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By Heidi Mitchell
If you were an avid Apple Photo Books user, I hate to be the bearer of bad news.
Just in case you hadn't heard, you can no longer order a photo book through Apple - even if you have it created and ready to go.
Don't despair - you won't have to start all over again. You can still print that book that you had just spent hours creating.
As of the end of September 2018, Apple is no longer in the business of printing Photo Books.
The good news is that the option to create and order a photo book IS still available within the Photos app. However, you will need to upgrade to MacOS Mojave to do this. And you will have to install and use a third-party app (which you must get from the Mac App Store).
Then, when you go to create a photo book in the Photos app, you will select the App that you wish to use (ie the app you downloaded form the App Store).
Here is the screen that you will see in the Photos app on MacOS Mojave when you go to Create a Book.
Currently the only Photo Book Creation app available when you choose the App Store here (in Australia) is Mimeo Photos.
If you had already started a Photo Book before Apple pulled the rug from under you, it is possible to convert this work into a Mimeo photo book (once you have downloaded this app to your Mac).
Just choose the Convert option at top right (when viewing your already-created photo book) and choose Mimeo Photos (or whatever other app you may have downloaded in future).
If you get stuck trying to work though how to do this, iTandCoffee can help. Make an appointment online here, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1300 885 420.
Learn all about using the Photos app on Mac
If you want to learn all about using the Photos app on your Mac, iTandCoffee has written a comprehensive guide to help you. It is available in digital and paperback format. We have editions that cover this app under macOS Sierra, High Sierra and Mojave.
The Photos App on the Mac - Edition 2 Photos 3.0 MacOS High Sierra (PDF Download)
The Photos App on the Mac - Edition 1, MacOS Sierra (PDF Download)
There are plenty of other photo book creation options available
Apple's withdrawal of this service is very disappointing for those of you who loved Apple's photo books (which really were beautiful). But there are plenty of other services out there that do offer great alternatives.
We have not recently used Apple's product as we found to be very expensive - great quality, but expensive. Mimeo Photos also looks very expensive.
iTandCoffee runs a Make a Photo Book class where we guide you through creating a beautiful photo book to showcase your precious memories, whether you have a computer or iPad/tablet.
The photo book creation service we teach is easy to use, has a great selection of book sizes, lots of backgrounds to choose from and offers a much more cost-effective option.
Check out the upcoming dates for this class below.
Upcoming Classes on Mac Photos
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