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iPhoto ’09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide

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Visual QuickStart Guide—the quick and easy way to learn!

With iPhoto '09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the applications, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual guide uses step-by-step instructions and hundreds of full-color screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users how to make the most out of their digital photos with iPhoto '09. Perfect for anyone who needs to learn the program inside out, this guide covers everything from importing, tagging, editing, and perfecting images to creating slideshows and photo albums to easy online Web publishing. Readers will learn about everything new in iPhoto '09, including: Faces, which allows you to organize your photos based on who’s in them; Places, which uses data from GPS-enabled cameras or your iPhone's camera to categorize photos by location with easily recognizable names; themed slideshows; online sharing via Facebook and Flickr with one click; enhanced photo editing tools; and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. Other Books by Adam C. Engst
  4. Special Thanks
  5. Technical Colophon
  6. Featured Photographers
  7. 1. Getting Started
    1. Hardware and Software Requirements
    2. Acquiring iPhoto
    3. Installing iPhoto
    4. Updating iPhoto via Software Update
    5. Updating to iPhoto ’09
    6. Launching iPhoto
      1. iPhoto’s initial launch
    7. iPhoto’s Modes
      1. Import mode
      2. Organize mode
      3. Faces mode
      4. Places mode
      5. Edit mode
      6. Slideshow mode
      7. Book/calendar/card/print mode
    8. Interface Overview
  8. 2. Importing and Managing Photos
    1. Entering Import Mode
    2. Importing from a Camera
    3. Importing from a Card Reader
    4. Importing from Files
    5. Importing from Mail, Safari, and Other Apps
    6. Importing from an iPhoto Disc
    7. Importing via Image Capture
    8. iPhoto Directory Structure
    9. Leaving Photos in Place
    10. Deleting Photos
    11. Culling Photos Quickly
    12. Recovering Photos
    13. Creating Multiple iPhoto Libraries
    14. Switching between iPhoto Libraries
    15. Backing up Your Photos
    16. Other Backup Options
    17. Merging iPhoto Libraries
  9. 3. Organizing Photos
    1. What’s New in Organize Mode
    2. Organize Tools Overview
    3. Changing the Display Pane’s Layout
    4. Other Display Preferences
    5. Contextual Menu Shortcuts
    6. Moving around in iPhoto
    7. Working with Events
    8. Splitting and Merging Events
    9. Creating and Working with Folders
    10. Creating Albums
    11. Creating and Editing Smart Albums
    12. Smart Album Ideas
    13. Duplicating Sources
    14. Renaming and Rearranging Sources
    15. Deleting Sources
    16. Selecting Photos
    17. Adding Photos to Sources
    18. Removing Photos from Sources
    19. Sorting Photos
    20. Assigning Titles to Photos
    21. Assigning Descriptions to Photos
    22. Editing Photo Dates
    23. Assigning Ratings
    24. Managing Keywords
    25. Assigning and Removing Keywords
    26. Hiding Photos
    27. Flagging Photos
    28. Searching with the Search Field
    29. Searching by Date
    30. Searching by Keyword
    31. Searching by Rating
    32. Viewing Basic Photo Information
    33. Viewing Extended Photo Information
  10. 4. Working with Faces
    1. The Faces of Faces
    2. Putting a Name to a Face
    3. Training Face Recognition
    4. Fixing a Mistaken Face
    5. Adding Info to People
    6. Faces and Organize Mode
    7. Deleting People from Faces
  11. 5. Working with Places
    1. The Faces of Places
    2. Working with Maps
    3. Geotagging Photos
    4. Adding New Places
    5. Displaying Photo Locations on the Map
    6. Browsing by Place
    7. Putting Maps in Books
  12. 6. Editing Photos
    1. Entering Edit Mode
    2. Edit Tools Overview (Main Window)
    3. Edit Tools Overview (Full Screen)
    4. Editing RAW Files
    5. Zooming Photos
    6. Duplicating Photos
    7. Rotating Photos
    8. Selecting Portions of Photos for Cropping
    9. Specific Aspect Ratios
    10. Cropping Photos
    11. Straightening Photos
    12. Enhancing Photos
    13. Reducing Red-Eye
    14. Retouching Photos
    15. Using the Effects Window
    16. Using the Adjust Window
    17. Understanding the Levels Histogram
    18. Adjusting Exposure
    19. Adjusting Levels
    20. Adjusting Contrast
    21. Adjusting Saturation
    22. Adjusting Definition
    23. Adjusting Highlight Detail
    24. Adjusting Shadow Detail
    25. Adjusting Sharpness
    26. Reducing Noise
    27. Adjusting Temperature
    28. Adjusting Tint
    29. Undoing Changes
    30. Using an External Editor
    31. External Editors to Try
