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Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)

From: Creating Photo Books with Blurb

Video: Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)

This is a movie for Mac users only, in particular Mac users who use iPhoto to organize their photos. If you want to bring your iPhoto photos into a Bookify book, here is what you will do. To show you this, I'm going to open a new book in Bookify. As you have seen me do before, I will go to the Apps menu and choose Bookify Online. I will click Get Started, I will choose a book size, I'll choose a starter style, and here, where Bookify asks where I would like to get the photos for this book, I'll choose From my computer.

Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)

This is a movie for Mac users only, in particular Mac users who use iPhoto to organize their photos. If you want to bring your iPhoto photos into a Bookify book, here is what you will do. To show you this, I'm going to open a new book in Bookify. As you have seen me do before, I will go to the Apps menu and choose Bookify Online. I will click Get Started, I will choose a book size, I'll choose a starter style, and here, where Bookify asks where I would like to get the photos for this book, I'll choose From my computer.

I am going to click OK to dismiss that tip. And here's where things get a little different for iPhoto users. Instead of navigating in my file system to try to find the photos that I want to bring into Bookify, I am going to scroll all the way down in this blue column on the left until I see the Media category. If the Media category is not expanded like this, I will click the arrow to the left of Media, and then I will click Photos. This shows me my entire iPhoto library. I can expand this box so that I can see more of the thumbnails of photos in my iPhoto library.

Before I did this, I made an album in iPhoto, into which I put the photos that I want to use in this particular book. If I click on that album in this area, then I can see just those photos down here, and I can select the ones that I want to bring into this book. I will click on one and I'll hold the Command key on the Mac, the Ctrl key on a PC, and click on the other photos that I want to bring in. And when I've got all of the photos that I want, I will click Open. Those photos are now uploading to Blurb.

Once my iPhoto photos are uploaded, Bookify asks me, as it always does, no matter where I get my photos, how I want to design my book. Do I want Bookify to autoflow the photos onto pages for me, or will I drag-and-drop the photos myself? And everything from this point on is just as it is for any Bookify book. So, that's what you need to do if you're working on a Mac and you want to bring your iPhoto photos into your Bookify book.

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Creating Photo Books with Blurb

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Jan Kabili
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  1. 2m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 42s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 12m 58s
    1. Choosing a theme
      2m 24s
    2. Planning a book
      4m 13s
    3. Organizing your assets
      6m 21s
  3. 1h 23m
    1. Preparing your photos for BookSmart
      5m 59s
    2. Color-managing your photos for BookSmart
      7m 7s
    3. Starting a new book in BookSmart
      6m 17s
    4. Importing photos from your computer
      4m 35s
    5. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      7m 13s
    6. Importing photos from Lightroom
      6m 29s
    7. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      2m 6s
    8. Touring the BookSmart interface
      3m 40s
    9. Laying out pages
      4m 23s
    10. Placing photos on pages
      6m 27s
    11. Troubleshooting image size issues
      4m 33s
    12. Adding text
      5m 2s
    13. Creating a cover
      7m 10s
    14. Customizing your book
      7m 52s
    15. Uploading your book to Blurb
      4m 28s
  4. 1h 12m
    1. Starting a new book in Bookify
      5m 30s
    2. Troubleshooting photo importing issues
      7m 16s
    3. Importing photos from photo-sharing services
      3m 6s
    4. Importing photos from iPhoto (Mac only)
      2m 9s
    5. Importing photos with the Lightroom plug-in
      7m 21s
    6. Completing a Lightroom book
      4m 30s
    7. Touring the editing interface
      6m 41s
    8. Placing photos on pages
      5m 10s
    9. Troubleshooting image size issues
      2m 56s
    10. Changing page layouts
      4m 17s
    11. Adding, deleting, and moving pages
      3m 3s
    12. Styling your book
      4m 18s
    13. Adding text
      5m 44s
    14. Creating a cover
      7m 43s
    15. Publishing your book to Blurb
      2m 25s
  5. 26m 46s
    1. Why use PDF to Book with Adobe InDesign?
      2m 1s
    2. Preparing your photos for InDesign
      8m 32s
    3. Downloading and installing the InDesign plug-in
      1m 45s
    4. Using the InDesign plug-in
      7m 39s
    5. Uploading your PDF to Blurb
      6m 49s
  6. 11m 46s
    1. Ordering your book
      4m 14s
    2. Selling in the Blurb bookstore
      3m 36s
    3. Marketing your book
      3m 56s
  7. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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