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The Macintosh iLife 08

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The definitive iLife reference, completely updated and revised!

The Macintosh iLife ’08  is a lavishly illustrated handbook packed with easy-to-follow instructions, essential technical background, and tips for iLife users of all levels. Now in its sixth edition, it’s the world’s top-selling iLife book.

• Shop ’til you drop at the iTunes Store—and wirelessly with the iPhone and iPod touch
• Create a digital media center with Apple TV and your widescreen TV set
• Improve your photography and video-shooting techniques
• Produce spectacular slide shows, photo books, calendars, and greeting cards
• Refine your photos to perfection with iPhoto’s new editing tools
• Share photos via email, .Mac Web Gallery, DVD slide shows, and more
• Assemble a video library with the all-new iMovie—and share your creations on YouTube
• Record and arrange your own music with GarageBand
• Create and publish your own Web sites, blogs, and podcasts
• Preserve the past: digitize old records, photos, and movies

The book: Each two-page spread is a self-contained tutorial or set of tips. Everything you need is at your fingertips, and every page is updated for iLife ’08, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, the iPhone, and latest iPods.

The Web site: Get updates, tips, and much more at this book’s companion Web site, www.macilife.com.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Read Me First
    1. How the Book Works
    2. The Book, the Web Site
    3. Read the Book, Watch the Movies
  5. Introducing iLife
    1. Personal Computers Get Personal
    2. A Sampling of the Possibilities
    3. Where the Mac Fits In
    4. No Medium is an Island
    5. iLife Keeps You Connected
    6. Putting the Pieces Together
    7. Outfitting Your Mac for Digital Media
      1. Storage in Two Flavors
      2. Digital Hubs
      3. The Right Accounts
  6. iTunes and iPod: Music and More
    1. iTunes at a Glance
    2. Importing Music from CDs
      1. Importing a CD
        1. Notes and Tips
    3. Choosing an Audio Format
      1. Changing Importing Settings
    4. Fine-Tuning Compression Settings
      1. Adjusting MP3 Settings
      2. Adjusting AAC Settings
    5. Editing Song Information
      1. Fixing “Anonymous” Music Tracks
      2. Tips for Editing Song Information
    6. Shopping at the iTunes Store
      1. Getting Set Up: Signing In
        1. Step 1: Step into the Store
        2. Step 2: Sign In
      2. The iTunes Store at a Glance
      3. Getting Around in the Store
    7. From Browsing to Buying
      1. Working with an Item List
      2. To Shop Faster, Browse
      3. Power Searching
    8. Buying and Watching Videos
      1. Finding Videos
        1. Previewing What You Find
      2. Tips for Watching Videos
    9. Tuning In to Podcasts
      1. Finding Podcasts
      2. Previewing and Subscribing
      3. Managing Your Podcasts
        1. The Podcasts Playlist
        2. Setting Podcast Preferences
    10. Podcast Tips
      1. Tuning Out
      2. Subscribing Manually
      3. Adding Downloaded Podcasts
      4. Send to a Friend
      5. The Blue Dot
      6. Enhanced Podcasts
    11. Tips for the iTunes Store
      1. More Shopping Avenues
      2. Parental Controls
      3. Stopping Stutters
      4. Authorizing and Deauthorizing
      5. Burning What You Buy
      6. iTunes Plus
    12. More Tips for the iTunes Store
      1. Creating Playlists from Collections
      2. When Downloads Go Awry
      3. Complete My Album
      4. Keep Informed
      5. PDF Liner Notes
      6. Get that Song’s Address
      7. Bookmarking Items
      8. Hiding the Link Buttons
      9. Shopping via Wi-Fi
    13. Giving the Gift of iTunes
      1. Allowance: Music Monthly
      2. Gift Certificate
      3. Prepaid Cards
      4. Giving Specific Items
    14. Creating iPhone Ringtones
      1. Creating a Ringtone
      2. Notes and Tips
    15. Sequencing Songs with Playlists
      1. Creating a Playlist
        1. Viewing and Fine-Tuning a Playlist
    16. Playlist Tips
      1. Designing Playlists
      2. Opening a Playlist in a Separate Window
      3. Previews in Playlists
      4. Creating a Playlist From a Selection
      5. Naming Playlists with iPod in Mind
      6. Adding One Playlist to Another
      7. Playlist Shortcuts
      8. From CD to Playlist in One Drag
      9. Exporting and Importing Playlists
      10. Export Playlists as Plain Text
      11. Printing to PDF
    17. iMix: Publishing Your Playlists
      1. Giving a Playlist
      2. Creating an iMix
      3. iMix Tips
    18. Smart Playlists: iTunes as DJ
      1. Creating a Smart Playlist
    19. Be More Specific: Adding Criteria
    20. A Cookbook of Smart Playlists
      1. More Smart Playlist Tips
        1. A Smart Playlist for Small iPods
        2. Including or Excluding Existing Playlists
        3. Don’t Forget Comments
        4. Something Completely Different
        5. Want More?
    21. Find that Tune: Searching and Browsing
      1. Searching
        1. Finding an Item’s Disk File
      2. Browsing
      3. Browsing by Genre
    22. Improving Sound Quality with the Equalizer
      1. Using the Equalizer
      2. Creating Your Own Preset
      3. Assigning Presets to Individual Songs
    23. Burning Audio CDs
      1. Step 1. Select the Playlist You Want to Burn
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Step 2. Click the Burn Disc Button
