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Canvas Wall Art - The Perfect Gift for Pet Lovers!

There is no better way to showcase a picture of your pet than to take a high-quality digital photograph, then print and frame it on a canvas. For pet lovers, their pet’s unconditional love means they deserve the best of everything. So, what could be a better gift for a pet-lover than a framed picture of their most adorable pet to hang in pride of place in their home?

Canvas printing has the potential to transform a quality image into a work of art. Just make sure that you work with a supplier that knows how to get the perfect result out of the image you love! At RapidStudio every canvas we create is given the personal treatment, so you can be confident of gallery quality. We pride ourselves on consistently beautiful canvas printing. This we achieve with rigorous standards, ensuring each canvas is constructed with unrivalled durability, fantastic colours and outstanding textures. Canvas Wall Art – for Pets Pets hold a special place in the hearts and homes of families. It’s hardly surpr…

Our Best Wedding Photobook Ideas

You are planning an incredible wedding. The biggest day of your life. And, of course, you will need a printed set of beautiful pictures to capture and keep those extra-special moments and memories. When you’ve got a moment, think about using a photobook as part of your wedding photo plans. At RapidStudios, we also offer a higher-end Ultimate Album. With it’s genuine leather covers that are artisanally made and bound, it is the luxury option that your wedding deserves. We can help you make it fast, easy, and most of all, perfect - so you get exactly the high-quality pictures you want to remember your special day.

At RapidStudio we give you free access online to our photobook design software. So, you can choose and use as many of your wedding pix to create amazing, high-quality photobooks. And, that’s not all, we also print them to your expectations. For photobook memories of a lifetime presentation and creativity that couldn’t be easier simply go to the RapidStudio website, choose you…

The Best Way to Showcase Your Family Portrait? High-Quality Canvas!

There is no better way to showcase a family group or solo portrait than to take a high-quality digital photograph, and then print and frame it on a canvas. And, with the introduction of cutting-edge printers, it’s not surprising that canvas printing has risen in popularity to the extent that everywhere you look you will find frames hanging with canvas prints.

Canvas printing has the potential to transform a quality portrait image into a work of art. Just make sure that you work with a supplier that knows how to get the perfect result out of the image you love! At RapidStudio every canvas we create is given the personal treatment, so you can be confident of gallery quality. We pride ourselves on consistently beautiful canvas printing. This we achieve with rigorous standards, ensuring each canvas is constructed with unrivalled durability, fantastic colours and outstanding textures. Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Canvas Portrait Provider Quality and technical expertise?
All our ca…

Here's How to Make a Photobook Online

In this digital age, there’s never any shortage of photos and images saved on our computers and cell phones. And, while it’s so easy to share with friends or browse through your online albums, sometimes you want a printed set of vibrant pictures to cherish those extra-special moments and memories. The photobook is today’s digital evolution from the old photo album to the online photobook website.
At RapidStudio we give you free access online to our photobook design software. So, you can create amazing, high-quality photobooks that we will print to your expectations. For photobook memories of a lifetime, presentation and creativity couldn’t be easier. Simply go to the RapidStudio website, choose your photobook, fill it with the images you want and lay them out in the way you want them. We guide you through each step. Online Photobook From choosing your pictures and selecting artwork to incorporating your own text and captions, we have simplified the photobook designing process into a …

How to Choose the Right Photo for Your Canvas Wall Art

Looking for canvas printing in Cape Town, Johannesburg or anywhere in South Africa? One of the most gorgeous ways to display your photographs is to have them printed on canvas. Canvas wall art is classy! And, it can add that extra touch of flair to any room - be it in the home or at the office. Step-by-Step The trick is to choose the right image for your canvas and the right canvas for your image.

