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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Learn How To Use iPhoto '11 - Tutorials For Beginners

iPhoto is a useful photo management software for your Mac. In iPhoto '11 Essential Training by Lynda.com, get an in-depth tour of this popular application. See demos of its many features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. Learn techniques on how iPhoto's face detection, geotagging, and Smart Album features can be used to categorize images into custom collections. And get tips on how to perform image corrections and enhancements. Also covered in this course are iPhoto tutorials on building customized slideshows and using image collections to create calendars, iPhoto books, and greeting cards.

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Here are a few free video tutorials from this iPhoto '11 training course:

iPhoto '11 Essential Training - Welcome

Working in full-screen view in iPhoto '11 - Learn how to use iPhoto '11

Hiding photos in iPhoto '11 - Learn how to use iPhoto '11

Creating Smart Albums in iPhoto '11 - Learn how to use iPhoto '11

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Course Information

Title: iPhoto '11 Essential Training
Author: Derrick Story
Duration: 4h 13min
Date of Release: 17 December 2010

Chapter 1: Getting Started in iPhoto
Preparing to install iPhoto '11
Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library
Importing images from your camera
Importing photo files
Importing movies
Working in Full Screen view

Chapter 2: Organizing Your Photos
Importing the exercise files and organizing by Event
Understanding Events
Hiding photos
Flagging photos
Finding people using Faces
Adding people to Faces
Managing the Faces corkboard
Organizing by location with Places
Geotagging images
Creating albums
Viewing albums in Full Screen mode
Creating Smart Albums
Creating folders
Exploring the Project view

Chapter 3: Tagging and Searching with Metadata
Understanding metadata
Rating your photos
Displaying photos by rating
Adding keywords
Finding photos by keyword

Chapter 4: Using the Basic Editing Tools
Switching to Edit mode
Cropping photos
Straightening photos
Making automatic corrections with Enhance
Removing red-eye
Retouching photos
Rotating photos
Using the Effects palette
Duplicating photos
Reverting to the original
Comparing photos while editing

Chapter 5: Learning Advanced Editing Techniques
Working in the Adjust tab
Adjusting levels
Adjusting exposure and contrast
Adjusting color saturation
Adjusting definition
Adjusting highlights and shadows
Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
Adjusting temperature and tint
Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
Working with RAW files in iPhoto

Chapter 6: Sharing Your Photos Online
Emailing photos from iPhoto
Emailing photos the old-fashioned way
Setting up your email account in iPhoto
Sharing your photos via Facebook
Sharing your photos via Flickr
Sharing your photos via MobileMe
Creating a web gallery

Chapter 7: Managing Slideshows and Movies
Creating a slideshow
Customizing slideshow settings
Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
Managing movies in your iPhoto library
Creating a DVD from iPhoto

Chapter 8: Outputting
Exporting photos
Printing photos
Ordering prints
Creating a calendar
Creating a photo book
Selecting output options for your photo book
Creating greeting cards
Setting output options for your greeting cards
Viewing all your calendars, books, and cards

Chapter 9: Tips, Tricks, and Goodies
Customizing iPhoto preferences
Burning a backup CD or DVD
Backing up to an external hard drive
Creating iPhoto libraries and switching between them

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