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iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual

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With iPhoto '09, Apple's popular photo organizer and editing program is better than ever. Unfortunately, intuitive as it may be, iPhoto still has the power to confuse anyone who uses it. That's why more people rely on our Missing Manual than any other iPhoto resource. Author and New York Times tech columnist David Pogue provides clear and objective guidance on every iPhoto feature, including new tools such as face recognition, place recognition based on GPS data, themed slideshows, online sharing, enhanced editing, and travel maps. You'll find step-by-step instructions, along with many undocumented tips and tricks. With iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual, you will:

  • Get a course in picture-taking and digital cameras -- how to buy and use a digital camera, how to compose brilliant photos in various situations

  • Import, organize, and file your photos -- and learn how to search and edit them

  • Create slideshows, photo books, calendars, and greeting cards, and either make or order prints

  • Share photos on websites or by email, and turn photos into screensavers or desktop pictures

  • Learn to manage your Photo Libraries, use plug-ins, and get photos to and from camera phones

There's much more in this comprehensive guide. Discover today why iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual is the top-selling iPhoto book.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
  3. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Authors
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  4. Introduction
    1. iPhoto Arrives
      1. iPhoto Arrives
      2. What’s New in iPhoto ’09
    2. About This Book
      1. About the Outline
      2. About→These→Arrows
      3. About MissingManuals.com
    3. The Very Basics
      1. Safari® Books Online
  5. I. iPhoto Basics
    1. 1. Camera Meets Mac
      1. iPhoto: The Application
        1. iPhoto Requirements
        2. Getting iPhoto
          1. Upgrading from earlier versions
        3. Running iPhoto for the First Time
      2. Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto
        1. Connecting with a USB Camera
        2. USB Card Readers
        3. Importing Photos from Really Old Cameras
        4. Importing Existing Graphics Files
        5. Internal or External?
        6. Dragging into iPhoto
        7. Side Doors into iPhoto
        8. The File Format Factor
          1. RAW
          2. Movies
          3. Other graphics formats
      3. The Post-Import Inspection
      4. Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files
        1. A Trip to the Library
          1. What all those numbers mean
          2. Other folders in the iPhoto Library
          3. Look, but don’t touch
    2. 2. The Digital Shoebox
      1. The Source List
        1. Library
        2. Events
        3. Photos
        4. Faces
        5. Places
        6. Recent
        7. Shares
        8. Subscriptions
        9. Albums
        10. MobileMe Gallery, Facebook, Flickr
        11. Keepsakes
        12. Slideshows
      2. All About Events
        1. The Events List
        2. Opening an Event
          1. Open to Photos view
          2. Open a photo directly
      3. Photos View
        1. Size Control
        2. Sorting Photos
        3. Renaming Photos
        4. Displaying Event Names
        5. Collapsing Events En Masse
        6. Creating Events Manually
        7. Splitting Events
        8. Moving Photos Between Events
        9. Merging Events
        10. Renaming and Dating Events
        11. Scrolling Through Your Photos
      4. Selecting Photos
      5. Hiding Photos
        1. Seeing Hidden Photos
        2. Unhiding Photos
      6. Three Ways to Open a Photo
        1. Method 1: Right in the Window
        2. Method 2: Full-Screen Mode
        3. Method 3: In Another Program
      7. Albums
        1. Creating an Empty Album
        2. Creating an Album by Dragging
        3. Creating an Album by Selecting
        4. Adding More Photos
        5. Viewing an Album
        6. Moving Photos Between Albums
        7. Removing Photos from an Album
        8. Duplicating a Photo
        9. Putting Photos in Order
        10. Duplicating an Album
        11. Merging Albums
        12. Deleting an Album
      8. Smart Albums
      9. Folders
      10. The Info Panel
        1. Titles (Renaming Photos)
        2. Changing Titles, Dates, or Comments En Masse
        3. Photo Dates
        4. Description
