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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.
In the previous movie I did some work with image editing, so we changed things such as cropping and so forth. And you have a few little, what we called metadata things that you can do also. Let me show you the few things that you can do. It's not extensive, but it is not terrible. So, one of the things that we can do, for example, is that we can change the permissions on our photos. So I publish these as being able to be seen by everyone, and then let's say that I heard from Stephanie she goes, "you know, let's just keep it to our mutual friends." I would be more comfortable with that.
So I don't have to pull all the images down. It's not a big rigmarole or anything like that. It's very simple, all I have to do is click on the photos, go down here to settings, and here is where I get to change that. So I'll just make it Only Friends now, like that, and I'll click Change Settings, and you saw a quick little republish over here. If you didn't see, I can always force it. There we go. And now the permissions on those photos have been changed.
So now, not everyone can see them, but only mutual friends. Now another thing that we can do is, for instance, I notice that sometimes the naming convention that you have for your photos in your iPhoto library isn't necessarily the naming convention that you want to have on your Facebook page. For example, I have this photo, here, named as Stephanie-15, and that was part of what I was doing in iPhoto organizing and getting things all the way that I wanted, but online not such a great name. So I would rather name is Stephanie at Home.
So I'll just change that here in the title field, Stephanie at Home, and then I'm going to hit the Tab key, and then we'll do this one also and change this to Stephanie in her Backyard. All right, and then I hit the Tab key there. So, we have made both of those changes. Now, let's republish by clicking here on our little Republish tool, and on this one, and this one both they didn't stick. I can tell they didn't stick, because it reverted back here. So in that case then we have to try again, because if we go online it is not going to be correct. So let's try it again. Stephanie at Home, Tab, and let's hit Republish and see if it sticks. Now it should stick and let's try this one. Let's try this and see if it sticks this time. Tab, and let's Republish, see if that one sticks.
Okay, I think we are okay now. So if it reverts back while you are here in the title field, then chances are widely good that they were not changed on the Facebook site. Let's take a look at the Facebook site and see if we were successful. Here we are on Facebook, let's go hit it and Refresh our page here, and I'm going to click on this one here, and let's scroll down here, and there we have Stephanie at Home. And we'll go back to the album, let's take a look at this one, Stephanie in her Backyard, very good, and let's take a look, here we'll just look at organizing our photos. I think I want to go ahead and make this one first, so that looks great. We'll go over to edit our photos, and I'm going to go ahead, oh, this one is the album cover already, so we are great, and you will notice that our text has changed here also.
So we are in terrific shape now, I'll go back to the album, everything looks really good, and so you don't have huge Metadata changes you can make, you can make some minor ones, you can change the permissions, for example, now outside people who are not friends cannot see these photos. So when we go, for instance, I'll go back to my Profile page here, and go to the Photo page. So people that are not friends will not be able to see the Stephanie photos.
They will be able to see the other stuff here and you can change a little bit about the title and pretty much that's it. You can also make some changes in Facebook and those, generally speaking, will be pushed back down to iPhoto. There is good communication, there is just not a whole lot to play with there.
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