3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2013 11:17 AM by LarryHN
ZellamSee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have created a few books using iPhoto (stored under Keepsakes).  I have an external hard drive that backs up my files (using time-machine), but I would like to separately save electronic copies of these books.  Is that easy to do?  Thanks much.

iMac, iPhoto
  • 1. Re: iPhoto Books (Keepsakes)
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    The only way is to save a PDF -

    Before ordering your book preview it using this method - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1040 - and save the resulting PDF for reference - the delivered book will match it.


    or duplicate the iPhoto library and remove everything except the keepsake you want and ave tha tiPhoto library - books are not things, they are database entries



  • 2. Re: iPhoto Books (Keepsakes)
    ZellamSee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks much.  This is very helpful.  Quick follow-up question -- if I want to save a copy of my iphoto library file to an external hard drive, should I right click on the iphoto library file, create a duplicate and then carry it over to the external hard drive?  I do have yet another external hard drive (for time machine), but I would like to save yet another file to a separate hard drive.  Thanks again.

  • 3. Re: iPhoto Books (Keepsakes)
    LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (56,695 points)

    Just drag the iPhoto library to the exteal drive intact as a single entity


    Depress the option key and launch iPhoto and select that library and test it then option launch to set the default library back to your main library