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iPhoto® '09 Portable Genius

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Get the clear picture of the hottest features of iPhoto '09

As Apple's software program for importing, arranging, editing, and sharing digital images, iPhoto '09 is an incredibly popular way of organizing your life in photos. Convenient and concise, this guide presents you with essential coverage of the key skills, tools, and shortcuts that can help you get the most out of what iPhoto has to offer.

The no-nonsense but friendly writing style provides facts, tips, and secrets to aspects of iPhoto that you may not discover soley by experimenting with the program. You'll also discover unique and innovative ways to save yourself time and hassle.

  • Shares valuable advice on organizing, managing, and editing your photos

  • Offers straightforward, useful information on iPhoto' 09 in an accesible manner

  • Provides tips, tricks, and secrets to perform tasks that you may not have discovered on your own

This handy resource provides you with only the most essential information so you can quickly get the most out of iPhoto.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Credits
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. How Do I Get Started with iPhoto?
    1. 1.1. Adding Photos and Other Images to Your Photo Library
      1. 1.1.1. Importing photos from a camera or an iPhone
        1. 1.1.1.1. Configuring iPhoto to open when you connect a camera
        2. 1.1.1.2. Defining an event
        3. 1.1.1.3. Importing all or selected photos from a camera or iPhone
        4. 1.1.1.4. Dealing with duplicates during import
      2. 1.1.2. Importing photos from DVD
        1. 1.1.2.1. Importing photos from a data DVD
        2. 1.1.2.2. Importing photos from an iPhoto DVD
        3. 1.1.2.3. Importing photos from an iDVD DVD
      3. 1.1.3. Importing photos attached to email
      4. 1.1.4. Importing files from the desktop
      5. 1.1.5. Understanding image quality
    2. 1.2. Configuring iPhoto
      1. 1.2.1. Configuring General iPhoto preferences
      2. 1.2.2. Configuring the appearance of the iPhoto window
      3. 1.2.3. Configuring the iPhoto toolbar
    3. 1.3. Updating iPhoto
  7. 2. What Methods Can I Use to View My Photos?
    1. 2.1. Using Events to View Photos
      1. 2.1.1. Browsing and viewing events
        1. 2.1.1.1. Browsing events
        2. 2.1.1.2. Setting the number of event thumbnails in the iPhoto window
        3. 2.1.1.3. Previewing events
        4. 2.1.1.4. Viewing event information
        5. 2.1.1.5. Viewing events individually
        6. 2.1.1.6. Viewing groups of events
        7. 2.1.1.7. Viewing events in a separate window
        8. 2.1.1.8. Viewing events in full screen
      2. 2.1.2. Setting event viewing preferences
      3. 2.1.3. Sorting events in the iPhoto window
        1. 2.1.3.1. Determining how iPhoto sorts events automatically
        2. 2.1.3.2. Sorting events manually
    2. 2.2. Viewing Photos Individually
      1. 2.2.1. Browsing and viewing photos
        1. 2.2.1.1. Viewing photos at full size
        2. 2.2.1.2. Viewing photo information
        3. 2.2.1.3. Viewing photos in full screen
        4. 2.2.1.4. Hiding and unhiding photos
      2. 2.2.2. Sorting photos
        1. 2.2.2.1. Configuring how photos are sorted automatically
        2. 2.2.2.2. Sorting photos manually
    3. 2.3. Viewing Photos in a Temporary Slide Show
      1. 2.3.1. Selecting photos for a temporary slide show
      2. 2.3.2. Configuring and playing a temporary slide show
  8. 3. Can iPhoto Help Me Keep My Photos Organized?
    1. 3.1. Creating and Configuring Standard Photo Albums
      1. 3.1.1. Creating a standard photo album
      2. 3.1.2. Adding photos to a standard photo album
      3. 3.1.3. Removing photos from a standard photo album
      4. 3.1.4. Organizing photos in a standard photo album
    2. 3.2. Creating and Configuring Smart Photo Albums
      1. 3.2.1. Creating a smart photo album
