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iPhoto 5 for MAC OS X: Visual Quickstart Guide

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Owning a digital camera makes it easy to snap tons of photos. But once you import them from your camera to your computer, it’s organizing, editing, and printing those digital photos that can cause you headaches. What to do with the piles of digital photos you're suddenly amassing? Enter iPhoto 5. Included on all new Macs, iPhoto 5 is a significant update to Apple's photo-editing component of its revolutionary iLife '05 suite.Aside from organizing, sharing, and editing digital photos, iPhoto lets you create stunning slideshows, assemble photo albums, and burn your images to DVD, to name a few features.

Written by longtime Macintosh authority and best-selling author Adam Engst, this smart, thoughtful guide ensures you make the most of it. Using simple, step-by-step instructions accompanied by copious screenshots, this book tackles all that's old and new in iPhoto 5. With the help of Adam’s sharp advice and insightful instruction, you'll learn the ins and outs of using iPhoto both separately and in tandem with the other iLife apps--adding GarageBand-created tracks to your slideshows, using iPhoto slide shows in iDVD and iMovie projects, and more. Best of all, you'll discover all of iPhoto's newest (and coolest) features: creating softcover photo books in multiple sizes, using iPhoto’s advanced editing tools to sharpen and clean up your photos, searching for images with iPhoto’s spiffy new search tools, importing photos shot in RAW format, creating cinematic slideshows, and much more. With this book, you’ll soon be shooting, organizing, and sharing your digital photos with ease.

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
      1. To run iPhoto, you need
    2. Acquiring iPhoto
      1. Ways to get iPhoto
    3. Installing iPhoto
      1. To install iPhoto
    4. Updating iPhoto via Software Update
      1. To update iPhoto via Software Update
    5. Updating from 2 or 4 to 5
      1. Tips when updating to iPhoto 5
    6. Launching iPhoto
      1. Ways to launch iPhoto
      2. iPhoto's initial launch
      3. Hot Plug choices
    7. iPhoto's Modes
      1. Import mode
      2. Organize mode
      3. Edit mode
      4. Slideshow mode
      5. Book mode
    8. Interface Overview
  8. 2. Importing and Managing Photos
    1. Entering Import Mode
      1. Ways to enter import mode
    2. Importing from a Camera
      1. To import from a digital camera
    3. Importing from a Card Reader
      1. To import from a card reader
    4. Importing from Files
      1. Ways to import files into iPhoto
    5. Importing from a Kodak Photo CD or Picture CD
      1. To import from a Photo/Picture CD
    6. Importing from an iPhoto Disc
      1. To import from an iPhoto disc
    7. Importing Only Selected Photos
      1. Ways to import only selected photos
    8. iPhoto Directory Structure
      1. Important support folders
    9. Deleting Photos
      1. Ways to trash photos
      2. To delete photos for good
    10. Recovering Photos
      1. Ways to recover photos
    11. Creating Multiple iPhoto Library Folders
      1. Reasons to create multiple iPhoto Library folders
      2. To create an iPhoto Library folder
    12. Switching between iPhoto Library Folders
      1. Ways to switch between iPhoto Library folders
    13. Backing up Your Photos
      1. To back up photos
    14. Other Backup Options
      1. Other backup options
    15. Merging iPhoto Library Folders
      1. To merge iPhoto Library folders (I)
      2. To merge iPhoto Library folders (II)
      3. To merge iPhoto Library folders (III)
    16. iPhoto and Image Capture
      1. Image Capture functions
  9. 3. Organizing Photos
    1. What's New in Organize Mode
      1. New features in organize mode
    2. Organize Tools Overview
    3. Changing the Display Pane's Layout
      1. To change the display pane layout
    4. Other Display Preferences
      1. Display preferences you can change
    5. Contextual Menu Shortcuts
      1. Contextual menu shortcuts
    6. Moving Around in iPhoto
      1. Ways to move around
