Get Started with the Square Photo Studio App
The Square Photo Studio app makes it easy to take professional-looking product photos in just a few simple steps. With your mobile device, you can snap a picture of your menu or retail item, select a photo style and edit the background colour. Once finished, you can choose to sell the item online with a checkout link or add it to your Square item catalogue.
Note: The Photo Studio app is only available on iOS at this time.
Edit Item Images with the Square Photo Studio App
With the Square Photo Studio app, you can capture images directly within the app, select an image from your phone’s camera roll, import images from Instagram, use one of our common item images for food and beverage items or select an existing image from your Square Image Library.
Style and Customise Image Backgrounds
The Square Photo Studio app instantly removes the background from your pictures to allow for custom background styles. You can choose a pre-set style and optionally customise the colour, or use a transparent background. When editing your photo:
Tap on a background tile to preview it with your picture, then tap Edit to change the colour or scene. Note: The Edit option isn’t available if you select the transparent background tile.
On the edit screen, choose from our colour palette or use the eyedropper to pick a custom colour. You can also enter your own hex code for a more precise colour selection or choose from our background scene options.
When you’ve selected a background, tap Next.
Sell Items Directly from the App
You can create and sell items with your pictures directly from the Square Photo Studio app. Create an Online Checkout link for your item, or add it to your Square item catalog to sell online or in-person. To start:
Shoot and edit your photo from the Square Photo Studio app.
Tap Sell Now or Add to Square.
Log in to your Square account or choose the signup option to create a Square account.
Follow the prompts to finish setting up your Online Checkout link or catalog item.
After creating a link, you can edit the item title, price, or image at any time. You can also copy the checkout link or embed code to add the checkout link to an external website. To do so, go to your Square Online Checkout page in Dashboard.
Learn more about getting started with Square Online Checkout links for more information on checkout links.
Save or Share Your Photos
You can also save your pictures to your phone's photo album or share them with others. To start:
From the style screen in the Square Photo Studio app, tap Next > Save to Photos. You may need to allow the app permission to access your photo album.
Tap Share to open your phone's share menu and choose one of the options for sharing.
Quickly Capture Menu Items
If you don’t have time to prepare and photograph each item on your menu, you can add and customise photos of commonly sold items from our in-app library. To start:
From your Square Photo Studio app, select Image Library to choose the image that best represents your menu item.
Select Style to choose a background style, then tap Next.
Tap Add to Square or Sell now to log in to your existing Square account or create a new one. These images are free to use with your Square item catalogue.