We wanted to make Flipsnack the complete solution for digital publishing, that’s why using our tool, you can do anything you need. Whether you want to download your flipbooks for printing or for online use, you have many different options.
In what follows, we are going to show you all the formats in which you can download and how you can make the most out of these options.
First of all, if you want to download your publication, all you have to do is go to My Flipbooks and select the Download option most suitable for your needs.
An overlay will open from where you can choose the format you will download your publication in. Each download option has a short description which helps select the right one depending on the situation.
Another way to download a publication is after you’re done with the editing part and you publish it, on the Details page you have all the download options available.
Remember: As a publisher, if you want your readers to be able to download or print your publication, you need to Enable PDF download or Enable PDF print.
Download PDF for web
Portable document format, or as you may know it, PDF, is the most commonly used file type for documents. PDFs are meant for viewing and this file type is often used for file sharing.
You can choose to download the PDF file whether as a Print or Web version. The Web version will have a smaller size compared to the Print version in order to be optimized for web use.
The PDF format does not support animations so the file you download is a regular PDF. To keep the interactions and animations you will have to download it in HTML5 format.
To be able to download your work in PDF for a web format, you will need our Starter subscription, or above.
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Download PDF for print
If you plan to print your flipbook, we would recommend you to choose this download option. It’s a bigger file size than the PDF for web version, so it may take a little bit longer to download. The images in your PDF will have a higher resolution for a quality printed result.
To be able to download your work in PDF for print format, you will need our Starter subscription, or above.
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When downloading a flipbook in HTML5 format you get a fully responsive, mobile-friendly flipbook, that works flawlessly in any browser or mobile device.
The HTML5 download is a format that preserves all the interactions and multimedia elements for your flipbooks, including the page flip effect, so it is a great option for offline use or for self hosting.
To be able to download your work in HTML5 format, you will need our Professional subscription, or above.
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Having your flipbook in GIF format gives your readers a sneak-peak of your work, with a more appealing and fun look. The GIF is easy to share on social media or in newsletters.
If you have a long flipbook with many pages, you won’t be able to include all of them in the GIF. You’ll have the option to adjust the size of the GIF, its background color and select which pages to be included in your GIF preview.
The GIF can be downloaded with any subscription.
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When you’re downloading your flipbook in PNG format you get a slightly bigger file size than when it is downloaded in JPEG format, which handles lossless compression better and also includes the transparent background option, so you can reuse your photos in other different projects. Each page of your flipbook is a PNG file. We recommend this download option for one-page designs.
The PNG format can be downloaded with any subscription.
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When you’re downloading your flipbooks in JPEG format you get a compressed version of your flipbook, so if you want to have a higher resolution file you should download your flipbook in a PDF format. Each page of your flipbook is a separate JPEG file. We recommend this download option for one-page designs.
The JPEG format can be downloaded with any subscription.
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Downloading your flipbook in video format will surely attract people's attention because videos are interactive and engaging. This makes the video perfect to share on those social media channels that will not display the interactive flipbook. You can use it to show your followers a preview of the flipbook, and ask them to read the whole thing by including the link in your social post.
When downloading your flipbook in MP4 format, you will have a 30 seconds teaser trailer of your flipbook, at a frame-rate of 16 FPS.
The video will not show all the pages of your flipbook.
To be able to download your work in MP4 format, you will need our Professional subscription or any above.
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Check out our pricing plans and choose the right plan for your downloading needs.
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