          1. Description as captions
      11. Extended Photo Info
      12. Deleting Photos
        1. The iPhoto Trash
      13. Customizing the Shoebox
        1. Changing the View
        2. Showing/Hiding Keywords, Titles, and Event Info
    3. 3. Five Ways to Flag and Find Photos
      1. Flagging Photos
        1. How to Flag a Photo
        2. How to Unflag Photos
        3. How to Use Flagged Photos
          1. See them all at once
          2. Put them into an Event
          3. Create a smart album
          4. Hide them all at once
          5. Move them all to the Trash
      2. Searching for Photos by Text
      3. The Calendar
      4. Keywords
        1. Editing Keywords
        2. Assigning and Unassigning Keywords
        3. Keyboard Shortcuts
        4. Viewing Keyword Assignments
        5. Using Keywords
      5. Ratings
    4. 4. Faces and Places
      1. Faces
        1. Step 1: Analysis
        2. Tagging Faces Automatically
        3. Tagging Faces Manually
        4. Adding More Pictures to a Name
          1. Naming Faces Anytime
        5. The Payoff
        6. Deleting Faces
        7. Adding More Details to a Face
        8. Organizing the Faces Album
          1. Change the key photo
          2. Rearrange the order
          3. Edit names
      2. Places
        1. Automatically Geotagging Photos
        2. Manually Geotagging Photos
        3. Adding Additional Information to a Photo or Event
        4. Going Places with Places
          1. World view
          2. Browser view
        5. Places for Your Smart Albums
    5. 5. Editing Your Shots
      1. Editing in iPhoto
        1. Choosing an Editing Window
        2. Getting to Your Favorite Editing Window
        3. What a Double-Click Does
      2. The Toolbar and Thumbnails Browser
      3. Notes on Full-Screen Mode
      4. Notes on Zooming and Scrolling
        1. Zooming in Either Editing View
        2. Zooming in Full-Screen View
        3. Scrolling Tricks (Any Editing View)
        4. The “Before and After” Keystroke
        5. Backing Out
      5. The Rotate Button
      6. Cropping
        1. How to Crop a Photo
      7. Straightening
      8. The Enhance Button
      9. Red-Eye
      10. Retouching Freckles, Scratches, and Hairs
        1. Using the Retouch Brush
      11. The Effects Palette
      12. The Adjust Panel
      13. Introduction to the Histogram
        1. Three Channels
        2. Adjusting the Levels
      14. Exposure
      15. Contrast
      16. Saturation
      17. Highlights and Shadows
      18. Definition
      19. Sharpness
      20. De-noise
      21. Color Balance
        1. Manual Color Adjustment
        2. Automatic Color Correction
      22. Copy and Paste
      23. Beyond iPhoto
        1. The Official Way
        2. The Quick-and-Dirty Way
      24. Reverting to the Original
      25. Editing RAW Files
        1. External RAW Editors
        2. 16-Bit TIFF Files Instead of JPEGs
  6. II. Meet Your Public
    1. 6. The iPhoto Slideshow
      1. About Slideshows
        1. Slideshow Themes
      2. Instant Slideshows
        1. Selecting a Slideshow Theme
        2. What to Do During a Slideshow
        3. Music: Soundtrack Central
        4. Different Shows, Different Albums
      3. Slideshow Settings
        1. Slide Timing
        2. Transitions
        3. Show Caption
        4. Show Title Slide
        5. Repeat Slideshow
        6. Shuffle Slide Order
        7. Scale Photos to Fill Screen
        8. Picking Photos for Instant Slideshows
        9. Photo Order
      4. Saved Slideshows
        1. Global Settings
          1. The Themes dialog box
          2. The Music Settings dialog box
          3. The Slideshow Settings dialog box
          4. All Slides
        2. Individual-Slide Options
          1. Color options
          2. Slide timing
          3. Transition
          4. Transition speed and direction
          5. Cropping and zooming
          6. The Ken Burns checkbox
      5. Slideshow Tips
        1. Picture Size
          1. Determining the size of your photos
      6. Slideshows and iDVD
    2. 7. Making Prints
      1. Making Your Own Prints
        1. Resolution and Shape
          1. Calculating resolution
          2. Aspect ratio
        2. Tweaking the Printer Settings
        3. Paper Matters
        4. Printing from iPhoto, Step by Step
          1. Phase 1: Choose the photos to print
          2. Phase 2: Choose a printing style (theme)
          3. Phase 3: Choose print and paper sizes
          4. Phase 4: Adjust the layout
          5. Phase 5: Print
      2. Ordering Prints Online
