2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 7, 2012 11:12 AM by Douglas McLaughlin
AKR28 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

OK we are a dinosaur running a 2.1HZ Power PC G5 that still works great !


Home from a great trip to Australia and New Zealand and want to make a book.


Our iPhoto 5 does not have books and we can't get iLife 11 as we are not intel.


Any help or suggesitons other than buy a new MAC ?





  • riterbynite Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    Currently, iLife 08 and newer can create books, although I expect iLife 08 support to drop off soon.


    System Requirements for iLife 08 (per http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1010):


    Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 processor

    • iMovie ’08 requires a Mac computer with an Intel processor, a Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0 GHz or faster), or an iMac G5 (1.9 GHz or faster)
    • iDVD ’08 requires 733MHz or faster processor

    512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended; high-definition video requires at least 1 GB of RAM

    3 GB of available disk space
    DVD drive required for installation

    In case you're curious, here's iLife 09 (per http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3876):


    • Mac computer with an Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor.
    • iMovie requires an Intel-based Mac, Power Mac G5 (dual 2.0GHz or faster), or iMac G5 (1.9GHz or faster).
    • GarageBand Learn to Play requires an Intel-based Mac with a dual-core processor or better.
    • 512MB of RAM; 1GB recommended. High-definition video requires at least 1GB of RAM.
    • Approximately 4GB of available disk space.
    • DVD drive required for installation.


    • Mac OS X v10.5.6 or later.
    • QuickTime 7.5.5 or later (included).

    Additional Requirements

    • AVCHD video requires a Mac with an Intel Core Duo processor or better. Visit iMovie ’09 Camcorder Support for details on digital video device and format support.
    • 24-bit recording in GarageBand requires a Mac OS X-compatible audio interface with support for 24-bit audio. Please consult the owner’s manual or manufacturer directly for audio device specifications and compatibility.
    • Some features require Internet access.
    • iPhoto print products are available in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and select countries in Europe and Asia Pacific.
    • GarageBand Artist Lessons are sold separately and are available directly through the GarageBand Lesson Store in select countries.
    • Burning DVDs requires an Apple SuperDrive or compatible third-party DVD burner.
    • Flickr service is available only in select countries.


    Hope this helps!!


  • Douglas McLaughlin Level 9 Level 9 (63,750 points)

    Also, there are online services like http://www.shutterfly.com that you can upload your pictures to and order a picture book.