How to Get Started With Mimeo Photos

The art of photography has advanced in the past few years, including the way we display our photos. Enhanced post-processing allows photographers to bring out details in every picture. In addition, vibrant photobooks share your brightest memories and save them for years to come.

With the help of modern software, any amateur shutterbug can create a masterpiece fit for a frame. And when it comes to Mac photobook software, there’s only one way to go. Here’s a look at what Mimeo Photos is capable of and how to get started:

What is Mimeo Photos?

Mimeo Photos is a powerful third-party app extension that allows you to craft stunning photobooks, cards, and calendars. The app is directly integrated within Photos for macOS — meaning you don’t have to exit your Apple Photos app while creating a photo project.

With Mimeo Photos, you can create fun collections of your travel photos, memorable life events, and albums that your friends and family can flip through for years to come.

Mimeo Photos photobook

1. Download Mimeo Photos from the Mac App Store

Getting started is as simple as downloading Mimeo Photos for free on the Mac App Store.

We regularly listen to our user’s feedback and are constantly developing the Mimeo Photos app with new features. For the latest enhancements update the app regularly.

2. Open the Photos App and Choose Your Photos

After your download is complete open the Photos App and select the photos or entire album that you want to use in your project.

Tip: If you’d like to add more photos you can easily do so later.

3. Select Your Project Type

Once you have photos selected, click the plus (+) icon under My Projects and select a project type. If the app is already downloaded, you should see Mimeo Photos in the drop-down menu.

4.  Select Your Dimensions

After choosing your project type, a pop-up will prompt you to choose the dimensions of your photobook, calendar, or card.

Tip: Don’t worry, you can change always change the dimensions of a project later on.

5. Consider Autofill

By default, the layout of your photos will be autofilled. Autofill will save you a lot of time if you have a substantial amount of photos for your project.

This feature can be disabled by unchecking the Autofill My Photos box in the upper right-hand corner before selecting your theme. When this is disabled you can select the photos page by page by manually dragging and dropping photos into the project.

6. Using Smart Themes and Layouts

Next, apply a theme to your project. Mimeo Photos offers identical themes to Apple’s original set. Themes come pre-loaded with colors, font styles, and layouts. You can customize the theme to match your taste, making your photo project truly unique.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, select the blank theme option and start from scratch.

Tip: Change the theme of a project if you’re not quite feeling it halfway through using the paintbrush icon located on the top bar of the designer.

6. Edit and Filter Photos

Match your vision by customizing every element down to the finest detail. You don’t need any photo editing skills to achieve great results. In fact, editing your photos is easy thanks to an intuitive user interface.

Make changes to your photos using the round trip editing tool in Mimeo Photos. To edit a photo, double-click the image in the layout. You’ll automatically enter the Apple Photos editor. Make your adjustments and apply filters. Click Done and your photo will update within the photo project.

7. Adjust Pages, Backgrounds, and Spreads

Add color backgrounds to your pages and spreads to enhance the mood of your photo project. Show off your best landscape shots with full-bleed spreads and pages.

Mimeo Photos Background

8. Add Personalized Text

Whether you want to add titles, captions, quotes, or notes, Mimeo Photos lets you do so with ease. Add a text box or use the pre-existing boxes in your theme’s layout for an added personal touch to your project. In addition, you can adjust the font style, size, and color of your text with our text tools.

Mimeo Photos

Text-only pages are also a great way to add a minimalistic and stylish way to separate your photos within a book.

9. Turn Your Memories Into Print

Once you’re ready, click the Buy button in the top right corner of the designer. Choose where you’d like your photobook, card, or calendar to go. Then, we’ll carefully craft and deliver your unique photo project to you.

Tip: Double (even triple) check your text and photos before checkout. You won’t want any misspellings or misplaced photos in your printed photo project.

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  • Hugh

    December 3, 2018 at 9:52 pm
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    I want to change the order of my collages in a Mimeo Calendar project. (e.g. swap February and March pictures without doing them all […] Read MoreI want to change the order of my collages in a Mimeo Calendar project. (e.g. swap February and March pictures without doing them all over again). I could do that in the Apple calendar app, but can't seem to be able to do it in Mimeo Read Less

    • Lauren Davis
      to Hugh

      December 12, 2018 at 2:22 pm
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      Hi, Hugh. This functionality isn't available at this time, but is a request that we will consider for future releases of our app.