Space and Place:Take a look at your best photos and make a short-list of the ones you’d like to have printed on canvas. Decide where you will be hanging the finished artwork. That will help you choose in terms of colours or the ‘look and feel’ you want for that space. Do you want family ‘happy snaps’ or a fantastic macro shot you took of a flower from your last holiday? It depends on the space.Size and Orientation:
If you are sticking to standard sizes, remember to choose landscape orientation if the photo was taken while the camera was horizontal and portrait orientation if it was vertical wh…

Digitise Your Old Family Photos and Create a Beautiful Coffee Table Photobook

Ever heard people say that if their house was on fire and they could save only one possession, they would grab their photo albums? A family’s photo albums hold their combined memories of all their best times. As such, they should be looked after.

Old fashioned albums lose their stickiness and colour over time. The photos themselves start to dull and fade. With all the handling of people browsing them, they start to fall apart and look shabby. This is why coffee table photobooks are the answer.

Showing your family memories in a professionally bound photobook on your coffee table or bookshelf will take the pics from drab to fab. What’s great is that you can create separate volumes for each chapter of your lives: ‘Mauritius Holiday 2017’ or ‘The Kids as Babies’, etc. Each book can have its own look and feel to go with the theme or event it contains.

It Is So Easy

Today’s software and photobook websites are designed to be user-friendly for people regardless of their level of (or lack of!…

The Perfect Wedding Gift? A Personalised Photobook!

Will you be attending a wedding this summer? Unsure of what gift to buy? Kitchenware can be so boring and other homeware gets used and thrown away over time. Have you considered buying a gift that will last a lifetime? How about a personalised photo book?

According to an article in Forbes magazine (Millennials Shaking Up the Wedding Industry; August 15, 2018), “Millennial couples are getting married later in life and many also have previously lived together, and their wedding registries are reflecting just that… Many couples already have traditional registry gifts like cookware and linens.”

Wedding photos are probably the most prized and valued photos you will have in your life. The wedding album – like the marriage – is meant to last a lifetime; it will be shown to countless visitors over the years. Over time, and with frequent handling, photo albums tend to deteriorate and lose their appeal.

This is why, for a momentous event such as a wedding, photo books are preferable. A photo b…

Celebrate Your Wedding Day with a High-Quality Canvas Print of Your Favourite Photos!

Do you have your wedding photos displayed in your home? Most people do for many reasons. First, we want to be reminded of what should have been one of the happiest days of our lives. Secondly, we spent a small fortune on that day, and want to have something to show for it. But, for many of us, we probably looked about as hot as we will ever look on our wedding day and we want to be reminded of that. We want people to walk into our homes and remark on how stunning we once were!

Love Makes the World Go Around
More than that, wedding photos are a constant reminder of the bond of love that was the start of a family or a life together; constant reminders of this love keeps us smiling.

The days of mismatched, tacky frames lining the shelf are gone. We now want that professional, designer look in our homes. We are mindful of the aesthetic of the house too and don’t want our photos to clash with that. A canvas print is ideal because it goes with any decorating style - there is no frame to cl…

Just how easy is it to use an online photobook creator?

Many people would absolutely love to create their own personalised photobook but are hesitant to do so as they fear that their tech skills simply are not up to scratch. The truth is that using an online photobook creator is as easy as can be, regardless of how adept you are at using a computer.

Here at RapidStudio, we offer our customers access to the simplest, most straightforward photobook software in South Africa. This is because it provides you with a wide range of stunning layouts and themes to choose from, as well as the option to get creative and design your photobook from start to finish. How to Use Our Online Photobook Creator The first step to using the RapidStudio online photobook creator is to choose the type of photobook that you would like to make. We offer you a selection including bragbooks, diaries, exercise books, hardcover photobooks, softcover photobooks and ultimate albums. Once you have selected a product that you would like to proceed with, you will simply have…

Why Should We Calibrate Our Computer Monitor? A Colour Expert Explains:

How well do you see colour? The average person can perceive 10-million colours. But, many factors can affect how our eyes distinguish certain colours such as your age, gender and health. As an established imaging solution provider, we know that trusting your eyes alone will introduce colour challenges while editing photographs.
Here is something else to keep in mind. Have you ever wondered why the colours you see on your monitor don't match the scene you photographed or, for that matter, the images once they are printed? That’s because what you see on-screen is only as accurate as your monitor.

