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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.
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Besides adding texts below photographs or into text blocks on the page, you can add captions to individual photos. Now, you might have gone through the work of actually renaming your photos in the iPhoto Library, and in that case, those names will be used as the captions, but for many of you, you simply bring your photos in and leave the general camera names that were already there. In any case, adding a caption and modifying it is a pretty straightforward process. If I click on a photo, and have the Options Panel open, I could choose to add a caption, I could add a ghosted bar across using black or white, I can add a more solid bar in different shades, or turn it off entirely.
In this case, this looks pretty good and I will just come over and start to type and remember, all the same formatting controls apply. If that text gets too big and starts to get cut off, look for that exclamation point to warn you that you need to reduce that size. Now you could add this to a single photo, or if you deal with complex layouts with lots of images, you can go through and turn them on, on a picture-by-picture basis. Remember, how you use these is completely up to you.
I will just go ahead and turn them off in this case, because I do not need them for this layout, but there are definitely pages in the book that would benefit. Adding a descriptive Caption can really help people understand where things were placed, so when you add that to the page, it is simple, and remember, if you don't want it aligned to the left, you could just switch it to the right, and ofcourse, bump up the size, so it is easier to see. Let us zoom in there. Now in this case, the word Ston is being underlined.
It's actually spelled correctly. It is a foreign town, so remember, sometimes when spelling International Words using your own native language, you might get some false errors, but that's why we have the great tools for looking things up. If I go ahead and right click on that word, besides seeing suggested spellings, I can go ahead and Search with Google, and it comes up with some different potentials. Notice, Ston is a village and municipality in Dubrovnik in the country of Croatia.
Looks like my old brain was right, not only do I remember the name of the town, but I actually remembered how spell it. But the good news is, with Google Search built right in, it gets really easy to just double check yourself and look up critical information as you build a book.
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