Introducing Snaps @Home for your Yearbook
We know that some schools are not able to have Picture Day this Fall due to COVID-19
Lifetouch + Shutterfly have come together to offer a solution for school pictures and yearbooks. This year only, through the convenience of the Shutterfly app, your students and families can capture a quick snap, add their favorite Lifetouch background and order a picture package @home.Snaps @Home will help Yearbook Advisers gather digital portrait images to fill yearbook pages. The digital picture could be a solution to fill portrait pages OR activity pages… we’ll leave that part up to you!
Capture every student in the yearbook with Snaps @Home
How to Get Started
- Inform parents using the parent promotion resources attached below.
- Collect Snaps @Home images from parents who ordered a picture package on the Shutterfly app.
- Upload images to your yearbook website.
Resources to Promote Snaps @Home
Linked below are the resources you can download to promote Snaps @Home to your community. They are categorized by the communication channel type. Important Note! When promoting Snaps @Home to your community, you can direct them to learn more at lifetouch.com/picture-day-snaps-at-home.
Social Media Promotion Tools
Picture Day Snaps @ Home Benefits
- In the era of distance learning, you CAN feature every student in the yearbook.
- Your page spreads of students’ school pictures will look cohesive and feature backgrounds parents and students are familiar with.
- Use Picture Day Snaps @Home for portrait and activity pages. It is up to you!
Snaps @Home Layout Inspiration
Easily add your Snaps @Home images to a page layout! You can add Snaps @Home images to your portrait library, or you can upload them as candid images and drop them into an activity layout.
Q: Can parents use Snaps @Home on their desktop?
A: The Snaps @Home tool can only be accessed in the Shutterfly app from your mobile phone. Once you’ve purchased a picture package, the digital image is automatically loaded into your Shutterfly photo album. The digital image can be downloaded from the Shutterfly mobile app or desktop (mobile app is preferred).
Q: What is the digital picture resolution?
A: As soon as a picture package is purchased, the Snaps @Home photo can be downloaded from the Shutterfly App OR Shutterfly.com on a desktop. The desktop download is a higher resolution but both pictures will display well on the yearbook website.
- Resolution if downloaded from the Shutterfly app – 720×900.
- Resolution if downloaded from Shutterfly.com – 2400×3000
Q: How should we collect the school pictures from parents?
A: You will need your community to send you the digital Snaps @Home images. To gather the images, you can stick with the method you typically use to gather pictures. If you’re looking for help, we suggest email, Google Forms, or Shutterfly Share Sites.
Q: How uniform will the pictures look on a yearbook page spread?
A: We recommend that you promote the “blue” Snaps @Home background to parents. This will ensure background consistency. For more tips to share with parents, go to lifetouch.com/picture-day-snaps-at-home.
Q: What if we still don’t have any portrait images uploaded to our website?
A: You have 2 options. You can collect Snaps @Home images and hold on to them until your portraits are uploaded, or you can upload the images as candid images.
Q: Is Snaps @Home U.S. only?
A: Correct. Snaps @Home is only available in the U.S.
Q: How long will Snaps @Home be available on the Shutterfly App?
A: It will be available on the Shutterfly App through March 2021.
Other Adviser Resources
This year our theme is “Keep Moving Forward”. Lifetouch is here for you every step of the way during the yearbook process. No matter what, know that you’re not alone. We have many resources full of additional tips, inspirational ideas, and educational moments to help you with yearbook building.