In July it was discovered that Apple is planning to discontinue its physical Photo Books printing service on September 30, 2018. With Apple's first-party option disappearing, users will be left to create and buy physical books from third-party companies, and now one such company -- Mimeo Photos -- has announced the release of "identical" formats, templates, and book sizes that Apple Photo Books currently offers its users.

mimeo photosThis means that those users who opted for Apple's printing service in the past will now be able to transition to Mimeo Photos and its macOS extension to find all of the features that they're used to. Specifically, in Mimeo Photos the company says customers will now find design themes, product sets, templates, book sizes, materials, and print quality that is all "the same" as Apple's Photo Books service.

"This is a real opportunity for us to expand our successes as a prominent Apple Photos extension since the beginning," said John Delbridge, CEO, Mimeo. "We are really excited to see an increase in demand from countries like Australia and Japan in addition to our strong US customer base."

The company points out that in addition to the same Apple themes, book formats, and other materials now found within the extension, Mimeo Photos also offers a few other features for designing and creating physical photo books, cards, and calendars. Users can crop and move photos easily with in-depth transformation tools; write personalized texts in numerous fonts, colors, and sizes; add colors into pages with various background options; and choose from a "large variety" of layouts.

Pricing for the two services also appears largely similar, with Mimeo Photo's softcover landscape books starting at $9.99 in a medium size and increasing to $49.99 for extra large hardcovers. There are also calendars available for $19.99 and cards starting at $0.99, just like Apple Photo Books.

Those interested can download Mimeo Photos for free on the Mac App Store [Direct Link].

Top Rated Comments

Raindrop2309 Avatar
34 months ago
That sucks, I love the photo books from Apple! We get them made every year
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WarHeadz Avatar
34 months ago
I wish there was an iOS version.
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robbysibrahim Avatar
34 months ago
That sucks, I love the photo books from Apple! We get them made every year
I have good news for you mate! https://www.macrumors.com/2018/08/02/mimeo-photos-apple-photo-books/
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PhotobookLover Avatar
34 months ago
How does the quality compare to Motif (which I believe was also an Apple's printing partner before it launched an extension)?
Anyone have experience with both Mimeo and Motif photos?
After trying both Mimeo Photos and Motif, I personally prefer Mimeo Photos for their book quality, layouts, design and overall easy to use interface! Motif gave me very limited creative freedom to design my pages the way I wanted them to look. With Mimeo, I was able to move photos and text freely around the page for a look and feel I envisioned.

Hope that helps!
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blimundus Avatar
34 months ago
Even if the hard copy books are the same as they were before, this extension system no longer allows you to export the album to PDF, or am I missing something? I like keeping a pdf version of the hard copy albums that I order. Or is this a feature that was removed at the time of the Photos introduction?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlaleh Avatar
34 months ago
Even if the hard copy books are the same as they were before, this extension system no longer allows you to export the album to PDF, or am I missing something? I like keeping a pdf version of the hard copy albums that I order. Or is this a feature that was removed at the time of the Photos introduction?
I've noticed they listen to their customer feedback a lot and work with our ideas to come out with great new updates. I recently provided feedback on a calendar event feature and they included it in their latest update!

You should contact their support team to express your interest in the PDF feature, I'm sure they will listen and work on it!
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