Create a photo book

You can choose from a variety of book sizes and themes to create a book for any occasion.

The book theme you choose determines your book’s available page layouts and page colors. Some book themes have unique page layouts, such as overlapping photos. Use the book page preview at the bottom of the window to help you choose a book theme.

To create a book of photos:

  1. Select photos (or an Event, a Faces or Places group, or an album) to use in your book.

  2. Click the Create button in the toolbar and choose Book from the pop-up menu.

    The window updates to show a rotating display of book themes, sample page spreads (two facing pages), and buttons for other book options.

  3. Do any of the following:

    Image of the window, showing book themes and other options

    • To select a book cover, click Hardcover, Softcover, or Wire-bound at the top of the window.

    • To select a book theme, click a book on the left or right to move through the book themes. Your selection appears in the center of the window.

    • To choose a book size, click a size in the lower-left corner of the window.

    • To select a background color, click a color swatch in the lower-right corner of the window.

    • To get more information about books and pricing, click the “Learn more” button below the pricing information.

    As you make changes, the sample page layouts, located at the bottom of the window, update.

    The sample page layouts at the bottom of the window are examples provided to help you choose a book theme. Your book will not include pages exactly like the sample page layouts shown.

  4. When you’re ready, click the Create button.

Using your selections, iPhoto automatically creates your photo book. The book opens in All Pages view and shows every page in your book, including the front and back covers. Your new book appears in the Projects section of the Source list and in the Bookshelf (in full-screen view).

iPhoto assigns a name to the book, based on the information associated with the book’s photos. You can easily change the book’s name.