    7. Editing Film Rolls
      1. To change the title of a film roll
      2. To change the date of a film roll
    8. Creating and Modifying New Film Rolls
      1. To create a new film roll
      2. To move photos between film rolls
    9. Creating and Working with Folders
      1. To create a folder
      2. To move items into and out of folders
      3. To duplicate a folder and its contents
      4. To delete a folder
    10. Creating Albums
      1. To create an album (I)
      2. Other ways to create an album
    11. Creating and Editing Smart Albums
      1. To create a smart album
      2. To edit a smart album
    12. Smart Album Ideas
      1. Smart album ideas
    13. Duplicating Sources
      1. Ways to duplicate a source
      2. Reasons to duplicate sources
    14. Renaming and Rearranging Sources
      1. Ways to rename a source
      2. To rearrange the source list
    15. Deleting Sources
      1. Ways to delete a source
    16. Selecting Photos
      1. Ways to select photos
      2. Ways to deselect photos
    17. Adding Photos to Sources
      1. Ways to add photos to sources
    18. Removing Photos from Sources
      1. Ways to remove photos from sources
    19. Sorting Photos in Albums
      1. To sort photos by film roll
      2. To sort photos by date
      3. To sort photos by title
      4. To sort photos by rating
      5. To sort photos manually
    20. Assigning Titles to Photos
      1. To assign a custom title to a photo
      2. To assign titles to multiple photos
    21. Assigning Comments to Photos
      1. To assign comments to photos
      2. To assign comments to multiple photos at once
    22. Editing Photo Dates
      1. To edit a photo's date
      2. To edit multiple photo dates at once
    23. Assigning Ratings
      1. Ways to assign ratings
    24. Managing Keywords
      1. To create a keyword
      2. To rename a keyword
      3. To delete a keyword
    25. Assigning and Removing Keywords
      1. To assign keywords to photos
      2. To remove keywords from photos
    26. Searching with the Keyword Pane
      1. To search for photos via keyword
      2. To narrow a search
      3. Ways to show all photos
    27. Searching with the Search Field
      1. To search for photos using the Search field
      2. Ways to show all photos
    28. Searching with the Calendar Pane
      1. To change the Calendar pane's view
      2. To search for photos using the Calendar pane
    29. Viewing Photo Information
      1. To view info in the Information pane
      2. To view information in the Photo Info window
  10. 4. Editing Photos
    1. Entering Edit Mode
      1. To choose how to edit photos
      2. Ways to enter edit mode
    2. Contextual Menu Shortcuts
      1. Contextual Menu Shortcuts
    3. Edit Tools Overview (Display Pane)
    4. Edit Tools Overview (Separate Window)
    5. Zooming Photos
      1. To zoom in the display pane
      2. To zoom in the image-editing window
    6. Duplicating Photos
      1. Reasons to duplicate a photo
      2. Ways to duplicate photos
    7. Rotating Photos
      1. Ways to rotate photos
    8. Selecting Portions of Photos
      1. To select part of a photo
    9. Specific Aspect Ratios
      1. Uses for specific aspect ratios
    10. Cropping Photos
      1. To crop a photo
    11. Enhancing Photos
      1. To enhance a photo
    12. Making Photos Black-and-White or Sepia
      1. To make a photo black-and-white or sepia
    13. Reducing Red-Eye
      1. To reduce red-eye in a photo
    14. Retouching Photos
      1. To retouch a photo
    15. Using the Adjust Panel
      1. To use the Adjust panel
    16. Understanding the Levels Histogram
    17. Adjusting Brightness
      1. To adjust the brightness of a photo
      2. What the Brightness slider does
    18. Adjusting Contrast
      1. To adjust the contrast of a photo
      2. What the Contrast slider does
    19. Adjusting Saturation
      1. To adjust the saturation of a photo
      2. What the Saturation slider does
    20. Adjusting Temperature
      1. To adjust the temperature of a photo
      2. What the Temperature slider does
    21. Adjusting Tint
      1. To adjust the tint of a photo