    3. 3.3. Sorting a smart photo album
      1. 3.3.1. Changing the photos in a smart photo album
    4. 3.4. Using Folders to Organize Photo Albums
    5. 3.5. Managing Photo Albums
    6. 3.6. Removing Photos from Your Library
  9. 4. What Can I Do with Tags?
    1. 4.1. Understanding Tags
    2. 4.2. Using Flags to Tag Photos
    3. 4.3. Using Photo Information to Tag Photos
      1. 4.3.1. Viewing photo information
      2. 4.3.2. Changing photo information
      3. 4.3.3. Changing an individual photo's information using the Info dialog box
      4. 4.3.4. Changing an individual photo's information using the Information pane
      5. 4.3.5. Changing information for a group of photos using the Info dialog box
    4. 4.4. Using Keywords to Tag Photos
      1. 4.4.1. Configuring keywords
      2. 4.4.2. Applying keywords to photos
      3. 4.4.3. Using Ratings to Tag Photos
      4. 4.4.4. Using Events to Tag Photos
      5. 4.4.5. Viewing and changing an event's information
      6. 4.4.6. Changing the contents of events
        1. 4.4.6.1. Merging events
        2. 4.4.6.2. Splitting events
        3. 4.4.6.3. Moving photos into events
      7. 4.4.7. Creating events
        1. 4.4.7.1. Creating a custom event
        2. 4.4.7.2. Using flags to create events
    5. 4.5. Using Faces to Tag Photos
      1. 4.5.1. Identifying people's faces and names
      2. 4.5.2. Improving iPhoto's automatic face recognition
      3. 4.5.3. Working with face frames
        1. 4.5.3.1. Viewing photos by the faces they contain
        2. 4.5.3.2. Setting information and a key photo for a face frame
        3. 4.5.3.3. Organizing face frames
    6. 4.6. Using Places to Tag Photos
      1. 4.6.1. Assigning locations to photos or events manually
      2. 4.6.2. Defining your places
        1. 4.6.2.1. Adding places to your My Places list
        2. 4.6.2.2. Configuring your My Places list
      3. 4.6.3. Applying your places to photos
  10. 5. How Do I Find My Photos?
    1. 5.1. Using Recents to Find Photos
    2. 5.2. Using the Search Tool to Find Photos
      1. 5.2.1. Searching by all
      2. 5.2.2. Searching by month
      3. 5.2.3. Searching by date
      4. 5.2.4. Searching by keywords
      5. 5.2.5. Searching by rating
      6. 5.2.6. Searching by names or places
    3. 5.3. Using Events to Find Photos
    4. 5.4. Using Faces to Find Photos
    5. 5.5. Using Places to Find Photos
      1. 5.5.1. Using the map to search for photos
      2. 5.5.2. Using the location browser to search for photos
    6. 5.6. Using Photo Albums to Find Photos
  11. 6. What Can I Do to Improve My Photos?
    1. 6.1. Working in iPhoto's Edit Mode
      1. 6.1.1. Understanding and setting iPhoto's editing options
      2. 6.1.2. Understanding general editing steps
        1. 6.1.2.1. Selecting and editing photos
        2. 6.1.2.2. Duplicating photos to edit
        3. 6.1.2.3. Seeing the impact of and undoing changes
        4. 6.1.2.4. Restoring the original versions of photos
        5. 6.1.2.5. Comparing or editing multiple photos simultaneously
    2. 6.2. Rotating Photos
    3. 6.3. Cropping Photos
    4. 6.4. Straightening Photos
    5. 6.5. Enhancing Photos
    6. 6.6. Removing Red-Eye from Photos
    7. 6.7. Retouching Photos
    8. 6.8. Applying Effects to Photos
    9. 6.9. Improving the Quality of Photos with the Adjust Tool
    10. 6.10. Using a Different Application to Edit Photos
      1. 6.10.1. Configuring iPhoto to use a different application to edit photos
      2. 6.10.2. Editing photos with a different application
  12. 7. How Can I Use MobileMe to Share Photos?
    1. 7.1. Getting Started with MobileMe
    2. 7.2. Sharing Photos via MobileMe
      1. 7.2.1. Publishing photos to MobileMe
      2. 7.2.2. Inviting people to view published photos
      3. 7.2.3. Viewing a published album
      4. 7.2.4. Viewing a gallery
    3. 7.3. Updating Published Albums
      1. 7.3.1. Updating the content of published albums
      2. 7.3.2. Updating a published album's settings
    4. 7.4. Unpublishing Albums