      4. Step 3. Insert a Blank Disc
    24. Tips for Your Burning Endeavors
      1. Gap Control
      2. Volume Control
      3. Burning MP3 CDs
      4. Using CD Text
      5. Backing Up Your Library
      6. Blank Advice
      7. Burning to RW Media
    25. Finishing Touches: Printing Case Inserts and More
      1. To Print a Jewel Case Insert
      2. More About Artwork
      3. More Artwork Tips
    26. Cover Flow and Other Art Matters
      1. Using Cover Flow View
      2. Artwork Tips
        1. Songs with No Art
        2. Other Art Openings
    27. Sharing Libraries on a Network
      1. Activating Sharing
      2. Accessing Shared Libraries
    28. Tuning In to Internet Radio
      1. To Listen to Internet Radio
      2. Bandwidth: Internet Radio’s Antenna
    29. Recording Internet Radio and More
      1. Hijacking in Three Easy Steps
      2. Getting the Best Sound
    30. Converting Old Tapes and Albums
      1. Step 1. Make the Connections
      2. Step 2. Prepare to Record
      3. Step 3. Record
      4. Step 4. Encode and Edit Song Information
    31. iTunes and Your Stereo
      1. AirPort Express
      2. Analog Direct Connection
      3. Optical Digital Connection
    32. Apple TV: iTunes and Your TV
      1. Tuning In to Apple TV
    33. Tips for Playing Music
      1. Crossfading Songs
      2. Dock Control
      3. Making iTunes Tiny
      4. Optimizing Levels
      5. The Sound Enhancer
      6. Skipping to the Next or Previous Album
      7. Adjusting Volume with a Scroll Wheel Mouse
      8. Showing the Current Song
      9. How to “Crop” Songs
      10. Marking Your Place
    34. Surprise Me: Shuffle Playback Options
      1. Using Shuffle Mode
    35. Rating Items, Customizing, and More
      1. Rating Songs, Albums, and More
      2. Customizing Columns
      3. Customizing the Library List
      4. Watch Me Listen
      5. Your Own PDFs
    36. Tips for the iTunes Library
      1. Adding Items to iTunes
      2. Keeping Your Music Library Organized
      3. About Compilations
      4. One User, Multiple Libraries
      5. Advanced Sorting
    37. More Tips for the iTunes Library
      1. Multiple Users, One Library
      2. Keep Your Music Library Healthy
      3. Dealing with Duplicates
      4. Merging Libraries
    38. Adding On: Scripts and Beyond
      1. Visualize Cool Graphics
      2. Automating with AppleScript
    39. Books on Bytes: Listening to Audiobooks
      1. Working with Audiobooks
        1. Step 1. Purchase and Download
        2. Step 2. Add the Audiobook to Your iTunes Library
        3. Step 3. Specify Account Information
        4. Step 4. Listen
    40. iPod: Portable Music and More
      1. Life with an iPod
        1. Step 1. Build an iTunes Library
        2. Step 2. Transfer to the iPod
        3. Step 3. Enjoy and repeat.
    41. The Full-Sized iPods
      1. iPod Common Ground
        1. Video Playback
        2. Photo Display
        3. Address Book
        4. Voice Recording
        5. Games
        6. Calendar
        7. Extras
        8. Dock Connector
    42. The Compact iPods: mini and nano
      1. iPod mini
      2. iPod nano
      3. iPod nano
    43. The Littlest iPod: shuffle
      1. iPod shuffle at a Glance
      2. Filling your iPod shuffle
    44. iPhone, iPod touch, and Wi-Fi Music
      1. Shopping the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
    45. Viewing Photos on Your iPod
      1. Step 1. Create Albums
        1. Viewing Photos on an iPod
        2. Step 2. Sync Your iPod
        3. Step 3. Start the Show
