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How to Create Books, Cards, Calendars, and Themed Prints in iPhoto

Apple iPhoto makes it easy to transform your photos into books, cards, calendars, and themed prints. Not only can you show them off in your own home, but you can present these professionally printed creations as gifts.

  • Photo books: From iPhoto, you choose the size and design of these bound coffee-table photo books and the batch of photos to be included. Images are sent over the Internet to a printing plant, which binds and ships the book on your behalf.

  • Cards and calendars: You can design customized greeting cards and calendars (up to 24 months) by choosing a theme (some with text), a start date, and whether to add national holidays (from about three dozen countries). You can also import your iCal calendars as well as birthdays from your Address Book.

    Choose the Order Prints button to order prints in various sizes directly from Kodak. You need an Apple account with Enable 1-Click Purchasing. (You’ll be taken through the account process the first time you order.)

  • Themed prints: Apple has added borders, mattes, and backgrounds to dress up the photos you print on your home printer. Click Print and then Customize to make selections from the Themes, Borders, and Layouts buttons on a toolbar that appears below the image.

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