photos in your Picasa albums are displayed. Find the photos you want to use in the product and select their check boxes.

6.        If you expect to use this image again in the future, select the Save file for later re-use check box.

7.        Click Add Files.

8.        Once the files are downloaded, click Done. The images you downloaded are now displayed in the Photos pane.

To download an image from Dropbox

1.        Click Add Photos in the Photos pane. The Add Photos window opens.

2.        Click Dropbox. (If Dropbox is not displayed in the Add Photos window, you cannot download files from Dropbox.)

3.        Enter the user name and password for your Dropbox account.

4.        If asked about allowing access to the service, click Allow.

5.        Find the files you want to use and select their check boxes.

6.        If you expect to use this image again in the future, select the Save file for later re-use check box.

7.        Click Add Files.

8.        Once the files are downloaded, click Done. The images you downloaded are now displayed in the Photos pane.

To download an image from PrintMe

To download an image from PrintMe, you must have uploaded the file to PrintMe and received a document ID via e-mail.

1.        Click Add Photos in the Photos pane. The Add Photos window opens.

2.        Click PrintMe. (If PrintMe is not displayed in the Add Photos window, you cannot download images from PrintMe.)

3.        Enter the document ID you received from PrintMe.

4.        Find the images you want to use and select their check boxes.

5.        If you expect to use this image again in the future, select the Save file for later re-use check box.

6.        Click Add Files.

7.        Once the files are downloaded, click Done. The images you downloaded are now displayed in the Photos pane.

Use Saved Images

If you have saved images (ones that you previously uploaded/downloaded and saved, or images that you uploaded directly to your library of files), you can add a saved image to the product you are personalizing.

1.        Click Add Photos in the Photos pane. The Add Photos window opens.

2.        Click Saved Files.

3.        Select the image you want to use and click Add Photos.

The saved image that you selected is now displayed in the Photos pane so you can drag it to an image placeholder box.

Removing Images from the Photos Pane

If you no longer want an image to be part of the Photos pane, perhaps because the quality of the image is too poor, you can remove the image from the Photos pane.

1.        In the Photos pane, move the pointer over the image you want to delete.

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2.        Click ds_delete_image_icon.png and confirm the deletion.

See also

         Personalizing DSFdesign Studio products

         Editing images