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The file formats to be used depend on the ordering channel.
|ifolor Designer for Windows:||JPEG/JPG/PNG|
|ifolor Designer for Mac:||JPEG/JPG/PNG/TIFF/HEIC|
|ifolor app for iOS:||JPEG/JPG/HEIC/PNG/BMP/JP2/GIF|
|ifolor app for Android:||JPEG/JPG|
It is not currently possible to delete uploaded photos manually. They are automatically removed 14 days after the products were last saved in the login area. If the photos are not in any product that has been saved or is currently being worked on, they are removed after around 30 days. Otherwise, they are removed automatically after the order has been placed, provided that no further projects have been saved.
With the ifolor photo book Premium photo paper, rather than being printed on classic paper, the images are exposed on real photo paper. The paper weighs 340 g/m2. For the inner pages, ifolor offers a choice between matt or glossy photo paper. You can also choose between matt and glossy for the cover.
Thanks to the fanfold binding, the opened pages of the photo book always lie flat, thereby enhancing the presentation of your photos across both pages.
The photo book Deluxe comes with glossy inner pages on digital printing paper as standard. The paper weighs 170 g/m2. This paper has a slightly glossy shimmer and offers excellent image quality.
The inner pages are also available in high gloss for the photo book Deluxe in A4 format. To achieve the high-gloss effect, the photo book pages are specially coated in a separate production step.
Each photo book Deluxe is protected by a robust hardback cover with a laminated, glossy finish, making it feel really comfortable in your hand.
Transfer between multiple PCs is possible, provided these are running the same operating system. All ifolor Designer projects are stored on your personal hard drive. Instructions for Windows and Mac can be found here.
|Save your own design templates per photo book type and format||❌
|Change or personalise design templates (system templates)||❌||✔️|
|Pure text templates||❌||✔️|
|Set your desired text style as the default||❌||✔️|
|Share your photo book||❌||✔️|
|Position placeholders on different levels||❌||✔️|
|Design your photo book offline||❌||✔️|
|Move double pages||❌||✔️|
|Change the photo book type and format during the design process||❌||✔️|
|Copy photo book projects as templates||❌||✔️|
|Change country of delivery||❌||✔️|
|Transfer photo book projects to another PC (within the same operating system)||❌||✔️|
|Guide lines/positioning lines||❌||✔️|
|Delete images from the source||❌||✔️|
|Explanatory videos on YouTube||❌||✔️|
|Storage period||14 days after last save||Unlimited|
|Storage location||Online/ifolor server||Hard drive (personal PC)|
|Internet connection||Required at all times||Only required for transfer, not during the design process|
|Image upload/access to images||Upload||Direct access to PC storage/folder|
|Program download||Not required||Required|
Within 30 days of the order date, you can download the ifolor eBook Combi as often as you like – including from different devices. Unfortunately, eBooks cannot be ordered at a later date due to technical reasons. If you would like to receive the eBook for a book you ordered in the past, this can only be done by reordering the photo book in physical form.
As with all conventional EPUB formats, the cover is only displayed in the gallery. This is a standard feature of eBooks.
Most of the eBooks produced today are created in EPUB format or similar manufacturer-specific variants that can be automatically adapted to different screen sizes.
The title of the eBook is usually only displayed in the library of the eBook reader. This is generally the case with digital history books, non-fiction, novels and so on.
The ifolor eBook Combi is created in EPUB format. Please note that it cannot be converted into a PDF document.
An EPUB (eBook) can only be opened by installing a program capable of opening EPUB files. In general, EPUB files are supported by all commercially available eBook reader software. Below are some reliable EPUB readers to choose from.
As the eBook readers are not ifolor’s own programs, we are unable to provide technical support for them.
If you selected the eBook option when you ordered your photo book via the ifolor Designer, you will receive an e-mail after your order with a link to download your ifolor eBook Combi. This file allows you to view your photo book on your computer anywhere and at any time. The digital photo book is in EPUB format. This means that you can access it on your Windows PC using the Chrome browser and the Readium extension.