        4. Touching Your Photos
    46. Video and Your iPod
      1. A Handful of Video Tips
      2. Converting Movies for iPod Playback
    47. Syncing Options
      1. The Summary Panel
      2. Syncing Specifics
      3. Setting iPod shuffle Preferences
    48. iPod Playback Tips
      1. Not So Loud!
      2. Sound Check
      3. Moving Around within an Item
      4. Audiobook Speed Control
      5. Rating on the Road
      6. The On-The-Go Playlist
    49. iPod Management Tips
      1. Manual Management
      2. Library Too Big?
      3. Transferring Purchases via iPod
      4. Accessing Your Music Directly
      5. Extracting Photos from an iPod
    50. iPod Tips
      1. Having Trouble? Try the Five Rs
      2. When the Music Dies
      3. Menu Customizing
      4. iPod shuffle: Converting to AAC
      5. Getting Lyrical
      6. Notes and Museum Mode
      7. iPod Scripts
    51. iPod as Address Book and More
      1. Syncing Address Book Contacts
      2. Adding Contacts from Elsewhere
    52. iPod as Calendar: Using iCal
      1. Updating Calendars
      2. Navigating Calendars and Events
    53. Accessories for the Fully Powered iPod
      1. TV Connections
      2. On the Dock
      3. Tune In
      4. Sound and Pictures
      5. Play Longer
  7. iPhoto: Organizing and Sharing Images
    1. iPhoto at a Glance
      1. Beyond the Shoebox
    2. The Essentials of Digital Imaging
      1. Where Digital Images Come From
        1. Digital camera
        2. Scanner
        3. Compact Disc
        4. Internet
    3. Importing Photos from a Camera
      1. Tips for Importing Photos
        1. Importing Only Some Shots
        2. To Delete or Not?
        3. Eject the Camera
    4. After the Import
      1. Viewing Your Shots
      2. Notes and Tips
        1. Rotate Verticals
        2. Delete the Dregs
        3. Playing Movies
    5. More Ways to Import Photos
      1. Using a Media Reader
      2. Importing from the Finder
      3. Importing from Email and Web Pages
      4. Importing from Picture CDs and PhotoCDs
    6. Importing Tips
      1. Hiding Already-Imported Shots
      2. Dealing with Duplicates
      3. Adjusting Event Settings
      4. Events and Imports from the Finder
      5. File it Your Way
    7. Browsing Your Photo Library
      1. Basic Event Techniques
      2. More Ways to Display Events
    8. Tips for Working with Events
      1. Hiding Photos
      2. Splitting and Merging
      3. Moving Photos Between Events
      4. A New Event
      5. Flagging Photos
      6. What’s in a Double-Click?
    9. Creating Titles and Captions
      1. Using the Information Pane
      2. Tips
      3. Editing Photo Information Directly
      4. Changing the Date
    10. Assigning Keywords and Ratings
      1. Creating and Editing Keywords
      2. Tips
      3. Assigning Keywords
      4. Keyword Tips
    11. Searching for Photos
      1. Search Box Basics
      2. Variations
      3. Searching By Date
        1. The Big Picture
        2. Narrow Your View
    12. Creating Albums
      1. Organizing an Album
    13. Tips for Working with Albums
      1. Albums are Optional
      2. Album Shortcuts
      3. From Album to Event
      4. Photo Count
      5. To Experiment, Duplicate
      6. Albums and iLife
    14. Creating Smart Albums
      1. Creating a Smart Album
        1. Changing a Smart Album
      2. Be More Specific: Specifying Multiple Criteria
    15. Basic Photo Editing
      1. Editing Essentials
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Edit View at a Glance
