iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual

book cover
iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual
By David Pogue, Derrick Story
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: March 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-596-52725-X
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-59-652725-9
Pages: 408

Table of Contents   Index

If you used iPhoto when it first came out, you'll remember the way it slowed to a crawl once you loaded it with about 2,000 photos. Compare that to this year's model: iPhoto 6 can handle as many as 250,000 images and still have the power to run a host of suped-up features. Its new software engine lets you make changes with a drag & drop editing tool, find photos with a robust search feature, and manipulate images without affecting the originals in your master library. You can also:

  • View and work on full-screen images

  • Make quick edits with one click

  • Work with RAW images

  • Create cool new calendars, greeting cards and books

  • Post photos online with the new iWeb application

  • Use a method of sharing called "Photocasting"

Apple makes it all sound so easy: just drag this, click that and you're done. But, as intuitive as these features are, you can still get lost, especially if you're new to iPhoto. Not to worry. iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual gives you plenty of undocumented tips & tricks for taking advantage of the new version and every little feature packed into it.

It's the top-selling iPhoto book for good reason. With wit and objectivity, David Pogue and Derrick Story start you out with a crash course on digital photography, complete with tutorials on buying a camera, composing brilliant photos in various situations (sports, portraits, nighttime shots, even kid photography), and making digital movies. From there, you'll dive into every detail of iPhoto, from camera-meets-Mac basics to storing, searching, editing, and creating books, calendars and greeting cards. You'll learn to build a personal web site built with iWeb, and discover "Photocasting"-the new service that allows. Mac subscribers to publish photo albums online so that others can use the photos, even if they work on PCs.

With iPhoto 6, you could add 1000 photos a month for the next 20 years and not fill it. With iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual , you can get going in no time.

book cover
iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual
By David  Pogue, Derrick  Story
Publisher: O'Reilly
Pub Date: March 2006
Print ISBN-10: 0-596-52725-X
Print ISBN-13: 978-0-59-652725-9
Pages: 408