      2. What the Tint slider does
    22. Adjusting Sharpness
      1. To adjust the sharpness of a photo
      2. What the Sharpness slider does
    23. Straightening Photos
      1. To adjust the angle of a photo
    24. Adjusting Exposure
      1. To adjust the exposure of a photo
      2. What the Exposure slider does
    25. Adjusting Black and White Points
      1. To adjust the black and white points of a photo
      2. What the Levels sliders do
    26. Undoing Changes
      1. Ways to undo changes to a photo
    27. Editing in Another Program
      1. To set a default external editor
      2. To edit photos in an external editor
      3. To open photos in an external editor
    28. Try GraphicConverter
      1. Reasons you might want GraphicConverter
    29. Try Photoshop Elements
      1. Reasons you might want Photoshop Elements
  11. 5. Showing Photos Onscreen
    1. Types of Slideshows
      1. About basic slideshows
      2. About saved slideshows
    2. Slideshow Tools Overview
    3. Setting up Basic Slideshows
      1. To configure a basic slideshow
    4. Assigning Music to Slideshows
      1. To select music
    5. Creating and Deleting Saved Slideshows
      1. To create a saved slideshow (I)
      2. To create a saved slideshow (II)
      3. To delete a saved slideshow
    6. Manipulating Slideshow Photos
      1. To add photos to a slideshow
      2. To remove photos from a slideshow
      3. To rearrange photos in a slideshow
    7. Selecting Default Settings
      1. To adjust default settings
    8. Customizing Slides
      1. To customize slides
    9. Editing Slide Photos
      1. To edit slide photos permanently
      2. To edit slide photos temporarily
    10. Configuring the Ken Burns Effect
      1. To configure the Ken Burns Effect
    11. Controlling Slideshows
      1. To run a saved slideshow
      2. To control a slideshow
    12. Exporting Slideshows to QuickTime Movies
      1. To export a slideshow to a QuickTime movie
    13. Distributing QuickTime Movies
      1. Ways to distribute QuickTime movies
    14. Creating an iMovie Slideshow
      1. To create an iMovie slideshow
    15. Creating a DVD Slideshow with iDVD
      1. To create a DVD slideshow with iDVD
    16. iDVD Slideshow Tips
      1. Tips for using iDVD
    17. Setting the Desktop Picture
      1. To set the Desktop picture
    18. Creating a Screen Server
      1. To create a screen saver
    19. Setting up a .Mac Account
      1. To set up a .Mac account
    20. Major .Mac Features
      1. iDisk
      2. HomePage
      3. iCards
      4. Mail
    21. Publishing Photos on the Web Using HomePage
      1. To publish photos using HomePage
    22. Managing HomePage Albums
      1. To edit text
      2. To remove photos
      3. To add photos
      4. To change the layout
      5. To delete an album
    23. Publishing .Mac Slides
      1. To publish photos as .Mac Slides
    24. Subscribing to .Mac Slides
      1. To subscribe to .Mac Slides
    25. Exporting to Web Pages
      1. To export photos to Web pages
    26. Web Page Export Tips
      1. Web page export tips
  12. 6. Printing Photos
    1. Printing Photos
      1. To print photos
    2. Previewing Prints
      1. To preview prints
    3. Printing Contact Sheets
      1. Uses for contact sheets
    4. Printing Full-Page Photos
      1. Uses for full-page prints
    5. Printing Greeting Cards
      1. Uses for greeting cards
    6. Printing N-Up Photos
      1. Uses for N-Up prints
    7. Printing Sampler Sheets
      1. Uses for sampler sheets
    8. Printing Standard Prints
      1. Uses for standard prints
    9. Printing Custom Layouts
      1. Portraits & Prints
      2. photoprinto
    10. Printing Tips
    11. Setting up an Apple ID
      1. To set up an Apple ID
    12. Using Your Apple ID
      1. To sign in using your Apple ID
    13. Preparing to Order Prints
      1. To prepare photos for printing
    14. Ordering Prints
      1. To order prints
  13. 7. Creating Books
    1. What's New with Books
      1. Changes in creating books
    2. Book Tools Overview
    3. Creating Books Overview
      1. To prepare a book
    4. Designing Your Book