    16. Fixing Composition Problems and Red-Eye
      1. Removing Red-Eye
      2. Cropping a Photo
      3. Notes and Tips
      4. Straightening a Photo
    17. Enhancing and Retouching Photos
      1. Using One-Click Enhance
      2. Tips
      3. Retouching a Photo
      4. Notes and Tips
    18. Applying Effects to Photos
      1. Applying Effects
      2. Effective Tips
      3. A Gallery of Effects
    19. Advanced Editing and the Adjust Panel
      1. A Sampling of Adjustments
        1. Adjust Exposure
        2. Fix Color Problems
        3. Recover Shadow and Highlight Detail
      2. The Adjust Panel at a Glance
    20. Adjusting Exposure and Levels
      1. Reading a Histogram
        1. A Sampling of Histograms
      2. Using the Levels Sliders
      3. Using the Exposure Slider
      4. Shadow and Highlight Recovery
    21. Changing a Photo’s Colors
      1. Adjusting Color Saturation
      2. Tips
      3. Adjusting Color Balance
      4. Colorful Tips
      5. Better Black and White
    22. Sharpening and Reducing Noise
      1. Sharpening Basics
      2. Sharpening Tips
        1. Should You Sharpen?
        2. View Right
        3. How it Works
    23. The Big Picture: Full-Screen Editing
      1. Switching to Full-Screen View
      2. Comparing Photos
        1. To compare photos
    24. Editing Tips
      1. The Edit Window
      2. Specifying Edit Preferences
      3. Tips for the Edit Window
      4. Copying and Pasting Adjustments
      5. The Keys to Editing
      6. From Browsing to Editing
      7. From Publisher to Editor
      8. From Edit Thumbnails to Elsewhere
    25. Shooting in Raw Mode
      1. Choosing Raw
      2. The Basics of Working with Raw Photos
    26. Working with Raw Images
      1. How iPhoto Manages Raw Photos
      2. Editing an Already-Edited Raw Photo
      3. Exporting the Original Raw File
      4. Raw Photos and Photoshop
      5. Saving as TIFF
      6. Raw Differences in the Exposure Slider
    27. Using iPhoto with Photoshop
      1. From iPhoto to Photoshop
      2. A Sampling of Elements Editing Ideas
        1. Recovering Shadow and Highlight Details
        2. The Power of Layers
        3. Retouch the Flaws Away
    28. Slide Shows: iPhoto as Projector
      1. Viewing a Basic Slide Show
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Step 3
    29. Beyond the Basic Slide Show
      1. Creating a Saved Slide Show
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Step 3
    30. Slide Show Tips
      1. More Settings Options
      2. Adding to a Saved Slide Show
      3. Ken Burns and Transitions
      4. When Just One Song Won’t Do
      5. Customizing Basic Slide Shows
      6. Add a Slideshow Button
      7. Creating Special Effects
      8. Choosing Display Preferences
      9. Exporting a Slide Show as a QuickTime Movie
    31. More Slide Show Tips
      1. Use iPhoto to Create Titles
      2. Sharing a Slide Show Using iChat Theater
      3. Sharing a Basic Slide Show
      4. Notes and Tips
    32. Sharing Photos via Email
      1. Step 1. Select the Photos
      2. Step 2. Click the Email Button
      3. Step 3. Specify a Size, then Click Compose
    33. Sharing Photos via Web Galleries
      1. Creating a Web Gallery Album
        1. After Publishing
      2. Working with Gallery Albums
        1. Changing a Gallery Album
        2. Subscribing to a Gallery Album
    34. Web Gallery Tips
      1. The Gallery Album Page at a Glance
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Controlling Access to Albums
