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iPhoto: The Missing Manual

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Whether you’re on a Mac or iOS 7 device, iPhoto now makes it easier than ever to organize, edit, publish, print, and share your photos—but neither version of the program offers a manual to help you get going. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider offer a clear and objective guide to iPhoto in this witty, authoritative book. This new edition covers iPhoto 9.5 for Mac and iPhoto 2.0 for iOS 7 (iPhoto is not available in iOS 8).

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Authors
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. A Quick History of iPhoto
    2. What’s New in iPhoto for Mac
    3. Introducing iPhoto for iOS
    4. 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
    5. The Very Basics
    6. Safari® Books Online
  4. 1. 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 Cable
        2. USB Card Readers
        3. Using iCloud’s Photo Stream
        4. Importing Photos from Really Old Cameras
        5. Importing Existing Graphics Files
          1. Internal or External?
        6. Side Doors into iPhoto
        7. 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 Folders 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. Recent
        3. Shared
        4. Devices
        5. Albums
        6. Projects
        7. Slideshows
      2. All About Events
        1. The Events List
        2. Opening an Event
        3. Creating Events Manually
        4. Splitting and Renaming Events
        5. Merging Events
      3. Photos View
        1. Collapsing Events
        2. Moving Photos Between Events
        3. Size Control
        4. Sorting Photos
        5. Renaming and Redating Photos
        6. 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. Changing an Album’s Key Photo
        7. Moving Photos Between Albums
        8. Removing Photos from an Album
        9. Duplicating a Photo
        10. Putting Photos in Order
        11. Duplicating an Album
        12. Merging Albums
        13. Deleting an Album
      8. Smart Albums
      9. Folders
      10. The Info Panel
        1. Renaming Photos
      11. Changing Titles and Dates En Masse
        1. Changing Photo Dates En Masse
        2. Adding Descriptions
          1. Descriptions as Captions
      12. Deleting Photos
        1. The iPhoto Trash
      13. Customizing the Shoebox
        1. Changing the View
        2. Showing/Hiding Titles, Ratings, and Keywords
    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 iPhoto’s 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. Changing the Key Photo
          2. Rearranging the Order
          3. Editing 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. View Photos by Region
        5. Places for Smart Albums
  5. 2. Editing and Sharing
    1. 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. Rotating
        2. Enhancing
        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
        1. Introducing the Histogram
          1. Three Channels
          2. Adjusting the Levels
        2. Exposure
        3. Contrast
        4. Saturation
        5. Definition
        6. Highlights and Shadows
        7. Sharpness
        8. De-noise
        9. Color Balance
          1. Manual Color Adjustment
          2. Automatic Color Correction
      6. Copy and Paste
      7. Beyond iPhoto
        1. The Official Way
        2. The Quick-and-Dirty Way
      8. Reverting to the Original
      9. Editing Raw Files
        1. External Raw Editors
        2. 16-Bit TIFF Files Instead of JPEGs
    2. 6. iPhoto Slideshows
      1. About Slideshows
        1. Slideshow Themes
      2. Instant Slideshows
        1. Picking Photos for Instant Slideshows
        2. Photo Order
        3. Adjusting the Slideshow’s Settings
        4. What to Do During a Slideshow
        5. Music: Soundtrack Central
        6. 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
      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. The Ken Burns Checkbox
      5. Slideshow Tips
        1. Picture Size
          1. Determining the Size of Your Photos
    3. 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 Your Printer, Paper Size, and Quality
          3. Phase 3: Choose a Printing Style (Theme)
          4. Phase 5: Print
      2. Ordering Prints Online
    4. 8. Emailing, Sharing, and Web Galleries
      1. Instant Messaging Photos
        1. Getting Started with Messages
        2. Using iPhoto’s Messages
      2. Emailing Photos
        1. Using iPhoto’s Mail Command
        2. Using Another Email Program
        3. The Drag-and-Drop Method
      3. Using iCloud to Share Photos
        1. Creating a Shared Photo Stream
        2. Accepting a Photo Stream Invite
        3. Viewing and Managing Photo Streams
          1. Adding and Deleting Photos
          2. Adding and Viewing Comments
          3. Sharing Streams via Public Website
        4. Deleting a Shared Photo Stream
      4. Publishing Photos on the Web
