Synopses & Reviews
Maximize the power of the iLife suite
The iLife suite, pre-loaded on every new Mac, includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, and iWeb. This straight-to-the-point guide shares key features, tips, and techniques to help you make the best use of each of these tremendously popular applications. Learn to make movies and DVDs; organize, edit and share your digital photos; create Web sites, blogs, and podcasts; and compose original music with the latest version of iLife.
- The iLife suite of applications is included with every new Mac and received the Editor's Choice Award from PC Magazine
- This full-color book gives you confidence as you tackle all the applications, offering savvy advice on everything from getting started to making the most of advanced features
- Shows you the best ways to organize and edit your photos with iPhoto, make movies with iMovie and iDVD, compose and record your own music with GarageBand, and build great Web sites and blogs with iWeb
The iLife suite releases your creativity; iLife Portable Genius gives you the no-nonsense advice, tips, and techniques to take full advantage of it.
Filled with essential information coupled with savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started, to intermediate information, and hip tips that cover how to use all the applications in iLife, this book will benefit any level user and provide must know information about all the iLife applications. Many iLife users initially find iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb somewhat daunting but this book offers fast-moving coverage of the essentials of these applications as well as more advanced features. iLife receives very wide distribution because Apple includes iLife free with all new Macs sold. Because Mac users are so passionate and loyal, these books aim to capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. Titles in the Portable Genius series are not comprehensive; instead they aim to provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible by giving readers tips and techniques for the most used features in a product or software. A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to carry with them essential information on the hottest tips and tricks for their Mac.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use iLife apps. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to make attention-grabbing trailers for your movies in iMovie? Organize your photos by Faces or Places? Rock and roll with the amazing GarageBand? Have a blast with blogs and podcasts? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your iLife '11 to the max.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials.Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
About the Author
Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 40 computing books, including Mac OS X Leopard QuickSteps, How to Do Everything with Your iPod & iTunes, and iWork '09 Portable Genius, and coauthor of iMac Portable Genius. He also writes about PCs, Windows, Linux, and VBA.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How Do I Get My Photos into iPhoto?
Chapter 2: How Do I Organize and Edit My Photos?
Chapter 3: How Do I Use My Photos and Share Them with Others?
Chapter 4: How Do I Import Video into iMovie?
Chapter 5: How Do I Turn My Content into a Movie?
Chapter 6: How Do I Finish My Movie and Share It?
Chapter 7: How Do I Set Up a Virtual Studio in GarageBand?
Chapter 8: How Do I Record a Song in GarageBand?
Chapter 9: How Can I Make My Song Sound Great and Then Share It?
Chapter 10: How Do I Build a Web Site with iWeb?
Chapter 11: How Do I Publish Blogs and Podcasts with iWeb?
Chapter 12: How Do I Design, Build, and Burn DVDs in iDVD?