  13. 8. How Can I Use iWeb to Share Photos?
    1. 8.1. Publishing Photos on an iWeb Web Site
      1. 8.1.1. Starting a Web site
      2. 8.1.2. Adding and designing a photo page
        1. 8.1.2.1. Creating and formatting a photo page
        2. 8.1.2.2. Setting photo options
      3. 8.1.3. Setting slide-show options
        1. 8.1.3.1. Replacing template placeholders with content
      4. 8.1.4. Replacing page properties
        1. 8.1.4.1. Testing a photo page
      5. 8.1.5. Adding a photo blog to a Web site
    2. 8.2. Publishing an iWeb Web Site
    3. 8.3. Updating an iWeb Web Site
  14. 9. How Can I Use Facebook to Share Photos?
    1. 9.1. Getting Started with Facebook Photo Sharing
      1. 9.1.1. Adding your first Facebook album
      2. 9.1.2. Adding more albums to your Facebook Web site
    2. 9.2. Working with Your Facebook Photos
      1. 9.2.1. Using iPhoto to view your Facebook photos
      2. 9.2.2. Using your Facebook Web site to view your Facebook photos
      3. 9.2.3. Inviting people to view your Facebook photos
        1. 9.2.3.1. Using Facebook to invite friends to share an album or photo
    3. 9.3. Managing Your Facebook Albums
    4. 9.4. Understanding How People Use Your Facebook Photos
    5. 9.5. Working with Faces and Facebook Tags
      1. 9.5.1. Including names on Facebook photos
      2. 9.5.2. Working with Facebook tags in iPhoto
  15. 10. How Can I Use Flickr to Share Photos?
    1. 10.1. Getting Started with Flickr Photo Sharing
      1. 10.1.1. Sharing photos via Flickr for the first time
      2. 10.1.2. Sharing more photos with Flickr
      3. 10.1.3. Viewing your Flickr photos with iPhoto
      4. 10.1.4. Using your Flickr Web site to view your Flickr photos
      5. 10.1.5. Inviting people to view your Flickr photos
        1. 10.1.5.1. Using Flickr to invite friends to share an album or photo
      6. 10.1.6. Using email to invite people to view your photos
    2. 10.2. Managing Your Flickr Albums
    3. 10.3. Understanding How People Use Your Flickr Photos
    4. 10.4. Performing Cool Flickr Tricks
      1. 10.4.1. Managing Guest Passes
      2. 10.4.2. Enabling people to add photos to your Photostream
  16. 11. What Can I Do with the Slideshow Feature?
    1. 11.1. Creating and Watching Slide Shows in iPhoto
      1. 11.1.1. Creating a slide show
      2. 11.1.2. Configuring the photos in a slide show using the Slideshow tool
        1. 11.1.2.1. Adding photos to a slide show
        2. 11.1.2.2. Removing photos from a slide show
        3. 11.1.2.3. Organizing photos in a slide show
      3. 11.1.3. Using a standard album to build and configure the photos in a slide show
      4. 11.1.4. Designing a slide show
        1. 11.1.4.1. Previewing a slide show
        2. 11.1.4.2. Choosing a slide show's theme
        3. 11.1.4.3. Applying settings to all slides
        4. 11.1.4.4. Applying settings to specific slides
        5. 11.1.4.5. Applying music to a slide show
        6. 11.1.4.6. Using one song as a soundtrack
        7. 11.1.4.7. Using a custom playlist as a soundtrack
      5. 11.1.5. Playing a slide show within iPhoto
      6. 11.1.6. Exporting a slide show from iPhoto
      7. 11.1.7. Playing a slide show in iTunes or on an iPod/iPhone
        1. 11.1.7.1. Viewing an iPhoto slide show in iTunes
        2. 11.1.7.2. Viewing an iPhoto slide show on an iPod/iPhone
    2. 11.2. Sending iPhoto Content to iDVD
      1. 11.2.1. Sending photos to iDVD
      2. 11.2.2. Sending slide shows to iDVD
  17. 12. How Can I Create Photo Books?
    1. 12.1. Creating a Photo Book
    2. 12.2. Designing a Photo Book
      1. 12.2.1. Working with the Photo Book tool
      2. 12.2.2. Using Autoflow to build a photo book
      3. 12.2.3. Designing a photo book's pages manually
        1. 12.2.3.1. Changing a book's theme and type
        2. 12.2.3.2. Designing the pages in a book
        3. 12.2.3.3. Designing the photos on a page
        4. 12.2.3.4. Configuring the text on pages
        5. 12.2.3.5. Adding pages to a photo book
