Forum Question: Keepsake books in iPhoto

Hi Gary,

Is there a way to export or share a book created in iPhoto to a disc to share with others…without buying the book from Apple?



— Jason

Comments: 21 Responses to “Keepsake books in iPhoto”

    1/25/10 @ 2:21 pm

    Absolutely. Just print the book locally, but instead of printing, choose PDF, “Save as PDF.”

      1/25/10 @ 3:03 pm

      Gotcha…but if the person have music tied to it (as in a slide show) is there a way to export that slideshow?

      I think you did a podcast on this…..

        1/25/10 @ 3:17 pm

        In that case, just choose the keepsake in the left sidebar and go to File, Export.

    12/6/10 @ 11:42 pm

    But can I put this on another computer and buy a book from apple?

      12/7/10 @ 7:31 am

      You can do both, yes, if that is what you mean. You can order the book from Apple, and then also print out the book yourself, choosing “PDF” when printing. Do either as many times as you like.

    2/8/11 @ 6:03 pm

    Can I export the keepsake to imovie?

      2/8/11 @ 6:06 pm

      What do you mean? A keepsake is usually something like a book — a printed book of pictures. iMovie handles video. So what exactly are you looking to do?

    4/27/11 @ 9:40 pm

    1. My PDF of my iphoto keepsake seems to contain all the photos on the top row that I chose from when I made the keepsake.
    So my PDF is 54mb which is too big to send as an attachment!

    2. Can I post my keepsake on my mobile me? If so How?

      4/27/11 @ 9:45 pm

      You can share any file on MobileMe’s iDisk. Just upload it to the Public folder of your iDisk and share the external URL of the file.

        Michelle Gibson
        11/7/11 @ 4:13 pm

        Where or how do I find the external URL of the file to share it with someone? What’s the best way to publish the book to mobileme.

          11/7/11 @ 4:18 pm

          If you are using MobileMe, then put the file in your iDisk’s public folder. In the web interface for MobileMe, go to iDisk, and then your Public Folder. Select it and then there will be sharing options. You’ll see the public URL for it there.

    4/30/11 @ 8:58 pm

    Thanks! When it says public, does it mean that “anyone” can access it or only people who have a password?

      4/30/11 @ 11:26 pm

      Yes. Not that anyone else would know where they are unless you post it somewhere.

    Anneta Charitonos
    11/13/11 @ 12:18 pm

    I Live in Zimbabwe and I want to get my photobook printed in UK but do have a good enough internet connection to submit it online. I want to know how to go about saving it to a flash drive and where I can send it to for printing. Once it is done it can be sent to a UK address.

      11/13/11 @ 12:26 pm

      I’m not aware of any way to do that through Apple. Either you submit it online or you print it yourself. You can print it as a PDF, of course, but then there is no way to get that back into the Apple system for printing.

    4/5/12 @ 6:58 am

    Hi! Is there a way I can transfer my keepsake book from one mac to another without mobile me?

    If I save it as a PDF in flash drive and open it on another Mac, then I can no longer edit it, right?

    Thanks for your help.

      4/5/12 @ 7:55 am

      Right. A PDF is like a “printout” of the keepsake. You can’t edit it. Don’t know of a way to transfer a keepsake other than transferring the entire iPhoto library.

    7/6/12 @ 5:58 pm

    Hi! I’ve just saved my keepsake in PDF but I would like to send it to a friend so he could buy it from apple. Is that a way? Does he need to have a MAC?

      7/7/12 @ 1:24 am

      No way to do it like that. To buy a printed copy you would need to do that from your Mac in iPhoto. So order one and have it shipped to his address.

    10/28/12 @ 3:31 pm

    Hi I am trying to print my keepsake with a local printer, how do I print a page to email him to see if it is compatible to their printing programmes??

      10/28/12 @ 3:42 pm

      By local printer do you mean a printer on your local network? Or a actual brick-and-mortar business that prints things? If the latter, why not just print to PDF and send the PDF. That’s the only way to do it that I can think of.

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