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Digital Photos, Video, and Music All in One is designed to teach the new computer user how to easily work with a variety of digital media.

It doesn't assume the reader wants to learn how to use just one product, but covers multiple products and technologies together in a logical fashion:

  • Digital Cameras

  • Photoshop Elements

  • Burning CDs and DVDs

  • Scanners and Printers

  • MP3s and Digital Music

  • Digital Videos

  • Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
      1. Dedication
    2. Lead Author
      1. Contributing Authors
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. We Want to Hear from You!
      1. Reader Services
    5. Introduction
      1. Digital Media Applications
      2. Necessary Tools
    6. I. Getting Started
      1. 1. Setting Up Your Mac
        1. Unpacking Your New Mac
        2. Hooking Up Your Mac
        3. Your Mac's Startup Routine
        4. Setting Up Your Account
          1. Creating Your Account
        5. Turning It All Off
        6. Discovering the Help Menus
        7. Keyboard Power
        8. A Tour of Mac OS X Technology
        9. Installing Mac OS X
          1. Preparing Your Hard Drive for Mac OS X
          2. Installing Mac OS X
        10. Summary
      2. 2. Exploring the Desktop
        1. The Finder
        2. The Finder Menu Bar
          1. About the Menu Bar
          2. Touring the Application Menu
          3. Checking Out the Application Menu
          4. Touring the File Menu
          5. Touring the Edit Menu
          6. Touring the View Menu
          7. Touring the Go Menu
          8. Touring the Window Menu
          9. Touring the Help Menu
          10. Touring the Apple Menu
        3. The Finder Window
        4. The File System
          1. The “Computer Level” of the File System
          2. The Home Directory
          3. Favorites and Applications
        5. Performing File and Content Searches
        6. Finder Preferences
        7. The Dock
          1. Docked Applications
          2. Docked Windows, Files, and Folders
          3. Trash Can
          4. Removing Trashed Files
          5. Customizing the Dock
        8. System Preferences
          1. Setting Personal Preferences
          2. Setting Hardware Preferences
          3. Setting Internet and Network Preferences
          4. Setting System Preferences
        9. Universal Access
          1. Seeing
          2. Hearing
          3. Keyboard and Mouse
          4. Menu Extras
        10. Summary
      3. 3. Working with Windows, Folders, Files, and Applications
        1. Windows
          1. Close/Minimize/Zoom
          2. Hide/Show Toolbar
          3. Finder Window View Options
            1. Icon View
            2. List View
            3. Column View
            4. Show View Options
          4. Customizing Toolbar Shortcuts
          5. Window Scrolling, Moving, and Resizing
          6. Window Widgets
          7. Sheet Windows and Window Trays
        2. Folders
        3. Files
        4. Applications
          1. Opening Unrecognized Files
          2. Force-Quitting Applications with the Process Manager
        5. Creating Aliases
        6. Renaming, Copying, and Deleting
          1. Copying
        7. Deleting
        8. Getting File Information
          1. Name & Extension
          2. Open with Application
          3. Content Index
          4. Preview
          5. Languages
          6. Ownership & Permissions
          7. Comments
        9. Running Classic Applications
          1. Launching Classic
          2. Using Classic Applications
        10. Summary
      4. 4. Using the Internet
        1. Creating an Internet Connection
          1. Internal Modem
          2. Built-in Ethernet
          3. AirPort
          4. Internet Sharing (Ethernet)
        2. Setting Multiple Connection Options and Locations
          1. Locations
        3. Using Internet Connect
        4. Web-Browsing Basics
          1. Using Internet Explorer
          2. Making Sense of URLs
          3. Accessing a Web Site
          4. Making Your Own List of Web Favorites
          5. Storing URLs
          6. Take That Cache and Zap It
          7. Downloading
          8. Setting Preferences
        5. .Mac Membership
          1. Setting .Mac Preferences in Mac OS X