For all devices with an Android operating system, we recommend the app “UB Reader”, which you can download from the Google Play Store. The app automatically scans your smartphone for PDF and EPUB files. You can then open and view the downloaded EPUB file on your Android device.
When you take a photo, it is taken in a certain aspect ratio that determines the image size later on. The length-to-width ratio of the image depends on the camera model or smartphone you use to take the pictures.
Our photo paper is wound on rolls of fixed widths. You can select this width during the ordering process, which will then be the width of your photo. The width corresponds to the following dimensions:
• 9 cm format = 8,9 cm
• 10 cm format = 10,2 cm
• 11 cm format = 11,4 cm
• 13 cm format = 12,7 cm
• 20 cm format = 20,3 cm
Depending on the aspect ratio of your image, the length can vary and will therefore be cut differently. The maximum length of an image is reached at an aspect ratio of 2:3. ifolor supports the most common formats such as 1:1, 4:3, 2:3 and 16:9
Example: If you select a width of 10 cm, the effective size of the developed photo will be between 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm (minimum) and 10.2 cm x 15.3 cm (maximum).
1:1 = 10,2 cm x 10,2 cm
4:3 = 10,2 cm x 13,6 cm
2:3 = 10,2 cm x 15,3 cm
16:9 = 10,2 cm x 15,3 cm (white bar at top and bottom)
The traditional 3:2 format is the maximum aspect ratio and offers the “most” image area. If you send us photos with different aspect ratios to be developed, some photos will therefore be smaller or larger than others.
ifolor photo prints have variable image lengths so that different photo formats can be developed without anything being cut off. The aspect ratio of your digital photos allows you to calculate the exact size of your prints.
1. Determine the aspect ratio In the file properties of your photo, you will find the pixel ratio. The aspect ratio is obtained by dividing the larger by the smaller pixel number.
Example: 3264x2448 pixels
You calculate: 3264/2448 = 1.33 = 4/3
This means your photo has an aspect ratio of 4:3.
2. Calculate the image size Using the known aspect ratio and the desired format for your prints, you can now calculate the size of your developed photo.
For example, if you choose the 10 cm format, the shorter side of your photo will be 10.2 cm. The other side is then determined by the aspect ratio (4:3 in the example).
You calculate: 10.2 cm * 4/3 = 13.6 cm
Your photo with an aspect ratio of 4:3 will therefore be 10.2 cm x 13.6 cm.
Using the same method, you can determine whether the length or width of your photo is too long or too short. If the maximum length is exceeded, the excess image areas will be cut off. If your image does not fill the selected format completely, for example because it is too narrow, white borders will be visible on the prints.
Panoramic photo – aspect ratio of 16:9; developed with white edges. Order your panoramic photo in a slightly larger format if necessary.
Square image – aspect ratio of 1:1; the number of pixels is identical for both sides.
The format is given rounded. In the following table you will find the exact dimensions of the developed photo paper.
|9 cm||8,9 x 8,9 cm||8,9 x 13,3 cm|
|10 cm||10,2 x 10,2 cm||10,2 x 15,3 cm|
|11 cm||11,4 x 11,4 cm||11,4 x 17,1 cm|
|13 cm||12,7 x 12,7 cm||12,7 x 19,9 cm|
|20 cm||20,3 x 20,3 cm||20,3 x 30,6 cm|
Digital photos commonly have an aspect ratio of 4:3. The photo size of your ifolor photo prints will therefore be:
|Format (short side)
||Exact size in 4:3 format|
|9 cm||8,9 x 11,9 cm|
|10 cm||10,2 x 13,6 cm|
|11 cm||11,4 x 15,2 cm|
|13 cm||12,7 x 16,9 cm|
||20,3 x 27,1 cm|
For digital cameras, you can find the available aspect ratios in the menu settings. Depending on the model, you can set a ratio of 1:1 for square shots or 16:9 for panoramic photos, for example. Please note that the changed aspect ratio is only visible on the display. The viewfinder always shows the same section of the picture. For most models, the aspect ratio is preset to 4:3 or 2:3.
On Android devices, you can find the different aspect ratios in the settings of the camera app or as a quick setting directly on the display in recording mode. Here you can usually choose between 4:3, 1:1 and 16:9. Depending on the device, it may even be possible to select different resolutions for a certain aspect ratio.