    3. 8. Email, Web Galleries,and Network Sharing
      1. Emailing Photos
        1. The Mail Photo Command
      2. Publishing Photos on the Web
        1. Three Roads to Webdom
      3. Flickr
        1. iPhoto Places on Flickr maps
          1. iPhoto Places on Flickr maps
          2. Adding more photos to published Flickr sets
          3. Deleting photos from Flickr
      4. Facebook
        1. Automatic photo-tagging in Facebook
          1. Automatic photo-tagging in Facebook
          2. Adding more photos to Facebook albums
          3. Deleting photos from Facebook
      5. The MobileMe Gallery
        1. Using MobileMe Gallery
        2. Turning Off Your MobileMe Albums
        3. Subscribing to Published Albums
          1. Subscribing to Flickr feeds
      6. iPhoto to iWeb
        1. What you get when you’re done
          1. What you get when you’re done
          2. Editing or deleting the Web page
      7. Exporting iPhoto Web Pages
        1. Preparing the Export
        2. Examining the Results
        3. Enhancing iPhoto’s HTML
        4. Better HTML
      8. Photo Sharing on the Network
      9. Photo Sharing Across Accounts
        1. Easy Way: Share Your Library
        2. Geeky Way: Move the Library
    4. 9. Books, Calendars, and Cards
      1. Phase 1: Pick the Pix
      2. Phase 2: Publishing Options
        1. Book Type
        2. Theme Choices
      3. Phase 3: Design the Pages
        1. Open a Page
        2. Choose a Page Layout
        3. Lay Out the Book
          1. Ways to manipulate photos
          2. Ways to manipulate pages
          3. Layout strategies
        4. Backgrounds
        5. Making Your Photos Shape Up
        6. Page Limits
        7. Hiding Page Numbers
      4. Phase 4: Edit the Titles and Captions
        1. Editing Text
        2. Formatting Text
        3. Check Your Spelling
        4. Listen to Your Book
      5. Phase 5: Preview the Masterpiece
        1. Print It
        2. Slideshow It
        3. Turn It into a PDF File
      6. Phase 6: Send the Book to the Bindery
        1. Your Apple ID and 1-Click Ordering
      7. Photo Calendars
        1. Phase 1: Choose the Photos
        2. Phase 2: Choose the Calendar Design
        3. Phase 3: Design the Pages
        4. Phase 4: Edit the Text
        5. Phase 5: Order the Calendar
      8. Greeting Cards and Postcards
    5. 10. iPhoto Goes to the Movies
      1. Before You Export the Slideshow
        1. Perfect the Slideshow
          1. Which photos make the cut
      2. Two Ways to Make Movies
        1. Exporting an Instant Slideshow
        2. Exporting a Saved Slideshow
      3. Exporting a QuickTime Movie
        1. Step 1: Choose QuickTime
        2. Step 2: Choose the Movie Dimensions
          1. Proportion considerations
          2. Size considerations
        3. Step 3: Choose the Seconds per Photo
        4. Step 4: Choose the Background Colors
          1. Solid colors
          2. Background graphics
        5. Step 5: Export the Movie
      4. Fun with QuickTime
        1. Play Movies at Full Screen
          1. Selecting footage
        2. Advanced Audio and Video Controls
        3. Exporting Edited Movies
      5. Managing Movies Imported from Your Camera
      6. Editing Digital-Camera Movies
        1. Editing Digital-Camera Movies in QuickTime Pro
      7. Burning a Slideshow Movie CD or DVD
      8. Slideshow Movies on the Web
        1. Preparing a Low-Bandwidth Movie for the Web (No Transitions)
        2. Preparing a High-Bandwidth Movie for the Web (with Transitions)
        3. Uploading to a MobileMe Gallery
    6. 11. iDVD Slideshows
      1. The iDVD Slideshow
        1. Creating an iDVD Slideshow
          1. Starting in iPhoto
          2. Starting in iDVD
        2. Customizing the Show
          1. Previewing the DVD
      2. Extra Credit: Self-Playing Slideshows
  7. III. iPhoto Stunts
    1. 12. Screen Savers, AppleScript, and Automator
      1. Building a Custom Screen Saver
        1. Meet the Screen Saver
      2. One-Click Desktop Backdrop
      3. Exporting and Converting Pictures
        1. Exporting by Dragging
        2. Exporting by Dialog Box
          1. File format
          2. Titles and Keywords
          3. Size options
          4. File Name
      4. Plug-Ins and Add-Ons
      5. AppleScript Tricks
      6. Automator Tricks
        1. The Lay of the Land
          1. Library list
          2. Action list
          3. Workflow pane
        2. Automating iPhoto
    2. 13. iPhoto File Management
      1. About iPhoto Discs
        1. Burning an iPhoto CD or DVD
          1. What you get
