can you export photo books from iphoto

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by madazrex, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2009
    weeton lancs uk
    hello you lot i was just wondering if there is a way exporting your photo book

    out of iphoto to use else where to get printed off ?

    outher than using apple

    and are there any better printing companines out there that yiou can serjest for this.\


  2. macrumors 603

    Oct 22, 2007
    An Island in the Salish Sea
    I believe the answer is "Yes", but I'm going by a dim memory here. First, I suggest you go to the Apple Support forums on and search there.... full of good information. I think the answer is that the iBook file is really a package, and that if you look inside the package there is a PDF file with your book. But, as I said - look at the Apple support forums for the answers. Good Luck.
  3. macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    i personally don't think you can do that b/c Apple makes a ton of money from it. I think it's the only built in feature. I just built 3 calendars and a photobook for Christmas and the only option I saw was to order.
  4. macrumors regular

    Sep 11, 2008
    Yes, you can do this by printing the book. Open the book in iPhoto and select File / Print and then save as a pdf. Once you have the pdf you can do what you like with it.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    You can look at as another source for printing books. There are some others. The books from Apple are very, very nice. What you might find at other sites are other options Apple doesn't offer such as page sizes or binding styles.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    The cesspit of civilization
    Yes, but it´s limited

    The only option is to export it as a PDF, so you can rint it elsewhere. However, it´s only the inner part of the book that is useful, the rest if the book is another story (covers, binding, etc).
  7. macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2009
    Did you mean

    I have made books through Apple and Blurb. I strongly recommend Blurb! My book from Apple had small black smudges here and there. The Blurb book was the same level of quality, offered a ton more options in the design aspect, and was $30 cheaper for a larger book. Go figure. Just my $.02, go with Blurb!
  8. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 14, 2009
    weeton lancs uk
    thank you so much

    verry helpful ive not notice that pepole had replied to this

    thats fantastic and that would be good to covert it to pdf.

    and that i ment was so that you could use outher sources other than apple

    on that one will have a try with the pdf and go from there

    thanks for the input


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