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Once Upon – life as it happens
1 000 000 photo fans can’t be wrong – make fantastic photo books easily, right from your phone with Once Upon. Create several books simultaneously, and work on them when it suits you. Combining your special moments in a personal, designed book has never been easier. In just a few minutes, you’ll let your pictures live beyond your camera roll. Do it on the go, or when relaxing at home.

How Once Upon works:
- Choose 1–6 images from the camera roll in your phone
- Write a few captions (optional)
- Select from several pre-designed layout alternatives
- Repeat as many times as you wish! One book is approx. 100 pages max

You select the format of your book once you’ve created your content. We have three alternative formats: Casual, Compact och Classic. You can also choose to go with semi-gloss or a silk matte paper (optional). Prices start from $25.

Casual, 8x8", soft cover
Compact, 8x8", hard cover, album title printed on spine
Classic, 11x11", hard cover, album title printed on spine


- Collaborative albums, invite as many friends as you like
- Shuffle function to highlight your favourite layout
- Drag-and-drop to arrange your pages in no time
- Copy spreads between your albums to keep multiple versions simple
- Easy image selection with camera roll dates sorted by month
- Google Photos connection and automatic iCloud sync
- Storage – we back your images and photo books up to our servers
- Scandinavian design
- Our photo books are printed in Sweden, Germany and the Netherlands


"I got my first album today, 3 days after ordering and I’m so happy. The picture quality is superior to other companies, and the layout is gorgeous."

"Lovely app; fun commemorating the entire year in one album – the result is amazing."

"Simple and smooth to use. Great quality photo books!"

"Made a photo book right now while feeding my baby!"

"I feel like a pro!"

Questions, or just want to say hi? Grab us at support@onceupon.se
Get inspired by fellow photo book fans via our Instagram, @onceuponapp

What’s New

Version 2.9.0

Check out our new, cool features!
We have loads of exciting things going on in this version of the app. For instance the home screen has been given a completely new look. We have also, as always, worked to improve the app in every way. Thank you for choosing Once Upon!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
178 Ratings

178 Ratings

a.wild.auj ,

For those of us who wish to remember

This app took all the stress out of making a photo book. I made a 26 page book about my experience living vanlife for a season. The hardest and most time consuming part was choosing the photos I wanted to use but once I put them all on an album on my phone, the app would search through that specific album, organizing it by the date each photo was taken. From there you choose the photos you want for each page spread and have the option of adding a title or text to the pages. The app has preselected layouts and after you click through them you also have the ability to rearrange the photos to fit the layout you like. Every thing looks sleek, clean, and like the inside of a kinfolk or other major print publication. Incredibly professional and stylish. I’m recommending this to everybody who goes on a trip, or has an experience they want to hold immortal on the pages of a book.

Developer Response ,

Wow! Thank you for a beautiful review. We really love to see what people has created. If you want, post your book on Instagram under #onceuponapp, or send us a DM to @onceuponapp

nickky.Jay ,

So happy

I tried a different app to make my photo book but they wouldn’t do it cause some my pictures were taken with an older phone camera (I knew they’d be blurry but wanted them anyway) this app notified me my pictures were low Quality but still printing them any way which makes me so happy

Developer Response ,

Great to hear that! We don't want to block photos with lower quality since they can also be very close to our hearts and be lovely memories! Hope you will enjoy your books many years ahead. /Team Once Upon

aliciaeschemann ,

Amazing photo album

I’m absolutely in love with the easy handling in the app. I actually think it’s a nice way to create a photo book on your phone. You can do it wherever you are and personalize it the way you want it to. It’s a really classic and beautiful design.
I would definitely recommend it.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Love to hear that. Glad you like it!
We love to see the photo books that people create. If you want, post your book on Instagram under #onceuponapp, or send us a DM to @onceuponapp. Best, the Once Upon team.


Once Upon Publishing AB
76.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating


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