Reserved area

Sign-up


To avoid having to enter your data (e.g. delivery address) every time you place an order, we have created a reserved area. Sign-up is easy:

  • Click on "Access to the restricted area" and then on “Sign-up”
  • Fill in the fields on the relevant form and choose a password
  • Finally, click on "Save"

Your data will be saved in our database and can be retrieved for any order. Of course, you can edit the data at any time by selecting “My Profile”. By registering on the site you will also be able check the status of your orders.

Registration

You can also start the ordering process without registering in the reserved area; the system will ask you to register during the ordering process when your data is needed.

Forgotten password

If you have forgotten your password, you can ask for a new one. When you enter the reserved area you have the option of clicking on "Forgotten password". Enter the e-mail address you used when signing up and click on "Request new password"; you will then be sent an email containing a new password which we recommend you change once you have entered your reserved area.

Status of your orders

Checking the status of an order


As a registered user you can check the current status of your orders in your reserved area. In all cases, you will also receive an e-mail notifying you when your order is being processed and when it will be subsequently shipped.

In the status verification area, you can also make payments using PayPal, in addition to following the progress of your orders. In this case, you will see the "Pay now" button next to your unpaid PayPal order; by clicking on it you will be redirected to the PayPal page where you can pay for your order.

Basket


On the homepage you will see your basket; on it you will see the number of products you have ordered and the total price.

If you wish to see a detailed list of the products you are ordering, click on "Basket" in the menu at the top of the page.

Whilst you are working on an item in the editor, you will not be able to view the basket. When you finish processing your photo you will be able to view the basket once more.

In the detailed view of your basket you will see a list of all the items you are ordering; at this point you can amend, delete or add individual items by selecting the corresponding option. If you are in the basket and wish to add something to your order, you can simply select a product category on the left of the page and add the new item; items already in the basket will not be deleted.

NB: while you are working on a photo in the editor you can save it online; however you cannot save the contents of the basket, so if you delete an item from the basket you will not be able to retrieve it and will have to create it again.

After you have placed your order you will receive an e-mail notifying you when your order is being processed and when it will be subsequently shipped.
 

Prints

File formats

You can use almost any existing image format; Lidl Foto supports all the most popular file formats used by digital cameras, such as:

  • JPEG / JPG
  • GIF
  • JP2000
  • BMP
  • PNG
  • TIFF (N.B.: in this case the images must be used in RGB format without compression!)
  • ZIP

Resolution

For the best quality for your prints, your digital photos should have the following resolution:

Format, minimum Resolution (Pixels), Size

  • 9 cm, 1050 x 1050, max. 2100, 8,89 cm x 8,89, max. 18,00 cm
  • 10 cm, 1200 x 1200, max. 2100, 10,16 cm x 10,16, max. 18,50 cm
  • 11 cm, 1350 x 1350, max. 2250, 11,40 cm x 11,40, max. 19,00 cm
  • 13 cm, 1500 x 1500, max. 2300, 12,70 cm x 12,70, max. 19,50 cm
  • 20 cm, 2400 x 2400, max. 3600, 20,32 cm x 20,32 x 30,50 cm
  • 30 cm, 2400 x 2400, max. 3600, 30,48 cm x 30,48 x 50,00 cm
  • 40 cm, 3200 x 3200, max. 4800, 40,64 cm x 40,64 x 65,00 cm
  • 50 cm, 4000 x 4000, max. 6000, 50,80 cm x 50,80 x 76,20 cm

Scanned photos

Of course, you can also use scanned photos to make prints or posters; just scan them in RGB format. You can find more information on this subject on the instructions for your scanner.

Length of file transmission

The time it takes to upload files of your images depends on the speed of your internet connection and the size of the files.

Wall art

Create a photo poster

To create a photo poster, select the category "Photo posters" on the homepage; this opens a menu where you can choose the type of photo poster you want. You can choose from canvas, Plexiglas, Alu Dibond, Forex and in gallery quality. By clicking on the selected product you will obtain more information about it; to the right of this information you can make changes to the product type, i.e. for example, choosing the format, the hanging system, etc.. Clicking "Create online" confirms your selection and enters the photo poster editor.