        6. Mail
          1. Adding or Editing an Account
            1. Special Mailboxes Settings
            2. Advanced Settings
          2. Composing Messages
          3. A Fast Guide to Internet Addresses
          4. Receiving Mail
          5. Additional Mail Preferences
            1. Fonts & Colors
            2. Viewing
            3. Composing
            4. Signatures
            5. Rules
        7. Address Book
          1. Adding and Editing Cards
          2. Adding Groups
          3. Using Address Book with Mail
        8. iChat
          1. Adding Buddies
          2. Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
            1. Group Chat Sessions
          3. Additional Preferences and Application Settings
        9. Summary
      5. 5. Using Other Basic Applications
        1. Calculator
        2. Clock
        3. Stickies
        4. TextEdit
          1. Preferences
          2. Menus
          3. Rulers
        5. Chess
          1. Preferences
          2. Menus
        6. Preview
        7. QuickTime
          1. The QuickTime Player
          2. QuickTime Preferences
        8. DVD Player
          1. DVD Player Preferences
        9. Sherlock
          1. The Internet Channel
          2. The Pictures Channel
          3. The Stocks Channel
          4. The Movies Channel
          5. The Yellow Pages Channel
          6. The eBay Channel
          7. The Flights Channel
          8. The Dictionary Channel
          9. The Translation Channel
          10. The AppleCare Channel
          11. Sherlock Preferences
        10. Summary
      6. 6. Installing Additional Software
        1. Installing Software
          1. Task: Downloading and Installing Software
          2. Opening Compressed Files with StuffIt Expander
          3. Choosing an Applications Folder
        2. Some Software Suggestions
          1. Useful Applications
          2. Games
          3. Screensavers
        3. Task: Checking Free Hard Drive Space
        4. Task: Verifying Available Memory
        5. Summary
      7. 7. Choosing Peripheral Devices
        1. USB Basics
        2. FireWire Basics
        3. Printers
          1. Inkjet Printers
          2. Laser Printers
          3. Dye-Sublimation Printers
          4. Imagesetters
          5. Choosing a Paper Type
        4. Scanners
        5. Digital Cameras
        6. Additional Peripheral Devices
        7. Connecting FireWire and USB Devices
          1. Connecting a Peripheral to Your Computer
        8. AirPort
        9. Summary
      8. 8. Monitors and ColorSync
        1. Configuring Displays
          1. Resolution and Colors
          2. Displays Menu Extra
          3. Multiple Monitors
          4. Geometry
          5. Color
        2. Using the Display Calibrator Assistant
          1. Task: Calibrate your Display
        3. Introduction to ColorSync
          1. ColorSync System Preferences Panel
          2. ColorSync Utility
        4. Summary
      9. 9. Setting Up Printers and Fonts
        1. Setting Up a New Printer
        2. Adding Printers with Print Center
        3. Printing Your Document
          1. Checking the Progress of Your Print Job
          2. Solving Printing Problems
        4. Adding Fonts
          1. Using the Fonts Panel
        5. Summary
    7. II. Apple iLife: iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD
      1. 10. Introducing iLife
        1. Introducing iTunes
        2. Introducing iPhoto
        3. Introducing iMovie
        4. Introducing iDVD
        5. Installing the iLife Applications
        6. Summary
      2. 11. Using iTunes
        1. Setting Up iTunes
          1. The iTunes Interface
        2. Adding MP3s
          1. Task: Creating and Working with Playlists
          2. Burning CDs and Exporting to MP3 Players
          3. Listening to Internet Radio
          4. Playing Audio
          5. Visualizer
          6. Reviewing iTunes Options
        3. Using Your iPod with iTunes
          1. Updating Your iPod's Music Library
        4. Summary
      3. 12. Using iPhoto
        1. Importing Image Files
        2. Organizing Images
          1. Applying Keywords
            1. Task: Creating an Album
        3. Editing Photos
        4. Designing a Photo Book
        5. Sharing Your Photos
          1. Sharing Printed Photos