When taking photos with an iPhone, the available aspect ratios are displayed directly above the Shutter button in the camera app. By swiping to the left or right you can choose between “Photo” (4:3), “Square” (1:1) and “Pano” (panorama function). To take a panoramic photo, press the Shutter button and slowly move the iPhone’s camera from one side of your shot to the other. However, these extra-wide photos cannot be developed without image loss. Instead, you can use a photo editing program to split the panoramic photo into several photos and have them developed individually. The 16:9 ratio is only available for video in iOS.
Analogue cameras have an aspect ratio of 2:3. This is determined by the film rolls used, which come in 35mm format and can only show this aspect ratio. For this reason, it is not possible to change the aspect ratio in analogue photography.
Grundsätzliche sollte die Auflösung deiner Fotos für alle Fotoprodukte möglichst hoch sein, um optimale Ergebnisse zu erhalten. Bei der Bestellung von Digitalfotos wird dir beim Hochladen der Bilder eine Qualitätsmeldung angezeigt, falls die Auflösung eines Bildes kritisch oder zu gering ist. Du kannst dennoch Fotos mit geringer Auflösung entwickeln lassen, diese können aber eine schlechte Bildqualität aufweisen.
Tipp: Für eine optimale Druckqualität sollte dein Digitalfoto folgende Auflösung (in Pixel) bzw. Sensorauflösung (in MP) haben:
Unfortunately, it is not possible to add text to the front of a photo. However, you can customise the text on the reverse. To do so, just go to “Options” in the dropdown menu. Here you can label the reverse with the file name, the date on which the photo was taken and personalised text of up to 30 characters.
You can send us a CD with photos using either one of our padded envelopes or a standard envelope. If using a standard envelope, please make sure this is as sturdy as possible to prevent any damage to your CD. In both cases, please note down which picture format you would like.
ifolor wall decorations are available in a wide variety of designs. We print your photos with the help of modern methods on various materials, on which your pictures are radiantly displayed in rich and contrasting colours.
|Mini Wall Decoration||
Magnet/tesa Powerstrip; the hanging system leaves no marks or unsightly holes in the wall.
|Adhesive Photo Poster||
||Hooks for attaching to wooden frame|
|HD Metal Print||
Circumferential aluminium rails on the back provide a gap (1.5 cm) between the HD Metal Print and the wall.
The aluminium rails on the back of the HD Metal Print ensure easy and secure mounting. For added flexibility, two additional hooks are supplied free of charge.
||Two mirror plates and separator|
|Acrylic Glass Plate||
||Special wall mount (clamping system)|
||Two mirror plates and separator|
||Mounting not supplied|
||Mounting grooves on the reverse|
|Multi-panel Wall Decorations||A large number of our wall decorations are also available as multi-photo wall decorations. The three 40x60 cm sections of the decoration make for a spectacular overall effect. The total image size is 120x60 cm. One picture spread over three wall decorations.||
Varies depending on the wall decoration. Multi-photo wall decorations are available as:
|Canvas Floater Frame||
|30x40 cm||20x30 cm||30x30 cm
||20x60 cm||40x100 cm||120x60 cm
|60x80 cm||40x60 cm||40x40 cm||30x90 cm||(3x 40x60 cm)|
|75x100cm||60x90 cm||60x60 cm|
|Adhesive photo poster
HD metal print
Acrylic glass plate
|15x20 cm||10x15 cm
|Mini wall decoration
They are included with the photo canvas, HD metal print and acrylic glass plate for easy assembly and mounting. The aluminium dibond, the gallery print and the mini wall decoration have mounts already fixed to them. For the wall display, there are mounting grooves on the back of the product.
The wall decorations made of acrylic glass, metal or aluminium, are easy to wipe off and can also withstand some spray or dust. However, when choosing a location, you should avoid direct sunlight and direct rain to prevent the colours of your wall decoration from fading. Suitable outdoor locations include covered balconies and terraces or walls with a canopy. Photo canvases, photo posters and the wall display made of wood should not be used outdoors, as the materials will weather quickly.
