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iMac For Dummies, 7th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 12

The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto

In This Chapter

arrow Importing pictures from your hard drive or digital camera

arrow Organizing images with iPhoto

arrow Tweaking the appearance of photographs

arrow Sharing photos with your friends

Virtually every iMac owner is likely to have a digital camera, a cellphone equipped with a camera, or a scanner. Digital video (DV) camcorders have certainly grown more plentiful over the past three or four years, and the iPod is the hottest piece of music hardware on the planet at the time of this writing. The digital camera, however, has reached what those funny (strange) marketing people refer to as saturation, and iPhoto was written to address the needs of every person with a digital camera and an iMac!

With iPhoto, you organize, edit, and even publish your photographs. (It sports more features than a handful of Swiss Army knives.) After you shoot your photos with a digital camera (or even scan images from original film prints or negatives), you can import them into iPhoto, edit them, and publish them. You’re not limited to photos that you take yourself, either; ...

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