      1. To change the theme
      2. To change book text settings
    5. Designing Pages
      1. To design a page
    6. Adding, Deleting, and Moving Pages
      1. To add a page or page spread
      2. To delete a page
      3. To move a page or page spread
    7. Arranging Photos on Pages
      1. To arrange photos on pages
    8. Editing Photos on Pages
      1. To zoom and center photos
      2. To edit photos
    9. Dealing with Warning Icons
      1. Ways to deal with a low-resolution warning icon
    10. Entering and Editing Text
      1. Ways to enter or edit text
    11. Typing Text “Correctly”
      1. Rules for classy looking text
    12. Changing Fonts and Styles for the Entire Book
      1. To change fonts and styles
    13. Changing Fonts, Styles, and Sizes for Text Boxes
      1. To change fonts, styles, and sizes
      2. To change just styles
    14. Changing Text Color
      1. To change colors
    15. Checking Spelling
      1. To check spelling in a window
      2. To check spelling inline
    16. Checking Spelling As You Type
      1. To check spelling as you type
    17. Printing Books on Your Own Printer
      1. To print a book on your own printer
    18. Ordering Books
      1. To order a book
    19. About the Book Themes
      1. New Picture Book theme
      2. New Travel theme
      3. New Watercolor theme
      4. New Contemporary theme
      5. New Folio theme
      6. New Crayon theme
      7. New Baby Boy/Girl theme
      8. Old Picture Book theme
      9. Old Classic theme
      10. Old Story Book theme
      11. Old Collage theme
      12. Old Portfolio theme
      13. Old Year Book theme
      14. Old Catalog theme
    20. Customizing iPhoto Books
      1. To hack the PDF in transit
    21. Book Observations
      1. The good stuff
      2. The bad stuff
  14. 8. Sharing Photos
    1. Sharing Photos via iPhoto Library Manager
      1. To share photos among users
    2. Sharing Photos via a Shared Volume
      1. To share photos among users
    3. Sharing Photos via iPhoto Network Sharing
      1. To share photos among Macs
    4. Accessing Shared Photos
      1. To access shared photos
    5. Exporting Files
      1. To export files
    6. Exporting Files by Dragging
      1. To export multiple files
    7. Emailing Photos
      1. To conFigure iPhoto for email
      2. To send photos via email
    8. Other Ways of Emailing Photos
      1. Ways to send photos via email
    9. Sharing Photos on Disc with iPhoto Users
      1. To burn an iPhoto disc
    10. Sharing Photos on Disc with Windows Users
      1. To burn a disc for use by non-iPhoto users
    11. Extending iPhoto with AppleScript
      1. To write an AppleScript for iPhoto
    12. iPhoto AppleScript Scripts
      1. Apple's iPhoto AppleScript scripts
  15. 9. Troubleshooting
    1. General Problems and Solutions
      1. Performance Problems
      2. Photos Disappear
      3. Flaky Behavior or Crashes
      4. 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. iPhoto Crashes When You Double-Click Photos
      3. iPhoto Doesn't Allow Editing
      4. Revert to Original Dimmed
      5. iPhoto Crashes When You View a Thumbnail
      6. To delete a bad thumbnail (I)
      7. To delete and fix a bad thumbnail (II)
      8. Thumbnails Don't Reflect Changes
      9. Beware of Too Much Editing
    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. iPhoto Crashes While Creating Books
      2. Photos Don't Upload
      3. Prints or Books Aren't What You Expect
      4. Apple Has Trouble Processing Your Book or Photos
      5. Order Doesn't Arrive or Is Damaged
      6. Can't Enable 1-Click Ordering
      7. Errors During Ordering
    8. Dealing with Warning Icons
      1. Ways to handle warning icons
    9. Help Resources
      1. Places to look for more help
  16. 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?
  17. B. Taking Better Photos
    1. What Kind of Photographer Are You?
      1. You're an artistic photographer if
      2. You're a documentary photographer if
    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
      1. Camera review sites
    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