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iPhoto® ’09 For Dummies®

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iPhoto ’09 is packed with cool photo-editing features, and iPhoto ’09 For Dummies is your fast track to using every one. You’ll learn to clean up and enhance your photos, print them or upload them to a sharing site online, create cool projects, protect and secure your pictures, and make photography more fun than ever. This full-color guide shows you how, and even helps you shoot future photos with an eye to iPhoto’s capabilities.

There’s an easy exercise to get you started and plenty of beautiful full-color photos to show you the results you can achieve. You’ll learn your way around the interface, what’s new, and how to set preferences.

  • Discover how to create a well-organized, maintainable archive so you can find photos

  • Import and export photos from various sources, including card readers

  • Manage any import problems

  • Organize your collection using facial recognition and GPS technology

  • Crop, rotate, and enhance your images

  • Use a histogram and improve exposure, contrast, highlights, shadows, saturation, and more

  • Set up a MobileMe gallery, send photos to Facebook or Flickr, make prints, and burn CDs

  • Get tips for successfully e-mailing your pictures and for printing your photos at home

  • Create photo greeting cards, calendars, or a travel book with maps that show where you took your pictures

iPhoto ’09 For Dummies even tells about cool add-ons and ideas for iPhoto. Learn to make all your photos the best they can be.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Author's Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Conventions Used In This Book
    4. How This Book Is Organized
      1. Part I: Getting Ready to Roll with iPhoto
      2. Part II: Manipulating Photo Organization
      3. Part III: Making Your Photos Look Even Better
      4. Part IV: Showing and Sharing Your Photos
      5. Part V: The Part of Tens
    5. What To Read First
    6. Icons Used in This Book
  6. I. Getting Ready to Roll with iPhoto '09
    1. 1. Presenting the iPhoto '09 Interface
      1. 1.1. iPhoto — The Big Picture
      2. 1.2. Looking at What iPhoto Can Do
        1. 1.2.1. Organizing in iPhoto
        2. 1.2.2. Editing in iPhoto
        3. 1.2.3. Displaying in iPhoto
        4. 1.2.4. Printing in iPhoto
      3. 1.3. iPhoto's Technical Specifications
      4. 1.4. Touring the iPhoto Interface
    2. 2. Putting iPhoto through Its Paces
      1. 2.1. Importing Photos into iPhoto
      2. 2.2. Performing Simple Edits
      3. 2.3. Creating Your First iPhoto Print
      4. 2.4. Making iPhoto Preferences Your Own
        1. 2.4.1. General Preferences pane
        2. 2.4.2. Appearance Preferences pane
        3. 2.4.3. Events Preferences pane
        4. 2.4.4. Sharing Preferences pane
        5. 2.4.5. Web Preferences pane
        6. 2.4.6. Advanced Preferences pane
    3. 3. Importing Your Images into iPhoto
      1. 3.1. Importing Your Photos from Your Camera
        1. 3.1.1. Importing using a memory card reader
        2. 3.1.2. Importing directly from your camera
        3. 3.1.3. Importing your photos from a CD or hard drive
      2. 3.2. Automatically Starting iPhoto Before Importing
      3. 3.3. Adding and Editing Keywords in iPhoto
      4. 3.4. Adding Places to Your Photos
      5. 3.5. Adding Ratings To Your Photos
      6. 3.6. Setting the Key Photo for an Event
      7. 3.7. Handling Import Problems
  7. II. Manipulating Photo Organization
    1. 4. Events and Faces — Grouping Your Photos
      1. 4.1. Understanding iPhoto's Default for Creating Events
      2. 4.2. Creating Groupings Using Your Events
      3. 4.3. Dealing with Multiple Same-Day Events
      4. 4.4. Merging Events
      5. 4.5. Splitting Events
      6. 4.6. Hiding Photos in Events
      7. 4.7. Flagging Photos
      8. 4.8. Grouping Photos Using Faces
    2. 5. Combining Photos into Albums
      1. 5.1. Creating an Album
      2. 5.2. Making Smart Albums
      3. 5.3. Editing Smart Albums
      4. 5.4. Using Places and Faces to Create Smart Albums
      5. 5.5. Organizing Your Albums
      6. 5.6. Changing the Photo Order in Albums
      7. 5.7. Removing Photos from One or More Albums
    3. 6. Searching for Your Photos
      1. 6.1. Using Photo Properties to Narrow Your Search
        1. 6.1.1. Searching based on text
        2. 6.1.2. Searching based on dates
        3. 6.1.3. Searching based on keywords
        4. 6.1.4. Searching based on ratings
        5. 6.1.5. Searching based on location
      2. 6.2. Constructing Complex Keyword Searches
      3. 6.3. Ensuring You Have Something to Search For
        1. 6.3.1. Saving changes
        2. 6.3.2. Backing up your iPhoto Library
  8. III. Making Your Photos Look Even Better
    1. 7. Exploring the iPhoto Editor
      1. 7.1. Understanding the Editor
