Creating a Book Album

You can create a book album in two ways:

To create a book album from a selection of images
  1. Select the images you want to use in the book, then do one of the following:

    • Choose File > New > Book.

    • Control-click the current project or album in the Library inspector, then choose New > Book from the shortcut menu.

    • Choose Book from the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.

  2. In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the book album in the Book Name field, and specify the following:

    • Theme list: Select a theme in the list to see a preview of its design on the right.
    • Book Type pop-up menu: Choose the physical size of the book.
  3. Select the “Add selected items to new book” checkbox.

  4. If you plan to use the Apple print service to print your book and you want to check the pricing for your book type and theme combinations, click the Options & Prices button.

    Pricing options for ordering printed books through the Apple print service appear in your web browser.

  5. When you’re ready, click Choose Theme.

    A new book album appears in the Library inspector, containing the selected images.

To create a new, empty book album
  1. Do one of the following:

    • Choose File > New > Book.

    • Choose Book from the New pop-up menu in the toolbar.

  2. In the dialog that appears, enter a name for the book album in the Book Name field, and specify the following:

    • Theme list: Select a theme in the list to see a preview of its design on the right.
    • Book Type pop-up menu: Choose the physical size of the book.
  3. Make sure the “Add selected items to new book” checkbox is not selected.

  4. If you plan to use the Apple print service to print your book and you want to check the pricing for your book type and theme combinations, click the Options & Prices button.

    Pricing options for ordering printed books through the Apple print service appear in your web browser.

  5. When you’re ready, click Choose Theme.

    A new book album with no images appears in the Library inspector.

To add images to any book album
  1. In the Library inspector, select the project, folder, or album that holds the images you want to add to the empty album.

    The project, folder, or album’s images appear in the Browser.

  2. Drag the images from the Browser to the empty book album in the Library inspector.