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Deric Moore Calculating status...
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Jul 31, 2008 7:17 AM
Does it exist?

Is there a way to create the iphoto books using a Windows computer?

Thanks,

Deric
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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,755 points)
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    Jul 31, 2008 7:36 AM (in response to Deric Moore)
    Deric

    No and No.

    Best to buy a Mac

    Regards

    TD
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  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,140 points)
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    Jul 31, 2008 8:38 AM (in response to Deric Moore)
    Have him bring his photos over and you can create a separate library and create the album for him.

    Or, if he is not that good of a friend, make him buy a mini.
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  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (113,315 points)
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    Jul 31, 2008 11:12 AM (in response to Deric Moore)
    Deric:

    There are a number of online book providers that you can use from any platform to create books. Many are quite similar to iPhoto's. Here are some of them.

    Sites for Ordering Bound Books
    Ofoto
    Shutterfly
    SharedInk
    ImageStation
    PhotoWorks
    Viovo
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    TIP: For insurance against the iPhoto database corruption that many users have experienced I recommend making a backup copy of the Library6.iPhoto (iPhoto.Library for iPhoto 5 and earlier) 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 or later), 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 6 and 7 libraries and Tiger 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.


    Note: There now an Automator backup application for iPhoto 5 that will work with Tiger or Leopard.
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