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In iPhoto '11 Essential Training, Derrick Story offers an in-depth tour of the popular photo management software from Apple, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. The course covers techniques to categorize and combine images into custom collections using iPhoto's geotagging, face detection, and Smart Album features, and offers insight on how to perform key image corrections and enhancements. Also covered are tutorials on building customized slideshows and outputting collections to calendars, books, and greeting cards. Exercise files accompany the course.
I'm going to show you keywording right now and how to apply keywords to images. Keywording has been around from the beginning of iPhoto way before Places and Faces and even Events. It's used to help you find your images later on. So even though we have these new technologies now to help us do that, keywording does have its place. Let me show you how it works real quick. So the first thing that we have to do is actually turn on keywording, because you notice that it's not here in the Info pane.
So I'm going to go up here to View and we'll select Keywords. Once I do that and click on an image, now keywords will show up over here. You see that I have some already. My approach to keywording is that for portraits I usually put male or female. I'll add a keyword for portraits and I usually put the first name of the subject. Then if there's something else going on, for instance here we have the horse in these shots here, so I've added the keyword horse.
Now if I wanted to, I could add a keyword for let's say red. Red would be a nice one right here. So all I have to do is click on the image and then just start typing. If I don't have a keyword already for red, then it won't autofill because it doesn't have anything to autofill. so this will be the first time. So I'm actually adding red to my keyword list. Now, you notice on the next photo, if I start to type red, it will give me that choice and all I have to do is hit Return.
I don't have to do them individually. I can select one, hold down the Shift key, go down to the bottom, and then type red, hit Return, and now red has been applied to all of these images. The other place that red has been applied to is in my Manage Keyword dialog and that is right up here. Command+K. You'll see here are all the keywords that I'm currently using including the last one that I applied. Red.
I can edit my keywords here. So if I've misspelled a keyword or if I want to add more information to a keyword, I can click on Edit. Then for example instead of G9, let's say that I want it to be Canon G9. I just type Canon G9, go ahead, and hit Return. Now, it's Canon G9 instead of G9. I hit OK and anything that was labeled G9 before is now Canon G9.
So that's very handy. So if you need to see all of your keywords, they are right here and you can edit them. Again, this is especially important if you discovered you've misspelled a keyword and you want to fix that. So in the next movie, I'm going to show you how to use these keywords to find photos quickly especially if you have a big iPhoto Library. But this is how you apply them.
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