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PrestoPhoto App

Our native macOS application is an Apple Photos Extension that runs on your Mac so you can create photo books right on your Mac. It is faster and easier than ever!

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Getting the New PrestoPhoto App Today

Download the PrestoPhoto App in the macOS App Store Direct Download Help
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Current Release:

Version 3.0.1 February 29, 2020

Suggested Requirements:
macOS 10.13+ (High Sierra)
Apple Photos 3.0 or Apple Pages 7.0+
Minimum Requirements:
macOS 10.11+ (El Capitan).
Apple Pages 5.0

macOS 10.15 "Catalina" Update Instructions

We have just released a new update to PrestoPhoto App, Version 2.2.0 (201910171) to the macOS App Store, and we invite everyone to update. This update adds full compatibility macOS 10.15 "Catalina".

App Upgrade Info

Looking for help?

Check out or App Help page for information on our app and it's features and help with placing or resizing your photos, editing your layout, changing background colors, and more!

Live Chat Hours: Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM EST

App Help

Still using Version 1.1 or the Apple Pages portion of the app? Check out our Apple Pages Help Page for more information.

Getting Started

  1. Select your Photos, right click and select Create Book PrestoPhoto
  2. Select your photo book orientation
  3. Select your photo book size
  4. Choose your photo book template, page number, and max number of photos per page
  5. Customize your photo book and order!

Features and Fixes

Feb 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM Version 3.0.1 BUILD 202002281

  • Fix: Crash when some customers (by which we mean internal testers) maniacally pressed the cover spread button. This might have fixed background rasterizations too

Feb 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM Version 3.0.0 BUILD 202002212

  • Feature: Custom Dust Jacket Flaps
  • Feature: 2-Page Spreads for pages and full spread covers allow images to span entire book design from left to right.

January 2, 2020 at 12:00 PM Version 2.4.2 BUILD 201912312

  • Feature: Add multiple new pages to your current book at the same time with the new Append feature under Change Theme
  • Fix: Improved iCloud Photo Asset handling and detection
  • Fix: Text boxes now grow to fit text if the text is overflowing
  • Fix: Caching Crash from LR Cache has been resolved
  • Fix: Editing Photos on 10.15 could result in a crash, now resolved
  • Fix: Photo Asset Tray now keeps its position while resizing its work area
  • Fix: Text color and text background color options have been visually updated
  • Fix: Moved Page Background color to bottom edit area
  • Fix: Fixed bug where users could crash on 10.15 while Autoflowing a book
  • Fix: Fixed erratic image box resizing behavior
  • Fix: Help Links within App fixed
  • Fix: The Photo Tray now shows all images chronologically, it would display large portions in the wrong order
  • Fix: Font Sizes now scale with your chosen book size
  • Fix: Page Thumbnail Preview Tray performance greatly improved (adding multiple pages in a row, moving between pages)

November 19, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.4.1 BUILD 201911181

  • Feature: Face detection with auto-selected templates
  • Fix: Stability improvements:
    • Adding and Removing Pages
    • Reflowing Books with New Themes
Download Archive Version 2.4.1

November 13, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.4.0 BUILD 201911132

  • Feature: 2020 Calendars have been added to the App
    • Use any of our templates to create a calendar
    • Two different calendar grid layouts to select from: Classic and Sheer
    • Choose between Sunday and Monday week starts
  • Feature: Page content warnings added, we now detect for:
    • Face Detection to prevent Cropping
    • Typos in Text
    • Empty Image Spots
    • Empty Text Boxes
    • Text Boxes with placeholder text
  • Fix: Speed Improvements with Page Changing & Core ML Processing
  • Fix: Improper rastered text wrapping
  • Fix: Improved template selection
Download Archive Version 2.4.0

October 26, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.3.0 BUILD 201910253

  • Feature: New streamlined upload process:
    • We now only upload one page at a time
    • If you make a change to a page or if your transfer was interrupted, we'll only upload new or changed content
  • Feature: New print resolution preview displays during project upload process
  • Fix: Improved adding photos to existing projects and editing photos in projects
Download Archive Version 2.3.0

October 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.2.0 BUILD 201910171

  • Fix: Improved Catalina Compatibility
  • Fix: Delete images in content mode
  • Fix: Adding images to project
Download Archive Version 2.2.0