Computer monitors all vary just in their "out-of-box" settings. Even monitors from the same manufacturer can vary from monitor to monitor. Over time, the colour performance of monitors change – phosphors and LCD filters begin to fade, so your monitor starts to drift into unknown colours.

What Photographers Need to Know to Get Accurate Colours Photographers who need accurate colo…

How to Print Photos onto Canvas Online

Canvas prints are affordable, sophisticated and the perfect way in which to capture and display your favourite family snaps. The question is, how do you print photos onto canvas online? The great news is that canvas printing is not rocket science, and if the canvas wall art company provides you with an online design tool to really get creative with your prints, it is a simple, enjoyable way to immortalise your memories.

Here at RapidStudio, we make it easy for you to print photos onto canvas online. If you would like to begin the canvas printing process, here is how to get started: Canvas Printing at RapidStudio The first step is to select the canvas style that you like the most. There are a number of gorgeous options to choose from including Box-mount, Skinny, Floating or Contemporary. Once you have settled on your favourite and clicked on the thumbnail, you will then press the order online button on the following screen and let us know the size and orientation that you would like. F…

Tips for Building a Gallery of Photos on Your Wall

If the goal is to transform your house into a haven and fill it with warmth and love, building a gallery of family photos on your wall< is the way to go! When using canvas printers, doing so can be an affordable and enjoyable exercise for the entire family to get involved in. The question is, where do you start? We have some tips to share with you below.   Use More than Just Photos The most interesting and quirky gallery walls include all sorts of décor to complement the beautiful photographs. Think modern prints, witty typography and empty, stylised photo frames. Change it Up Let your gallery wall masterpiece grow alongside your family! There is no reason not to update it every few months with the latest holiday snaps or school photos. This means that it will always be a spot that draws in your guests and allows you to showcase your family’s best moments and achievements. Plan it First The easiest way in which to choose a gallery wall layout that you love is to plan it out on th…

Tips for designing a personalised photobook

There are so many advantages to having a personalised photobook! And, the amazing thing is that you can cherish so many good memories without having to spend a fortune. DIY photobooks are great, which is why we provide user-friendly software that you can use to customise your own. Here are a few easy ways to create your very own personalised photobook: Have an Idea of What You Want for Your Photobook
Do you know what you want your photobook to look like? Will it be based on a special event or occasion (Christmas, holiday travels, family time or wedding)? Choose Your Photos
Once you’ve decided on your occasion, it’s time to pick your photos for this photobook. Choose photos that have good lighting, aren’t blurry, and capture memories that you want to share. Choose your software
Free photobook software allows you to create your personalised photobook without having to buy a special software package. Even when you’re on a tight budget, you can still make your photobook. Select a Theme
The …

Where to get photobooks printed

Are you looking to print photobooks? RapidStudio is your one-stop photobook design and printing shop. Whether you have designed your own photobook, had it professionally designed or want to use our easy online tool, we’ve got you covered.

We deliver excellence - every time
At RapidStudio, we merge creativity and expression with the latest photo printing technology to deliver excellence - every time.  Over the past few years, we have zoned in on our photobook printing solutions, and we offer online tools so that you can create your own photobooks.