      1. Acorn
      2. GraphicConverter
      3. Photoshop Elements
      4. Pixelmator
    32. Working with Layers
  13. 7. Making Slideshows
    1. Types of Slideshows
    2. Slideshow Tools Overview
    3. Creating and Deleting Saved Slideshows
    4. Setting up Slideshows
    5. Selecting a Slideshow Theme
    6. Assigning Music to Slideshows
    7. Selecting Default Settings
    8. Manipulating Saved Slideshow Photos
    9. Customizing Slides
    10. Editing Slide Photos
    11. Configuring the Ken Burns Effect
    12. Controlling Slideshows
    13. Exporting Slideshows
    14. Syncing and Distributing Slideshows
    15. Creating an iMovie Slideshow
    16. Creating a DVD Slideshow with iDVD
    17. iDVD Slideshow Tips
    18. Setting the Desktop Picture
    19. Using Photos as a Screen Saver
    20. Syncing Photos to an iPod or iPhone
    21. Syncing Photos to an Apple TV
  14. 8. Publishing Photos on the Web
    1. Setting up Facebook
    2. Setting up Flickr
    3. Publishing to MobileMe
    4. Publishing to Facebook
    5. Publishing to Flickr
    6. Managing Web Albums
    7. Publishing Photo Pages with iWeb
    8. Publishing Blog Photos with iWeb
    9. Exporting to Web Pages
    10. Other Web Export Tools
    11. Subscribing to Web Photo Feeds
  15. 9. Sharing Photos
    1. Sharing a Library on the Same Mac
    2. Sharing a Library among Multiple Macs
    3. Sharing Photos via iPhoto Sharing
    4. Accessing Shared Photos
    5. Exporting Files
    6. Exporting Files by Dragging
    7. Sharing Photos on Disc with iPhoto Users
    8. Sharing Photos on Disc with Windows Users
    9. Emailing Photos
  16. 10. Printing Photos
    1. Printing Photos Overview
    2. Designing Print Projects
    3. Previewing Prints
    4. Inkjet Printing Tips
    5. Printing Standard Prints
    6. Printing Contact Sheets
    7. Setting up an Apple ID
    8. Using Your Apple ID
    9. Preparing to Order Prints
    10. Ordering Prints
    11. Creating Cards Overview
    12. Designing Your Card
    13. Creating Calendars Overview
    14. Designing Calendar Pages
    15. Creating Books Overview
    16. Designing Book Pages
    17. Adding, Deleting, and Moving Book Pages
    18. Arranging Photos on Book and Calendar Pages
    19. Editing Photos on Pages
    20. Dealing with Warning Icons
    21. Entering and Editing Text
    22. Typing Text “Correctly”
    23. Changing Fonts, Styles, and Sizes Globally
    24. Changing Fonts, Styles, and Sizes per Text Box
    25. Changing Text Color
    26. Checking Spelling as You Type
    27. Printing on Your Own Printer
    28. Ordering Cards, Calendars, and Books
  17. 11. Troubleshooting
    1. General Problems and Solutions
      1. Performance Problems
      2. Some Photos Disappear
      3. All Photos Disappear
      4. Flaky Behavior or Crashes
      5. Other Problems
    2. Importing Problems and Solutions
      1. Camera or Card Reader Isn’t Recognized
      2. Nothing Appears after Import
      3. Damaged Photos Warning Appears during Import
      4. Other Importing Problems
    3. Editing Problems and Solutions
      1. Photos Don’t Open in an External Program
      2. Photos Don’t Appear When Edited or Magnified
      3. iPhoto Doesn’t Allow Editing
      4. Revert to Original Dimmed
      5. Thumbnails Are Corrupted or Cause Crashes
    4. RAW File Facts
    5. Slideshow Problems and Solutions
    6. Printing Problems and Solutions
      1. Prints Don’t Appear Correctly on the Paper
      2. Photos Print at Incorrect Sizes
      3. Poor Print Quality
    7. Print and Book Problems and Solutions
      1. Can’t Enable 1-Click Ordering
      2. Errors During Ordering
      3. Photos Don’t Upload
      4. Apple Has Trouble Processing Your Book or Photos
      5. Order Doesn’t Arrive or Is Damaged
      6. Prints or Books Aren’t What You Expect
    8. Dealing with Warning Icons
    9. Help Resources
  18. A. Deep Background
    1. Understanding Aspect Ratios
    2. Understanding Resolution
      1. Pixels and Dots
      2. Downsampling vs. Interpolation
      3. Cropping Implies Interpolation
    3. Understanding Color Management
      1. Color Perception
      2. Rendering Color
      3. Color-Matching Systems
      4. Should You Correct Colors?
  19. B. Taking Better Photos
    1. What Kind of Photographer Are You?
    2. Choosing a Camera
      1. Form Factor
      2. Megapixels/Quality
      3. Lens Capabilities
      4. Extra Features
      5. Price
      6. Interface
      7. Speed
    3. Where to Read Camera Reviews
    4. Camera Accessories
      1. Bigger Memory Card
      2. USB Card/PC Card Reader
      3. Monopod/Tripod
      4. Extra Batteries
      5. Lens Cleaning Kit
      6. Printer
    5. General Photo Tips
    6. More General Photo Tips
    7. Portrait Photo Tips
    8. Child and Pet Photo Tips
    9. Landscape Photo Tips
    10. Travel Photo Tips