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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.
Sometimes when you're editing images you have a couple that are your leading candidates and you're not exactly sure which one you like best and maybe what you do to those images is what determines which one becomes the favorite. There's a compare mode in iPhoto during editing that makes this a little bit easier. I will show you how that works right now. I am going to select a couple images here. I am going to hold down the Command key and then I go to Edit, and what happens is these images come up side-by-side.
The one with the box around it is the one that will be affected by any edits that I do. Now this one will. So, for example, as I look at these two, this image is a little bit warmer and this image is a little bit cooler. So the first thing that I might think is well if this image were a bit warmer would I like it more? So let's try that. So we will go to Warmer here and we will just click on it a bit and we have brought up the warmth for the shot, and maybe just a hair too much.
So I'll cool it off a bit. Then you go okay. That's pretty interesting. I like that. Then maybe what I want to do is do a little of vignette on this shot. So I will go over here to Vignette. I go no, Vignette isn't quite right, but maybe Edge Blur would be. And Edge Blur looks pretty good. So now I am going to say I wonder how Edge Blur would look on this shot. So I click on it and I do a little Edge Blur here and I get a chance to look at that.
After I've studied these for a moment I go well, you know what, I think I still like this one better than this one, but it's easier for me to decide because I actually have them here side-by-side. So I will just get out of Edit mode now that I've worked on them both, and probably what I'll do is go ahead and up the rating on this one to four, or I could go over here and move this one down to like a two so that I know in the future that I prefer this image right here to this image because I've had them side-by-side.
So that's compare mode. It only works in Edit. If you try doing it right now and double-clicking, you only get one shot. You have to go to Edit mode for it to work.
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