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iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual

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iPhoto '11 makes it easier than ever to transfer photos from a digital camera, organize them, and publish, print, or share them -- but there's still no printed manual. The new version of iPhoto boasts loads of new features including easier ways to get your photos online and new options for creating printed projects. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider team up in this funny, authoritative book that should have been in the box.

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. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  4. Introduction
    1. iPhoto Arrives
      1. What’s New in iPhoto ’11
    2. About This Book
      1. About the Outline
      2. About→These→Arrows
      3. About the Online Resources
        1. Missing CD
        2. Registration
        3. Feedback
        4. Errata
    3. The Very Basics
    4. Safari® Books Online
  5. 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 Files
        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
  6. 2. The Digital Shoebox
    1. The Source List
      1. Library
      2. Recent
      3. Shared
      4. Subscriptions
      5. Devices
      6. Albums
      7. Web
      8. Projects
      9. Slideshows
    2. All About Events
      1. The Events List
      2. Opening an Event
    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 View
      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. Renaming Photos
      2. Changing Titles, Dates, or Comments En Masse
        1. Photo Dates
      3. Description
        1. Description as captions
    11. Deleting Photos
      1. The iPhoto Trash
    12. Customizing the Shoebox
      1. Changing the View
      2. Showing/Hiding Titles, Ratings, and Keywords
  7. 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
  8. 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
        1. Renaming Places
      3. Adding Additional Info to a Photo or Event
      4. Going Places with Places
        1. Map view
        2. View photos by region
      5. Places for Your Smart Albums
  9. 5. Editing Your Shots
    1. Editing in iPhoto
      1. Choosing an Editing Setup
        1. Getting into Edit view
        2. Using Full Screen view
        3. Editing in another program
      2. Using the Thumbnail Browser
    2. Notes on Zooming and Scrolling
      1. Using the Navigator
      2. Zooming Numerically
      3. Scrolling Tricks
      4. The “Before and After” Keystroke
      5. Backing Out
    3. The Quick Fixes
      1. The Rotate Button
      2. The Enhance Button
      3. Fixing Red Eye
      4. Straightening
      5. Cropping
        1. How to crop a photo
      6. Retouching Blemishes, Scratches, and Hairs
        1. Using the Retouch brush
    4. The Effects Panel
    5. The Adjust Panel
    6. Introduction to the Histogram
      1. Three Channels
      2. Adjusting the Levels
    7. Exposure
    8. Contrast
    9. Saturation
    10. Definition
    11. Highlights and Shadows
    12. Sharpness
    13. De-noise
    14. Color Balance
      1. Manual Color Adjustment
      2. Automatic Color Correction
    15. Copy and Paste
    16. Beyond iPhoto
      1. The Official Way
      2. The Quick-and-Dirty Way
    17. Reverting to the Original
    18. Editing Raw Files
      1. External Raw Editors
      2. 16-Bit TIFF Files Instead of JPEGs
  10. 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. Shuffle Slide Order
      6. Repeat Slideshow
      7. Scale Photos to Fill Screen
      8. Picking Photos for Instant Slideshows
      9. Photo Order
    4. Saved Slideshows
      1. Global Settings
        1. The Themes panel
        2. The Music Settings panel
        3. The Slideshow Settings panel
      2. Individual-Slide Options
        1. Color options
        2. Slide timing
        3. Transition
        4. Transition speed and direction
        5. The Ken Burns checkbox
    5. Slideshow Tips
      1. Picture Size
        1. Determining the size of your photos
    6. Slideshows and iDVD
  11. 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 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
  12. 8. Email, Web Galleries, and Network Sharing
    1. Emailing Photos
      1. Using iPhoto’s Mail Command
      2. Using Another Email Program
        1. Notes on photo size
      3. The Drag-and-Drop Method
    2. Publishing Photos on the Web
      1. Three Roads to Webdom
    3. Flickr
      1. One-Time Setup
      2. Posting to Flickr
        1. iPhoto Places on Flickr maps
        2. Adding more photos to published Flickr sets
        3. Deleting photos from Flickr
        4. Subscribing to Flickr feeds
    4. Facebook
      1. Automatic photo-tagging in Facebook
        1. Automatic photo-tagging in Facebook
        2. Add/delete photos from Facebook albums
        3. Changing your Facebook profile picture
    5. The MobileMe Gallery
      1. Using MobileMe Gallery
      2. Deleting Your MobileMe Albums
      3. Subscribing to Published Albums
    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
    8. Photo Sharing on the Network
    9. Photo Sharing Across Accounts
      1. Easy Way: Share Your Library
      2. Geeky Way: Move the Library
  13. 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, Borders, and Effects
      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. Check Your Spelling
      3. Listen to Your Book
    5. Phase 5: Preview Your 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
    7. Photo Calendars
      1. Phase 1: Choose the Photos
      2. Phase 2: Choose the Calendar’s Design
      3. Phase 3: Design the Pages
      4. Phase 4: Edit the Text
      5. Phase 5: Order the Calendar
    8. Greeting Cards and Postcards
  14. 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 Player X
      1. Shorten Your Movie
      2. Exporting Edited Movies
    5. Movies from Your Camera
      1. Playing Digital Movies in iPhoto
      2. Editing Digital-Camera Movies in iPhoto
      3. Editing Movies in iMovie
    6. Burning a Slideshow Movie CD or DVD
    7. Slideshow Movies on the Web
  15. 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
  16. 12. Screensavers, AppleScript, and Automator
    1. Building a Custom Screensaver
      1. Meet the Screensaver
    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. Template pane
        2. Library list
        3. Action list
        4. Workflow pane
      2. Saving your Task
      3. The Auto Import Folder
  17. 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 to a Hard Drive
    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
  18. A. Troubleshooting
    1. The Most Important Advice in This Chapter
    2. Importing, Upgrading, and Opening
    3. Exporting
    4. Printing
    5. Editing and Sharing
    6. General Questions
  19. B. Where to Go from Here
    1. iPhoto and the Web
      1. Digital Photo Equipment Online
      2. Show Your Pictures
      3. Online Instruction
      4. Online Printing
    2. Books
  20. Index
  21. About the Authors
  22. Colophon
  23. Special Upgrade Offer
  24. Copyright