Synopses & Reviews
Apple has taken iPhoto 08 to a whole new level. Now, in addition to handling upwards of 250,000 images, the program lets you easily categorize and navigate through those photos with a feature called "Events". Plus, new editing tools let you copy and paste adjustments between photos. Books and calendars have been improved, too, as has the program's ability to publish pictures on the Web.
Apple makes it all sound easy: drag this, click that, and you're done. But you can still get lost, especially if you're a newcomer. iPhoto '08: The Missing Manual explains how to take advantage of all these powerful tools and new features without confusion or frustration. Bestselling authors David Pogue and Derrick Story give you a witty, objective, and clear-cut explanation of how things work, with plenty of undocumented tips and tricks for mastering the new iPhoto.
Four sections help you import, organize, edit, share, and even take your photos:
- Digital Photography: The Missing Manual offers a course in picture-taking and digital cameras -- how to buy and use your digital camera, how to compose brilliant photos in various situations (sports, portraits, nighttime shots, even kid photography), and how to get the most out of batteries and memory cards.
- iPhoto Basics covers the fundamentals of getting your photos into iPhoto, organizing and filing them, searching and editing them.
- Meet Your Public teaches you all about slideshows, making or ordering prints, creating books, calendars and greeting cards, and sharing photos on web sites or by email.
- iPhoto Stunts explains how to turn photos into screen savers or desktop pictures, using plug-ins, managing Photo Libraries, and even getting photos to and from camera phones and Palm organizers.
You also learn how to build a personal web site built with iWeb, and much more in this comprehensive guide. It's the top-selling iPhoto book for good reason.
About the Author
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.
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
The Missing Credits; ; Introduction; ; About This Book; The Very Basics; Digital Cameras: The Missing Manual; Chapter 1: Welcome to Digital Photography; 1.1 Meet Digital Photography; 1.2 Buying a Digital Camera; Chapter 2: Composing Brilliant Photos; 2.1 Composition; Chapter 3: Beyond the Simple Snapshot; 3.1 Action Photography; 3.2 Portraits; 3.3 Existing-Light Portraits; 3.4 Self-Portraits; 3.5 Kid Photography; 3.6 Theater Performances; 3.7 Underwater Photography; 3.8 Travel Photography; 3.9 Outdoor Portraits; 3.10 Indoor Flash; 3.11 Twilight Portraits; 3.12 Landscape and Nature; 3.13 Sunsets; 3.14 Weddings; 3.15 Photographing Objects; 3.16 Nighttime Photography; 3.17 Time-Lapse Photography; 3.18 Digital Movies; 3.19 Cameraphone Photography; iPhoto Basics; Chapter 4: Camera Meets Mac; 4.1 iPhoto: The Application; 4.2 Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto; 4.3 The Post-Import Inspection; 4.4 Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files; Chapter 5: The Digital Shoebox; 5.1 The Source List; 5.2 All About Events; 5.3 Photos View; 5.4 Selecting Photos; 5.5 Hiding Photos; 5.6 Three Ways to Open a Photo; 5.7 Albums; 5.8 Smart Albums; 5.9 Folders; 5.10 The Info Panel; 5.11 Photo Info; 5.12 Deleting Photos; 5.13 Customizing the Shoebox; Chapter 6: Five Ways to Flag and Find Photos; 6.1 Flagging Photos; 6.2 Searching for Photos by Text; 6.3 The Calendar; 6.4 Keywords; 6.5 Ratings; Chapter 7: Editing Your Shots; 7.1 Editing in iPhoto; 7.2 The Toolbar and Thumbnails Browser; 7.3 Notes on Full-Screen Mode; 7.4 Notes on Zooming and Scrolling; 7.5 The Rotate Button; 7.6 Cropping; 7.7 Straightening; 7.8 The Enhance Button; 7.9 Red-Eye; 7.10 Retouching Freckles, Scratches, and Hairs; 7.11 The Effects Palette; 7.12 The Adjust Panel; 7.13 Introduction to the Histogram; 7.14 Exposure; 7.15 Contrast; 7.16 Highlights and Shadows; 7.17 Color Balance; 7.18 Sharpening; 7.19 Reduce Noise; 7.20 Copy and Paste; 7.21 Beyond iPhoto; 7.22 Reverting to the Original; 7.23 Editing RAW Files; Meet Your Public; Chapter 8: The iPhoto Slideshow; 8.1 About Slideshows; 8.2 Option-Click Slideshows; 8.3 Instant Slideshows; 8.4 Saved Slideshows; 8.5 Control Over the Show; 8.6 Slideshow Tips; 8.7 Slideshows and iDVD; Chapter 9: Making Prints; 9.1 Making Your Own Prints; 9.2 Ordering Prints Online; Chapter 10: Email, Web Galleries, and Network Sharing; 10.1 Emailing Photos; 10.2 Publishing Photos on the Web; 10.3 The .Mac Web Gallery; 10.4 iPhoto to iWeb; 10.5 iPhoto to .Mac HomePage; 10.6 Exporting iPhoto Web Pages; 10.7 The .Mac Slideshow; 10.8 Photo Sharing on the Network; 10.9 Photo Sharing Across Accounts; Chapter 11: Books, Calendars, and Cards; 11.1 Phase 1: Pick the Pix; 11.2 Phase 2: Publishing Options; 11.3 Phase 3: Design the Pages; 11.4 Phase 4: Edit the Titles and Captions; 11.5 Phase 5: Preview the Masterpiece; 11.6 Phase 6: Send the Book to the Bindery; 11.7 Photo Calendars; 11.8 Greeting Cards and Postcards; Chapter 12: iPhoto Goes to the Movies; 12.1 Two Kinds of Slideshows; 12.2 Exporting an Instant Slideshow; 12.3 Exporting a Saved Slideshow; 12.4 Fun with QuickTime; 12.5 Managing Movies Imported from Your Camera; 12.6 Editing Digital-Camera Movies; 12.7 Burning a QuickTime Movie CD or DVD; 12.8 Slideshow Movies on the Web; Chapter 13: iDVD Slideshows; 13.1 The iDVD Slideshow; 13.2 Extra Credit: Self-Playing Slideshows; iPhoto Stunts; Chapter 14: Screen Savers, AppleScript, and Automator; 14.1 Building a Custom Screen Saver; 14.2 One-Click Desktop Backdrop; 14.3 Exporting and Converting Pictures; 14.4 AppleScript Tricks; 14.5 Automator Tricks; Chapter 15: iPhoto File Management; 15.1 About iPhoto Discs; 15.2 iPhoto Backups; 15.3 Managing Photo Libraries; 15.4 Merging Photo Libraries; 15.5 Beyond iPhoto; Appendixes; Troubleshooting; The Most Important Advice in This Chapter; Importing, Upgrading, and Opening; Exporting; Printing; Editing and Sharing; General Questions; iPhoto '08, Menu by Menu; iPhoto Menu; File Menu; Edit Menu; Photos Menu; Events Menu; Share Menu; View Menu; Window Menu; Help Menu; Where to Go From Here; ; Colophon;