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MacBook For Dummies, 5th Edition by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 14

The Masterpiece That Is iPhoto

In This Chapter

arrow Importing pictures from your hard drive or digital camera

arrow Organizing images with iPhoto

arrow Tweaking the appearance of photographs

arrow Sharing photos with your friends

Do you still own a camera that uses real film? (Heck, have you ever seen a film camera?) The digital camera has reached the pinnacle that those funny (strange) marketing people refer to as saturation (virtually everyone owns one or a smartphone that sports a built-in camera). iPhoto was created to address the needs of everyone who has a digital camera and a MacBook.

With iPhoto, you organize, edit, and even publish your photographs. It sports more features than a handful of Swiss Army knives. After you shoot your photos with a digital camera (or even scan images from original film prints or negatives), you can import them into iPhoto, edit them, and publish them. You’re not limited to photos you take yourself, either; you can edit, share, and organize all kinds of digital image files. You can even create a photo album and use the iPhoto interface to have a handsome ...

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