Apple Photos discontinues its Printing Services – How to still order from Your Photos Library using Mimeo

August 14, 2018

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.

 

10 Comments

  1. Jill Simeoni

    will Mimeo photos save the project while you are working on it…I need more than a day to complete my project, but I have lost it!

    • Chantal Imbach

      Hi Jill, sorry to hear you lost the work you’ve already done. Without seeing your screen it is a bit difficult to really know what has happened. In any case, when you start a new project with Mimeo while you are in your Mac Photos Library it saves everything as you go and it should all still be there under Projects. You are able to work on it when ever you like and open and close the project and the library as often as you like, it should always stay there unless you remove it manually. No need to finish and order a project in one go. Please let me know how you go. If you like, we can also set up a Skype session and you can share your screen with me. This would enable me to know better what might be going on and to help you make it work.
      Best wishes, Chantal

  2. Sven

    Hi Chantal,
    have you been able to order the calendar to a Swiss address? I am in the same situation, expat in Oz and relatives in CH and am hoping to send a couple of calendars before Xmas.

    • Chantal Imbach

      Hi Sven, no, unfortunately I haven’t had the chance to try out whether that still works. I might give it a go this coming weekend and will let you know.

  3. Chantal Imbach

    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.

    • Greg

      Was it sent from the US or Europe? It doesn’t look to me like there is an Australian distributer.

      • Chantal Imbach

        Greg, I’m not sure to be honest and I don’t have the packaging anymore to double check. I know that in the past they have been printed in Australia. I’ll try to find out for you.

      • Chantal Imbach

        Hello again
        I have been in touch with Mimeo and they confirmed that if you order from Australia, to an Australian address, it will be printed in the US.

  4. Alan Hughes

    WOW Chantal…thank you so much for your tutorial. I have been searching online for days with not much help regarding this topic and I came across your Link and it has helped me so much.

    Take Care,
    Alan xox

    • Chantal Imbach

      Hi Alan, glad to be of help!

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