macOS High Sierra

Add maps to a photo book

You can add maps to your photo books to show where the photos in the book were taken. You can add your own locations to a map, and change how the map appears.

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Add or remove a map

  1. Click a book under Projects in the sidebar.

  2. Double-click the page you want to add the map to.

  3. Click the Options button in the toolbar.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Add a map: Select a page layout that contains a map.

      Layout Options window showing map layouts.
    • Remove a map: Select another page layout.

Edit and reposition a map

  1. Click a book under Projects in the sidebar.

  2. Double-click the page that contains the map, then select the map.

    Important: Be sure to select the map, not the page.

  3. Click the Options button in the toolbar.

  4. Do any of the following:

    • Change the style of the map: Click the Map pop-up menu and choose Standard, Hybrid, or Satellite.

    • Show or hide text labels for the locations of photos on the map: Select or deselect the Show Marker Labels checkbox.

      A map in a book with the Options button beneath it, and the Map Options window open to the right of it.
    • Zoom in or out on the map: Drag the Map Zoom slider.

    • Reposition the map in its frame: Drag the map up, down, left, or right.

Add, remove, and rename place markers on a map

After you add a map to a book page, the locations associated with your photos are automatically displayed on the map. You can add new locations, and add place markers to the map.

  1. Click a book under Projects in the sidebar.

  2. Double-click the page that contains the map, then select the map.

    Important: Be sure to select the map, not the page.

  3. Click the Options button in the toolbar.

  4. Do any of the following:

    A map in a book with the Options button beneath it, and the Map Options window open to the right of it.
    • Add a new place marker: Click the Add button (+). A place marker appears. Position the pointer over the place marker, click and hold until the red circle enlarges, then drag it to the desired location. Double-click the place marker name and type a location name or description.

    • Manually add a location to a map: Control-click a location on the map and choose Drop Pin. A marker appears on the map, and the location appears in the Places list. Double-click the name of the new location and type a name or description.

    • Remove a place marker: Click to select a place name in the Places list (click the name, not the checkbox), then click the Remove button (-).

    • Show or hide a place marker: Select or deselect the checkbox next to a place name.

    • Rename a map location: Double-click the location name in the Places list and type a new name.