iPhoto '08 : The Missing Manual

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  • Copyright: 2007-12-01
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While the last version of iPhoto expanded the envelope with new ways to import, organize, edit, and share as many as 250,000 images, iPhoto 08 is being dramatically enhanced and taken to a whole new level. iPhoto 08 has "events" - a way of navigating through the thousands of digital photos you've taken over the years; the ability to hide photos and bring them back later; a unified search feature, so you can search by date, keyword, rating; and new editing tools including the ability to copy and paste adjustments to other photos. Books and calendars have been improved, theme based home printing is now available. Popular authors David Pogue and Derrick Story offer an objective, clear-cut explanation of how things work, with plenty of undocumented tips and tricks for mastering the new iPhoto.

Author Biography

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children. His web site is www.davidpogue.com.

Derrick Story has more than 25 years as a photojournalist, including serving as managing editor for O'Reilly Network. He speaks at technology conferences including Macworld, PMA, PhotoPlus, and Santa Fe Workshops. He is the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., The Digital Photography Companion, and his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers. He coauthored iPhoto: The Missing Manual with David Pogue.

Derrick likes to keep his shooting skills sharp by running his photography business, Story Photography. You can listen to his photo podcasts and read his tips at The Digital Story (thedigitalstory.com) and follow him on Twitter. Aperture fans might want to check out his co-authored video training on Lynda.com: Aperture 2 Essential Training.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
About This Bookp. 4
The Very Basicsp. 6
Digital Cameras: The Missing Manual
Welcome to Digital Photographyp. 9
Meet Digital Photographyp. 9
Buying a Digital Camerap. 11
Composing Brilliant Photosp. 27
Compositionp. 27
Beyond the Simple Snapshotp. 33
Action Photographyp. 33
Portraitsp. 38
Existing-Light Portraitsp. 41
Self-Portraitsp. 45
Kid Photographyp. 47
Theater Performancesp. 48
Underwater Photographyp. 49
Travel Photographyp. 50
Outdoor Portraitsp. 55
Indoor Flashp. 58
Twilight Portraitsp. 60
Landscape and Naturep. 60
Sunsetsp. 62
Weddingsp. 62
Photographing Objectsp. 63
Nighttime Photographyp. 65
Time-Lapse Photographyp. 68
Digital Moviesp. 70
Cameraphone Photographyp. 71
iPhoto Basics
Camera Meets Macp. 75
iPhoto: The Applicationp. 75
Getting Your Pictures into iPhotop. 79
The Post-Import Inspectionp. 92
Where iPhoto Keeps Your Filesp. 94
The Digital Shoeboxp. 99
The Source Listp. 99
All About Eventsp. 103
Photos Viewp. 107
Selecting Photosp. 114
Hiding Photosp. 115
Three Ways to Open a Photop. 118
Albumsp. 121
Smart Albumsp. 127
Foldersp. 129
The Info Panelp. 130
Photo Infop. 135
Deleting Photosp. 136
Customizing the Shoeboxp. 138
Five Ways to Flag and Find Photosp. 143
Flagging Photosp. 143
Searching for Photos by Textp. 145
The Calendarp. 146
Keywordsp. 149
Ratingsp. 154
Editing Your Shotsp. 155
Editing in iPhotop. 155
The Toolbar and Thumbnails Browserp. 158
Full-Screen Modep. 159
Notes on Zooming and Scrollingp. 160
The Rotate Buttonp. 162
Croppingp. 163
Straighteningp. 167
The Enhance Buttonp. 168
Red-Eyep. 169
Retouching Freckles, Scratches, and Hairsp. 170
The Effects Palettep. 173
The Adjust Panelp. 173
Introduction to the Histogramp. 175
Exposurep. 177
Contrastp. 179
Highlights and Shadowsp. 179
Color Balancep. 179
Sharpeningp. 183
Reduce Noisep. 184
Copy and Pastep. 185
Beyond iPhotop. 185
Reverting to the Originalp. 186
Editing RAW Filesp. 187
Meet Your Public
The iPhoto Slideshowp. 193
About Slideshowsp. 193
Option-Click Slideshowsp. 194
Instant Slideshowsp. 196
Saved Slideshowsp. 203
Control Over the Showp. 210
Slideshow Tipsp. 212
Slideshows and iDVDp. 214
Making Printsp. 215
Making Your Own Printsp. 215
Ordering Prints Onlinep. 224
Email, Web Galleries, and Network Sharingp. 229
Emailing Photosp. 229
Publishing Photos on the Webp. 233
The .Mac Web Galleryp. 234
iPhoto to iWebp. 242
iPhoto to .Mac HomePagep. 245
Exporting iPhoto Web Pagesp. 247
The .Mac Slideshowp. 254
Photo Sharing on the Networkp. 257
Photo Sharing Across Accountsp. 258
Books, Calendars, and Cardsp. 263
Pick the Pixp. 264
Publishing Optionsp. 264
Design the Pagesp. 269
Edit the Titles and Captionsp. 281
Preview the Masterpiecep. 285
Send the Book to the Binderyp. 288
Photo Calendarsp. 290
Greeting Cards and Postcardsp. 295
iPhoto Goes to the Moviesp. 299
Two Kinds of Slideshowsp. 299
Exporting an Instant Slideshowp. 301
Exporting a Saved Slideshowp. 305
Fun with QuickTimep. 306
Managing Movies Imported from Your Camerap. 310
Editing Digital-Camera Moviesp. 310
Burning a QuickTime Movie CD or DVDp. 312
Slideshow Movies on the Webp. 313
iDVD Slideshowsp. 319
The iDVD Slideshowp. 319
Extra Credit: Self-Playing Slideshowsp. 327
iPhoto Stunts
Screen Savers, AppleScript, and Automatorp. 331
Building a Custom Screen Saverp. 331
One-Click Desktop Backdropp. 333
Exporting and Converting Picturesp. 335
Plug-Ins and Add-Onsp. 339
AppleScript Tricksp. 340
Automator Tricksp. 347
iPhoto File Managementp. 351
About iPhoto Discsp. 351
iPhoto Backupsp. 355
Managing Photo Librariesp. 356
Merging Photo Librariesp. 360
Beyond iPhotop. 361
Troubleshootingp. 365
The Most Important Advice in This Chapterp. 365
Importing, Upgrading, and Openingp. 365
Exportingp. 367
Printingp. 369
Editing and Sharingp. 369
General Questionsp. 370
iPhoto '08, Menu by Menup. 375
iPhoto Menup. 375
File Menup. 380
Edit Menup. 382
Photos Menup. 384
Events Menup. 387
Share Menup. 387
View Menup. 388
Window Menup. 390
Help Menup. 390
Where to Go From Herep. 393
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