4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2008 11:12 AM by Old Toad
Deric Moore Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
Does it exist?

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



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  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (134,935 points)

    No and No.

    Best to buy a Mac


  • Deric Moore Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Just asking for a friend. I thankfully own a mac already.
  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,765 points)
    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.
  • Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (130,150 points)

    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

    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.