          2. Sharing Photos Digitally
          3. Viewing Your Own Digital Photos
        6. Summary
      4. 13. Getting Started with iMovie
        1. The iMovie Workspace
        2. iMovie Monitor
        3. Shelf
        4. Timeline Viewer
        5. Clip Viewer
          1. Other Important Controls for the Timeline
          2. Trash and Free Space
            1. Task: Create a New Project
        6. The Clip Viewer
          1. Task: Adding Clips
        7. Previewing Clips
          1. Task: Previewing a Single Clip
          2. Task: Previewing an Entire Movie
        8. Enhancing Clips
          1. Task: Adding a Transition
          2. Task: Adding an Effect
          3. Task: Rearranging Clips
        9. Digital Video Concepts
          1. Pixels
          2. Screen Size
          3. Frame Rate
          4. Compression
          5. Timecode
        10. Summary
      5. 14. Working with Video in iMovie
        1. Importing Video from a File
        2. Connecting Camcorders
          1. Understanding the FireWire Cable
            1. Task: Connecting Your Camcorder
        3. Working with Video
          1. Understanding Cueing: Play, Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind
            1. Task: Finding a Spot on Your Videotape Using iMovie
        4. Capturing Video
          1. Task: Capturing Video from Your Camcorder
        5. Moving Around in a Clip
          1. Task: Go to a Specific Spot in a Clip
          2. Task: Adjusting a Clip in the Shelf
        6. Making Basic Edits
          1. Preparing a Clip
            1. Task: Deleting Extra Footage
            2. Task: Deleting a Clip from the Shelf
            3. Task: Restoring Clip Media
            4. Task: Checking the Size of an iMovie Project
        7. Summary
      6. 15. Adding Transitions, Effects, and Titles in iMovie
        1. Titles
          1. Sample Title—Bounce In To Center
          2. Sample Title—Centered Multiple
          3. Using Titles over Black
          4. Overlay (over Video) Titles
            1. Task: Selecting a Title
        2. Adding Titles
          1. Task: Adding a Title to a Movie
        3. Adjusting Titles
          1. Task: Adjusting a Title
          2. Task: Typing In a New Title
        4. Transitions
          1. Sample Transition—Cross Dissolve
        5. Working with Transitions
          1. Task: Adding a Fade In
          2. Task: Changing and Replacing a Transition
          3. Task: Removing a Transition
        6. Effects
        7. Sample Effect—Brightness/Contrast
        8. Working with Effects
          1. Previewing
          2. Applying
          3. Restoring Clips
          4. Undo/Redo
            1. Task: Enhancing a Clip with Brightness/Contrast
            2. Task: Enhancing a Clip with Adjust Colors
        9. Making Changes to Effects
          1. Task: Changing and Updating an Effect
        10. Summary
      7. 16. Using Still Photos, Music, and Sound Effects in iMovie
        1. Photos and iMovie
        2. Importing into iPhoto
        3. Adding Photos to iMovie
          1. iPhoto Integration
          2. The Ken Burns Effect
          3. Adding Photos Directly
          4. Still Images from Video
        4. Still Images and Duration
        5. Still Images, Effects, and Transitions
        6. Sound in iMovie
          1. Audio Tracks
          2. Audio Playback
        7. Working with Audio
          1. Accessing the iTunes Music Library
          2. Adding iTunes Audio to the Project
          3. Manipulating Audio within the iMovie
            1. Repositioning Audio
            2. Locking Audio to a Video Clip
            3. Using Crop Markers
            4. Adjusting Volume
            5. Splitting Audio
        8. Other iMovie Audio Sources
          1. iMovie Sound Effects
          2. Audio CDs
          3. Recording a Voice Track
          4. Extracting Audio from Video Clips
        9. Summary
      8. 17. Exporting iMovies
        1. Choosing a Way to Share Your iMovie
          1. Exporting to Camera
          2. Exporting to QuickTime
          3. Exporting to iDVD
        2. Making Videotapes from iMovie
          1. Task: Exporting to Camera
        3. Emailing iMovies
          1. Task: Exporting to Email
        4. Putting iMovies on the Web
          1. Task: Exporting a Web Movie for Use on a Standard Web Server