      4. Uploading by Email
      5. Editing a Photo from a Subscription
    35. More Internet Sharing Options
      1. Creating a .Mac Slide Show
      2. Exporting Web Pages
      3. The Flickr of Addiction
    36. Sharing Photos on a Network
      1. Activating Sharing
      2. Accessing Shared Photos
    37. Printing Photos
      1. Printing Standard Prints
        1. Notes and Tips
      2. Beyond Standard Prints
        1. Contact Sheet
        2. Simple Border
        3. Single Mat
        4. Double Mat
    38. Customizing a Print Job
      1. Print Settings View at Glance
      2. Perfecting Your Print
    39. Printing Tips and Troubleshooting
      1. Multiple Copies
      2. Kill the Cropping
      3. Save a PDF
      4. When Prints Disappoint
      5. Preserving Your Prints
    40. Ordering Prints
      1. To Order Prints
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Create a Temporary Album
        4. Cropping Concerns
        5. No Questions, Please
    41. Creating Photo Books
      1. Creating a Book: The Big Picture
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Step 3
        4. Step 4
        5. Step 5
    42. Planning for Publishing
      1. Questions to Ask
      2. Options to Consider
        1. Dust Jacket Decisions
    43. Book Layout Techniques
      1. Manual or Autoflow?
      2. Layout Basics
      3. Working with Photos
      4. Adding and Removing Pages
      5. Rearranging Pages
    44. Tips for Creating Books
      1. Formatting Text
      2. More Tips for Text
      3. Adjusting Photos
      4. Photo as Background
    45. More Tips for Creating Books
      1. Before You Buy
      2. From Book to Slide Show
      3. Clean Up Your Act
      4. Print It Yourself
      5. Single-Sided Books
      6. Mirroring a Photo
      7. Changing Stacking Order
      8. Fun with PDFs
    46. Creating a Photo Calendar
      1. The Big Picture
    47. Tips for Creating Calendars
      1. Choosing Photos
      2. Layout Techniques
      3. Adding Photos to Dates
      4. Don’t Forget About the iCal Angle
      5. Improving Your Calendar Typography
      6. Customizing Photos on Dates
    48. Creating Greeting Cards and Postcards
      1. Creating a Greeting Card
      2. Creating a Postcard
    49. More Ways to Share Photos
      1. Exporting a Saved Slide Show Movie
        1. Tips
      2. Exporting a Basic Slide Show Movie
    50. Burning Photos to CDs and DVDs
      1. Burning Basics
      2. Working with Burned Discs
      3. Copying Items from a Burned Disc
    51. Creating and Managing Photo Libraries
      1. Creating a New Library
      2. Switching Between Libraries
    52. Getting Old Photos into iPhoto
      1. Scanning the Options
      2. Scanning Right
      3. Photos, Meet iPhoto
    53. iPhoto Tips
      1. Tinting a Black-and-White Photo
      2. Purchased Songs and Slide Shows
      3. Controlling the Camera Connection
      4. Keywords for Movies and Raw Photos
      5. Entering Custom Crop Proportions
      6. Hiding Event Titles
      7. Rebuilding Your iPhoto Library
      8. Non-Destructive Editing and Older Libraries
      9. Inside the iPhoto Library
    54. More iPhoto Tips
      1. Including Photos in Documents
      2. What Happened to Photocasts?
      3. Emailing Movies
      4. Fun with Mosaics
    55. Mastering Your Digital Camera
      1. Resolution Matters
      2. Shutter Lag
      3. ISO Speeds
      4. White Balance
      5. Sharpness and Color Settings
      6. Custom White Balance
      7. Stay Sharp
      8. Your Camera’s Histogram
      9. Learning More
    56. Tips for Better Digital Photography
      1. Get Up Close
      2. Vary Your Angle
      3. Avoid Digital Zooming
      4. Position the Horizon
      5. Crop Carefully
      6. Kill Your Flash
      7. Beware of the Background
      8. Embrace Blur
      9. Compose Carefully
      10. No Tripod?
  8. iMovie: Making Movies
    1. iMovie at a Glance
      1. iMovie: A Video Program in Transition
    2. A Short Lesson in Video Formats
      1. How Square Are Your Movies?
      2. Choosing a Video Format
    3. Importing DV and HDV Video
      1. Importing from a FireWire Camera
    4. Importing Video from Other Sources
      1. Importing from a Tapeless Camera
      2. Importing Footage from Your Hard Disk
      3. Importing from Elsewhere
    5. Creating a Video Slide Show
      1. Making a Movie
    6. Browsing Your Video Library
