If you want a complete manual for iPhoto '09, look no further than Take Control publisher Adam Engst's iPhoto '09: Visual QuickStart Guide. Relying on concise, step-by-step instructions supported by numerous full-color screenshots and photos, this title first explains how best to import, organize, and edit your photos. Adam then shows you how to master iPhoto's new Faces and Places features; publish photos to Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe; and create themed slideshows and prints, along with stunning photo books, greeting cards, and calendars. Also covered are how to burn CDs for Mac and Windows users, send photos via email, share an iPhoto library with another person, and, well, everything else that iPhoto can do.
A troubleshooting chapter helps readers solve common problems, and the appendixes cover background topics like aspect ratios, resolution, and color management and provide plenty of tips for taking better photos.
Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions such as: • How do I use iPhoto '09's new Faces and Places features? • How should I publish photos to Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe? • What's the best way to create and switch among multiple iPhoto libraries? • How does the new automatic red-eye reduction feature work? • What does the Adjust window's "Avoid saturating skin tones" checkbox do? • How do I create and manage my own custom places for geotagging? • What's necessary to burn a CD of photos for a Windows user?
Table of Contents • Ch. 1: Getting Started • Ch. 2: Importing & Managing Photos • Ch. 3: Organizing Photos • Ch. 4: Working with Faces • Ch. 5: Working with Places • Ch. 6: Editing Photos • Ch. 7: Making Slideshows • Ch. 8: Publishing Photos on the Web • Ch. 9: Sharing Photos • Ch. 10: Printing Photos • Ch. 11: Troubleshooting • App. A: Deep Background • App. B: Taking Better Photos • Index
Digital cameras have become commonplace, and few people even consider purchasing a traditional analog camera anymore. But with digital photos, the camera is only part of the equation. Once you've taken photos, you need software to help you import, organize, edit, and share your photos. Since 2001, the most popular application for that task on the Mac has been Apple's iPhoto.
But iPhoto's popularity doesn't stem just from the fact that Apple bundles it—it's a genuinely useful program, providing a broad set of features while remaining easy to use. With iPhoto, you can organize your photos, perform common editing tasks, and create professional-looking printed works (prints, greeting cards, hardcover books, and even calendars).
If iPhoto is so easy, why write this book? Even though iPhoto '09 is the best version of the program that Apple has released so far, it still doesn't entirely demystify the process of importing a digital photograph, editing it, and presenting it on paper or on the computer screen. And iPhoto comes with no documentation beyond minimal and often incomplete online help. Read on, then, not just for the manual iPhoto lacks, but also for the help you need to take digital photos and make the most of them.
Read Me First iPhoto '09 may be easy to use at a basic level, but there is a lot under the hood in Apple's photo management program. This ebook contains step-by-step instructions and hundreds of screenshots to explain how to do everything in iPhoto. This ebook was written by Adam Engst, edited by Tonya Engst, and published by Peachpit Press.