          2. Task: Exporting for Streaming Server
          3. Task: Uploading a Streaming Web Movie iMovie for PlayStream
        5. Burning iMovies to CD
          1. Task: Exporting iMovie for CD-ROM
        6. Exporting iMovies to iDVD
          1. Task: Exporting to iDVD
          2. Task: Adding Chapters to Your Movie
        7. Summary
      9. 18. Getting Started with iDVD
        1. DVD Players
        2. The DVD Creation Revolution
        3. How DVD Video Works
          1. Working with DVD Video
          2. What Is Multiplexing?
            1. Task: Examining a DVD
        4. Basic iDVD Features
          1. Themes
          2. Audio, Photos, and Movies
          3. Slideshows
          4. Status
          5. Disc Burning
        5. DVD Discs
          1. Recordable DVDs
          2. Manufactured DVDs
          3. Rewritable DVDs
        6. DVD Storage Capacity
        7. Purchasing the Right Blank DVD Discs
        8. Summary
      10. 19. Designing DVDs in iDVD
        1. Preparing the DVD Project
          1. Task: Preparing the DVD Project
        2. Importing Files
          1. Using the iMedia Browsers
            1. Task: Importing Video Files
        3. iDVD Capabilities
        4. Creating DVD Menus
          1. Themes
            1. Task: Choosing a Theme
          2. Working with Drop Zones
          3. Customizing Titles
          4. DVD Buttons—Video and Text
            1. Task: Adjusting a Video Button
          5. Customizing Buttons
          6. Adding Submenus
            1. Task: Adding a DVD Folder
        5. Customizing Menus
          1. Task: Adding a Sound to a DVD Menu
        6. DVD Slideshows
          1. Task: Creating a Slideshow
          2. Task: Adding Slides
          3. Slideshow Options
            1. Display Arrows During Slideshow
            2. Adding Picture Files to DVD-ROM
            3. Setting Slide Duration
            4. Thumbnail Size
            5. Audio
          4. Working with Slides
            1. Task: Rearranging Slides
            2. Task: Changing the Slideshow Icon Image
        7. Summary
      11. 20. Creating DVDs with iDVD
        1. Burning Your DVD
          1. Task: Previewing Your Project
          2. Preparing Your Computer
            1. Task: Burning Your DVD
            2. Task: Testing Your DVD
        2. Manufacturing Discs
          1. Task: Having a DVD Commercially Manufactured
        3. DVD-ROM Content—Adding Computer Files on a DVD
          1. Task: Adding Computer Files to a DVD
        4. Summary
    8. III. Photoshop Elements
      1. 21. Introducing Photoshop Elements
        1. Getting Help
          1. Tool Tips
          2. Hints Palette
          3. How To's
          4. The Help Button
        2. A Tour of the Desktop
        3. Understanding the Shortcuts Bar
          1. Task: Starting a New Image
        4. Using the Tools in the Toolbox
          1. Selection Tools
          2. Painting Tools
          3. Toning Tools
          4. Viewing Tools
          5. Special Tools
          6. Colors
          7. Tool Shortcuts
        5. Understanding the Options Bar
        6. Using the Menus
        7. Taking a Look at the File and Edit Menus
          1. Using the File Browser
        8. Taking a Look at the Image Menu
          1. Duplicate Image
          2. Rotate
          3. Transformations
          4. Crop/Resize
          5. Adjust
          6. Histogram
          7. Modes
        9. Taking a Look at the Enhance Menu
          1. Quick Fix
          2. Color Variations
        10. Taking a Look at the Layer Menu
        11. Taking a Look at the Select Menu
        12. Taking a Look at the Filter Menu
        13. Taking a Look at the View Menu
        14. Taking a Look at the Window Menu
        15. Setting Preferences
        16. Undoing and Redoing
        17. Using the Undo History Palette
        18. Summary
      2. 22. Starting, Saving, and Printing Your Work
        1. Starting a New Image File
        2. Browsing for a File
          1. Task: Browsing and Opening an Image
        3. Saving Your Work
          1. Choosing a File Format
          2. Choosing Other Save Options
        4. Saving Images for the Web
          1. Optimizing Images for the Web
          2. JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group)
          3. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)
