iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual

iPhoto 6: The Missing Manual

By: Derrick Story (author), David Pogue (author)Paperback

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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 and 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; and 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 and 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.

About Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. With nearly 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors, having written or co-written seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), along with several computer-humor books and a technothriller, "Hard Drive" (a New York Times "notable book of the year"). Pogue is also the creator and primary author of the Missing Manual series of complete, funny computer books, a joint venture with O'Reilly Media, Inc. Titles in the series include Mac OS X, Windows XP, iPod, Microsoft Office, iPhoto, Dreamweaver, iMovie 2, and many others. His Web page is www.davidpogue.com, and his email address is david@pogueman.com. Derrick Story is the managing editor of the O'Reilly Network, Mac DevCenter, and O'Reilly Digital Media. Derrick's experience includes more than 20 years as a photojournalist, a stint as the managing editor for Web Review, and a speaker for CMP, IDG, and O'Reilly conferences. He is the author of Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., and the PowerBook and iBook Fan Books. He coauthored iPhoto: The Missing Manual, which is now in its fourth edition. 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.


Introduction About This book The Very Basics Part One: Digital Cameras: The Missing Manual Welcome to Digital Photography Meet Digital Photography Buying a Digital Camera Chapter 1: Composing Brilliant Photos Composition Chapter 2: Beyond the Simple Snapshot Action Photography Portraits Existing-Light Portraits Self-Portraits Kid Photography Theater Performances Underwater Photography Travel Photography Outdoor Portraits Indoor Flash Twilight Portraits Landscape and Nature Sunsets Weddings Photographing Objects Nighttime Photography Time-Lapse Photography Digital Movies Cameraphone Photography Part Two: Photo Basics Chapter 3 Camera Meets Mac iPhoto: The Application Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto The Post-Dump Slideshow Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files Chapter 4 The Digital Shoebox The Source List More on Film Rolls Scrolling Through Your Photos Selecting Photos Three Ways to Open Photos in iPhoto Albums Smart Albums Folders Three Useful Panels Information Panel: Titles, Dates, and Comments The Calendar Keywords Searching for Photos by Text The Photo Info Window Rate Your Photos Deleting Photos Customizing the Shoebox Chapter 5: Editing Your Shots Editing in Photo Full-Screen Mode Notes on Zooming and Scrolling One-Click Fixups: The Rotate Button Cropping The Enhance Button Red-Eye Retouching Freckles, Scratches, and Hairs The Effects Palette The Adjust Panel Introduction to the Histogram Exposure Adjusting the Levels Brightness and Contrast Sliders Color Balance Straightening Sharpening Beyond Photo Reverting to the Original Editing RAW Files Part Three: Meet Your Public Chapter 6 The iPhoto Slideshow About Slideshows Option-Click Sideshows Instant Slideshows Saved Slideshows Control Over the Show Slideshow Tips Slideshows and DVD Chapter 7 Making Prints Making Great Prints Printing from iPhoto Ordering Prints Online Chapter 8 iWeb, Photocasting,& Network Sharing Emailing Photos Publishing Photos on the Web The .Mac Slideshow Photocasting Photo Sharing on the Network Photo Sharing Across Accounts Chapter 9 Books, Calendars, & Cards Phase 1: Pick the Pix Phase 2: Publishing Options Phase 3: Design the Pages Phase 4: Edit the Titles and Captions Phase 5: Preview the Masterpiece Phase 6: Send the Book to the Bindery Photo Calendars Greeting Cards and Postcards Chapter 10 iPhoto Goes to the Movies Two Kinds of Slideshows Exporting an Instant Slideshow Exporting a Saved Slideshow Fun with QuickTime Managing Movies Imported From Your Camera Editing Digital-Camera Movies Burning a QuickTime Movie CD Slideshow Movies on the Web Chapter 11 iDVD Slideshows The iDVD Slideshow Extra Credit: elf-Playing Slideshows Part Four: Photo Stunts Chapter 12 Screen Saver AppleScript,& Automator Building a Custom Screen Saver One-Click Desktop Backdrop Exporting and Converting Pictures Plug-Ins and Add-Ons AppleScript Tricks Automator Tricks Chapter 13 iPhoto File Management About iPhoto Discs iPhoto Backups Managing Photo Libraries Merging Photo Libraries Beyond Photo Part Five: Appendixes Appendix A: Troubleshooting The Most Important Advice In This Chapter Exporting Printing Editing and Sharing General Questions Appendix B: iPhoto 6,Menu by Menu iPhoto Menu File Menu Edit Menu Photos Menu Share Menu View Menu Window Menu Help Menu Appendix C Where to Go From Here

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780596527259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780596527259
  • ISBN10: 059652725X

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  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
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