The all new MILK Design Studio

Introducing the Design Studio you helped us design.

You talked. We listened.

Customer feedback is so important to us and we’ve been working hard behind-the-scenes to update and refresh our Design Studio. With many new features, helpful tools and the ability to create on desktop and mobile devices, preserving your special memories has never been easier. Keep reading to discover the new Design Studio you helped us design.


1. A fresh new look

Screen of new MILK design studio in grid view

Featuring a sleek new interface, our innovative Design Studio is more user-friendly than ever before. Now you can create your photo books and albums with even more speed and ease.


2. Undo your mistakes

Screen of undo function in new MILK design studio

One of the most highly requested features, the new undo/redo button will allow you to amend a misplaced image, typo or layout change at the click of a finger – no progress lost. 


3. Autofill

Screen of autofill function in new MILK design studio

Our new autofill function allows you to select the number of images you want across every page. Our smart layout engine will then roll that out across your book, selecting templates to best suit the different orientations of your images. This new feature is perfect for those who want to create their Photo Book or Album fast, or want consistency across every page.


4. Two ways to design

Side by side of design modes: Drag and Drop, and Page Divider

Our new Design Studio offers two distinct modes for creating: Drag and Drop Mode and Page Divider Mode. Choose the design mode that best suits your creative style and start creating.

Drag and Drop Mode: Select your page count, autofill your book and rearrange spreads using drag and drop. Or you can skip autofill and drop your images into your choice of empty layout placeholders.

Page Divider Mode: Edit your book spread by spread using the Slicing tool. Hover your mouse between two images within your photo timeline to bring up the Slicing tool and click to divide by spread. From there you can rearrange the page layouts to your preference. We recommend sorting your photos beforehand to get the most out of this mode. Discover our guide on how to sort, organize and select your photos.


5. More text control

Screen of text box and text options in new MILK design studio

Bring the story behind your images to life with more text control and customization options. Use your creative eye to play around with text size and layouts. Use the free-transform feature to position your text box exactly where you want it, at the size you want.


6. Live price updates

Screen of live price function in new MILK design studio

Stay on top of the cost of your creation with our new price calculator. We’ll calculate the cost of your Photo Book or Album as you create, so if want to add a presentation box, customized Designer Cover or just need a few additional pages, you’ll see the price reflected in real-time at the top right-hand corner of your screen. Select the drop-down arrow on the right for an expanded view of the pricing breakdown.


Plus, watch our new tip videos

Watch our easy-to-follow tip videos while you create. Now shorter and more concise, our tip videos focus on one topic at a time, with a pop-out browser so you can watch and create simultaneously. We’ve also added in subtitles, for those moments when you need the volume on mute.

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Coming soon

We’re always listening to customer feedback here at MILK. If you come across any issues while you’re creating, or simply have some recommendations on how we can make the design experience better, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Customer Care team. Until then, keep an eye out for new features, updates and platforms.

Inspiration from our community

See the latest books our customers are making (generously shared with their consent).

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