        1. 7.1.1. Preserving the original photo
        2. 7.1.2. Editing in Full Screen mode
        3. 7.1.3. Zooming in and out
      2. 7.2. Changing the Composition After Taking the Photo
      3. 7.3. Applying Your Changes to Multiple Photos
    2. 8. Making Basic Photo Adjustments
      1. 8.1. Adjusting the Photo's Size and Shape
        1. 8.1.1. Rotating
        2. 8.1.2. Cropping
        3. 8.1.3. Straightening
      2. 8.2. Correcting the Usual Suspects
        1. 8.2.1. Lightening and darkening a photo
        2. 8.2.2. Removing red-eye
        3. 8.2.3. Making spots vanish
    3. 9. Using the Histogram for Advanced Editing
      1. 9.1. Defining a Histogram
      2. 9.2. Interpreting a Histogram
      3. 9.3. Formulating Your Advanced-Editing Game Plan
    4. 10. Finalizing Advanced Editing with the Adjust Tool
      1. 10.1. Modifying Light Levels
        1. 10.1.1. Changing the black point
        2. 10.1.2. Modifying the white point
        3. 10.1.3. Setting the mid-tones
      2. 10.2. Fixing a Color Cast
      3. 10.3. Adjusting Exposure, Contrast, and Definition
      4. 10.4. Balancing Highlights and Shadows
      5. 10.5. Modifying Saturation Levels to Enrich Your Colors
      6. 10.6. Sharpening Adjustments to Make Your Photos Sparkle
      7. 10.7. Removing Noise Distortion from Your Photos
      8. 10.8. Trying Out Effects — Just for the Art of It
      9. 10.9. Saving Your Photo Adjustment Settings
  9. IV. Showing and Sharing Your Photos
    1. 11. Sharing Your Photos Electronically
      1. 11.1. E-Mailing Photos
        1. 11.1.1. Sending photos directly from iPhoto
        2. 11.1.2. Using the Mail Photo Browser
      2. 11.2. Burning Your Photos and Albums to Discs
      3. 11.3. Getting on the Web with MobileMe
        1. 11.3.1. Exhibiting in a Web Gallery
        2. 11.3.2. Creating a photo Web site with iWeb
      4. 11.4. Interfacing with an iPhone
      5. 11.5. Using Facebook and Flickr
        1. 11.5.1. Working with Facebook
        2. 11.5.2. Working with Flickr
      6. 11.6. Subscribing to Photo Feeds
      7. 11.7. Exporting to Other Applications
        1. 11.7.1. Exporting to your hard drive
        2. 11.7.2. Saving photos as a simple Web page
        3. 11.7.3. Saving photos as a QuickTime movie
        4. 11.7.4. Saving photos as a slideshow MPEG-4 video
    2. 12. Printing Your Photos
      1. 12.1. Printing Photos from iPhoto
        1. 12.1.1. Choosing print themes and backgrounds
        2. 12.1.2. Picking the border and layout
        3. 12.1.3. Making final changes with the Adjust tool
      2. 12.2. Printing Your Photo on Your Home Printer
        1. 12.2.1. Choosing printer settings
        2. 12.2.2. Selecting paper type and color settings
        3. 12.2.3. Using a printing service
    3. 13. Showcasing Your Photos
      1. 13.1. Creating a Photo Book
        1. 13.1.1. Picking a book type and theme
        2. 13.1.2. Changing your book backgrounds and layout
        3. 13.1.3. Placing your photos
        4. 13.1.4. Finessing your book: Editing photos, adding a map, and adding text
        5. 13.1.5. Buying your photo book
      2. 13.2. Creating a Custom Photo Calendar
        1. 13.2.1. Pick your calendar design
        2. 13.2.2. Modifying calendar page layout
        3. 13.2.3. Setting the photos for each month
        4. 13.2.4. Photos for special calendar dates
        5. 13.2.5. Buying your calendar
      3. 13.3. Designing Custom Cards
        1. 13.3.1. Choosing the occasion
        2. 13.3.2. Editing a card
        3. 13.3.3. Modifying card text
        4. 13.3.4. Buying your cards
      4. 13.4. Creating a Slideshow
        1. 13.4.1. Choosing settings for the entire slideshow
        2. 13.4.2. Distributing your slideshow
  10. V. The Part of Tens
    1. 14. Ten Terrific Web Resources and Software Add-ons for iPhoto
      1. 14.1. TechRepublic
      2. 14.2. Shutterfly Export Assistant for iPhoto
      3. 14.3. iPhoto to Archive
      4. 14.4. iPhoto Library Manager
      5. 14.5. PictureItPostage by Endicia
      6. 14.6. Duplicate Annihilator
      7. 14.7. Essentials 2.1
      8. 14.8. Keyword Manager
      9. 14.9. iPhoto Buddy
      10. 14.10. iPhoto Mini
    2. 15. Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts
      1. 15.1. Before You Import into iPhoto: When You're Shooting
        1. 15.1.1. Composition: Get closer, change your angle
        2. 15.1.2. Keeping your resolution high
        3. 15.1.3. Using a color card
      2. 15.2. After You Import into iPhoto: Editing and Organizing
        1. 15.2.1. Changing the Reset button into the Revert button
        2. 15.2.2. Culling photos of an Event
        3. 15.2.3. Organizing is key
        4. 15.2.4. Living with multiple Libraries
        5. 15.2.5. Comments, comments, comments
        6. 15.2.6. Speeding up iPhoto startup time
        7. 15.2.7. Customizing iPhoto keyboard shortcuts