Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 6:51 AM (in response to drjackboss No.1)
have you tried starting the book with just one photo - the first one and then dragging the remaining photos to the book in the desired order?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 29, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to drjackboss No.1)
iPhoto adds photos to books in chronological order. You can order the photos how you want in an album and then use the Photos ➙ Batch Change ➙ Date menu option and add one mintue between photos.
When that album is added to a new book they will be ordered in the order you created in the album.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 30, 2012 3:25 PM (in response to LarryHN)
I tried that but iPhoto keeps putting the pictures in date order and I want to place them in sections like Early family, School, Vacations, etc. I have all my photos organized by date so I don't want to change them like Old Toad suggested (Good Suggestion otherwise). I tired to change the Sort order under View when I am in the book part to Manual but that did not change iPhoto from putting the new pictures I would drag into the book from arranging them again into date.
Can I import this file I call (Ken & Helen) with 211 pictuers in my manual order into Aperture and does aperture allow you to keep the photos in the Manual order as I create the book?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 8:48 PM (in response to drjackboss No.1)
Apple was amazingly helpful as I did a book getting quite dizzy by the end trying to find where each photo was. To get the photos into a new book project in order:
- Make certain nothing is selected when clicking on the "Create" icon. (or file>new book)
- Once you've created an Empty book, go to the Album with your photos, click on the "Add To" icon in the lower right corner, and add the photos to your Empty book.
- Select the book and then click on the "Photos" icon in the lower right corner.
Voila! New book, with photos in the correct order - same as your album. Hurrah!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to drjackboss No.1)
Man this is unbelievably frustrating and it does not work as you describe it. I have a n Album and have manually sorted my photos to how I wish them to appear in the book. I followed the instructions above. Created an empty book add 10 more pages. Went to the album and added the photos ot the book and used autoflow. The pics came through in "random" (I assume there is some logic) order. I then removed placed pics and the 10 pages I had spent time designing, disappeared. Does anyone know of a better book production system as this is driving me crazy.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to GaryDavies)
From your description you left out the most important step: use the Photos ➙ Batch Change ➙ Date menu option and add one mintue between photos.
Without that step you won't be able to get them into the book in the order you'd like.
Note: if you're worried about messing up the photos' dates in the library for general use try creating a separate library just for your book. You can move the album of photos into the new library by using iPhoto Library Manager. This will allow you archive the library for ordering additional copies or editing without having to worry about the book being compromised in your main library. This tutorial describes it in more detail: iP08 - Archiving an iPhoto Book for Editing and/or Ordering at a Later Date
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 10:28 AM (in response to Old Toad)
Many thanks I think that will resolve my import issue and this should work but the fact whenever I remove the pictures the document becomes a 20 pager again. I have 400 pics I need to place and I need the autoflow towork on larger than a 20 page document?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 10:59 AM (in response to GaryDavies)
Give this a try: launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library. Import enought photos to give you the number of pages you need, create a book from them and check to see if the same problem persists. If it does'nt then your current library is the culprit.
If that 's the case make a temporary, backup copy of the library if you don't already have one (Control-click on the library and select Duplicate from the contextual menu) and try the following (the screenshots below are for iPhoto 9.4.2):
1 - launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.
2 - Since only one option can be run at a time start with #1 followed by #3 and #4 as needed.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2012 11:46 AM (in response to kswbird)
How were your photos sorted in the album before adding to the book?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2013 9:18 AM (in response to drjackboss No.1)
kswbird - you've save my life. I have been all over the internet trying to transfer ordered album to book. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to ivy64)
ivy64 you are so welcome. It's a weird thing that photo order re-sort, but glad it worked out!