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With better ways to get your photos online and new options for creating printed projects, iPhoto '11 makes it easier than ever to transfer photos from a digital camera, organize them, and publish, print, or share them in maps -- but there's still no printed manual for the program. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider team up in this witty, authoritative book that should have been in the box.
iPhoto '11: The Missing Manual lets you marry the stunning quality of digital photography with the power of your imagination, whether you're the next Ansel Adams or just a photo nut.
- Organizing Your Collection. This book's opening chapters are a guided tour through all the ways iPhoto lets you group your pictures-by events, in albums, or even based on who's in the picture and where it was taken.
- Editing Basics. Even the greatest photos sometimes need a little touching up. This book covers iPhoto's beefed-up editing suite, including its increasingly Photoshop-like adjustments palette.
- Finding an audience. iPhoto excels at getting your photos out to the people who really want to see them. Your choices include screen savers, Kodak prints, DVD slideshows (with music), iPhone videos, gift books, calendars, cards, and easy publishing to Flickr, Facebook, and MobileMe Web galleries.
With better ways to get your photos online and new options for creating printed projects, iPhoto '11 makes it easier than ever to transfer photos from a digital camera, organize them, and publish, print, or share them in maps—but there's still no printed manual for the program. Fortunately, David Pogue and Lesa Snider team up in this witty, authoritative book that should have been in the box.
- Organize your collection. Discover all of the options for grouping your pictures—by events, in albums, or based on whos in the photo or where it was taken.
- Sharpen your editing skills. Learn how to use iPhotos beefed-up editing options, including its Photoshop-like adjustments panel.
- Share images online. Get your photos to everyone on your list by publishing them to Flickr, Facebook, and MobileMe.
- Dive into creative projects. Have fun building slideshows (with music), gift books, calendars, and cards.
About the Author
David Pogue 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. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes more than 100 titles.
Lesa Snider is an internationally acclaimed speaker and the author of Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual. She writes a monthly column for Photoshop User, Photoshop Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines. In addition, Lesa is a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com, and founder of the creative tutorial site www.GraphicReporter.com. Lesa has recorded many training videos including “From Photo to Graphic Art,” “Practical Photoshop Elements,” “Photoshop Elements for Photographers” (all at www.KelbyTraining.com), and “Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals” (www.Lynda.com).
She teaches in the Denver/Boulder area for Mikes Camera (www.mikescamera.com) and hosts her own European River Cruise workshop, “Digital Photography on the Danube” (www.photocruisewithlesa.com). She also speaks at conferences such as Photoshop World, Mac Computer Expo, Macworld Expo, Geek Girl Boot Camp, Santa Fe Workshops, and a slew of Mac User Groups (shes a proud member of COMUG.com and NCMUG.org). You can email her at email@example.com.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Authors; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; iPhoto Arrives; About This Book; The Very Basics; Safari® Books Online; Chapter 1: Camera Meets Mac; 1.1 iPhoto: The Application; 1.2 Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto; 1.3 The Post-Import Inspection; 1.4 Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files; Chapter 2: The Digital Shoebox; 2.1 The Source List; 2.2 All About Events; 2.3 Photos View; 2.4 Selecting Photos; 2.5 Hiding Photos; 2.6 Three Ways to Open a Photo; 2.7 Albums; 2.8 Smart Albums; 2.9 Folders; 2.10 The Info Panel; 2.11 Deleting Photos; 2.12 Customizing the Shoebox; Chapter 3: Five Ways to Flag and Find Photos; 3.1 Flagging Photos; 3.2 Searching for Photos by Text; 3.3 The Calendar; 3.4 Keywords; 3.5 Ratings; Chapter 4: Faces and Places; 4.1 Faces; 4.2 Places; Chapter 5: Editing Your Shots; 5.1 Editing in iPhoto; 5.2 Notes on Zooming and Scrolling; 5.3 The Quick Fixes; 5.4 The Effects Panel; 5.5 The Adjust Panel; 5.6 Introduction to the Histogram; 5.7 Exposure; 5.8 Contrast; 5.9 Saturation; 5.10 Definition; 5.11 Highlights and Shadows; 5.12 Sharpness; 5.13 De-noise; 5.14 Color Balance; 5.15 Copy and Paste; 5.16 Beyond iPhoto; 5.17 Reverting to the Original; 5.18 Editing Raw Files; Chapter 6: The iPhoto Slideshow; 6.1 About Slideshows; 6.2 Instant Slideshows; 6.3 Slideshow Settings; 6.4 Saved Slideshows; 6.5 Slideshow Tips; 6.6 Slideshows and iDVD; Chapter 7: Making Prints; 7.1 Making Your Own Prints; 7.2 Ordering Prints Online; Chapter 8: Email, Web Galleries, and Network Sharing; 8.1 Emailing Photos; 8.2 Publishing Photos on the Web; 8.3 Flickr; 8.4 Facebook; 8.5 The MobileMe Gallery; 8.6 iPhoto to iWeb; 8.7 Exporting iPhoto Web Pages; 8.8 Photo Sharing on the Network; 8.9 Photo Sharing Across Accounts; Chapter 9: Books, Calendars, and Cards; 9.1 Phase 1: Pick the Pix; 9.2 Phase 2: Publishing Options; 9.3 Phase 3: Design the Pages; 9.4 Phase 4: Edit the Titles and Captions; 9.5 Phase 5: Preview Your Masterpiece; 9.6 Phase 6: Send the Book to the Bindery; 9.7 Photo Calendars; 9.8 Greeting Cards and Postcards; Chapter 10: iPhoto Goes to the Movies; 10.1 Before You Export the Slideshow; 10.2 Two Ways to Make Movies; 10.3 Exporting a QuickTime Movie; 10.4 Fun with QuickTime Player X; 10.5 Movies from Your Camera; 10.6 Burning a Slideshow Movie CD or DVD; 10.7 Slideshow Movies on the Web; Chapter 11: iDVD Slideshows; 11.1 The iDVD Slideshow; 11.2 Extra Credit: Self-Playing Slideshows; Chapter 12: Screensavers, AppleScript, and Automator; 12.1 Building a Custom Screensaver; 12.2 One-Click Desktop Backdrop; 12.3 Exporting and Converting Pictures; 12.4 Plug-Ins and Add-Ons; 12.5 AppleScript Tricks; 12.6 Automator Tricks; Chapter 13: iPhoto File Management; 13.1 About iPhoto Discs; 13.2 iPhoto Backups; 13.3 Managing Photo Libraries; 13.4 Merging Photo Libraries; 13.5 Beyond iPhoto; Troubleshooting; The Most Important Advice in This Chapter; Importing, Upgrading, and Opening; Exporting; Printing; Editing and Sharing; General Questions; Where to Go from Here; iPhoto and the Web; Books; Colophon;