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Create a photo book

You can create beautiful, professional-quality photo books and have them sent right to your door.

Creating a book is simple: you select the photos you want, choose a format and theme, and then Photos lays out the book for you. You can change how photos are arranged on each page, add and remove photos or pages, and include text, maps, and more. When you’re happy with your photo book, you can place your order and have the book sent to you or your loved ones.

A printed and bound photo book.

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Create a book of photos

  1. Select photos to use in your book.

  2. Choose File > Create > Book.

    Tip: You can create a book without selecting any photos first.

  3. Click the Select button for the book format you want.

  4. Click to select a book theme, then click Create Book.

    Your new book appears in the Photos window, with the photos you selected automatically arranged on each page (including the front and back covers). To edit a page, double-click it.

    Photos window showing pages of a book.
  5. Make changes to your book so that it’s arranged the way you like. You can:

When you’re ready to stop working on a photo book, click Back button in the toolbar.

Change a book’s theme

You can change the overall design of your book by choosing a new book theme.

  1. Click a book under Projects in the sidebar.

  2. Click the Book Settings button in the toolbar, click Change Theme, then click Continue.

  3. Select a book theme, then click Choose Theme.

Rename a book

When you create a book project, Photos automatically names it based on information associated with the photos, such as an album name. You can easily rename a book project.

  1. Click a book under Projects in the sidebar, then click the name of your book to select it.

  2. Type a new name and press Return.

Note: The name of the book project is different from the text that appears on the cover. To change the cover text, double-click the cover page, then select and change the cover text.

Remove the Apple logo from a book

  • Click a book under Projects in the sidebar, click the Book Settings button in the toolbar, then deselect the “Include Apple logo” checkbox.