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iPhoto : the missing manual
Pogue, David, 1963-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Beijing ; Sebastopol, CA : Pogue Press/O'Reilly, [2002]

Physical Description:
xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"The brilliance of digital photos on the Macintosh"--Cover.

"Covers Version 1.1.1"--Cover.

Includes index.
Welcome to digital photography -- Composing brillant photos -- Beyond the simple snapshot -- Camera meets Mac -- The digital shoebox -- Editing your shots -- The iPhoto slide show -- Making prints -- Photos online -- Publishing a photo book -- From iPhoto to QuickTime -- Screen savers, desktop pictures, and plug-ins -- iPhoto file management -- Appendix A: Troubleshooting -- Appendix B: iPhoto, menu by menu -- Appendix C: Where to go from here.
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Apple's free, wildly popular iPhoto software does for digital photography what iMovie did for camcorder footage--and what Apple did for computers. In short, iPhoto is a gorgeous, polished digital shoebox for downloading, organizing, printing, publishing, and touching up unlimited numbers of digital photos.In this comprehensive, witty companion to Mac OS X: The Missing Manual and iMovie 2: The Missing Manual , Pogue Press/O'Reilly gives iPhoto 1.1 the one feature it lacks: a manual. With this guide, Macintosh fans can take their digital photos to the screen, to the Web, to printouts, to hardbound photo books, even to DVDs. And they'll learn how to take iPhoto far beyond its seemingly simple feature list.But giving someone iPhoto without also teaching basic digital-camera techniques is like giving a map to a teenager without teaching him to drive. That's why iPhoto: The Missing Manual also covers choosing and mastering a digital camera, basic photographic techniques, and tips for shooting special subjects like kids, sports, nighttime shots, portraits, and more. iPhoto: The Missing Manual is coauthored by an experienced team of Macintosh experts: David Pogue, series creator and New York Times computer columnist; Joseph Schorr, Macworld columnist and longtime Pogue collaborator; and Derrick Story, professional photographer and O'Reilly Network author.

Author Notes

David Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He was born in 1963 and grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1985, with distinction in music.

After graduation, Pogue wrote manuals for music software, worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and wrote for Macworld Magazine. He wrote Macs for Dummies, which became the best-selling Mac title, as well as other books in the Dummies series. He launched his own series of humorous computer books entitled the Missing Manual series, which includes 120 titles. He spent 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times, before leaving to found Yahoo Tech.

In addition to how-to manuals, he wrote Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life, collaborated on The World According to Twitter, and co-authored The Weird Wide Web.

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Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
About This Bookp. 2
The Very Basicsp. 3
Part 1 Digital Cameras: The Missing Manual
Chapter 1 Welcome to Digital Photographyp. 9
Meet Digital Photographyp. 9
Buying a Digital Camerap. 11
Chapter 2 Composing Brilliant Photosp. 29
Compositionp. 29
Chapter 3 Beyond the Simple Snapshotp. 35
Sports Photographyp. 35
Portraitsp. 40
Existing-Light Portraitsp. 43
Self-Portraitsp. 48
Kid Photographyp. 50
Theater Performancesp. 51
Underwater Photographyp. 53
Travel Photographyp. 53
Outdoor Portraitsp. 58
Indoor Flashp. 61
Twilight Portraitsp. 63
Landscape and Naturep. 63
Sunsetsp. 64
Weddingsp. 65
Photographing Objectsp. 66
Nighttime Photographyp. 69
Time-Lapse Photographyp. 72
Digital Moviesp. 73
Part 2 iPhoto Basics
Chapter 4 Camera Meets Macp. 77
iPhoto: The Applicationp. 77
Getting Your Pictures into iPhotop. 81
Where iPhoto Keeps Your Filesp. 90
Chapter 5 The Digital Shoeboxp. 93
Working with Your Photosp. 93
Albumsp. 109
Using Keywordsp. 114
Customizing the Shoeboxp. 118
Chapter 6 Editing Your Shotsp. 123
Editing in iPhotop. 123
Croppingp. 124
Brightness/Contrastp. 129
Red-Eyep. 130
Black & Whitep. 131
Rotating Photosp. 132
Customizing the Toolbarp. 132
Beyond iPhotop. 134
Reverting to the Originalp. 137
Part 3 Meet Your Public
Chapter 7 The iPhoto Slide Showp. 141
About Slide Showsp. 141
Setting Up the Showp. 142
Running the Showp. 149
Slide Show Tipsp. 151
Chapter 8 Making Printsp. 153
Making Great Printsp. 153
Printing from iPhotop. 157
Ordering Prints Onlinep. 164
Chapter 9 Photos Onlinep. 167
Emailing Photosp. 167
Publishing Photos on the Webp. 171
Chapter 10 Publishing a Photo Bookp. 189
Phase 1 Pick the Pixp. 190
Phase 2 Choose a Themep. 190
Phase 3 Design the Pagesp. 194
Phase 4 Edit the Titles and Captionsp. 201
Phase 5 Preview the Masterpiecep. 207
Phase 6 Send the Book to the Binderyp. 209
Chapter 11 From iPhoto to QuickTimep. 215
Exporting a Slide Show to QuickTimep. 215
Fun with QuickTimep. 222
Burning a QuickTime Movie CDp. 226
Slide-Show Movies on the Webp. 228
Part 4 iPhoto Stunts
Chapter 12 Screen Savers, Desktop Pictures, and Plug-Insp. 233
Building a Custom Screen Saverp. 233
One-Click Desktop Backdropp. 235
Exporting Picturesp. 236
Plug-Ins, Add-Ons, and Beef-Upsp. 239
Chapter 13 iPhoto File Managementp. 243
iPhoto Backupsp. 243
Multiple Photo Librariesp. 245
Sharing Photo Librariesp. 249
Merging Photo Librariesp. 251
Splitting a Photo Libraryp. 253
Beyond iPhotop. 254
Part 5 Appendixes
Appendix A Troubleshootingp. 259
Importingp. 259
Appendix B iPhoto, Menu by Menup. 269
iPhoto Menup. 269
File Menup. 271
Edit Menup. 273
Window Menup. 277
Help Menup. 278
Appendix C Where to Go From Herep. 279