Pictavo Yearbook Design Software

Pictavo is YearbookLife’s Free online yearbook design software that allows users unlimited creative opportunities to design a trendy and up-to-date yearbook.  Designed to be worked on individually or as a group or class, Pictavo allows you to effectively communicate with everyone on your yearbook team as you work through your yearbook’s design and sales process.

Pictavo Yearbook Software Tutorial | YearbookLife

In this tutorial, you’ll learn more about how you can use the Pictavo software to design and create your yearbooks.


Flexible Collaboration

Pictavo allows your yearbook staff to effectively communicate wihout having to be face to face. It features tools like chat, group chat, sticky notes, and file sharing.  Because the software is online, multiple users can work at once and see real-time changes as they are working.  Pictavo allows anyone on your yearbook team to work on the yearbook anytime, anywhere there is a high speed internet connection.

Easy-to-use, yet Sophisticated Design Tools

Your yearbook staff will be able to reach professional level results with Pictavo’s easy-to-use design tools.  With access to a nearly endless amount of creative tools, including thousands of custom backgrounds and clip-art options, your staff will be able to create their best yearbook possible.   Take a look at the Clipart and Background choices available to you through Pictavo!

Time Saver

Pictavo offers hundreds of page design templates to choose from when creating your yearbook.  The software allows for you to use these pre-made temples as is, or as a starting point, or you can design and save your own.

Keep Your Staff Organized

Need help getting everyone organized?  Don’t worry, Pictavo is here to help!  Pictavo allows the advisor to assign permissions or tasks to each user or group of users, giving each person access rites to only to certain aspects of the book, while still being able to view the progress of the entire book.

No More Multiple Deadlines

If you have ever been hassled by multiple deadlines, Pictavo is your solution. With only one deadline, Pictavo allows you to capture more moments from your school year to add to your yearbook.  Pictavo helps you along the way by managing the yearbook staff and timeline.

Community Image Uploads

Sometimes finding the right yearbook photos that highlight all school events can be a challenge.  Now, with the Pictavo Community Photo Upload feature, members of your school community outside of the yearbook staff can upload and share images they’ve captured for consideration in your yearbook.  This means you can dramatically increase the number and type of yearbook photos for available for use if your yearbook without any extra effort on your part.   Click here to learn more about the Pictavo Community Photo Upload feature.

Online Yearbook Sales

Using Pictavo to sell your yearbooks online will significantly simplify the ordering process for you, parents, and students. Through Pictavo Community’s online yearbook sales feature, parents and students can go online to order your school yearbook with just a few easy clicks.  You can then view all of the yearbooks sold through an online sales report.  Still want to make cash/check sales available at your school?  No problem, simply enter that information onto your online report as well for a full view of all of your yearbook sales.   Click here to learn more about the Pictavo Community online yearbook sales feature.

Online Ad Design & Sales

You’ll find Pictavo Community’s online Ad Design and Sales feature to be a life saver for both you and parents.  This feature gives parents access to a powerful, yet easy-to-use design software that allows them to create a yearbook-ready ad for their child. They’ll be able to use many of the same design elements that are found in your Pictavo yearbook.  Parents then pay for their ad online and submit it for placement in the yearbook.  You can then view all of the ads sold through an online sales report.   Click here to learn more about the Pictavo Community online Ad Design & Sales feature.

Pictavo Help Center

Check out our Pictavo Help Center where you can read articles about how to use the Pictavo software to create your school yearbook.  Learn more about the different features available and how they work.

Skilled Support System

Our dedicated Pictavo Technical Support Team is available to assist you with all aspects of Pictavo and Pictavo Community.  Contact them at 1-800-887-0414.

Pictavo System Requirements

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows®
  • Microsoft® Windows® 8
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7
  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP
  • Mac®
  • Apple® Mac OS® X Snow Leopard® (v10.6)
  • Apple® Mac OS® X Leopard® (v10.5)
  • Apple® Mac OS® X Tiger® (v10.4)

Supported Browsers

  • Windows®
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7 and 8
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 and 3.6
  • Apple® Safari® 4 and 5
  • Google Chrome™ 9 and 10
  • Mac®
  • Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 and 3.6
  • Apple® Safari® 4 and 5

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