Photo poster editor

In the editor you can add images and text to your photo poster, add backgrounds, frames, corners and filters and add coordinated graphics ("clipart") to your photos.

In the centre of the page you can see your product and change any element by simply clicking on it with your mouse.

To add a photo, select the relevant option at the top left of the page and search your computer for the folder containing the photos you want to use. Select the photo you want and click on "Add". If you want to delete a photo, select it and click on the waste bin at the top of the page.

To add text, click on "Insert text" at the top of the page, write the words in the appropriate field and edit them with the aid of the options on the left; finally, click on "OK". If you want to change the text you have already entered, click on it and select the pencil symbol; edit your text and finally click on "OK". If you want to delete text, select it and click on the waste bin. 

If you want to add a background, click on the background symbol to the right; select one with the mouse and click on "Insert background". If you want to delete a background, select it and click on the waste bin.

To insert a frame or clipart in a photo, click on the corresponding symbol in the menu on the right. To insert a frame, click on “Insert frame”; if you want to delete an effect, select it with the mouse and click on the waste bin.

N.B.: when you are working on your product, do not place important content near the margin, as it will be wrapped around the frame. The cutting margin area will appear in red in the editor.

Attenzione: quando elabori il tuo prodotto, non inserire contenuti importanti vicino al margine di taglio, perché questo verrà piegato attorno alla cornice. L’area del margine di taglio verrà evidenziata in rosso nell’editor.

Photo books

Create a photo book

To create a photo book, select the product category "Photo books" on the homepage; this opens a menu where you can choose the type of photo book you want. You can choose from small, square, large, XL and XXL photo books. By clicking on the selected product you can obtain more information about it; to the right of this information you can make changes to the product type.

For example, by clicking on "Cover" you can see a list of all available cover types for the type of photo book you have selected. Depending on the type of photo book you select, you can specify other details, such as the colour of the cover or if the photo book should be in portrait or landscape format. By clicking on "Create online" you confirm your selection; now you just have to decide if you want to compile your book with the help of the assistant or if you want to do everything yourself. Finally, go into the photo book editor.

Photo book editor

Here you can create your own photos books by yourself or with the help of the assistant. If you choose the help of the assistant, you will be helped step-by-step to create your photo book; alternatively, you can be in charge of creating your own photo book. You can always add images and text, select backgrounds and apply frames, corners and filters and add coordinated graphics to your photos.

In the centre of the page you can see your photo book and change any element by simply clicking on it with your mouse.

To add a photo, select the relevant option at the top left of the page and search your computer for the folder containing the photos you want to use. Select the photo you want and click on "Add". If you want to delete a photo, select it and click on the waste bin at the top of the page.

To add text, click on "Insert text" at the top of the page, write the words in the appropriate field and edit them with the aid of the options on the left; finally, click on "OK". If you want to change the text you have already entered, click on it and select the pencil symbol; edit your text and finally click on "OK". If you want to delete text, select it and click on the waste bin.

If you want to add a page background, click on the background symbol on the right ; select one with the mouse and click on "Insert background". If you want to delete a background, select it and click on the waste bin.

To insert a frame or clipart in a photo, click on the corresponding symbol in the menu on the right. To insert a frame, click on “Insert frame”; if you want to delete an effect, select it with the mouse and click on the waste bin.

N.B.: when you are working on your photo book, do not place important content near the cutting margin, as it will be cut off. The cutting margin area will appear in red in the editor.

Photo calendars

Create a photo calendar

To create a photo calendar, select the product category "Photo calendar" on the homepage; this opens a menu where you can choose the type of photo calendar you want. You can choose a kitchen, wall, or square wall photo calendar, on photographic paper, and desktop calendars. By clicking on the selected product you can obtain more information about it; to the right of this information you can make changes to the product type.

For example, by clicking on "Format" you can see a list of all available types of format for the type of photo calendar you have selected. Depending on the type of photo calendar you select, you can specify other details, such as the year the calendar starts. Clicking on "Create online" confirms your selection and goes into the photo calendar editor.

Photo calendar editor

In the editor you can create and work on your photo calendar, adding images and text, applying backgrounds, frames, corners and filters to your photos and adding coordinated graphics ("clipart").

In the centre of the page you can see your photo calendar and change any part of it by simply clicking on it with your mouse.

