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The Macintosh iLife '06by Jim Heid
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The first and best book about iLife is back?and better than ever! Since its debut three years ago, Apple's iLife suite has provided users with a way to organize, produce, and share their digital media, whether they're editing and emailing digital photos, burning home movies to DVD, creating a CD of original songs or creating a website with Apple's brand new applicaion iWeb. Apple's newest revision of this software — iLife' 06?includes new versions of iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, and GarageBand as well as newcomer iWeb and all five programs — along with iTunes — work together better than ever. Here to explain how it all works is The Macintosh iLife '06, a completely revised and expanded edition of Jim Heid's bestselling book/DVD on Apple's revolutionary digital media studio.
This lavishly illustrated handbook and a two-hour instructional DVD combine to create the ideal iLife learning experience. Its innovative, full-color design puts everything you need to know about iLife and digital media at your fingertips. Each two-page spread is a self-contained tutorial or set of tips on a specific subject, all written in the friendly writing style that has made Jim Heid one of the most admired writers and instructors in the Mac community. Along the way, you'll find plenty of screenshots, diagrams, and easy-to-follow instructions to guide you through the steps.You'll also find informationt shows you how to do more with your Mac — Jim Heid covers the latest iPod models and accessories, offers tips on using microphones to create better sounds for your iMovie and GarageBand creations, and provides useful advice on how to convert your old tapes and albums to a digital format. The companion DVD has been completely updated for iLife '06, and contains two hours of video instruction on all six iLife applications. Watch over Jim Heid's shoulder as he creates iLife projects ranging from photo books to home movies ts (complete with sound effects and transitions) to web pages and blogs to original GarageBand compositions. The DVD also includes software, GarageBand loops, and more. Soon you'll find yourself eager to create compelling iLife projects of your own. Inspiration guaranteed.
Book News Annotation:
This practical guide explains how to listen to music with iTunes and iPod, organize and share pictures with iPhoto, edit video in iMovie, and make music in GarageBand. The two-page format breaks the lessons into manageable chunks with instructions and tips. Originally published as The Macintosh digital hub in 2002, the fifth edition covers iPhoto6, iDVD6, and iWeb.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Book News Annotation:
This practical guide explains how to listen to music with iTunes and iPod, organize and share pictures with iPhoto, edit video in iMovie, and make music in GarageBand. The two-page format breaks the lessons into manageable chunks with instructions and tips. Originally published as The Macintosh digital hub in 2002, the fifth edition covers iPhoto6, iDVD6, and iWeb. Annotation Â©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The definitive iLife reference, completely updated and revised. The Macintosh iLife ’06 is the ultimate iLife learning experience, a lavishly illustrated handbook packed with easy-to-follow instructions, essential technical background, and tips for iLife users of all levels.
• Shop ’til you drop at the iTunes Music Store
• Take your iPod beyond music—watch videos, view photos, store contacts and calendars, and more
• Improve your photography and video-shooting techniques
• Create spectacular slide shows, photo books, calendars, and greeting cards
• Refine your photos to perfection with iPhoto 6
• Share photos via email, Web albums, and cutting-edge photocasts
• Explore the latest video formats with iMovie HD
• 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
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 ’06.
The Web site: Get updates, tips, and much more at this book’s companion Web site, www.macilife.com.
Jim Heid is one of the most admired writers and instructors in the Mac community.
A contributing editor of Macworld magazine since 1984, he has been using and teaching each of the programs in the iLife suite since its debut.
About the Author
Jim Heid is one of the most admired writers and instructors in the Macintosh community. A contributing editor of Macworld magazine since 1984, he also covers personal technology for the Los Angeles Times, as well as presiding over numerous Thunder Lizard Productions conferences, including Web Design World, Web Builder, and Macromedia Web World. He recently co-founded Avondale Media, where, as editorial director, he oversees the planning and production of DVD-based courses on all manner of computer applications. An indefatigable digital media maven, Jim co-hosts "Point & Click Radio," a weekly call-in show on KZYX, Mendocino (CA) County Public Broadcasting, and he's the onscreen host of several Avondale Media training DVDs.
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