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Mac OS X and iLife : using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD
Miser, Brad.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston : Premier Press, [2003]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 533 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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QA76.8.M3 M57 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Mac OS X v.10.2 is designed to enable anyone from digital media hobbyist to mid-level professionals take advantage of the amazing capabilities of Apple's suite of digital media tools. iLife is published by Apple, retails for $49, and combines iTunes for managing music, iPhoto for digital photography, iMovie for editing digital video and iDVD for creating your own DVDs.

Author Notes

Brad Miser has written extensively about all things Macintosh, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" applications of Mac OS X. Brad has written many books. He has also been a contributing author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 titles. He has been a featured speaker on various Macintosh-related topics at Macworld Expo, user group meetings, and in other venues

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxi
Living the iLifep. xxi
The iLife Toolsp. xxi
iTunes Rocksp. xxi
iPhoto Makes the Most of Your Photosp. xxii
iMovie Unleashes the Director within Youp. xxii
iDVD Puts It All on Discp. xxii
The iLife Apps: So Happy Togetherp. xxii
Mac OS X and iLife: Using iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVDp. xxiii
Part I iTunes: Burning Down the Housep. xxiii
Part II iPhoto: Not Your Father's Photo Albump. xxiv
Part III iMovie: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Video Softwarep. xxiv
Part IV iDVD: The Power of a Movie Production Studio in Your Macp. xxiv
Part V iLife: The Only Way to Livep. xxv
Special Features of This Bookp. xxv
Part I iTunes: Burning Down the Housep. 1
Chapter 1 Touring Your iTunes Music Studiop. 3
Understanding the Audio Formats of the iLifep. 5
iTuning Your Music Experiencep. 8
Making Your iTunes Preferences Knownp. 21
Using iTunes in Your iLife Projectsp. 36
Chapter 2 Making Music with iTunesp. 43
Making Sweet Music with iTunesp. 44
Building, Listening to, and Managing Your Music Libraryp. 50
Playing with Playlistsp. 72
Sharing Musicp. 80
Chapter 3 Putting Your iTunes Music on the Movep. 83
Burning Your Own CDsp. 84
Taking Your Digital Music on the Road with MP3 Playersp. 90
Mastering Your Mobile Music with the iPodp. 93
Part II iPhoto: Not Your Father's Photo Albump. 99
Chapter 4 Touring Your iPhoto Digital Darkroomp. 101
Working in the iPhoto Windowp. 102
Using iPhoto Modes and Toolsp. 106
Making Your iPhoto Preferences Knownp. 113
Using iPhoto in Your iLife Projectsp. 115
Chapter 5 Building Your iPhoto Photo Libraryp. 119
Importing Images into the Photo Libraryp. 120
Labeling Your Imagesp. 126
Configuring the Information You See in the Organize Modep. 134
Viewing Detailed Information for Your Imagesp. 137
Finding Images in the Photo Libraryp. 138
Building Photo Albumsp. 141
Chapter 6 Editing the Images in Your iPhoto Photo Libraryp. 147
Rotating Imagesp. 148
Preparing to Edit Imagesp. 149
Cropping Imagesp. 158
Enhancing Imagesp. 159
Removing Red-Eye from Imagesp. 160
Retouching Imagesp. 162
Making Images Black-and-Whitep. 163
Adjusting Brightness and Contrast of Imagesp. 164
Restoring an Image to Original Conditionp. 165
Chapter 7 Making the Most of Your Imagesp. 167
Printing Imagesp. 168
Viewing Slideshowsp. 171
Emailing Your Imagesp. 175
Ordering Printsp. 177
Creating, Printing, and Ordering Photo Booksp. 179
Building a Photo HomePagep. 188
Creating .Mac Slidesp. 191
Adding Images to the Desktop and as a Screen Saverp. 192
Putting Images on DVDp. 194
Putting Images on CDp. 195
Exporting Images Outside of iPhotop. 197
Part III iMovie: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Video Softwarep. 203
Chapter 8 Touring Your iMovie Movie Studiop. 205
Working in the iMovie Windowp. 207
Making Your iMovie Preferences Knownp. 230
Using iMovie in Your iLife Projectsp. 233
Chapter 9 Building a Movie in iMoviep. 239
Planning a Moviep. 240
Stocking the Shelf (aka the Clips Pane) with Clips and Imagesp. 244
Hacking (aka Editing) Your Clipsp. 250
Building the Basic Video Trackp. 259
Chapter 10 Building a Better Video Track in iMoviep. 269
Explaining Yourself with Titlesp. 270
Smoothing the Digital Flow with Transitionsp. 280
Making Your Movie Special with Special Effectsp. 286
Using Cool iMovie Tricks to Liven Things Upp. 293
Chapter 11 Building a Soundtrack That Rocksp. 299
Going Native (Native Sound That Is)p. 301
Livening Up Your Movie with Sound Effectsp. 310
Making Your Movie Sing with Musicp. 314
Recording Your Own Soundsp. 318
Bringing All That Sound Togetherp. 320
Chapter 12 Producing Your Moviesp. 329
Polishing a Movie Until It Shinesp. 330
Exporting a Movie to Videotapep. 330
Exporting a Movie to DVDp. 333
Exporting a Movie to QuickTimep. 336
Part IV iDVD: The Power of a Movie Production Studio in Your Macp. 343
Chapter 13 Touring Your iDVD Production Powerhousep. 345
Working in the iDVD Windowp. 346
Making Your iDVD Preferences Knownp. 356
Making DVDs with iDVDp. 360
Using iDVD for Your iLife Projectsp. 361
Chapter 14 Building a DVDp. 363
Planning a DVDp. 364
Building a Slideshow on DVDp. 376
Adding iMovie Movies to a DVDp. 393
Adding QuickTime Movies to a DVDp. 401
Removing Movies from a DVDp. 403
Understanding Encodingp. 403
Adding Other Files to the DVD-ROM Portion of a DVDp. 405
Chapter 15 Designing a DVDp. 407
Understanding the Art of Designing a DVDp. 408
Designing Menusp. 413
Designing Buttonsp. 437
Saving and Applying Custom Themesp. 449
Chapter 16 Previewing, Fixing, and Burning a DVDp. 455
Previewing a DVDp. 456
Assessing a DVD Project's Statusp. 465
Burning an iDVD Project on DVDp. 469
Part V iLife: The Only Way to Livep. 479
Chapter 17 Adding Video and Sound from Movies or TV Shows to iLife Projectsp. 481
Mining Sources of Contentp. 483
Capturing Content from VHSp. 484
Capturing Content from DVDp. 488
Downloading and Using QuickTime Movie Trailers from the Webp. 491
Downloading and Using Movie and TV Sound Clips from the Webp. 495
Using Captured Content in Your iLife Projectsp. 498
Chapter 18 Creating Cool Soundtracks for iLife Projectsp. 499
Designing a Soundtrackp. 501
Using iTunes to Prepare Music and Sound Clips for the Soundtrackp. 503
Using iMovie to Create the Soundtrackp. 504
Exporting the Soundtrack as an AIFF Filep. 508
Creating Your Own Soundtrack CDsp. 510
Indexp. 515