It is difficult to make a statement about the shelf life of the product as this depends on several factors such as sunlight, temperature and humidity, i.e. room climate. According to the manufacturer, the HD metal prints are particularly durable, which is why they are often used by photo artists for exhibitions. Because of their material, acrylic and gallery prints have their own UV protection. In general, however, you should avoid direct sunlight on posters or canvases, for example.
The larger the image, the greater the viewing distance, i.e. the distance from which the picture is viewed on the wall. With as few as two megapixels you can achieve good results with a format of 20x30 cm. For a format of 100x75 cm, 11 to 12 megapixels (approx. 2952x3940 or 3000x4000) – corresponding to a resolution of 100 dpi – should suffice.
All are equally suitable. For exceptional colour rendering we particularly recommend the HD metal print, which, according to the manufacturer, has outstanding durability. If you prefer a more matt colour rendering without the mirror effects, the aluminium dibond is a good choice. The gallery print is another stylish wall decoration that offers a lot of depth.
Yes, we offer smartphone cases for Apple iPhone and Samsung. You can create a personalised smartphone case using your photos. The robust plastic shell with UV filter is printed on all sides with your chosen design and offers protection against scratches, traces of use and dirt. You can find the smartphone cases under the category photo gifts.
Whether it's a photo mug, photo coaster, photo cushion, photo blanket, shake photo frame, smartphone case, mouse pad, sticker or photo bottle - there are countless options for creating a personalised gift using your photo. We show you some of the possibilities here in our blog.
The pages of your calendar are made of high-quality 250 to 270g/m2 paper. For particularly high-contrast colours we use a complex digital printing process. The wall calendar and the panoramic wall calendar can be ordered with a semi-matt or high-gloss finish. All other calendars have semi-matt calendar pages.
For all calendars you can choose the holidays you want to include – either by using the default set for your country or selecting the holidays you want in the ifolor Designer. For the monthly planner and family calendar, you can also use text placeholders to enter personal holidays such as birthdays or your wedding anniversary in the ifolor Designer. Alternatively, you can use clip art or photo placeholders.
You can use the ifolor app abroad without any problems. Simply create your own postcard and send the order via app. To send the order you need an Internet connection.
We will receive the order in Kreuzlingen, Switzerland, and send it from here to your desired address. You can enter the address to which you would like the postcard to be sent during the design process.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to change the format and type of photo book during the design process via the website. We recommend that you use the ifolor Designer to design your photo book. In our design program you can adjust all properties during the design process. The program is available free of charge. For more information, click here.
Your photo book will be stored on the website for 14 days from the date of the last change.
If these suggested solutions do not help, the problem could be due to the size of the images. In other words, your Internet upload speed may not be sufficient to upload the images. In this case, if it is a photo order, please save the images on a data carrier and send it to us. For all other products, please place your order via our software. Download Software.
If a green check mark appears when inserting your image, this means it is of sufficient resolution for the desired product. If an orange message with an exclamation mark is displayed, your image just meets the requirements for image resolution, but an optimal print result cannot be guaranteed. A red exclamation mark means that the resolution is not sufficient for the desired product. In this case, please select a smaller product format or reduce the size of the image.
Check your Internet connection, as this may be the reason for the slow data transfer. If possible, we recommend that you connect to the Internet via LAN cable.
Before sending, carefully check the arrangement of images and text in the photo book again using the preview function.
If no message appears when inserting your image, this means it is of sufficient resolution for the desired product. If the yellow message “Resolution acceptable” is displayed, your image just meets the requirements for image resolution, but an optimal print result cannot be guaranteed. If the red message “Resolution too low” is displayed, this means that the resolution is not sufficient for the desired product. In this case, please select a smaller product format or reduce the size of the image.
You can copy an entire book to another computer by transferring the entire folder marked “Name_of_book”. You will find the respective folder under Start/Documents/ifolor/Photobooks or in Windows Explorer under C:\Users\...Your username...\Documents\ifolor\Photobooks. Store the files in the same folder on your new computer. The folder will be created automatically when you install the ifolor Designer. When you start the newly installed ifolor Designer on your new computer, your books will be displayed on the start screen for you to open.
