Making Blurb books with iPhoto shots: The word is out

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Below the roar of indie bands at South by Southwest this week, you might have heard a buzz as Mac users discovered BookSmart could drag and drop their photos directly from iPhoto into Blurb books. Musicians, filmmakers, and other creative Mac users raved about it to our staff – look for their books in our Bookstore in the weeks ahead.

We announced the BookSmart and iPhoto integration on this very blog a few weeks back, but not everyone caught onto the iPhoto option in the My BookSmart Images area of BookSmart. See the iPhoto mention right there in the lower left of your BookSmart interface? Click, and ta-da: There are your iPhoto shots, ready to drop into your Blurb book wherever you want them. Better yet: Hit Autoflow, and let BookSmart insert your entire folder of iPhoto images throughout your book for you. Once BookSmart’s done the heavy lifting, you can move those photos around in your book by dragging and dropping them wherever you want them.

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You might notice there’s already a little friendly competition going among Picaboo and Flickr users, who’ve been making spiffy photo books with BookSmart and proudly displaying them in the Bookstore – which might explain the whopping 593 books currently tagged “photo” in the BookStore. We’re intrigued to see what will happen now that iPhoto’s in the mix, and all you Mac users can really strut your stuff in Blurb books. And yes, there will be more integration with other photo services in BookSmart’s future… stay tuned.

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3 Comments

  1. Is there any indication that Blurb will creat the same function for Apple’s Aperture? iPhoto is a nice program, however, it does not have the ability to do what the more sophisiicated programs do, such as aperture or Lightroom (by Adobe). Dooes anyone know if this interface is in the works?
    Ken

    By Ken
      June 20, 2007 – 6:48 pm   Permalink
  2. Would Lightroom 2 work?

    By Mary Lou Johnson
      August 28, 2008 – 1:50 pm   Permalink
  3. Yes – I also look forward to drawing the high resolution Aperture photos into BookSmart.

    I find that using MyComputer to access my Aperture images just imports the previews, not the actual images from the Aperture database.

    I also look forward to being able to upload a pdf directly to the Booksmart printing process. I like the books my Aperture and Pages produce, for instance.

      April 17, 2009 – 6:37 pm   Permalink

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