          4. PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
          5. Making Transparent GIFs
        5. Creating a Web Gallery
        6. Emailing a Picture
        7. Exporting a PDF
        8. Adjusting Resolution
        9. Importing Source Images
          1. Making a Scan
          2. Task: Scanning
          3. Importing Images from a Digital Camera
          4. Importing Still Frame Captures
        10. Changing Image and Canvas Sizes
          1. Image Size
          2. Canvas Size
        11. Understanding Color Systems
          1. RGB
          2. HSB
          3. Pantone Color Matching System
        12. Preparing the Image
          1. Selecting Page Setup Options
          2. Previewing an Image
        13. Printing the Page
        14. Making Contact Sheets and Picture Packages
          1. Contact Sheets
          2. Picture Packages
        15. Summary
      3. 23. Using Basic Tools in Elements
        1. Using the Selection Tools
          1. Making Selections with Marquees
          2. Task: Drawing a Donut with the Marquee Tool
        2. Selecting with the Lasso Tools
        3. Making Selections with the Magic Wand
          1. Using the Selection Brush Tool
          2. Selecting and Deselecting All
        4. Modifying Selections
          1. Inverting a Selection
          2. Feathering a Selection
          3. Changing Your Selection with Modify, Grow, Similar
          4. Saving and Loading Selections
        5. Stroking and Filling Selections
        6. Using the Paint Bucket Tool to Fill a Selection
        7. Working with Layers
          1. Task: Experimenting with Layers
        8. Managing Layers
          1. Adding a New Layer
          2. Moving or Removing a Layer
          3. Grouping Layers Together
          4. Changing Layer Opacity
        9. Cropping and Resizing Your Pictures
        10. Cropping
          1. Task: Crop a Picture
        11. Resizing
          1. Resizing an Image
          2. Resizing a Canvas
          3. Resizing a Portion of an Image
        12. Rotating an Image
          1. Flipping Images
          2. Rotating by Degrees
          3. Straightening Images
        13. Straightening the Horizon
        14. Straightening an Image
        15. Skewing Images
        16. Using the Type Tools
          1. Adding Horizontal and Vertical Type
          2. Choosing Fonts
        17. Using the Type Mask Tools
        18. Working with Layer Styles and Text
          1. Editing Layer Styles
          2. Task: Applying Layer Styles to Text
        19. Warping Text
        20. Summary
      4. 24. Fixing Photo Flaws
        1. Making Basic Cleanups
          1. Removing Small Objects with the Clone Stamp Tool
          2. Removing Small Objects with Copy and Paste
        2. Fixing Red Eye
          1. Task: Fixing Red Eye From Scratch
        3. Removing Dust and Scratches
          1. Using the Despeckle and Unsharp Mask Filters
          2. Removing Dust and Scratches with the Clone Stamp
        4. Too Light/Too Dark: Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color
          1. Auto Levels
          2. Auto Contrast
          3. Auto Color Correction
        5. Adjusting by Eye with Color Variations
        6. Adjusting Color with Color Cast
        7. Adjusting Color with Hue/Saturation
        8. Removing and Replacing Color
        9. Compensating for Lighting Mistakes
        10. Using the Quick Fix Dialog Box
          1. Task: Fix a Badly Overexposed, Very Blue Photo
        11. Using Repair Recipes and Tutorials
          1. Looking for New Recipes
        12. Following a Tutorial
        13. Using Adjustment Layers to Fix Image Problems
          1. Adding an Adjustment Layer
          2. Editing the Adjustment Layer Mask
        14. Repairing Black-and-White Pictures
          1. Lack of Contrast
          2. Dodging and Burning
          3. Task: Using the Dodge and Burn Tools
          4. Painting Over Small Blotches
        15. Preparing an Old Photo for Repair by Removing Sepia
        16. Repairing Serious Damage
          1. First Steps
          2. Repairing Tears
        17. Applying Vignetting
        18. Applying Tints
        19. Making Color Repairs
        20. Using Fill Flash
        21. Making Selective Color Adjustments
        22. Image Correction Tools
          1. Blur and Sharpen
          2. The Sponge Tool
          3. The Smudge Tool
        23. Hand Coloring a Black-and-White Photo
        24. Removing and Replacing Objects
        25. Replacing a Face
        26. Putting Back What Was Never There
        27. Using the Magic Eraser
        28. Putting Together Stitched Panoramas
          1. Working with Photomerge
          2. Considerations When You Shoot a Panorama
        29. Summary
      5. 25. Enhancing Your Photos with Filters