The display of text fields in the product selection and order windows depends on your display settings. If the resolution is set too low or the zoom is set too high, this often prevents the correct display of window contents. First, please close all open programs. Check the following setting in the display options under Windows. You will find the display options in the Control Panel via: Start - Control Panel - Appearance and Themes - Display
Check your Internet connection, as this may be the reason for the slow data transfer. If possible, we recommend that you connect to the Internet via LAN cable.
To change the country of delivery, please follow the steps below:
If no message appears when inserting your image, this means it is of sufficient resolution for the desired product. If the message “critical” is displayed, your image just meets the requirements for image resolution, but an optimal print result cannot be guaranteed. The message “too low” means that the resolution is not sufficient for the desired product. In this case, please select a smaller product format.
To transfer a photo book project from one mac to another, please follow the steps below:
The files with the ifolor logo are your photo book files, which you can now copy.
Install the ifolor Designer on your second device and follow the same steps above to paste your copied photo books.
Check your Internet connection, as this may be the reason for the slow data transfer.
If no message appears when inserting your image, this means it is of sufficient resolution for the desired product. If the message “Resolution too low” is displayed, this means that the resolution is not sufficient for the desired product, and an optimal print result cannot be guaranteed. In this case, please select a smaller product format or reduce the size of the image.
Check your Internet connection, as this may be the reason for the slow data transfer.
If no message appears when inserting your image, this means it is of sufficient resolution for the desired product. If a message appears, this means that the resolution is not sufficient for the desired product. and an optimal print result cannot be guaranteed. In this case, please select a smaller product format or reduce the size of the image.
You are entitled to inform us in writing at any time if you do not wish your data to be processed any further by us, whereby we reserve the right to process necessary data (e.g. invoice data). We reserve the right to request your identification in a suitable manner for the processing of the above-mentioned requests. Please send us your request in writing and with a copy of your identification. This will make it easier for us to process your request.
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To ensure you always stay informed about the latest ifolor discounts and never miss any special offers, we recommend that you subscribe to the ifolor newsletter.
If you would like to unsubscribe from the ifolor newsletter, simply click on the unsubscribe link at the end of the last newsletter you received from us. Afterwards you will not receive any further newsletters.
Your product is stored in our system for 30 days from the order date. Photo projects can be ordered at a later date through the shipping confirmation (e-mail).
For data protection reasons, photo projects are permanently deleted from our servers 30 days after the order date, and can no longer be reproduced after this time.
If you placed your order using the ifolor Designer and haven’t deleted the projects, you will be able to order your projects again at any time through the ifolor Designer.
Immediately after having received your order, we will automatically send out an order confirmation. If you have not received this, please check your spam folder.
If there is no order confirmation in your spam folder either, please let us know your full address, the product selected and the time you placed the order through our contact form.
Due to the varying production times for individual products and the fully automated production process, it can happen that the order is sent over multiple partial deliveries. Orders can no longer be amended, brought forward, cancelled or combined once they have been placed.
The amount of the shipping costs – including postage, packing and packaging – will be shown in your shopping cart before you confirm your order.
When ordering several products within a single order, the shipping costs for the individual products are added together. A 25% discount on this sum is granted when ordering at least two (2) different products. For five (5) or more products, the total discount increases to 50%.
Please note that for paper photos the shipping costs are only charged once.
If you place several orders within a single day, you will not incur higher shipping costs than if you had placed a single order. The shipping costs are automatically halved and adjusted from the second order within one working day.
This change can be seen on the final invoice.
Provided the package fits in your mailbox, you do not have to sign for it when you receive it. Larger parcels are handed over personally by the logistics partner and a signature is required. A signature is also required when collecting a parcel from the post office.
Yes, at ifolor it is possible to enter different delivery and billing addresses. You can easily enter a different delivery address during the ordering process. The important thing is that the billing and delivery addresses are in the same country.
As long as you have not yet sent your order to ifolor, you can change the delivery address at any time. To do so, simply enter an alternative delivery address during the ordering process.