      1. Browsing Events
      2. Using the Event Browser
      3. Working with Events
      4. More Ways to View the Event Library
    7. Managing Video
      1. Keep or Trash? Marking Video
      2. Advanced Marking
      3. Deleting Footage
      4. Organizing Footage with Keywords
      5. Creating Keywords
      6. Assigning Keywords
      7. Sorting by Keywords
    8. Creating a Movie Project
      1. Creating a New Project
        1. Notes and Tips
      2. Adding Clips to a Movie
        1. Other Ways to Add Clips
    9. Editing Techniques
      1. Trimming Techniques
      2. Editing Tips
        1. Cropping and Rotating Video
    10. Creating Cutaways
      1. Step 1. Get Your Shots
      2. Step 2. Set Up for the Edit
      3. Step 3. Silence the Source
      4. Step 4. Copy the Cutaway
      5. Step 5. Insert the Cutaway
      6. Step 6. Fix the Sync
    11. Adding Photos to Movies
      1. Adding a Photo from Your iPhoto Library
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Step 3
        4. Step 4
        5. Cropping and Fitting
        6. Photo Tips
    12. Tips for the Ken Burns Effect
      1. Video Formats and Photo Proportions
        1. Changing Settings
        2. Image Resolution and Zooming
        3. Searching for Photos
        4. Zoom to Tell a Story
        5. Go Slow
        6. Vary Your Zoom Direction
        7. Cropping for Composition
        8. No Rendering Needed
    13. Advanced Ken Burns Techniques
      1. Holding on a Frame
        1. Step 2
        2. Step 4
        3. Step 5
      2. Combining Moves
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Step 3
        4. Step 4
        5. Step 5
        6. Step 6
    14. Adding Audio to Movies
      1. Importing Music from Your iTunes Library or GarageBand
        1. Step 2
        2. Step 3
        3. Step 4
      2. Recording an Audio Narration
    15. Tips for Recording Better Sound
      1. Upgrade Your Microphone
      2. Placement is Everything
      3. Creating an Audio Bed
    16. Working with Audio
      1. Making Audio Adjustments
      2. Managing Background Music
        1. Trimming Audio
    17. More Sound Advice
      1. Waveform Tip
      2. Trimming Audio
      3. Scrubbing Audio
      4. Extracting Audio
      5. Repeating Sound Effects
      6. Camcorder Sound Settings
      7. Copying Audio Adjustments
    18. Adding Transitions
      1. Creating a Transition
      2. Changing a Transition’s Duration
      3. Testing the Transition
      4. Inserting a Clip at a Transition
      5. Changing a Transition
      6. Adding a Transition Between All Clips
    19. Creating Titles
      1. To Create a Title
        1. Changing a Title
    20. Sharing to .Mac, YouTube, and iTunes
      1. Publishing to a .Mac Web Gallery
      2. Sharing to YouTube
      3. Sharing to iTunes
    21. More Ways to Share Movies
      1. Sharing to the Media Browser
      2. Exporting a Movie File
      3. Exporting a QuickTime Movie
    22. Fun with Freeze Frames
      1. Step 1. Trim as Needed
      2. Step 2. Create a Still Frame
      3. Step 3. Position the Still Frame in the Project
      4. Step 4. Add the Effect
    23. iMovie Tips
      1. Copying and Pasting Clips
      2. Copying and Pasting Adjustments
      3. Customizing the Media Browsers
      4. Print Your Movie
      5. Movies from Your Digital Camera
    24. More iMovie Tips
      1. Saving Disk Space
      2. Accessing Your Project’s Media
      3. Exporting Sound
      4. Burning Movies to CD and Video CD
    25. Tips for Making Better Movies
      1. Plan Ahead
      2. Steady Your Camera
      3. Compose Carefully
      4. Record Some Ambient Sound
      5. Shooting with Compression in Mind
      6. Vary Shot Lengths
      7. Be Prepared, Be Careful
      8. Don’t Skimp on Tape
  9. iDVD: Putting it All Together
    1. iDVD at a Glance
      1. Starting a New iDVD Project
    2. Choosing and Customizing Themes
      1. Choosing a Theme
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
      2. Adding Items to a Drop Zone
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
    3. Working with Drop Zones
      1. Drop Zones Versus Menu Buttons
      2. Navigating Dynamic Drop Zones
      3. Introductory Animations
      4. Other Ways to Add Items
      5. Removing and Rearranging Items
      6. Adding Movie Clips from iMovie
      7. Browsing a Drop Zone
      8. Preview Glitches?
    4. Adding Movies to Your DVD
