Converting Your Apple Photo Project to a PDF

Before you download a converter application, take a look at how simple the conversion process really is.

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” Leonardo da Vinci once said. That seems to be the operating philosophy behind one of Mac’s signature features, Apple Photos.

You can reprint your past Apple Photos projects by converting them into PDFs. These PDFs can be reprinted with Mimeo Photos using the Apple Photo Project Ordering Service. Read on to find out how.

Converting Apple Photo Projects to PDFs

Apple Photos effectively turns your Mac into its own print store. However, Apple Photos will be discontinuing its photo print services starting September 30, 2018.

You can create PDFs from your past and current Apple Photos projects. These PDFs can be converted and reprinted through Mimeo Photos. Your photo project will be identical to the one you created through Apple Photos.

Select PDF export from file menu

Follow the steps below to convert your Apple Photos project into a PDF:

  1. If you’ve already created your book, find it in the My Projects tab.
  2. Click File to open up the menu.
  3. Select Export from the menu and Export Book as PDF… (If you selected a card or a calendar in Projects, the menu will read Export Card as PDF or Export Calendar as PDF.)
  4. The Save As option will ask you to name the file and choose where to save it.
  5. Check the Export production PDF checkbox.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Find the PDF in the location that you’ve chosen to save it. Click on it.
  8. When it opens in Preview, go through and make sure it appears exactly the way you want it.

How to Export a Photo Project

Using the right-click shortcut:

  1. If you’ve already created your book, find it in the My Projects tab.
  2. Move your cursor over the area inside the project display. Control-click or right-click within this area.
  3. Select Save Book as PDF from the menu that appears. (If you selected a card or a calendar in Projects, the menu will read Save Card as PDF or Save Calendar as PDF.)
  4. The Save As option will ask you to name the file and choose where to save it.
  5. Check the Export production PDF checkbox.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Find the PDF in the location that you’ve chosen to save it. Click on it.
  8. When it opens in Preview, go through and make sure it appears exactly the way you want it.

Let’s say you want to save multiple photos that you’ve previewed into a single PDF.

  1. Select all the photos that you want to bundle together.
  2. Then click on File at the top of your browser.
  3. One of the options in the drop-down menu should be Print Selected Images. You’ll have the option of saving it to a PDF.
  4. When you click on this option, the PDF will consist of multiple pages, with one image laid out per page.

Converting photos to PDF is an excellent way to upload files, assemble projects, or streamline personalized layouts across a range of platforms.

To get started, download the Mimeo Photos app from the macOS store. Mimeo Photos will guide you through the conversion steps.

Select Mimeo Photos from the more menu

Using Mimeo Photos

After your PDF conversion is complete import it to the Apple Photo Project Ordering Service for fast reprint. Your Mimeo Photos project will be reprinted with the same materials and in identical quality as your Apple project.

16 comments
13 likes
Prev post: How to Make a Custom Calendar to Give as a GiftNext post: Photoville: NYC’s Largest Photography Festival Returns

Related posts

Comments

  • Fabio

    October 24, 2018 at 1:42 pm
    Reply

    I can not export the Mimeo project to PDF. The old Apple native application allows you to export to PDF. Missing the Apple App :(

    • Lauren Davis
      to Fabio

      October 25, 2018 at 9:43 am
      Reply

      Hi there, Fabio. Thanks for the feedback. This is a user request that we hear often and are considering for future releases. Hopefully, soon, you […] Read MoreHi there, Fabio. Thanks for the feedback. This is a user request that we hear often and are considering for future releases. Hopefully, soon, you won't be missing Apple. Read Less

  • Luis Rodriguez

    October 22, 2018 at 9:06 am
    Reply

    I am trying to export a book created in Mimeo Photos to PDF but it does NOT show in the menu as indicated by you. […] Read MoreI am trying to export a book created in Mimeo Photos to PDF but it does NOT show in the menu as indicated by you. Please advise. Read Less

    • Lauren Davis
      to Luis Rodriguez

      October 22, 2018 at 10:21 am
      Reply

      Hi, Luis. This article discusses how to convert an Apple Photo Project into a PDF. At this time, do not offer a way to export […] Read MoreHi, Luis. This article discusses how to convert an Apple Photo Project into a PDF. At this time, do not offer a way to export PDFs from Mimeo Photos. However, this is a popular request. I’ve made note of your specific request to prioritize it for future releases. Read Less

  • Andrea Ditillo

    October 20, 2018 at 4:49 am
    Reply

    vorrei capire come convertire un proìgetto creato con mimeo phos in file PDF grazie

    • Lauren Davis
      to Andrea Ditillo

      October 22, 2018 at 9:51 am
      Reply

      Hi, Andrea. Currently, we do not offer a way to export PDFs from Mimeo Photos. However, this is a popular request. I've made note of […] Read MoreHi, Andrea. Currently, we do not offer a way to export PDFs from Mimeo Photos. However, this is a popular request. I've made note of your specific request to prioritize it for future releases. Read Less

  • Robert Pestes

    September 30, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    Reply

    In Ios photos, I open an existing project, but nowhere do I see the CONVERT option. I have the latest Mimeo app installed. […] Read MoreIn Ios photos, I open an existing project, but nowhere do I see the CONVERT option. I have the latest Mimeo app installed. Please advise, step by step, how this option works. Thank you. Read Less

  • IntricatePixels

    September 26, 2018 at 3:13 am
    Reply

    This is a big relief, I have many Apple Photos projects on my macOS Photos app that need to be downloaded to a PDF and […] Read MoreThis is a big relief, I have many Apple Photos projects on my macOS Photos app that need to be downloaded to a PDF and then converted to a Photos Extension, going to give Mimeo Photos a try. Read Less

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *