Flick(r) Your Photos to Lulu

In last week’s post, Adam told us about some new enhancements to Lulu Studio.

I’ve been wanting to join the flickr-nation and with this new Lulu feature, I had nothing stopping me from creating a photo book.  If you haven’t given Lulu Studio a whirl yet, here’s a step-by-step of what to expect when you merge your Flickr account and Lulu Studio to create a photo book.

So I logged into my flickr account.  If you don’t have a flickr or photo bucket account, sign up for one – either or, whichever you are more comfortable with.  Once you’re all set up, start uploading photos to your hearts desire.

So I put my photos on Flickr:

Now if you already have a flickr or photobucket account, you can skip this step and go to the fun part – creating your Lulu Studio™ photo book or calendar.

So off to Lulu Studio I go:

From there this is where it used to get tricky.  All those photos you uploaded to flickr or photobucket would be stuck there and you would have to go through the process or re-uploading all of your photos.  If you only have a few that may not be a big deal but if you have hundreds or just hate having to do the same thing twice, then this is a good thing.  With the new photo site uploading option, Lulu cut out a few of those extra steps and made it easier to get to the fun part – creating your project:

From there allow Lulu access into your photo site account and let Lulu do all the work:

Voilá! Your photos are ready to be added to your Lulu Studio™ project.
Now I’m off to finish my photo book. With my photos transferred over like magic, I have more creative energy to make the perfect photo book for my friends.

Let me know what you think of this and the other new enhancements to Lulu Studio.


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  1. Anna

    I just signed up at Lulu, gearing up to take on some ebook projects, and I caught sight of this blog post. I didn’t realize Lulu had a photo studio like this at all, and being able to access Flickr or Photobucket via Lulu would be such a boon to growing my skills as a digital photographer as well as a writer!

    Lulu is such a well-rounded site, offering self-publishing aspirants the best of many, many worlds! I’ve been to other self-publishing sites, and I think Lulu tops them all for well-roundedness, affordability and ease of use.

  2. Hi Lauren, It took me twelve years of true hardship to get my book “island mantra” finally published (graciously by self publish lulu), I am most thankful, however the book is not moving because nobody is reading it, how can I break the deadlock? Trevor mommsen

  3. Myrna Liddell

    How much text can you put in a photobook? I want to publish a photobook with many pages of text as well – sometimes with text on top of pictures themselves. It will be about 8×10 and have over 100 photos and probably 30 pgs of text. The photos are great – so I need great quality, too. Is this possible?
    Thanks for your help.