4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 3, 2012 12:17 PM by SWEFREED
iSunDevil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Can I share my iPhoto book online for my family to browse and purchase?


I do this currently with MyPublisher but I'd like to do it with iPhoto as well as the software is so much easier to use and less buggy!

  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (135,415 points)

    Afraid not.


    You can generate a pdf of it for them to see and then order on their behalf.






  • iSunDevil Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    THanks Terence, good suggestion.  Is there an automated way to create a PDF of the book in iPhoto that you know of? 

  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (72,825 points)

    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.



    The resulting PDF is quiet large sice it is set for high quality printing



  • SWEFREED Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Actually, I have found an even better way to share online. I too have been in the habit of saving my books out to PDFs and when those became too large, even for YouSendIt and the like, I ran into the same problem you did.

    I have discovered that if you click on your book in iPhoto and then select "Export" under "file" that you have a number of options to choose from. The best I feel is the "Slideshow" option which allows you to create different types of video formats. I for example use the export to .mov and create a fantastic QT file that plays the book out exactly as it is. The other options do not seem to do that for some reason.

    The only part I have yet to figure out is how to control the speed of the page turning (yes it creates a nice page turning effect for the book). Of course if one wants to read the text in the book one has to press pause on their playback.

    I then have uploaded those video files to YouTube, Facebook, etc. and shared them from there.