updated 10:45 am EST, Thu February 7, 2008
Apple photo books: AU, NZ
Apple has begun offering customers in Australia as well as New Zealand the ability to create hardcover photo books, glossy calendars, professional cards, and prints from custom photo libraries. The final products are delivered directly to each customer's door, according to Apple. Picture books are priced from A$40, while Calendars and Postcards start at A$27 and A$2, respectively. Greeting Cards are available from A$2.70, and prints start at A$0.30 each.
Users hoping to access the new services will need the latest version if iPhoto. Creating a photo book consists of choosing an Apple-designed theme, dropping in desired photos, and adding text. Users then choose from a range of styles and sizes, including hardcover or softcover as well as wire-bound with a customized dust jacket and foil stamped covers.
Calendars are created using an Apple-designed template to make photos a different poster for each month, while cards are selected from a catalog of styles in folding greeting cards or postcards. Built-in tools allow users to resize, rotate, and crop photos or add effects. Prints, meanwhile, are available at up to 50 x 76cm poster size.