October 11, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.1.6 BUILD 2019101001

  • Fix: Catalina Compatibility Update
  • Fix: Adding Prints Crash
  • Fix: Race Condition in Summary Preview
  • Fix: Better Handling of Dateless Images without EXIF Data
Download Archive Version 2.1.6

October 7, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.1.4 BUILD 201910062

  • Fix: Text Edit crashes
  • Fix: Drag and Drop crashes
Download Archive Version 2.1.4

September 28, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.1.3 BUILD 201909273

  • Feature: Nifty new previews for your photo books can be seen in the Project View in Apple Photos
  • Feature: New Site Notice and Update Notifications to keep you up to date
  • Feature: Text Boxes now moveable in content mode
  • Feature: Export TIFF support added
  • Fix: Revamped Page Thumbnail View
Download Archive Version 2.1.3

September 21, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.1.2 BUILD 201909161

  • Fix: Text editing crashes
  • Fix: Saving text when changing pages
  • Fix: Coffee Mug Preview Refresh
  • Fix: PDF Export covers were in reverse order
  • Fix: Threading performance in app
Download Archive Version 2.1.2

September 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.1.1 BUILD 201909161

  • Fix: Print sets Add and Remove pages added
Download Archive Version 2.1.1

September 15, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.1 BUILD 201909141

  • Feature: Added 2 new templates: Gallery and Contemporary
  • Feature: Find the perfect template layout for your current page by turning on the new Auto-Select tool
  • Feature: Updated in app Customer Service chat service
  • Feature: Smart Placement added to select the best photos from your selected photos while AutoFlowing your photo book
  • Feature: Spell check added throughout all projects
  • Fix: Major runtime speed increases
  • Fix: Reduced and more efficient RAM usage
  • Fix: Optimized asset tray image handling
  • Fix: AutoFlow process more efficient with system assets
  • Fix: Text boxes always remain inside crop guides
  • Fix: Default crop now set to maximum image area for the print

August 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM Version 2.0.3 BUILD 20190824

  • Feature: Added Layout Flip options to flip your page layout vertically or horizontally
  • Fix: Template Bug Fixes
  • Fix: Background Opacity Bug resolved
  • Fix: Other Bug fixes

August 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM Version 2.0.2 BUILD 20190822

  • Fix: Fixed PDF export bug
  • Fix: Other Bug fixes

August 21, 2019 at 2:48 PM Version 2.0.1 BUILD 20190821

  • Feature: First release to the App Store
  • Fix: Bug fixes

August 12, 2019 at 3:28 PM BUILD 20190812

  • Feature: Dark mode support added for macOS 10.14+
  • Feature: Better template viewing and selecting controls
  • Feature: Change your template and re-flow your book at any time
  • Feature: New Picture Book Template options
  • Fix: New AI for photo placement and template selection when you create and flow and auto-flow a new book:
    • Determines the best photos for the photo book page
    • Chooses the most appropriate template based off of the shape and size of the photos for the page
  • Fix: UI updates from previous alpha and beta builds
  • Fix: Other bug fixes

July 24, 2019 at 1:06 PM BUILD 190724 #70c6d35d1

  • Feature: Product purchasing functionality added in app across all products
  • Feature: Duplicate your page designs with our new page duplication button
  • Feature: Added dozens of new template page options across Modern Lines and the Photo Essay templates
  • Feature: Template page filter to easily find the design that fits your needs
  • Fix: Work around macOS rdar://46115233 bug causing font color changing on save
  • Fix: Other bug and UI fixes

July 10, 2019 at 1:39 PM BUILD 190710 #8ce02788

  • Feature: Added new photo book project creation options:
    • Entering book page length instead of adding pages manually once book is created
    • Choice to Autofill book with photos or place photos yourself
    • Choose your template to start or fill the book with 1 page photo spreads
  • Fix: Fixed issue with TouchBar enabled MacBook Pro users crashing when adding text
  • Feature: Added new photo tray Time Filter feature, so you can sort through batches of photos with ease based off when the photo was taken.
  • Fix: Other bug and UI fixes

Sep 21, 2018 at 9:14 AM Version 1.1

  • Feature: Added new template options for Apple Pages
  • Fix: Other bug and UI fixes
Download Archive Version 1.1