        1. Working with Filters
          1. Using the Sharpen Filters
            1. Task: Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter
          2. Using the Blur Filters
          3. Smart Blur
          4. Gaussian Blur
          5. Radial Blur
          6. Motion Blur
          7. Adding or Removing Noise
          8. Despeckle
          9. Dust & Scratches
          10. Median
          11. Add Noise
        2. Adjusting the Effect of Filters
        3. Using the Artistic Filters
          1. Watercolor
          2. Dry Brush
          3. Spatter
          4. Underpainting
          5. Palette Knife
          6. Paint Daubs
        4. Working with Pastels, Chalk, Charcoal, and Pen
          1. Rough Pastels
          2. Smudge Stick
          3. Chalk & Charcoal, Charcoal
          4. Conté Crayon
          5. Graphic Pen and Halftone Pattern
          6. Sumi-e
          7. Sponge
        5. Going Wild with Filters
          1. Liquify an Image
          2. The Render Filters
          3. Adding Texture
          4. Neon Glow
          5. Plastic Wrap
          6. Diffuse Glow
          7. Ocean Ripple and Wave
          8. Solarize
        6. Using Third-Party Filters
          1. Alien Skin: Eye Candy 4000 and Splat!
          2. Andromeda Software Filters
        7. Summary
      6. 26. Creating Digital Art from Scratch
        1. Choosing Colors
          1. Using Color Pickers
          2. Using the Swatches Palette
          3. Other Tips for Selecting Colors
        2. Using the Shape Tools
          1. Changing the Style
          2. Setting the Geometry Options
          3. Drawing Additional Shapes
          4. Creating a Custom Shape
          5. Selecting a Shape
          6. Task: Create an Umbrella
        3. Using the Brush Tool
          1. Setting Brush Options
          2. Painting with the Impressionist Brush
          3. Task: Create Rain for Your Umbrella
        4. Using the Pencil Tool
          1. Setting Pencil Options
          2. Replacing One Color with Another
          3. Task: Adding Ribs to Your Umbrella
        5. Using the Eraser Tools
          1. Erasing with the Eraser Tool
          2. Erasing with the Background Eraser Tool
        6. Creating Backgrounds with the Gradient Tool
          1. Making Composite Images
        7. Using Layer Styles to Create Composites
          1. Task: Add Layer Styles and Adjustment Layers to Our Umbrella
        8. Understanding Blending Modes
        9. Applying Effects
        10. Creating Drop Shadows from Scratch
        11. Making Reflections
        12. Using Distortions to Blend Composite Images
        13. Summary
    9. IV. Advanced System Management
      1. 27. Sharing (and Securing) Your Computer
        1. Sharing Your Computer with Multiple Users
          1. Understanding User Accounts
          2. Adding and Removing Users
        2. Logging In
          1. Customizing the Login Window
          2. Adding Login Items
        3. Controlling File Permissions
        4. Understanding Groups
        5. Using Network Sharing
          1. Sharing Services
          2. Activating Personal File Sharing and AppleTalk
          3. Activating Windows Sharing (Samba)
          4. Activating Web Sharing
          5. Activating Remote Login and FTP
            1. Remote Login (SSH)
            2. FTP
        6. Connecting to Shared Folders
        7. Security Considerations
        8. Local Security
          1. Create Only “Normal” Users
          2. Disable Hints and Names
        9. Maintaining Security Online
          1. Network Sharing Services
          2. Firewalls
        10. Summary
      2. 28. Managing Your System
        1. Automating Software Updates
          1. Running Software Updates
        2. Backing Up Your Data
          1. Backup Strategies
          2. Data Storage Options
          3. Making Backup CDs
        3. Disk Copy
          1. Task: Creating Disk Images
        4. Using Backup Software
          1. Choosing Backup Software
        5. Optimizing Your Hard Drive
        6. CPU Monitor
          1. Task: Adding the CPU Monitor to Your Menu Bar
        7. Summary
      3. 29. Recovering from Crashes and Other Problems
        1. Application Unexpectedly Quits
          1. Restarting Classic
        2. Other System Crashes
          1. Using Force Quit
        3. Forcing a Restart
          1. What's Causing Those Crashes?
        4. Viruses
          1. Protecting Your Computer
          2. A Look at Virus Protection Software
          3. The Right Way to Use Virus Software
        5. Restoring the Administrator Password
        6. Fixing Hard Drive Problems
          1. Using Disk Repair Software
        7. Reinstalling System Software
          1. Using Your System Installer CD
        8. Summary