1054 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2008 5:26 PM by Nancy Hodges
Yes, the card feature is designed to encourage ordering thru Apple. If you have a 3rd party image editor that handles layers, like Photoshop Elements for Mac, you can follow Tutorial #8 to print cards.
TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto database file and keep it current. If problems crop up where iPhoto suddenly can't see any photos or thinks there are no photos in the library, replacing the working Library6.iPhoto file with the backup will often get the library back. By keeping it current I mean backup after each import and/or any serious editing or work on books, slideshows, calendars, cards, etc. That insures that if a problem pops up and you do need to replace the database file, you'll retain all those efforts. It doesn't take long to make the backup and it's good insurance.
I've created an Automator workflow application (requires Tiger), iPhoto dB File Backup, that will copy the selected Library6.iPhoto file from your iPhoto Library folder to the Pictures folder, replacing any previous version of it. It's compatible with iPhoto 08 libraries and Leopard. iPhoto does not have to be closed to run the application, just idle. You can download it at Toad's Cellar. Be sure to read the Read Me pdf file.
I can't get this to work. When you chose to Print PDF to iPhoto the Import Photos into iPhoto action in the menu bar never ends. I can't find a dialog anywhere. I have to force quit the Automator Launcher in Activity Monitor.
Printing in iPhoto 08 is confusing.
Message was edited by: KRitchie
Update: After force quit of the Automator action it worked.