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June, 28th, 2012 Keep your kids’ artworks


Hi everyone. It’s rainy season here in Japan, and during the season, we are forced to spend more time at home. How is the weather in your town?


Today, I would like to share with you a book which features my daughter’s favorite indoor activities – painting, drawing, and paper crafting which we call “Origami.”





Storing the works of the little artists on million moments along with the photos of themselves is one way of using the app that I really like. You will be able to see their growth even more. I’m sure you cannot help but smile when you look back at the works of the geniuses. Just give this idea a try!


Note: The screen shots of Android version are used in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the iOS version.

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June, 25th, 2012 Make a book with photos on Facebook taken with SLR camera


The quality of photos taken with recent smartphones is really getting better, but digital cameras, especially SLR cameras still exceed smartphones in its picture quality.
Basically, million moments is designed to make books from the photos taken with your smartphone, but it can also import photos from your Facebook account. Let me show you today a tip on how to take advantage of this feature to make a book with good photos taken with your SLR camera.


Preparation. Upload your photos taken with your SLR camera to Facebook

1. Tap Import icon


2. Choose your Facebook album


3. Select and import the photos


When you open your "ALL" book, you should be able to see your photos taken with your SLR photos. Doesn't the book look a lot more sharper now?


I make a separate book for myself just made of the photos of my child taken with my SLR camera. It's a perfect book to show to any one when I'm asked "Can I see your boy?" See you!

Note: I will be using screen shots of our iOS version in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the Android version.


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June, 21st, 2012 A book of sweets, a food for your inspiration


Hi, it’s Aki the sweets lover. Today I’d like to share with you my favorite book called “sweets.”






Here is my tip on making a good-looking sweets book: Try to avoid using the photos with same picture composition.
The photos with same picture composition mean the photos taken from the same direction and the same distance. The series of such photos makes them look the same, and makes your book look boring. Try to add changes to your photos by lining the sweets up, shooting from closer distance, or shooting from different angle.

Making a book with just your favorite things on it makes your life with million moments even more enjoyable. I hope my book of sweets became a food for your thought on how to make the use of the app.


What is your favorite book? Please talk to us and let us know on Twitter (@millionmoments). Don’t forget to add a hush tag #millionmoments when you post a page of your book!


Note: The screen shots of iOS version are used in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the Android version.

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June, 18th, 2012 "Train Book" for kids


It feels like the love for cars and trains is a natural instinct of little boys. The same goes for my two-year-old boy. He loves trains, but for some reason I don't know, he's especially fond of slow local trains rather than the fast bullet trains.

I've been taking the photos of trains for my child with my smartphone. Today, let me show you all how I can make a "Train Book" for little kids using million moments.

1. Tap settings




2. Name a label "Train"



3. Go back to the book shelf, and open "ALL" book



4. Put "Train" label to train photos (How to put labels)。



5. Go back to the book shelf and open "Train" book



6. Here we are! A book with just trains.


My child got so excited seeing the train book and started shouting "Trains! trains!" Oh boy, have I done a good job. If you apply this to cars, airplains, animals, or anything that your child loves, I'm sure you'll become a superstar of your child. Give it a try! See you!

Note: I will be using screen shots of our iOS version in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the Android version.


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June, 14th, 2012 Cropped in an unexpected way?


Hi again, have you enjoyed Goka’s post? The two of us together will be bringing to you the tips on how to make the most out of the app. Get ready for the fun stuff!

Today, I would like to answer to one of the most frequently asked questions; what can I do if my pictures are laid out like this?



First, to avoid the faces being cropped wrongly, we recommend you to run our picture analysis. The picture analysis feature goes through your photos and recognizes the position of the face in each photo. To run it, go to the setting option and select the “Picture analysis.” The analysis may take minutes, depending on the number of the photos not yet analyzed.



If it didn’t solve your problem, then there is another option. Hold down on the picture you wish to move until you see the message “Drag to select the display area.”


This will allow you to drag the picture. Let go your finger once, and then drag the picture to show the hidden portion. When you’re done, just tap any dark area around the highlighted picture to go back. Once you’ve made the adjustment, the app will automatically save the change, so that you won’t need to make the same adjustment again.



I hope this tip will help you make your album even more lovable.


Note: The screen shots of Android version are used in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the iOS version.

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June, 11th, 2012 Share your favorite page on Facebook and Twitter


Hi there, I'm Gokaichi, another one in charge of this blog. It's good to be in touch with you all.

When you make a book on million moments, you can also share a page on Facebook and Twitter.(Android version supports Facebook upload only.) It's really easy. Let me show you how to upload a page onto Facebook today.

1. Open a book, and turn to a page you want to share



2. Drag the page up and show the menu on the bottom. Tap upload icon.


3. Tap Facebook



4. Type-in your comment and tap upload button



5. Sign-in to Facebook, and upload starts!

You made it! When you come across a really nice page, try sharing the page with your family and friends. See you!

Note: I will be using screen shots of our iOS version in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the Android version.


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June, 7th, 2012 Send new baby announcement using million moments


Hi it’s Aki again. It’s hot in Tokyo today. How is the weather where you live?
It seems there is a little baby boom around me these days. A card of a new born baby that I receive gives me a warm feeling.

Today, I’d like to share with you how million moments can help you send such a heart-warming announcement of the birth of a new baby.


To share the image via e-mail, drag the page up to show the menu on the bottom, and tap the "share" icon on the bottom right. When a dialogue box pops up, choose “Other apps”, and pick an email app that you normally use. (If you are iOS user, simply choose “Mail.”)



This time, I’ve written-in the baby’s weight and height. It would even be nicer if I write-in other episodes relating the birth of the baby. Such comments or records should also be a good memory for me when I look back.

Speaking of keeping a record, if you’re on diet, you can also keep track of your weight the same way with this app. Just a thought…

We would be happy to see your images made by million moments. Share them with us on Twitter with a hushtag "#millionmoments".
We are on twitter too (@millionmoments).

Note: As before, the screen shots of Android version are used in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the iOS version.

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June, 4th, 2012 Create a new book


Hello again everyone!

Today, I’d like to walk you through how to make a new book if you haven’t had a chance to try it yet.

First, open your book and flip pages until you see a photo you like. Then drag that page down to show the labels placed above the page.


Just tap on the label you want to put, and tap on the photo. The label is attached to the photo while small stars spangle. Don’t forget to make a wish before the stars disappear!


Well, then, go back to the book shelf. Ta-da! Now a new book appeared on your shelf!


If you’d like to give a name to your new book, just go to the setting and you can name your label you have just attached. The name of the label is given automatically to the corresponding book. You can also change the name from book-setting options.

I hope you liked the easiness of organizing your pictures using labels. That is the whole point. I wished to make it so simple and easy that I can use it every day.

See you again!

Note: The screen shots of Android version are used in this blog. The images may slightly be different for the iOS version.

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