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Adding places

From: Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

Video: Adding places

One interesting thing to do with a map is add locations that you visited. In this particular case, there were five cities that I saw, so I want to add those to my map. If you had the GPS data, it might add them automatically. But remember, it only does it for the pictures that are close to the map. So you might need to manually insert some from your trip. To do so, I'm just going to click the plus (+) button here and start to enter them. It found one. There we go! And let's keep going. There's another.

Adding places

One interesting thing to do with a map is add locations that you visited. In this particular case, there were five cities that I saw, so I want to add those to my map. If you had the GPS data, it might add them automatically. But remember, it only does it for the pictures that are close to the map. So you might need to manually insert some from your trip. To do so, I'm just going to click the plus (+) button here and start to enter them. It found one. There we go! And let's keep going. There's another.

And fortunately, the integration of maps makes this a lot easier. I love how it goes in and automatically attempts to fill it, making it easier to get the correct answers. There we go! There are all the cities that I visited on this trip, and we can do some things to make that pretty cool. With my point selected here, I can go ahead and bump up the size of those labels, making it a little bit easier to read.

Remember, you can use the shortcuts of Cmd+ Plus or Minus as well to dial in the amounts. There we go! Once you've added your cities, you can actually go in, and refine things a bit with some lines. By right-clicking or Ctrl+Clicking on one of the dots, you could choose to show lines. You'll also see styles here that you can use straight lines or curved lines moving between the cities.

You can also choose the option to return back to the starting place. Now, in this case, the order of the lines are being dictated based upon the dates that my pictures were shot; because my photos were tagged with both the date they were created and the geo-location that they were shot in, it knows that I started my trip in Ragusa and it moves its way through the different cities in the order that we did. If you don't want to see it return to the starting place, you could uncheck that, and you also again have the ability to decide that you don't need lines.

In this case, I find them a bit distracting, and instead, I'll just go with the simple dots indicating where we traveled. While you right-click, you'll notice other options that are helpful. I'm going to go ahead and choose to center the map as well, so it's properly aligned within the page. The map looks great, and it's ultimately up to you to decide how much style you want. You can add lines, you can use shading, you could change the colors on the map as well as the text. This is a great feature, and the more you use modern features like GPS data, the more intuitive the maps are.

But, you can absolutely go through and completely customize them with very little work.

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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

59 video lessons · 3601 viewers

Richard Harrington
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  1. 2m 50s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      42s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
  2. 11m 20s
    1. Resolution requirements for putting photos in a book
      2m 28s
    2. Organizing images with an album
      2m 8s
    3. Organizing images with a Smart Album
      1m 59s
    4. Gathering images from Facebook
      1m 55s
    5. Photo streaming
      1m 14s
    6. The importance of ordering your photos
      1m 36s
  3. 14m 26s
    1. Creating a new book
      1m 16s
    2. Choosing a binding style
      2m 59s
    3. Choosing a size for your book
      2m 36s
    4. Choosing a theme for your book
      3m 43s
    5. Creating the initial layout
      2m 39s
    6. Changing a theme
      1m 13s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. Clearing placed photos
      1m 19s
    2. Taking control with options
      1m 18s
    3. Changing the page layout with presets
      4m 30s
    4. Changing page layout with the Layout pane
      2m 28s
    5. Changing the color of a page
      2m 14s
    6. Adding a background photo
      2m 55s
    7. Seeing placed and unplaced photos
      1m 32s
    8. Using Autoflow
      3m 41s
    9. Adding pages to a book
      1m 37s
    10. Adding a two-page spread
      4m 4s
    11. Swapping photos in a layout
      3m 16s
    12. Changing the order of pages
      1m 55s
  5. 12m 3s
    1. Advice when choosing pages
      1m 9s
    2. Formatting the cover
      2m 8s
    3. Modifying titles
      1m 54s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 14s
    5. Adding captions
      2m 36s
    6. Making global changes to fonts
      1m 2s
  6. 17m 21s
    1. Applying design options effects to images
      1m 5s
    2. Cropping a photo
      1m 23s
    3. Using the Enhance button
      2m 56s
    4. Straightening an image
      2m 1s
    5. Using one-click effects
      2m 46s
    6. Editing a dark photo
      4m 5s
    7. Editing a bright photo
      1m 28s
    8. Reverting a photo
      1m 37s
  7. 7m 38s
    1. Adding a map
      50s
    2. Customizing a map's location
      1m 51s
    3. Changing a map's style
      1m 52s
    4. Adding places
      3m 5s
  8. 11m 57s
    1. Adding a blank page
      1m 37s
    2. Double-checking your spelling
      1m 39s
    3. Resolving any default text issues
      1m 56s
    4. Printing a hard copy to proof
      2m 34s
    5. Watching a slideshow
      3m 19s
    6. Duplicating or renaming a book project
      52s
  9. 7m 21s
    1. Before you can order...
      50s
    2. Choosing the print products store
      1m 38s
    3. Building your order
      4m 12s
    4. Checking the status of your order
      41s
  10. 11m 6s
    1. Creating a PDF of your book to email
      3m 8s
    2. Why create a slideshow?
      3m 31s
    3. Syncing to an iPad
      4m 27s
  11. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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