    • Petra
      to Lauren Davis

      January 24, 2019 at 10:49 am
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      That is also one of the things I am missing. Additionally, I'd like to know if there is a way to extend the duration of […] Read MoreThat is also one of the things I am missing. Additionally, I'd like to know if there is a way to extend the duration of my calendar. I could specify the duration at the start of the project, but mimeo handles the information different than the original app. I always create a 13 months calendar, starting in February. This overlapping moth is very handy, but either it is not possible to create 13 months calendars or specifying from-until is handled differently, because my calendar now ends January 31st, instead of holding February for a second time. I also miss the possibility to see the name and date of a foto that is listed among the fotos in the project. Information only lists incorrect information about the library as a whole (says that my library starts with pictures from 1970, although the earliest digital picts I have are from 2002) Another annoying thing is, that weeks always start on Sunday, instead of Monday, as is common in Europe. Read Less

    • Deborah Lalehzar
      to Petra

      May 8, 2019 at 11:34 am
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      Hi Petra! Be sure to download the latest version of the Mimeo Photos App! With our new updates, you are able to choose the number […] Read MoreHi Petra! Be sure to download the latest version of the Mimeo Photos App! With our new updates, you are able to choose the number of months in your calendar (12-24) and choose whether your week starts on a Sunday or Monday. Read Less

    • Gustavo
      to Hugh

      February 8, 2019 at 4:36 pm
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      Hi. Once I have selected the photos to create a project, and they are in mimeo, is there an “auto fill” feature like there used […] Read MoreHi. Once I have selected the photos to create a project, and they are in mimeo, is there an “auto fill” feature like there used to be in iPhoto, so that I do not have to drag each picture one by one? Thank you Read Less

    • Michele Hamparian
      to Gustavo

      February 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm
      Reply

      Yes, if you click the Mimeo Photos logo on the bottom right of your app, there is an "autofill" option.

  • claire Alary

    December 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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    C'est une vraie galère de reprendre mes projets avec mimeo en plus j'ai regardé les commentaires qui ne sont pas encourageants. Je ne sais plus […] Read MoreC'est une vraie galère de reprendre mes projets avec mimeo en plus j'ai regardé les commentaires qui ne sont pas encourageants. Je ne sais plus comment faire... Read Less

  • Gordon

    November 12, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    I need to get a project done and don't have time to struggle with MIMEO. It's going from my computer. I can't trust it.

  • Ruth

    November 11, 2018 at 8:52 pm
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    I am trying to make a calendar. I did them for years so easily on my Mac with iPhoto. Now I cannot get […] Read MoreI am trying to make a calendar. I did them for years so easily on my Mac with iPhoto. Now I cannot get any photos to load, mimeo keeps quitting unexpectedly, and after four hours I am still on the cover as I lost all the content I created. I cannot find good instructions...I have followed all that i have been given by mimeo. Not happy! I usually order about two dozen...I am now looking for another company. Read Less

  • Kathy

    October 25, 2018 at 11:25 pm
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    Your calendar project crashes every few minutes and some pictures disappear after placing them. I ordered a book and pictures came back upside down. I […] Read MoreYour calendar project crashes every few minutes and some pictures disappear after placing them. I ordered a book and pictures came back upside down. I would say you have some work to do to compete. I am very discouraged so far. I order lots of projects usually from Apple, why the glitches? Read Less

    • Lauren Davis
      to Kathy

      October 27, 2018 at 9:02 am
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      Hello, Kathy. Thank you for being so patient. As an Apple supplier for 10 years, we take quality matters very seriously. The issue regarding your […] Read MoreHello, Kathy. Thank you for being so patient. As an Apple supplier for 10 years, we take quality matters very seriously. The issue regarding your calendar project is a known issue that we are actively working on repairing. I see in our system that your photobook was reprinted. Please let me know if I can be of any more assistance. Again, thank you for your patience. Read Less

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