How to Create Albums in iPhoto on Your iPhone

With its high-quality lens and photo editing tools, your iPhone is both camera and electronic photo viewer rolled into one, but sometimes you want, or need, to see your photos in print. Creating an album in iPhoto on your iPhone is a fast way to share photos with someone who doesn’t have an iPhone, and they make great gifts to remember an event or vacation that you spent with other people.

If you bought a new iPhone after October 2013, you can download iPhoto for free from the App Store. If you updated an older iPhone with iOS 7, you can still purchase iPhoto from the App Store for $9.99.

Follow these steps to create, and print, an album using iPhoto on your iPhone:

  1. Tap iPhoto on the Home screen.

    The iPhoto app opens.

  2. Tap Projects in the browse bar at the bottom of the screen.

  3. Tap the add button (the + sign) that appears at the bottom left of the screen.

    The choices shown in the following figure appear.

  4. Tap the Photo Book button.

    Tap the My Photo Book field to open the keyboard and rename the photo book.

  5. Tap the size and theme you want to use from the chooser that appears as shown here.

  6. Tap Create Photo Book.

    The My Photo Book compilation screen opens as shown in the following figure. The price for the printed book is in the upper right corner.

  7. Tap the ellipsis to see more options, as shown in this figure.


    Tap a different format if you want to change the size or theme.

    Tap Number of Pages to increase how many pages your book will have.

    Tap Page Numbers to the On position if you want the pages of your photo book to be numbered.

    Tap the Apple Logo switch On if you want the logo to appear on your book.

  8. Tap Done to return to the compilation screen.

  9. Double-tap the Front Cover to place a photo and text there.

    The Front Cover editing screen opens, as shown in this figure.

  10. Tap the image placeholder.

    The photo chooser opens, as shown in the following figure.

  11. Click the photo you want to use and it immediately replaces the placeholder.

  12. Double-tap the placeholder text for the title.

    The screen zooms to the text box with a cursor and the keyboard opens, as shown in the following figure.

  13. Type the title you want to use and then tap Done in the upper left corner.

  14. Tap the text placeholder to open text editing tools as shown in this figure.


    Tap the tool icons to change the vertical and horizontal alignment or font size.

    Tap elsewhere on the screen to close the tools.

  15. Tap the back button in the upper left corner to return to the compilation screen.

  16. Double-tap another page and repeat Steps 10 to 15 to add photos to the album.

  17. Tap the Layout button (it looks like a dog-eared page) to change the order of the pages, add a page or spread, or use a different page style or background color, as shown in the following figure.

  18. Make your changes, and then tap Done.

  19. Continue inserting photos and text.

  20. Tap the price button when your album is complete, and follow the onscreen instructions to pay for, print, and ship your album.

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