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PrestoPhoto for Mac: Create Photo Books with Apple Photos

PrestoPhoto for macOS is a native Apple Photos extension, using your Photos library to create gorgeous Photo Books, Prints, Wall Art, Coffee Mugs and more right in Apple Photos.

Inspired by Apple Aperture®, our favorite book creator of all time, we have drag and drop ease of use, combined with the full layout editing . Ordering direct from PrestoPhoto is as easy as clicking Buy Now. We also allow you to backup and print anywhere by using 350 DPI digital export.

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What's New with PrestoPhoto App

PrestoPhoto 5.0 New Features

  • All new Presto Workflow for Lightroom and Classic
  • Resolution Image Display and Low Resolution warning
  • Image Organization by Date, File Name and Manual Placement
  • Advanced Template Styling: Borders, Drop Shadows, Image Rotation
  • Expanded Color Picker to include Legacy Apple Book colors
  • 22 Templates Apple Comparable Templates added to our collection, including Square Templates
  • Performance and Stability Improvements
  • Calendar Image Placement
  • Applying Holidays and Birthdays to Calendars

Lightroom Integration

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Integrate your Lightroom account into our PrestoPhoto app. You can now access your Lightroom images to create custom photo books

You'll want to start by selecting your photos for your photo book project. Once selected, right click on any photo, go to Create Book PrestoPhoto Create Book Click "+" Icon Lightroom Icon Sign In.

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Comparison Chart

PrestoPhoto Apple Mimeo Motif
Smart Placement
Template Customization Limited Limited
Project Export PDF, PNG, TIFF, JPG PDF PDF
In App Support
Paper Options 6 1 1 1
Photo Book Sizes 24 5 5 5
Page Counts 13-275+* 20-100 20-100 20-100
Price Per Extra Page 85ยข $1.49 $1.49 $1.49
Price 13"x10" 25 pages $46.24 $57.44 $57.44 $57.44
Price 13"x10" 100 pages $109.99 $169.19 $169.19 $169.19

*Varies by selected book option, can be up to 500 pages

Products Available in the App

Photo Book made with PrestoPhoto macOS App in Apple Photos

Photo Books

There are 24 sizes to choose from in landscape, square, and portrait orientations in the app. Choose between hardcover, hardcovers with dust jackets, softcover, and layflat photo books that you can customize with your Apple Photos library and our Apple Templates, or make your own designs with our Edit Layout tool.

Photo Books

Easy to Use

Creating your photo book is super easy. Just drag and drop images from your asset menu at the bottom of the window on to the page you are editing, and edit their cropping and size on the fly. Use our Time Filter feature to sort your photos by date and time, making it easier to find those special moments.

Fully Editable Templates

Using our Edit Layout mode, inspired by Apple Aperture®, take any template and customize it to your needs by adding, arranging, and resizing images and text. If you can think it, you can do it in the PrestoPhoto App.

Dark Mode Support

PrestoPhoto macOS App in Apple Photos with Photo Book

We love Dark Mode just as much as you do. Our app supports Dark Mode on all Mac systems running macOS 10.14 and above, all you have to do is have your system set to Dark Mode in your system settings.

Support for Legacy Projects in Apple Photos, Aperture®, and iPhoto®

As of macOS 10.14, users can no longer edit their Photos project, and as of 10.15, Aperture and iPhoto will not run. As of macOS 10.13, users can convert Photos projects to the PrestoPhoto extension where they will be fully editable again. For older projects, you can export a PDF as detailed below.

Need to print an Apple Photo Book you've already created in Apple Photos, Aperture®, or iPhoto®? Visit our Apple Photo Books page to find more information about printing legacy Apple Photo Book projects exported to PDF that are printed nearly identical to Apple's Photo Books.

Legacy Apple PDF Printing Apple Photo Book Comparison
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Layflat Photo Books

We offer printing options for our Layflat Photo Books with our PrestoPhoto for Mac in two different binding options: Seamless Layflats available in 4 sizes for a premium, edge to edge uninterrupted image and Hinged Layflats, available in 6 sizes, and are a more economical solution featuring a hinge insert to help the pages lay flat.

Layflat Photo Books

PrestoPhoto macOS App can create Layflat Photo Books

Smart Placement with CoreML

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When creating your photo book, our new Smart Placement technology uses Apple's CoreML technology to select the best photos automatically. Instead of making a series of pages with nearly the same photos, it will automatically choose the best images from the set and move on. Photo books made smart.


Create your photo book and order it in the same orientation at the size you need with our Autoscale technology. Make a 14"x11" Hardcover Photo Book and order a extra copy as a 11"x8.5" Softcover Photo Book quickly and easily, all in the same cart.

AutoScale your photobooks with PrestoPhoto macOS App
PrestoPhoto macOS App can export PDF, PNG, JPG, and TIFF Format project files

Photo Book Export

Print your photo book anywhere with our Photo Book Export, available in PDF, JPG, PNG, and TIFF file formats at 350 DPI of your initial selected project size. Quickly and easily back up your photo books, prints, and more, or print them with any company you like with our full project export

No watermarks, no branding, just your book how you made it. You can print with us by clicking the Buy Now button in the app, where you can choose between 24 different print sizes and print your photo book nearly identical to Apple's, save a backup of your files, or use your Freedom of Print to print your photo book anywhere you like.

PrestoPhoto macOS App Support

App Support

We have live chat support from 9am EST-5pm EST in the app and on our website where customer service representatives can chat with you about using the app, as well as a Help Section with tips, tricks, and how-to's to make your photo books the best they can be. Our email support will get back to you within 24 hours Monday through Friday about any questions you may have.

Photo Book made with PrestoPhoto macOS App in Apple Photos

Ready to create a Photo Book?

Download the PrestoPhoto App in the macOS App Store