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iPhoto '09 Essential Training

with Damian Allen

Video: Welcome

Reveals how to make an iPhoto library easily searchable using the new automated facial recognition technology.
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  1. 2m 20s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 12s
  2. 12m 34s
    1. Launching the application
      1m 36s
    2. Importing images from a camera
      3m 29s
    3. Importing images from an iPhone
      1m 4s
    4. Importing images from files
      1m 6s
    5. Understanding the iPhoto interface
      2m 16s
    6. Reviewing the interface preferences
      2m 40s
    7. Learning some quick navigation tips
  3. 8m 52s
    1. Building ways to organize photos
      2m 45s
    2. Creating albums
      2m 4s
    3. Creating Smart Albums
      2m 58s
    4. Understanding folders and albums
      1m 5s
  4. 8m 46s
    1. Setting a key photo
      2m 3s
    2. Renaming events
    3. Creating and merging events
      1m 15s
    4. Splitting events
    5. Understanding event preferences
      3m 52s
  5. 16m 52s
    1. Reviewing the Faces feature
      2m 15s
    2. Connecting faces and photos
      5m 40s
    3. Confirming faces
      6m 27s
    4. Adding missing faces
      2m 30s
  6. 13m 5s
    1. Reviewing the Places feature
      2m 35s
    2. Adding missing places
      3m 3s
    3. Adding a new place
      2m 49s
    4. Using the Places map
      3m 58s
    5. More tips on Places
  7. 17m 16s
    1. Exploring metadata in the Photo Info panel
      3m 46s
    2. Adding keywords
      5m 0s
    3. Searching by keyword
      3m 59s
    4. Rating and searching by ratings
      1m 51s
    5. Hiding and flagging
      1m 24s
    6. Using the Date feature
      1m 16s
  8. 13m 56s
    1. Working in Full Screen mode
      2m 12s
    2. Rotating and straightening photos
      1m 29s
    3. Cropping photos
      1m 47s
    4. Removing red-eye
      1m 56s
    5. Using the Retouch tool
      2m 43s
    6. Creating effects
      1m 39s
    7. Creating a duplicate
      1m 20s
    8. Reverting to an original photo
  9. 26m 18s
    1. Using the automatic Enhance feature
      3m 49s
    2. Working with raw photos
      2m 46s
    3. Fine-tuning in the Adjust palette
      1m 30s
    4. Using the histogram
      3m 19s
    5. Adjusting exposure, contrast, and saturation
      5m 3s
    6. Fixing highlights and shadows
      3m 9s
    7. Adding clarity and definition, changing sharpness, and reducing noise
      3m 3s
    8. Cleaning up the whites
      2m 43s
    9. Copying and pasting adjustments
  10. 23m 9s
    1. Creating a MobileMe gallery
      2m 46s
    2. Editing a MobileMe gallery
      4m 52s
    3. Sharing on Flickr
      1m 5s
    4. Sharing on Facebook
      1m 43s
    5. Working with other iLife apps
      1m 1s
    6. Updating online photos
    7. Creating a slideshow
      3m 59s
    8. Working with a slideshow project
      4m 10s
    9. Attaching photos to email
      1m 6s
    10. Setting a photo as the desktop image
    11. Sharing files with iWeb or iDVD
  11. 27m 27s
    1. Printing photos
      4m 27s
    2. Ordering prints
    3. Creating a photo book
      4m 21s
    4. Creating a custom book
      3m 28s
    5. Creating a travel map
      2m 17s
    6. Building a calendar
      7m 52s
    7. Building a card
      2m 13s
    8. Customizing a project
      1m 55s
  12. 4m 56s
    1. Reviewing preferences in detail
      4m 56s
  13. 37s
    1. Goodbye

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iPhoto '09 Essential Training
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iPhoto '09 transforms the way photo libraries are organized with its new Faces and Places features. In iPhoto '09 Essential Training, instructor Damian Allen reveals how to make an iPhoto library easily searchable using the new automated facial recognition technology, and he demonstrates how to organize and find photos based on where they were taken using geotagging. He explains in simple terms the process of professional editing and color correction, and the best way to share photo collections both online and through professional books, calendars, and cards. Exercise files accompany the

Topics include:
  • Importing images from a camera, iPhone, or files
  • Learning how to navigate in iPhoto
  • Creating events and Smart Albums using Faces
  • Searching for images using keywords
  • Quickly adding location data to photos using Places
  • Creating stylish travel maps for photo books
  • Retouching, correcting, and enhancing photos
  • Building calendars, greeting cards, and custom photo books
  • Sharing photos on Flickr and Facebook with a few simple clicks


(Music playing.) Welcome to iPhoto '09 Essential Training. I'm Damian Allen, President of Pixerati, a postproduction studio based in LA. I'll be taking you through this comprehensive training on iPhoto '09. Now if you're brand new to iPhoto, be sure to check out the Getting Started section first to get a feel for the interface. You'll also get to see how to import images from different sources, set preferences and how to navigate inside of iPhoto. Regardless of whether you're a new user or you're an iPhoto veteran from versions past, the Faces and Places features in this new version will change the way you organize your photos.

If you've always wanted to fix the color on your photos or touch them up a little, I'll be teaching you how to crop an image, straighten it, adjust the exposure, create effects and apply lots of other enhancements. You'll soon find that tweaking a few simple sliders can make good photos look amazing. Finally, I'll show you how to share your photos on different viewing platforms like Facebook and Flickr and in various formats. So go ahead, grab your latest shots, launch iPhoto '09 and let's get straight into it.

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