Photo Editing

Discussion in 'iMac' started by steve am, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. steve am macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2014
    Evening all!
    I'm new to the forum also new to mac, just bought my first one. my main reason for buying a mac is I'm lead to believe there really good for photo/video editing.

    what I'm wanting to do is take some photos (like my sons birthday pictures) & be able to make a book for him.

    reason being my son is autistic & non verbal. he loves nothing more than sitting with a story book, so i thought it would be really cool to be able to take some photos such as birthday/christmas and have these photos made into a picture book for him.

    can anyone please help with some recommendations so i can do this for him?
    apps or software i should have.

    i know iPhoto does stuff like this but is it the best way? i.e. cheapest/easy to use

    my computer skill are be ally basic so don't want anything that a beginner wouldn't be able to use.

    thank in advance for your advice

  2. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
  3. steve am thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2014
  4. MasterHowl macrumors 65816


    Oct 3, 2010
    North of England
    I've made two Books from iPhoto now.

    One was for a present for my geology teacher upon leaving sixth form, and I made a "chapter" for each field trip the class had been on. The second was a wedding album for my mum's close friend.

    Both books turned out absolutely brilliant. They came on high quality paper, and the print quality was awesome.

    They were so easy to make as well. There's even an option for iPhoto to do all the work for you, no work required on your part. However, to really personalise them all you have to do is drag and drop your photos. It really is so easy and fun to do.
  5. technosaints macrumors newbie

    Apr 22, 2014
    Before you print, try to sharpen the pic and increase the brightness a bit. That should help to get a good clarity on the photos when you print.

  6. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    Those iPhoto books come out gorgeous. Very high quality material used.
  7. steve am thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2014
    thanks for all your help guys. I'm hoping to give it ago when i get enough spare time. thanks again

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