Table of Contents    Index

      The Missing Credits
      Part I:   Digital Cameras: The Missing Manual
          Chapter 1.   Welcome to Digital Photography
        Section 1.1.   Meet Digital Photography
        Section 1.2.   Buying a Digital Camera
          Chapter 2.   Composing Brilliant Photos
        Section 2.1.   Composition
          Chapter 3.   Beyond the Simple Snapshot
        Section 3.1.   Action Photography
        Section 3.2.   Portraits
        Section 3.3.   Existing-Light Portraits
        Section 3.4.   Self-Portraits
        Section 3.5.   Kid Photography
        Section 3.6.   Theater Performances
        Section 3.7.   Underwater Photography
        Section 3.8.   Travel Photography
        Section 3.9.   Outdoor Portraits
        Section 3.10.   Indoor Flash
        Section 3.11.   Twilight Portraits
        Section 3.12.   Landscape and Nature
        Section 3.13.   Sunsets
        Section 3.14.   Weddings
        Section 3.15.   Photographing Objects
        Section 3.16.   Nighttime Photography
        Section 3.17.   Time-Lapse Photography
        Section 3.18.   Digital Movies
        Section 3.19.   Cameraphone Photography
      Part II:   iPhoto Basics
          Chapter 4.   Camera Meets Mac
        Section 4.1.   iPhoto: The Application
        Section 4.2.   Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto
        Section 4.3.   The Post-Dump Slideshow
        Section 4.4.   Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files
          Chapter 5.   The Digital Shoebox
        Section 5.1.   The Source List
        Section 5.2.   More on Film Rolls
        Section 5.3.   Scrolling Through Your Photos
        Section 5.4.   Selecting Photos
        Section 5.5.   Three Ways to Open Photos in iPhoto
        Section 5.6.   Albums
        Section 5.7.   Smart Albums
        Section 5.8.   Folders
        Section 5.9.   Three Useful Panels
        Section 5.10.   Information Panel: Titles, Dates, and Comments
        Section 5.11.   The Calendar
        Section 5.12.   Keywords
        Section 5.13.   Searching for Photos by Text
        Section 5.14.   The Photo Info Window
        Section 5.15.   Rate Your Photos
        Section 5.16.   Deleting Photos
        Section 5.17.   Customizing the Shoebox
          Chapter 6.   Editing Your Shots
        Section 6.1.   Editing in iPhoto
        Section 6.2.   Full-Screen Mode
        Section 6.3.   Notes on Zooming and Scrolling
        Section 6.4.   One-Click Fixups: The Rotate Button
        Section 6.5.   Cropping
        Section 6.6.   The Enhance Button
        Section 6.7.   Red-Eye
        Section 6.8.   Retouching Freckles, Scratches, and Hairs
        Section 6.9.   The Effects Palette
        Section 6.10.   The Adjust Panel
        Section 6.11.   Introduction to the Histogram
        Section 6.12.   Exposure
        Section 6.13.   Adjusting the Levels
        Section 6.14.   Brightness and Contrast Sliders
        Section 6.15.   Color Balance
        Section 6.16.   Straightening
        Section 6.17.   Sharpening
        Section 6.18.   Beyond iPhoto
        Section 6.19.   Reverting to the Original
        Section 6.20.   Editing RAW Files
      Part III:   Meet Your Public
          Chapter 7.   The iPhoto Slideshow
        Section 7.1.   About Slideshows
        Section 7.2.   Option-Click Slideshows
        Section 7.3.   Instant Slideshows
        Section 7.4.   Saved Slideshows
        Section 7.5.   Control Over the Show
        Section 7.6.   Slideshow Tips
        Section 7.7.   Slideshows and iDVD
          Chapter 8.   Making Prints
        Section 8.1.   Making Great Prints
        Section 8.2.   Printing from iPhoto
        Section 8.3.   Ordering Prints Online
          Chapter 9.   iWeb, Photocasting, & Network Sharing
        Section 9.1.   Emailing Photos
        Section 9.2.   Publishing Photos on the Web
        Section 9.3.   The .Mac Slideshow
        Section 9.4.   Photocasting
        Section 9.5.   Photo Sharing on the Network
        Section 9.6.   Photo Sharing Across Accounts
          Chapter 10.   Books, Calendars, & Cards
        Section 10.1.   Phase 1: Pick the Pix
        Section 10.2.   Phase 2: Publishing Options
        Section 10.3.   Phase 3: Design the Pages
        Section 10.4.   Phase 4: Edit the Titles and Captions
        Section 10.5.   Phase 5: Preview the Masterpiece
        Section 10.6.   Phase 6: Send the Book to the Bindery
        Section 10.7.   Photo Calendars
        Section 10.8.   Greeting Cards and Postcards
          Chapter 11.   iPhoto Goes to the Movies
        Section 11.1.   Two Kinds of Slideshows
        Section 11.2.   Exporting an Instant Slideshow
        Section 11.3.   Exporting a Saved Slideshow
        Section 11.4.   Fun with QuickTime
        Section 11.5.   Managing Movies Imported From Your Camera
        Section 11.6.   Editing Digital-Camera Movies
        Section 11.7.   Burning a QuickTime Movie CD
        Section 11.8.   Slideshow Movies on the Web
          Chapter 12.   iDVD Slideshows
        Section 12.1.   The iDVD Slideshow
        Section 12.2.   Extra Credit: Self-Playing Slideshows
      Part IV:   iPhoto Stunts
          Chapter 13.   Screen Savers, AppleScript, & Automator
        Section 13.1.   Building a Custom Screen Saver
        Section 13.2.   One-Click Desktop Backdrop
        Section 13.3.   Exporting and Converting Pictures
        Section 13.4.   Plug-Ins and Add-Ons
        Section 13.5.   AppleScript Tricks
        Section 13.6.   Automator Tricks
          Chapter 14.   iPhoto File Management
        Section 14.1.   About iPhoto Discs
        Section 14.2.   iPhoto Backups
        Section 14.3.   Managing Photo Libraries
        Section 14.4.   Merging Photo Libraries
        Section 14.5.   Beyond iPhoto
      Part V:   Appendixes
          Appendix A.   Troubleshooting
        Section A.1.   The Most Important Advice In This Chapter
        Section A.2.   Exporting
        Section A.3.   Printing
        Section A.4.   Editing and Sharing
        Section A.5.   General Questions
          Appendix B.   iPhoto 6, Menu by Menu
        Section B.1.   iPhoto Menu
        Section B.2.   File Menu
        Section B.3.   Edit Menu
        Section B.4.   Photos Menu
        Section B.5.   Share Menu
        Section B.6.   View Menu
        Section B.7.   Window Menu
        Section B.8.   Help Menu
          Appendix C.   Where to Go From Here
        Section C.1.   iPhoto and the Web
        Section C.2.   Digital Photo Equipment on the Web
        Section C.3.   Show Your Pictures
        Section C.4.   Online Instruction
        Section C.5.   Online Printing
        Section C.6.   Pocket Guide