IPhoto 4: The Missing Manual

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", 2004 - Computers - 361 pages
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Users will find a lot to like about the new iPhoto 4. With Smart Albums, they can organize photos similar to the way iTunes creates playlists. And they can share photos over a network using the same Apple technology for sharing music. There's much more, and our new Missing Manual covers everything in detail and with scrupulous objectivity. But this witty and authoritative guide goes much further, giving readers the basics they need to make iPhoto really work:

Essentials of photography. Using iPhoto without a grounding in camera technique is like getting a map before you've learned to drive. This book offers a friendly guide to the digital camera, and professional tips for making everyday snapshots look spectacular.

Editing basics. Even great photos need a little touching up. This book shows how to master iPhoto's brightness and contrast controls, cropping tools, new Enhance and Retouch commands, and more.

Finding an audience. iPhoto excels at presenting photos. The book goes into detail about creating and uploading a Web site gallery, creating QuickTime movies from your pictures (both for DVD and on the Web), interactive DVD slideshows, AppleScripting iPhoto, important information on backing up and managing batches of photo files, and putting together one of Apple's linen photo books, including hints on how to arrange the pictures, what book formats work best for what kind of material, how to override the installed designs, and how to make up your own!

iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition covers all of these procedures, step by step and offers details on even the smallest nips and tucks.

  

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Contents

Welcome to Digital Photography
11
Buying a Digital Camera
13
Composing Brilliant Photos
29
Beyond the Simple Snapshot
35
Portraits
40
ExistingLight Portraits
43
SelfPortraits
48
Kid Photography
49
Setting Up the Show
160
Running the Show
170
Slideshow Tips
171
Slideshows and iDVD
172
Making Prints
173
Printing from iPhoto
177
Ordering Prints Online
187
Sharing Online and on Your Network
191

Theater Performances
51
Underwater Photography
52
Travel Photography
53
Outdoor Portraits
57
Indoor Flash
60
Twilight Portraits
62
Landscape and Nature
63
Weddings
64
Photographing Objects
66
Nighttime Photography
68
TimeLapse Photography
70
Digital Movies
73
Cameraphone Photography
74
Camera Meets Mac
79
Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto
83
The PostDump Slideshow
92
Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files
94
The Digital Shoebox
99
More on Film Rolls
102
Working with Your Photos
105
Titles Dates and Comments
112
The Photo Info Window
117
Rate Your Photos
118
Deleting Photos
119
Albums
121
Smart Albums
127
Keywords
129
Customizing the Shoebox
135
Editing Your Shots
137
The Enhance Button
139
Cropping
140
Painting Out Freckles Scratches and Hairs
145
BrightnessContrast
146
RedEye
147
B W Sepia
149
Customizing the Toolbar
150
Beyond iPhoto
151
Reverting to the Original
154
The iPhoto Slideshow
159
Publishing Photos on the Web
195
The Mac Slideshow
212
Photo Sharing on the Network
218
Photo Sharing Across Accounts
220
Publishing a Photo Book
223
Pick the Fix
224
Design the Pages
229
Edit the Titles and Captions
236
Preview the Masterpiece
244
Send the Book to the Bindery
246
From iPhoto to QuickTime
251
Fun with QuickTime
258
Burning a QuickTime Movie CD
262
Slideshow Movies on the Web
264
iDVD Slideshows
269
SelfPlaying Slideshows
278
Screen Savers AppleScript and Cameraphones
283
OneClick Desktop Backdrop
287
Exporting and Converting Pictures
288
AppleScript Tricks
294
Transferring Cameraphone Pictures via Bluetooth
301
iPhoto File Management
307
iPhoto Backups
311
Managing Photo Libraries
312
Merging Photo Libraries
317
Beyond iPhoto
321
Troubleshooting
325
Exporting
328
Printing
329
Editing
330
General Questions
331
iPhoto 4 Menu by Menu
337
File Menu
340
Edit Menu
341
Photos Menu
343
View Menu
346
Window Menu
347
Where to Go From Here
349
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

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. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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