Preview a print project in Photos or iPhoto to avoid issues

Apple recommends that you preview book, card, and calendar orders before you submit them for printing.

It's important to preview your projects before placing your order, because Apple can't modify your images after we receive them. Also, if you need to cancel an order, you must do so within 30 minutes of submitting it.

If you place an order in Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong, you have 90 minutes to cancel.

Preview an order in Photos

  1. Select the Projects tab at the top of Photos and double-click on the project you want to preview. (Or if the sidebar is visible on the left side of Photos, select the project there.)
  2. Control-click or right-click inside the grey area surrounding your book, card, or calendar project.

  3. Choose Save Book as PDF... from the shortcut menu that appears. (If you selected a card or calendar in step two, the menu option will read Save Card or Save Calendar.)
  4. In the Save As dialog, give the file a name and choose a location to save it in. Then click Save.
  5. Find the PDF file you saved and double-click it. The file will open in Preview. Make sure everything looks like you want it to.
  6. When you're finished reviewing the PDF of your project, return to Photos and click the Buy button at the top right of the Photos window.
    When you preview a letterpress card, you'll see the pictures and text you added, but not the graphics that come with the card's theme. If your pictures and text look good, you can be certain the entire card will include the theme's elements when the card is produced.

Preview an order in iPhoto

  1. Select the project from source list on the left side of iPhoto.
  2. Control-click inside the area surrounding your project.
  3. Choose Save Book as PDF... from the shortcut menu that appears. (If you selected a card or calendar in step two, the menu option will read Save Card or Save Calendar.)
  4. In the Save As dialog, give the file a name and choose a location to save it in. Then click Save.
  5. Find the PDF file you saved and double-click it. The file will open in Preview. Make sure everything looks like you want it to.
  6. When you're finished reviewing the PDF of your project, return to iPhoto and click the "Buy" button at the bottom of the iPhoto window.
    When you preview a letterpress card, you'll see the pictures and text you added, but not the graphics that come with the card's theme. If your pictures and text look good, you can be certain the entire card will include the theme's elements when the card is produced.
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