If you are an Apple Photos user you might have heard the news that Apple is discontinuing their printing services. This is a real shame, I have always liked their products. The photo books and other products such as cards are very easy to create and to order. As a Swiss living in Australia I especially liked the fact that I could have calendars printed in Switzerland as gifts for our Swiss relatives and have them sent directly to their address.
However, no reason to panic! Apple has teamed up with third-party apps and you can still order your print products from within Apple Photos :-). All you need to do is to install these apps, which is a matter of minutes. If you want to order printed products, you will need to install Mimeo Photos, which you can do from within Photos. Once you have it ready to go, you’ll see it is just as easy as it was before to create your print products.
I haven’t ordered a book yet from Mimeo but I am expecting that the quality will be the same as it was before.
Here is a short tutorial for you about how to install Mimeo – or other integrated apps such as Wix, Whitewall or GoodTimes. Please note that Shutterfly is not available for Australian users.
Have fun creating new photo books or other keepsakes!
Update: I have in the meantime had an album printed and I am happy with the outcome and the service. The quality looks exactly the same as it always did with the Apple photo books … printing, paper, binding everything the same in my view. The only thing I could say is that the photos appear darker than they do on the screen. But this was always the case and also happens with other suppliers.