      1. Adding a Movie Using the Movie Browser
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
      2. Other Ways to Add a Movie
    5. Creating DVD Slide Shows
      1. Creating a Slide Show Using the Media Browser
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 3
      2. Creating a Slide Show Within iPhoto
      3. Creating a Slide Show from Scratch
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Step 3
    6. Refining a Slide Show
      1. Adding Music to Slide Shows
    7. Making a Magic iDVD
      1. Magic iDVD versus OneStep DVD
      2. To Make a Magic iDVD
    8. Planning and Creating Menus
      1. Planning Your DVD
      2. Creating Additional Menus
    9. Customizing Menus
      1. Moving Items Around
      2. Changing Menu Durations
      3. Adding Text
      4. Kill the Watermark
      5. Staying TV Safe
      6. Changing the Background Image
      7. Customizing Button Shapes
      8. Changing Button Text Labels
    10. More Design Tips
      1. Adding Transitions
      2. Moving Buttons Between Menus
      3. New Menu from Selection
      4. Silencing Motion Menus
      5. Audio-Only Menus
      6. Motion Buttons
      7. Copying Custom Menus
      8. Copying Button Styles
      9. Saving a Theme Design
      10. Fading Menu Audio
      11. More Themes
    11. Navigating and Authoring with Map View
      1. Customizing Your View
      2. Authoring in Map View
        1. Customizing Menus
        2. Rearranging Your Project
        3. Checking Transitions
        4. Adding Content to a Menu
        5. Looping a Movie or Slide Show
        6. Adding AutoPlay Content
        7. Creating a Kiosk DVD
    12. Adding DVD-ROM Content
      1. The DVD-ROM Zone
      2. Including Photos
      3. Including Other Content
    13. Burning Your DVD
      1. Preview First
      2. Consider a Disc Image
      3. Run Lean
      4. What Kind of Media?
      5. Dual-Layer Differences
      6. Will It Play?
      7. Making More
    14. Burning Tips
      1. Creating a Disc Image
        1. Step 1
        2. Step 2
        3. Testing a Disc Image
        4. Burning a Disc Image
        5. Other Ways to Burn
    15. iDVD Tips
      1. Make It Last
      2. Which Movie Formats Work with iDVD?
      3. Reverting Your Project
      4. Extracting Video
      5. Project Management Tips
    16. More iDVD Tips
      1. Copy and Paste Drop Zone Contents
      2. Browsing Other Folders
      3. Hacking iDVD Themes
      4. From PDF to DVD
      5. From iPhoto Book to Slide Show
      6. Making Custom Motion Menus
      7. Automating iDVD
      8. Back to the Top
  10. GarageBand: Music, Podcasts, and More
    1. GarageBand at a Glance
      1. The Loop Browser
      2. The Track Editor
    2. How to Be a Songwriter
    3. Instant Music: Magic GarageBand
      1. Using Magic GarageBand
      2. Now What?
    4. Two Types of Tracks
      1. Real Instruments: Recorded Sound
      2. Software Instruments: Sound on the Fly
      3. Comparing Approaches
    5. Working with Loops
      1. Adding a Loop to a Song
      2. Looping a Region
      3. Using the Loop Browser
    6. Working with Tracks and Regions
      1. Soloing, Muting, and More
      2. Renaming a Track
      3. Track Tips
      4. Play It Again: Cycling
      5. Duplicating a Track
      6. Copying Regions
      7. Copying Versus Looping
      8. Snap to the Beat
    7. Transposing and Creating Chord Changes
      1. Transposing with the Master Track
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Transposing Individual Regions
      4. Notes and Tips
    8. Recording Software Instruments
      1. Recording a Software Instrument
      2. Notes and Tips
    9. Editing Software Instrument Regions
      1. Editing Software Instrument Regions
      2. Selecting Multiple Notes
      3. Editing in Graphic View
      4. Notes and Tips
      5. Editing in Notation View
    10. More Region Editing Techniques
      1. More Controller Editing Options
      2. Doubling a Track
      3. Fixing Timing Problems
      4. Editing Controller Information
    11. Recording an Audio Source
      1. Recording to a New Track
    12. More Audio Techniques
      1. Multitrack Recording
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Working with Real Instrument Regions
    13. Recording Multiple Takes
      1. To Record Multiple Takes
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. More Multiple-Take Options