        6. 12.2.3.6. Removing pages from a photo book
        7. 12.2.3.7. Changing the order of pages in a book
        8. 12.2.3.8. Adding a travel map to a photo book
        9. 12.2.3.9. Dealing with resolution problems in a photo book
    3. 12.3. Previewing and Editing a Photo Book
    4. 12.4. Buying a Photo Book
  18. 13. How Can I Create Calendars?
    1. 13.1. Creating a Calendar
    2. 13.2. Designing a Calendar
      1. 13.2.1. Working with the Calendar tool
      2. 13.2.2. Using Autoflow to lay out a calendar's pages
      3. 13.2.3. Designing a calendar's pages manually
        1. 13.2.3.1. Changing a calendar's theme
        2. 13.2.3.2. Choosing a layout for calendar pages
        3. 13.2.3.3. Designing the photos on a photo page
        4. 13.2.3.4. Editing the photos on a calendar page
        5. 13.2.3.5. Adjusting the photos on a calendar page
        6. 13.2.3.6. Changing a calendar's settings
        7. 13.2.3.7. Editing default text in placeholders
        8. 13.2.3.8. Adding text to or changing text in date boxes
      4. 13.2.4. Fixing photo resolution problems
      5. 13.2.5. Fixing text problems
    3. 13.3. Previewing and Editing a Calendar
    4. 13.4. Ordering a Calendar
  19. 14. How Can I Create Greeting Cards?
    1. 14.1. Creating a Greeting Card
    2. 14.2. Designing a Greeting Card
      1. 14.2.1. Working with the Card tool
        1. 14.2.1.1. Changing a card's theme
        2. 14.2.1.2. Changing a card's background
        3. 14.2.1.3. Changing a card's design
        4. 14.2.1.4. Changing a card's orientation
        5. 14.2.1.5. Designing the photos on a card
        6. 14.2.1.6. Editing the photos on a card
        7. 14.2.1.7. Adjusting the photos on a card
        8. 14.2.1.8. Configuring a card's text
      2. 14.2.2. Identifying and solving photo resolution problems
    3. 14.3. Previewing and Editing a Greeting Card
    4. 14.4. Buying Greeting Cards
  20. 15. What Else Can I Do with Photos?
    1. 15.1. Sharing Photos on a Local Network
      1. 15.1.1. Sharing your photos on a local network
      2. 15.1.2. Accessing photos being shared with you on a local network
    2. 15.2. Printing Photos
      1. 15.2.1. Printing photos using your own printer
      2. 15.2.2. Ordering prints of photos from Apple
    3. 15.3. Emailing Photos
    4. 15.4. Exporting Photos as Files
    5. 15.5. Using Photos on Your Desktop
      1. 15.5.1. Setting a desktop photo using iPhoto
      2. 15.5.2. Setting desktop photos using the System Preferences application
    6. 15.6. Subscribing to Photo Feeds
  21. 16. What Can I Do to Protect My Photos?
    1. 16.1. Understanding Options for Protecting Your Photos
    2. 16.2. Protecting Your Mac
      1. 16.2.1. Keeping Apple software current
      2. 16.2.2. Protecting your Mac from Internet attacks
        1. 16.2.2.1. Using a base station to shield your Mac
        2. 16.2.2.2. Using the Mac OS X firewall to shield your Mac
        3. 16.2.2.3. Protecting your Mac from viruses
    3. 16.3. Using Time Machine to Protect Your Photos
      1. 16.3.1. Obtaining and installing an external hard drive
      2. 16.3.2. Configuring Time Machine to back up your photos
      3. 16.3.3. Managing your Time Machine backups
      4. 16.3.4. Using Time Machine to restore your photos
    4. 16.4. Using Apple's Backup to Protect Your Photos
      1. 16.4.1. Downloading and installing Backup
      2. 16.4.2. Backing up your photos with Backup
      3. 16.4.3. Managing backups in Backup
      4. 16.4.4. Restoring your photos with Backup
    5. 16.5. Using DVDs to Protect Your Photos
      1. 16.5.1. Preparing a large iPhoto library for DVD
      2. 16.5.2. Burning your iPhoto library to DVD
      3. 16.5.3. Updating your iPhoto library on DVD
      4. 16.5.4. Restoring your photos from DVD
    6. 16.6. Using iDVD DVDs to Protect Your Photos
      1. 16.6.1. Backing up photo files on an iDVD disc
      2. 16.6.2. Restoring photo files from an iDVD disc
    7. 16.7. Using Photo Books and Prints to Protect Your Photos