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Facebook is a terrific platform for sharing photos online, and iPhoto '09 has the tools for organizing and editing the images before publishing them. In iPhoto '09: 10 Things to Know About Facebook, professional photographer Derrick Story shows how to establish two-way communication between these applications. He demonstrates how to make changes on one side and have those changes reflected in both places. Derrick covers editing techniques in iPhoto, shows how to work with tagging images, and offers troubleshooting tips for publishing photos on Facebook.
The first thing that we have to do as we set up our iPhoto to Facebook connection is actually make the connection, because it doesn't come out of the box that away. So, you have to have a Facebook account already or you'll have nothing to connect to. So I think we are all in agreement on that. So assuming that you have your Facebook account setup, let's connect iPhoto to it so that we can start having the two talk to one another. So here we are in iPhoto and you will notice that Facebook is grayed out right now as we are in the Events page. So we actually have to tell it, well, we want to send something that we have to act like we want to send something up and then it will come into view.
So, let's give it a little subject. We'll throw it a bone right now. And I just have this little mini album of me. Various shots of me over the last 15 years or so during this training, so brace yourself. Okay, you're fairly warned now. So, here we are. We have this mini album of me and now Facebook lights up. So all I have to do to initiate the connection is actually click on it. And it's going to ask me, do I want to do what I just clicked on? And I'm going to say yes, please set me up.
We get the screen here. So you have to know obviously the email account that you use for your Facebook and you have to know your password and so we are going to do that right now. It's case- sensitive, as it will tell you so. If you have the Caps Lock on, then you can create all sorts of problems for yourself. Okay, I think that's correct. Then I recommend that you do check this box.
I don't really see any reason why wouldn't. I guess if you share your iPhoto library with a whole bunch of people, then maybe you'd want to log in every time so they don't have direct access to your Facebook photo albums. But if it's just you and Facebook, then this is definitely a convenience. I'm going to leave it checked in because it is only me using my iPhoto library here. And then I'm going to log in and now iPhoto is actually talking to Facebook and you have to have an Internet connection for this to work. I'm guessing you assume that, but I just wanted to throw that out there. We'll go ahead and close.
So now, here we are. So, we have made the connection. Now it's asking me, the thing that I used to make the connection with, do I actually want to upload it? And I do. Let's go ahead and upload a couple of shots right now. So this creates an album in Derrick Story's Facebook account. So, that's what I want. First thing you have to figure out are the permissions. So always the permissions, isn't it? So do you want everyone to be able to see these shots or friends of friends or only the people you designated as friends in Facebook? It's up to you. I'm just going to let everyone see these shots. It shows you how confident I'm with myself here. So I'll just pick Everyone here and then I'll click Publish. And you can see up here that it's uploading the work.
The first thing that you will notice now is that if you want to go directly to that Facebook album that you created, you have a link right here. Then let me show you something else. I'm going to minimize information. We have our first Facebook album in iPhoto right here. So, we are in the Library pane. Now we have a new thing going on and this right here, it tells you that iPhoto is talking to Facebook. You will actually see if you make a change, as we'll be doing in future movies, you will see a little activity here and it tells you that the two are talking.
So, we are all setup. We have these pictures on Facebook. We are going to be playing on Facebook and we are going to be playing on iPhoto and then we're going to see how it all shakes out.
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