        1. Sharing Photos via Facebook
          1. Editing Published Facebook Albums
          2. Deleting Albums from Facebook
          3. Managing Facebook Accounts
          4. Automatic Photo-Tagging in Facebook
          5. Adding and Viewing Comments
          6. Changing Your Facebook Profile Picture
        2. Posting Photos to Flickr
          1. One-Time Setup
          2. Posting to Flickr
          3. Adding More Photos to Published Flickr Sets
          4. Deleting Photos from Flickr
        3. Uploading Photos to Twitter
        4. Exporting iPhoto Web Pages
          1. Enhancing iPhoto’s HTML
      5. Sharing Photos on a Network
    5. 9. Books, Calendars, and Cards
      1. Phase 1: Pick the Pix
      2. Phase 2: Publishing Options
        1. Book Type
        2. Theme
      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. Adding Pictures to the Project
          3. Manipulating Pages
          4. Layout Strategies
        4. Backgrounds and Borders
        5. Fitting Photos to Frames
        6. Page Limits
        7. Hiding and Formatting 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
    6. 10. iPhoto Goes to the Movies
      1. Making Movies
        1. Exporting an Instant Slideshow
        2. Exporting a Saved Slideshow
      2. Sharing Movies Online
      3. Fun with QuickTime Player
        1. Exporting Edited Movies
      4. Movies from Your Camera
        1. Playing Digital Movies in iPhoto
        2. Editing Movies in iPhoto
        3. Editing Movies in iMovie
      5. Burning a Slideshow Movie CD or DVD
      6. Slideshow Movies on the Web
  6. 3. Advanced iPhoto
    1. 11. Screensavers, AppleScript, and Automator
      1. Building a Custom Screensaver
      2. One-Click Desktop Backdrop
      3. Exporting and Converting Pictures
        1. Exporting by Dragging
        2. Exporting by Dialog Box
      4. Plug-Ins and Add-Ons
      5. AppleScript Tricks
      6. Automator Tricks
        1. The Lay of the Land
        2. Saving Your Task
        3. The Auto Import Folder
    2. 12. iPhoto File Management
      1. iPhoto Backups
        1. Backing Up to a Hard Drive
        2. Burning Files to CD or DVD
      2. 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)
      3. Merging Photo Libraries
        1. How Not to Do It
        2. The Good Way
      4. Beyond iPhoto
  7. 4. iPhoto for iOS
    1. 13. iPhoto on the iPad
      1. An Overview of iPhoto for iOS
      2. Importing Pictures
        1. Using iCloud Photo Streams
        2. Syncing with iTunes
        3. Using iTunes File Sharing
        4. Saving Photos from Messages, Email, or the Web
        5. Using AirDrop
      3. Browsing Photos
        1. Viewing Albums
        2. Viewing Individual Photos
          1. Viewing Photo Info
          2. Changing an Album’s Key Photo
          3. Auto-Enhancing and Rotating
          4. Flagging, “Favoriting,” and Tagging Photos
          5. Adding Captions
          6. Deleting and Hiding Photos
        3. Filtering Photos
      4. Viewing and Selecting Multiple Photos
        1. Viewing and Selecting Similar Photos
        2. Viewing and Selecting a Range of Photos
      5. Viewing Photos as a Slideshow
    2. 14. Editing Photos on the iPad
      1. Editing Basics
        1. Undoing Edits
        2. Editing Raw and Full-Sized Photos
      2. Cropping and Straightening
      3. Adjusting Exposure and Contrast
      4. Adjusting Color
        1. Changing White Balance
      5. Using Brushes
        1. Brush Options
      6. Fun with Effects
    3. 15. Sharing Photos on the iPad
      1. Sharing Photos and Videos
        1. Mail
        2. Facebook, Flickr, Twitter
        3. Message
        4. Sharing Photos to iTunes
        5. Beaming Photos
        6. Sharing via AirDrop
        7. iCloud Photo Streams
        8. Apps
          1. Saving Photos to Your Camera Roll
          2. Sending Photos to Other Apps
      2. Printing Photos
        1. Printing from Your iPad
        2. Ordering Prints
      3. Creating Projects
        1. Web Journals
          1. Customizing the Layout
          2. Changing the Journal’s Key Photo
          3. Adding Photos and Videos
          4. Rearranging, Resizing, or Removing Photos
          5. Adding Custom Objects
          6. Managing Journal Pages
          7. Sharing Web Journals
        2. Slideshows
          1. Editing a Slideshow
          2. Sharing a Slideshow
        3. Photo Books
          1. Adding, Replacing, and Removing Photos
          2. Resizing, Repositioning, and Editing Photos
          3. Editing text on a Book Page
          4. Changing a Book’s Theme, Size, and Number of Pages
          5. Changing Page Design
          6. Adding, Removing, and Rearranging Pages
          7. Ordering a Photo book
  8. 5. Appendixes
    1. A. Troubleshooting
      1. The Most Important Advice in This Chapter
      2. Importing, Upgrading, and Opening
      3. Printing
      4. Editing and Sharing
      5. General Questions
    2. 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
  9. Index
  10. About the Authors
  11. Special Upgrade Offer
  12. Copyright