        2. When Not to Burn
      2. iPhoto Backups
        1. Backing Up to CD or DVD
        2. Backing Up Without a CD Burner
      3. Managing Photo Libraries
        1. iPhoto Disk Images
        2. Multiple iPhoto Libraries
          1. Creating new libraries
          2. Swapping libraries (Apple’s method)
          3. Swapping libraries (automatic method)
      4. Merging Photo Libraries
        1. How Not to Do It
        2. The Good Way
      5. Beyond iPhoto
  8. IV. Appendixes
    1. A. Troubleshooting
      1. The Most Important Advice in This Chapter
      2. Importing, Upgrading, and Opening
        1. “Unable to upgrade this photo library”
          1. “Unable to upgrade this photo library”
          2. iPhoto doesn’t recognize my camera.
          3. iPhoto crashes when I try to import.
          4. iPhoto crashes when I try to empty the Trash.
          5. iPhoto won’t import images from my video camera.
      3. Exporting
        1. After I upgraded iPhoto to the latest version, my Export button became disabled.
          1. After I upgraded iPhoto to the latest version, my Export button became disabled.
      4. Printing
        1. I can’t print more than one photo per page. It seems like a waste to use a whole sheet of paper for one 4 x 6 print.
          1. I can’t print more than one photo per page. It seems like a waste to use a whole sheet of paper for one 4 x 6 print.
          2. My picture doesn’t fit right on 4 x 6, 5 x 7, or 8 x 10 inch paper.
      5. Editing and Sharing
        1. iPhoto crashes when I double-click a thumbnail to edit it.
          1. iPhoto crashes when I double-click a thumbnail to edit it.
          2. iPhoto won’t let me use an external graphics program when I double-click a thumbnail.
          3. Faces really stinks at identifying the people in my pictures!
          4. Published pictures I re-edit in iPhoto aren’t updating on my free Flickr page.
          5. I’ve messed up a photo while editing it, and now it’s ruined!
      6. General Questions
        1. iPhoto’s wigging out.
          1. iPhoto’s wigging out.
          2. I don’t see my other Mac’s shared photos over the network.
          3. I can’t delete a photo!
          4. I deleted a photo, but it’s back again!
          5. All my pictures are gone!
          6. All my pictures are still gone! (or) My thumbnails are all gray rectangles! (or) I’m having some other crisis!
    2. B. iPhoto ’09, Menu by Menu
      1. iPhoto Menu
        1. About iPhoto
        2. Preferences
          1. General
          2. Appearance
          3. Events
          4. Sharing
          5. Web
          6. Advanced
        3. Empty iPhoto Trash
        4. Shop for iPhoto Products
        5. Provide iPhoto Feedback
        6. Register iPhoto
        7. Check for Updates
        8. Hide iPhoto, Hide Others, Show All
        9. Quit iPhoto
      2. File Menu
        1. New Album
        2. New Album From Selection
        3. New Smart Album
        4. New Folder
        5. Get Info
        6. Import to Library
        7. Export
        8. Close Window
        9. Edit Smart Album
        10. Subscribe to Photo Feed
        11. Order Prints
        12. Print
        13. Browse Backups
      3. Edit Menu
        1. Undo
        2. Redo
        3. Cut, Copy, Paste
        4. Select All
        5. Select None
        6. Find
        7. Font
        8. Spelling
        9. Special Characters
      4. Photos Menu
        1. Show Extended Photo Info
        2. Adjust Date and Time
        3. Batch Change
        4. Rotate
        5. My Rating
        6. Flag Photo
        7. Hide Photo
        8. Duplicate
        9. Move to Trash
        10. Revert to Original
        11. Restore to Photo Library
      5. Events Menu
      6. Share Menu
        1. Email, Set Desktop, MobileMe, Facebook, Flickr…
      7. View Menu
        1. Titles, Ratings, Keywords, Event Titles
        2. Hidden Photos
        3. Sort Photos
        4. Show in Toolbar
        5. Full Screen
        6. Always Show Toolbar/Autohide Toolbar
        7. Thumbnails
      8. Window Menu
        1. Minimize
        2. Zoom
        3. Show Keywords
        4. Manage My Places
        5. Bring All to Front
        6. [Window Names]
      9. Help Menu
        1. iPhoto Help
    3. C. Where to Go From Here
      1. iPhoto and the Web
        1. iPhoto and the Web
        2. Digital Photo Equipment Online
        3. Show Your Pictures
        4. Online Instruction
        5. Online Printing
        6. O’Reilly Guides
  9. Index
  10. About the Authors
  11. Colophon
  12. Special Upgrade Offer
  13. Copyright