    14. Adding Structure with the Arrange Track
      1. Using the Arrange Track
        1. Defining Arrange Regions
        2. Notes and Tips
      2. Working with Arrange Regions
    15. Refining Your Sound with Effects
      1. Effects Basics
      2. The Fab Four
      3. Customizing Effects
      4. Saving Instruments
    16. Refining the Mix: Volume and Panning
      1. Adjusting Volume
      2. Editing a Volume Curve
      3. Adjusting Panning
      4. Editing a Pan Curve
      5. Mixing Tips: Panning
    17. Creating the Final Mix
      1. Working with the Master Track
      2. Exporting Your Project
      3. Exporting Techniques
      4. Notes and Tips
    18. GarageBand Tips
      1. A Closer Look at Visual EQ
      2. Changing Effects Order
      3. Compacting a Project
      4. What Chord?
    19. Arranging Tips
      1. More Ways to Work with Regions
      2. Adding Variety
      3. Add Tempo Changes
      4. Automate Effects
    20. Expanding Your Loop Library
      1. Creating Your Own Apple Loops
      2. Narrowing Down Your Choices
      3. Importing ACID Loops
    21. Creating Your Own Instruments
      1. Adding Audio Unit Instruments
      2. Adding Effects
    22. Optimizing GarageBand’s Performance
      1. Performance Tips
      2. Bouncing to Disk
    23. Creating a Podcast at a Glance
      1. Pick a Background
      2. Add Visuals
      3. Add Web Connections
    24. Podcast Production Techniques
      1. Plan
      2. Produce
      3. Polish
      4. Publish
    25. Enhancing Your Podcast
      1. Adding Artwork
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Adding Chapter Markers
      4. Adding URL Markers
      5. Adding Episode Artwork
    26. Podcasting Tips
      1. Adjusting Ducking
      2. Stamp Your Podcast
      3. Recording iChat Interviews
      4. Recording Phone Interviews
      5. Music Rights and Wrongs
      6. Tune Into Magnatune
    27. Scoring Movies with GarageBand
      1. Refining an iMovie Soundtrack
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Working with Movies
  11. iWeb: Your World on the Web
    1. iWeb at a Glance
      1. A Gallery of Web Pages
    2. Creating a Web Site
      1. Creating a New Site
        1. First Time Here?
        2. Repeat Customer?
        3. Renaming Sites and Pages
        4. Creating a Page: The Basics
        5. Creating Additional Pages
        6. Where iWeb Stores Your Sites
    3. Page Design Basics
      1. Moving an Object
      2. Notes and Tips
      3. Resizing an Object
      4. Anatomy of a Page
      5. Introducing the Inspector
      6. Changing Pages: The Page Inspector
    4. Working with Text
      1. Text Basics
      2. Text Formatting Techniques
    5. Working with Graphics
      1. Essential Photo Techniques
      2. A Gallery of Image Techniques
        1. Cropping a Photo
        2. Adjusting a Photo
        3. Wrapping Text Around a Photo
        4. Reflections, If You Must
    6. More Graphics Techniques
      1. Rotating Images
      2. Adding Shapes
      3. Using Instant Alpha
      4. Notes and Tips
    7. Customizing Page Backgrounds
      1. Changing the Browser Background Color
      2. Background Textures
      3. Using Background Images
    8. Creating a Photos Page
      1. Creating a Photos Page within iPhoto
      2. Creating a Photos Page within iWeb
      3. Notes and Tips
    9. Photos Page Tips and Techniques
      1. How it Looks and Works
    10. Customizing a Photos Page
    11. Creating a My Albums Page
      1. Creating a My Albums Page
        1. Now What?
      2. Customizing the My Albums Page
      3. Customizing Notes and Tips
    12. Creating a Blog
      1. Creating a New Blog
      2. The Elements of a Blog
        1. Blog Page
        2. Entry Pages
        3. Archive Page
        4. Notes and Tips
    13. Customizing Your Blog
      1. Customizing the Main Page
      2. The RSS Angle
      3. Customizing Your Blog’s Layout
      4. Customizing Entry Page Formatting
    14. Maps, YouTube, and More: Web Widgets
      1. Adding a Google Map
      2. Customizing Tips
      3. Adding Google AdSense Ads
      4. Adding YouTube Clips
      5. Adding a .Mac Web Gallery Album
    15. Publishing Your Site
      1. To Publish on .Mac
        1. Assigning a Password
      2. Publishing Tips
        1. Where Your Sites Live
        2. Publish Everything
        3. Publishing to a Folder
        4. Clear Your Cache
        5. Your Own Domain Name
    16. iWeb Tips
      1. Adding Goodies
      2. Beyond Apple’s Templates
      3. Customize Your Guides
      4. From iWork to iWeb
      5. Adding QuickTime Movies
      6. Dealing with Blog URLs
  12. Reviewers and readers rave—praise for previous editions of The Macintosh iLife.