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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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While these quick presets are useful, there is the ability to take greater control. Let's flip over to the next page. And you'll see that I have a couple of options. First off, there's a map. We'll leave the map in, but we'll come back to that a bit later and do an update. Let's go to this next page here however, and start to make a change. I'll click on the page itself. And instead of using the pop-up menus here, I'm going to instead make greater changes using the Layout Tab.
Notice that this gives us a visual way to browse. Now, it's the same options as using the pop-up menu here, but instead of having to be careful of where you click making sure you get exactly the right area selected, you might find that it's easier to use the Layout Tab. This makes it easier for me to choose between the different options here, for example starting with three photos. And I can quickly audition what that layout is going to look like.
This lets me get in there and really start to play and I think this looks pretty good. I'm going to go with an option though that shows a little bit of the background page, and adjust the page itself to have a light natural paper texture. I could then jump over to the Photos Tab, and start to put in a few of my initial images, and just drag some photos from the trip. We are getting a sense of the geography of this particular location. I like how this feels.
And remember, it's very easy to make minor adjustments by just clicking the photo, dragging the slider to recompose, and then moving it within the frame. If you do decide you want to adjust the total layout, just click to select the page or again even with the whole photo selected, the Layout Panel will give you that option to quickly switch between the different options. And you'll notice that the page reflows and you could adjust the cropping. While I thought I wanted to start here quickly auditioning, I think that this is a better option or even here where the pictures are bigger.
I'll just adjust the composition of those photos to really make them look their best, and I think I'm pretty happy with those results.
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