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Exciting news from the Lifecake team

We started Lifecake with a promise of helping families remember their happiest moments for generations to come. But parents sometimes asked us: how can a startup really say their service will endure for the long term?

Well, today we have our answer. Lifecake is part of Canon, arguably the most trusted brand in photography and a leader in capturing moments for nearly 80 years. We’re so excited!

A Canon company

What will change for you

Improvements: Our team will grow – and so will our product. For example, today we’re launching support for 4 more languages – French, German, Spanish and Italian – and all customers will get a minimum of 10GB of free space.

Innovation: We’ll have access to the great technology Canon has in imaging and printing, like high definition photobooks, facial recognition, image enhancement and so much more.

What won’t change for you

Our commitment: While our team grows we’ll stay 100% focused on the needs of you and your family. We love building Lifecake, and we have big plans.

Our openness: You and your family will get a great experience, no matter which camera or device you use to capture memories.

Your privacy: Your content stays in Lifecake and you will continue to own it. Canon shares our belief in the importance of intimate, private sharing – in full quality and free from advertisements.

We hope you share our excitement about this great news, and Lifecake and Canon look forward to helping your family share and remember moments for a long, long time to come.

Have a great day!

Silvia, Artjom, Matt, Pete, Ed and Nick

The Lifecake team


Making music slideshows with Lifecake

We’ve been working on something to put a smile on your face.

With today’s update to our iPhone app, you can now combine your happiest Lifecake photos with your favorite iTunes music to create something special.

Here’s one we just created:

 ♫ Music: The Beatles – ‘Here comes the sun’

And it’s so easy. Once you get the latest update for Lifecake for iPhone from iTunes, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Tap on the + button (see below)

Add button

















Step 2: Tap on the slideshow button

Start slideshow

















Step 3:  Tap on a bunch of your favorite photos!

Select photos

















Step 4: Tap and hold to arrange the photos in the order you’d like. Or tap on the pencil icon to crop the photos. You can also choose whether to include the age or date. The tap the arrow in the top right.

Order photos

















Step 5: Tap on the music button if you’d like to add music from your phone. (It must be downloaded from iTunes onto your phone to select it).

Add music

















Step 6: Tap on the speed button to change the tempo of the images changing.

Change speed

















Step 7: After you tap on the arrow in the top right, your slideshow will be saved to your iPhone automatically. And you can save it to Lifecake and also share it with others in a bunch of fun ways.


















And that’s it!

Have a question for us? Or a suggestion for ways to make music slideshows even better? Just email us at, and we’ll get right back to you!

– The Lifecake team





Free your photos from folders

Just say no to folders

Digital photos in folders are kind of like printed photos in shoeboxes: it’s nice to know they have a home … but it’s not a home you’re going to visit much.

Photo by Wanderin' Weeta under Creative Commons.

Photo by Wanderin’ Weeta (licensed under Creative Commons)

In fact, folders are a perfect place for the stuff you’d be happy never to see again. Like your tax forms.

Sad folders

But we think photos of your children deserve better. Those moments want to be free! In a private place where you and your family can relive them again and again.

We created Lifecake to be that place. One single timeline of your child’s amazing journey. A timeline you can zoom through in seconds.

Lifecake for iPad

In our latest update for iPhone and Android, you can now free all those photos that are sitting in folders in Dropbox (as well as Facebook, Picasa, Instagram, camera roll and computer). In seconds you can copy your child’s photos into Lifecake, and it will put them all in age order. And loved ones will instantly see them all too – on any device.

Add all your content to Lifecake

So go on, grab the latest update from Lifecake in the App Store or Google Play. And free your photos from folders!

The Lifecake word cloud

One of our five values at Lifecake is: ‘We listen to our customers’.

We also love to see our customers. And we try to meet them whenever we can. (Ed from our team is currently cycling across London to go meet a few now – to ask them what they’d like to see next in Lifecake).

But when we can’t see our customers, we love to see what they write. In our suggestion box, on BabyCenter or in the app stores.

But this morning we did something different: we used analytics software to turn every single word (positive or negative) that customers have used in their reviews of us in the app stores into a ‘word cloud’ – automatically putting the most commonly used words in large font and in the center. 

We love the result. Especially when we see the most commonly used word.

Happy Friday 🙂

Word Cloud