If you haven’t designed your photobook yet, check out our online design tool. All you need to do is upload your images and choose from our pre-designed templates. You could also opt to design your own templates for your photobook. You can also share projects with your friends and even collaborate if you have family members or other professional stakeholders who are working with you on a photobook project.
Where to get free photobook software
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Collages - When you can't pick just one image for your canvas print

Collages are great for keeping all those memorable moments intact and in one place. Another fantastic thing about them is that they make having various adventures and experiences accessible - so you don’t have to decide which photos to print. Canvas prints are awesome little inventions that you should add to your home décor. What Are the Benefits of Having a Collage Canvas Print to a Single Photo in a Frame?They provide a smooth, neat finish
They look amazing
Longer lasting prints compared to photos
They are your best solution to something different yet so beautiful
Cost-effective long-term investments of your fondest memoriesIt’s Easy to Create Your Collage Canvas
Choose Your Canvas 
You can decide on the type of canvas you want from a wide selection of skinny canvases, box mount, floating and contemporary canvases.You Can Select an Image Layout 
This is a good option and with easy canvas printing in South Africa, the list goes on. You get to fully customise your canvas collage and choose s…

Guidelines to design your own photobooks

Creating a photobook is a great way to transform your photo memories into a narrative that can be shared with other people. Whether you want to preserve important milestones, create a story about your family history or use a photobook as a smart way to display your creative work, RapidStudio can help you to design and print them.

Here are the guidelines to design your own photobook: Organise Your Photos
Before you start playing around with online tools and templates, organise your photos. Put the photos that you want to use in a specific folder so that you don’t have to search around for images when you start creating your photobook. Choose an Online Tool
RapidStudio’s design tools are not only free, but you can also use it offline. There are pre-designed templates and you can design your own template if you want to. For people who aren’t graphic designers, this is a great option. Start designing your own photobook on our website now. RapidStudio offers free tools for designing both on…

Create a Baby Photobook

Having a new baby is a new adventure not to be missed! Every day goes by so fast and they quickly grow up and develop their own quirks and character. Photobook software can help you to capture those memorable moments with your little one and let them live on forever. Photobooks have many advantages as opposed to the older “photo albums”. You can create your own with our special software and have it readily available. What Makes a Photobook Great?

A photobook won’t wither away into a dusty pile of brittle prints
It isn’t bulky like a traditional photo album
It’s easy to create using a photobook maker online
It’s much more beautiful
The pictures of a photobook are printed onto paper pages
There are various cover options to choose fromHow Photobook Software Can Help You Create a Custom Photobook
You can make a personalised photobook using our premium and easy to use photobook software. Here’s how:It Allows You to Select Your Choice of Photos
Choose the pictures you want in your photobook by navi…

Types of Photobooks

Photobooks continue to rise in popularity, both in South Africa and abroad. With more people having access to great cameras on their phones, it is no surprise that more photos are being taken. But how often do we print them out to show others?
A photobook is a great way to tell a story. Here are some of the common types of photobooks that people print: Family history, perhaps moving chronologically from historical photos to contemporary images.
A narrative of a newsworthy event that you were fortunate or unfortunate enough to witness. There is no requirement to be balanced or objective. The book can simply be an account of what you saw.
Weddings are an obvious choice. For many years, photobooks have been an obvious part of the package offered by wedding photographers.
Other big life events such as a graduation, the birth of a child or reunions also make great subjects for photobooks.
Holidays and travel experiences.
Sports events.
Corporate profiles, especially for designers or architects w…

Create Affordable Art for Your Home with Canvas Printing

Canvas printing is a great way to display beautiful art décor without the high price tag of a real painting. We all want to spruce up our homes and make them look amazing. Thankfully, with technology, you are able to enjoy affordable artwork at a fraction of the cost. And, the options for creativity are virtually limitless!
Canvas printers are able to print a picture onto a canvas, and it can add to the decor in your home. What Is a Canvas Print?The canvas used in wall art canvas printing can be made of cotton or polyester cotton blend. Special software will allow you to print from actual photos and even from another painting by scanning the imaging and then printing it from the computer to the canvas. The canvas is then stretched onto a wooden frame that you can hang as art or decor.DIY Canvas PrintingWith unique canvas printing specials, you can make your very own DIY canvas prints and save whilst still enjoying all the beauty and décor inspiration that “comes with the territory”. Wh…