However, once you have sent the order to ifolor, the automatic production process is initiated immediately to ensure the shortest possible delivery time. It is therefore no longer possible to change the delivery address once an order has been placed.
Together with its logistics partner, ifolor will do everything possible to deliver your order as quickly as possible. For this purpose, a largely automated production and delivery process is used, which does not allow delivery on a specifically requested delivery date. If you are not at home at the time of delivery, our logistics partner will leave a delivery note.
Provided the package fits in your mailbox, you do not have to be at home when your package is delivered. Larger parcels are handed over personally by the logistics partner. If you are not at home when delivery is attempted, a note will be left inviting you to pick up your parcel in person from the post office.
If ordering via the ifolor website, you can pay by invoice, credit card, PayPal or PostFinance. If you choose to pay by credit card, PayPal or PostFinance, the amount due for the order will only be charged to your account when the order leaves our premises.
Please note that the available payment methods may vary depending on the ordering channel.
We will be happy to make you an offer. Please share the following information with us through the contact form:
We constantly review how our prices in a country compare with our competitors. The aim here is to position ourselves at the lowest cost possible. Most of the competition takes place in the respective countries and not across borders. We are largely successful in this low-cost positioning. We are thus able to fare well in any price comparison in any country and present attractive offers to our customers.
Cross-border comparison is problematic because competition and exchange rates vary from country to country. As a company, we must remain competitive – and it is precisely this competitiveness that we ensure with our pricing policy, among other things.
If you have paid twice, please use our contact form to send us your bank details and we will check the incoming payments. If we have received the payment twice, we will be happy to make a return transfer. Please note that return debits to credit cards and PayPal accounts are also made via bank transfer.
You will receive the invoice with the delivery of your order or via e-mail. For partial deliveries, the invoice will be included with the final package. If you have not received an invoice, please use our contact form to notify us of your order number and we will be happy to send you the invoice.
Since we are an e-commerce company, we will send you the first two payment reminders by e-mail. The third reminder (threat of debt collection) will be sent to you in paper form by letter. This is stipulated in the predefined guidelines of our company. Furthermore, Swiss law does not include any formal requirements for reminders.
Since January 2021, ifolor has begun sending QR invoices instead of the previously used payment slips. The QR invoice is recognizable through by the visualisation of the Swiss QR Code on it. This code contains all the essential information for convenient, automatic and efficient payment. As the bill recipient you have various options for paying the QR invoice:
Open your e-banking application, scan the Swiss QR Code with the QR reader or with your integrated smartphone camera and complete the payment with one click. Manual typing of payment information is still possible with QR bill.
Open your mobile banking app on your smartphone, scan the Swiss QR code with the QR reader function and complete the payment with one tap.
The QR invoice also works like a standard payment slip (payment part and receipt) and can be paid at the post office counter or payment machine or sent to the bank by payment order in an envelope.
For further questions about QR invoices, please consult your bank directly.
No, it is not possible to combine multiple vouchers. However, we will calculate the most favourable price for you. This means that if you redeem a voucher code, but some of the products in your shopping cart already have a reduced price, we will charge you the price that is cheaper for each product in your shopping cart. If all selected products in the shopping cart have a reduced price and this is cheaper for you than the discount applied with the voucher code, your voucher code will not be applied and a corresponding message will be displayed.
Please note that it is not possible to combine multiple discounts. Vouchers cannot be combined with ongoing promotions. However, we will calculate the most favourable price for you. This means that if you redeem a voucher code, but some of the products in your shopping cart already have a reduced price, we will charge you the price that is cheaper for each product in your shopping cart. If all selected products in the shopping cart have a reduced price and this is cheaper for you than the discount applied with the voucher code, your voucher code will not be applied and a corresponding message will be displayed. Provided the voucher is still valid, you will be able to hold onto it until the next time you place an order.
If you are getting a technical error, please share the following information with us using the contact form:
If you are unable to print out the complaint form, please send us the complaint in an accompanying letter.
The service is free of charge.
If you are missing one or more products, please let us know using our contact form.
The service is free of charge.
Your opinion is important to us. We want to improve ourselves for you. So please share your feedback with us on our photo service, whether positive or negative, through our contact contact form. Thank you!
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