To add a photo, select the relevant option at the top left of the page and search your computer for the folder containing the photos you want to use. Select the photo you want and click on "Add". If you want to delete a photo, select it and click on the waste bin at the top of the page.

To add text, click on "Insert text" at the top of the page, write the words in the appropriate field and edit them with the aid of the options on the left; finally, click on "OK" If you want to change the text you have already entered, click on it and select the pencil symbol; edit your text and finally click on "OK". If you want to delete text, select it and click on the waste bin.

If you want to add a background, click on the background symbol to the right; select one with the mouse and click on "Insert background". If you want to delete a background, select it and click on the waste bin.

To insert a frame or clipart in a photo, click on the corresponding symbol in the menu on the right. To insert a frame, click on “Insert frame”; if you want to delete an effect, select it with the mouse and click on the waste bin.

N.B.: when you are working on your photo calendar, do not place important content near the cutting margin, as it will be cut off. The cutting margin area will appear in red in the editor.

Photo calendar options

In the photo calendar editor, click on "Options" (My Project) to make changes to your product: just click on "Change options" in the drop-down menu. Here, for example, you can change the start date of your photo calendar even after you have started work on it; click on “OK” to confirm your choice.

Greeting cards and cards

Create greeting cards and cards

To create a greeting card or card, select the product category "Greeting cards and cards" on the homepage; this opens a menu where you can choose the type of card you want. You can choose from simple greeting cards, folding cards, plain cards and items for special occasions. By clicking on the selected product you can obtain more information about it; to the right of this information you can make changes to the product type.

For example, by clicking on "Product" you can choose whether to create a conventional or XL greeting card. Depending on the type of card you select, you can specify other details, such as the orientation or type of paper. Clicking on "Create online" confirms your selection and you can then choose a theme/layout for your greeting card or card. When you have found one that you like, click on it and you will be directed to the greeting card and card editor.

Greeting card and card editor

In the editor you can insert photos and text into your greeting card or card within the preferred theme/layout.

In the centre of the page you can see your product and change any element by simply clicking on it with your mouse.

To add a photo, select the relevant option at the top left of the page and search your computer for the folder containing the photos you want to use. Select the photo you want and click on "Add". If you want to delete a photo, select it and click on the waste bin at the top of the page.

To add text, click on "Insert text" at the top of the page, write the words in the appropriate field and edit them with the aid of the options on the left; finally, click on "OK" If you want to change the text you have already entered, click on it and select the pencil symbol; edit your text and finally click on "OK". If you want to delete text, select it and click on the waste bin.

If you want to add a background, click on the background symbol to the right; select one with the mouse and click on "Insert background". If you want to delete a background, select it and click on the waste bin.

To insert a frame or clipart in a photo, click on the corresponding symbol in the menu on the right. To insert a frame, click on “Insert frame”; if you want to delete an effect, select it with the mouse and click on the waste bin.

N.B.: when you are working on your product, do not place important content near the cutting margin, as it will be cut off. The cutting margin area will appear in red in the editor.​

Gift photos

Create a gift photo 

To create a gift photo, select the product category "Gift photos" on the homepage; this opens a menu where you can choose the type of gift photo you want. You can choose between School and Office Products, Cups and Mugs, Accessories, Fabrics, Decoration and Games. Clicking on the type or product you want will bring up a list of the products available or the product itself. When you have selected a single product, next to the information on the right you will find menus to make changes to the product characteristics, such as the size, the colour of the material, etc. Clicking "Create online" confirms your selection and enters the photo gift editor.

Types of articles


Cups and Mugs

Create a gift photo 

Under “Cups and Mugs" you can find our wide selection of cups and beer mugs. Click on the product you are interested in to obtain more information; selecting the product list will allow you to view our catalogue of cups and mugs. When you find the product you want to create, you can also specify certain features such as the colour or whether the handle is on the left or the right. Clicking on "Create online" confirms your selection and takes you into the photo gifts editor.

Decoration and Games 

Find our full list of games and home decoration items by clicking on "Decoration and games". Select the product that interests you to obtain more information and to specify the product characteristics, such as the size, the orientation (portrait or landscape) of the image to be printed, etc.  Clicking "Create online" confirms your selection and enters the photo gifts editor.

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