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iPhoto '09 has a fantastic new face recognition method: the Faces tool. From understanding the tool to sharing favorite shots on Flickr and Facebook, iPhoto '09: 10 Things to Know About Faces teaches iPhoto users how to take advantage of Faces. Instructor Derrick Story covers how to identify people in an iPhoto library, create a slideshow with Faces photos, and use Faces to organize collections. With all the new features of the Faces tool, iPhoto is a great family snapshot application.
We are going to go back to the corkboard for a moment because I have a few nice little shortcuts I want to show you that will speed up your workflow a bit. So here we are. We are back at our lovely corkboard here and the first thing I want to show you is that since we have a collection of people pulled together, we can label that collection or add a little bit more information. So, if I click on the Eye button, we have the name that we have given it before. And I can add the full name here if I want and I can add the email for that person. So it becomes a place where we hold other information.
Now, the cool thing about this is, of course, so I do that here and I want to go to the next one, I don't have to click out and do all that sort of stuff. If I just hold the Command key, and then do the Right Bracket, it will take me to the next person on my corkboard and leave me right in the field where I was. So now I could do this right here. I could just do firstname.lastname@example.org and I could enter her full name if I wanted to, and then Command+Bracket and we go to the next one.
So just a handy little shortcut to speed things up a bit. Now, before I showed you that when you are on the corkboard, you can scrub and just hit the spacebar to set a new key photo. You can also set a key photo right here. This time, all you have to do is when you find one you like, you can just click on it and then when we go to Done, the change's right here. So handy, nifty, useful stuff, but the thing that I really like is that you can go straight to the Image Editor from the corkboard and I think this is a nice addition to the workflow. So what do I mean by that? Well, let's scrub through here and let's say this shot of Tom right here. Oh! This one right here, here's a good one.
So I'm looking at that, I'm scrubbing through it and I go, I would like to make a little image adjustment to that. You don't have to go all the way back out into the album or into your photos and open the Image Editor and all that sort of stuff. You can do it right here. All you have to do is hold down the Ctrl key, click right there, and you will get the contextual editor. Click on that and it brings you right into Edit mode. So I'm going to open up my Adjust thing here. I just want to lighten up the shadow a little bit. That's all I want to do. So I'll just lighten up a little bit more there. It's nice, do a little highlight recovery maybe, right there, play with that a little bit, and I'll down the saturation just a hair.
So you play around with it and get it the way that you want. Now, when I click Done, this is the beauty of this. It brings me right back to where I was on the corkboard. So this is a nice workflow enhancement. It has a little bit of the feel that Aperture users have been enjoying for a while, which is you are doing one task and you go, Oh! I'd just like to make a little change there. You can just make the change, and then it brings you right back to the task that you are doing. I hope you find these helpful.
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