Your Own School Holiday Photobook

The excitement is building! Small, crumpled notes are being passed around the classroom. Meeting places (for after school) are being discussed, as everyone is eagerly waiting for the final bell to ring. Books will slam shut and the school holidays will begin.
New holiday adventures are being planned, and many happy memories will be made. You may have something constructive planned for your children while they are on holiday. A hobby workshop maybe? Or they could be taking an art course, or going on a youth camp with their friends. Or maybe you are whisking them off on an adventure filled family holiday to discover new places.
Whatever your plans are for your children during the school holidays, it means that special memories will be made. And, what better way to capture them than by making your own school holiday photobook?
Just about everybody has a digital camera nowadays and so many pictures are taken of those special moments we enjoy while on holiday. Maybe, we want to share thos…

Guidelines for Making an Applebook Photobook

In September 2018, Apple announced that they were discontinuing the familiar Apple photobook design and printing that we had all grown to love. Don’t worry just yet!  You can design your photo book with RapidStudio’s easy to use software. Then simply order online and we will ensure that your book is printed professionally and shipped to you, with the same level of excellence that you are used to.
RapidStudio offers alternatives for printing your Apple photobook, which is just as easy to use, if not better. You can simply design your photobook online on the RapidStudio website, or

If you are more comfortable working offline, you can download our free and easy to use software to create your perfect photobook.Design Online

With our easy to use, mobile friendly, photobook editing software, you can bring your memories together beautifully to make that perfect gift, for your friends or family. Or maybe you just want those perfect moments captured in a coffee table book for home. Simply choos…

Create an Adventure Photobook

Are you into extreme sports? Do you live for the thrill of mountain biking down narrow pathways through beautiful forests? Perhaps you went on a safari and saw lions, elephants and other spectacular views. Why keep all these photos online if you can print them into an adventure photobook?

Many times, we have amazing experiences. Things that not everyone will be able to see and enjoy in their lifetimes. With smartphones, GoPros, drones and other technology, these adventures are better documented than ever before. The problem that many people face is that their footage is scattered between devices, in Google Photos and elsewhere online.
How great would it be to print an adventure photobook that you can keep on your desk or coffee table for friends, family and guests to see? You could even gift the adventure photobook to your travel partner or to a parent on a special day like Father’s Day. Make your memories last forever by creating your very own, unique adventure photobook so that you…

How to Make Your Own Coffee Table Photo Book

Are you looking for a way to show off some of your happiest memories? A coffee table photo book is a great way to display everything from photos and illustrations to captions and artwork to people visiting your home. Where to Start?Your first step is to think about the stories you want to tell. Save all the pictures, illustrations and artwork that you want to include in your coffee table photo book in a folder. Consider the text that you want to accompany each story and draft the text.

If you are an interior designer or architect, or if you work in an industry where showing potential clients your past work is a must, then a coffee table photo book will work well in your company’s reception area as well. Not only does it create a visual feast that serves to inspire clients, but it can boost sales and lead to improved brand recognition.

The next step is to lay out your pictures, artwork, and text on pages. There are many online photo book tools available to help you do this. Just start y…

How to Make a Google Photo Book

You’ve got the best pictures from your recent trip of you and your family or your pets. While it is great to browse through your online photo albums on your desktop or cell phone, sometimes you want a printed set of vibrant pictures to show people. Use your Google photos to create your photo book.
RapidStudio has easy-to-use online tools that will artfully arrange your favourite photos into a photo book for you. All you need to do is select your photos and arrange them any which way you want.
So, how do you get your photos off of Google and into the RapidStudio online tool? Follow these steps:
Open your Google Photos and browse to the album that you need. Download a Single Photo
If you are looking to download a single photo, click on the photo so that it is enlarged.
Then move your cursor to the three little dots in the top right corner of the page.
A drop-down menu will appear.
Choose ‘download’.Download Multiple Photos
If you want to download multiple photos, you can select them individuall…