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Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

Video: Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos

This is a fun technique. It's the copy and paste adjustments technique, and why would you want to do that? Well, we are going to work on one of these photos down here and I am going to make some adjustments to it and then instead of having to start all over again on the next photo, I am going to copy the adjustments from this shot and then paste some onto here, and it's a real time saver. So I was thinking as I was looking at this album here, on the shots that aren't rated as highly, that they might look nice in black-and-white.

Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos

This is a fun technique. It's the copy and paste adjustments technique, and why would you want to do that? Well, we are going to work on one of these photos down here and I am going to make some adjustments to it and then instead of having to start all over again on the next photo, I am going to copy the adjustments from this shot and then paste some onto here, and it's a real time saver. So I was thinking as I was looking at this album here, on the shots that aren't rated as highly, that they might look nice in black-and-white.

So I want to convert these three shots to black-and-white. We will use the Copy and Paste to do that. So first thing I am going to do is go ahead and I will just double-click on this, and we'll go to Edit mode and then I am going to go to Full Screen mode. Here we go. Interestingly enough, Copy and Paste only work when you are in the Adjust pane here. It doesn't work with Effects or Quick Fixes. So, Copy and Paste is for Adjust only.

So you are going, oh! Well, you know the black-and- white is over here. Well, guess what? If you've watched the Saturation movie, you know that we can do black-and-white here too and that's what I want to do. So I am going to do black-and-white right here. So first thing in Saturation, make sure this box is not checked and then move your slider all the way down, and right away that gives us a pretty nice looking black-and-white image. I can fine-tune that with these sliders right here and I am going to open up the shadows a little bit with the Temperature slider, and then I am going to play with Tint also.

So we will do something right about there. Now, it would be nice to add a little definition to the shot and maybe just a little bit of sharpness. There we go. Now, that's quite a different shot. I am going to hit the Shift key. That's what we started with and here we are now. So I am pretty happy with that and what I like to do is copy these settings and apply them to the other two shots. So I am going to go up here and if I push my mouse up to the very top of the screen, I can get the menu bar.

I go to Edit, and you will see we have Copy Adjustments right here with the keyboard commands. So I am going to copy these adjustments. Now I am going to use my Arrow key because I want to go back one shot. There we go. I want to apply all of those black-and-white adjustments. So I don't want to have to move the sliders again. I don't want to have to remember the settings. I just want to apply them to the shot. So now I will go back up here, go to Edit, and go to Paste Adjustments, and there they are.

And I believe I had one on the other side, this too. Yeah, let's paste them to this shot also. Press it up there, Paste Adjustments, and there we go. We are done. That's all we had to do. Everything, you notice that on this shot, we have the same settings that we had on the previous shot. Everything was copied and pasted and you can fine-tune each image if you want after you've done this, but it's a terrific timesaver.

Let me click out of Edit, and we will go ahead and go back to Thumbnail mode. Now, what I have done, in my humble opinion, is I have taken these shots that weren't my favorites and I like them more now because I have applied the black-and-white effect to them. They look a little different and actually look not too bad in black-and-white. So, Copy and Paste. Very handy when you want to apply similar adjustments to a number of photos.

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 58s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
    4. OS X Mavericks 10.9 iPhoto version update NEW
      21s
  2. 20m 33s
    1. Preparing to install iPhoto '11
      3m 2s
    2. Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library
      4m 4s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 50s
    4. Importing photo files
      4m 3s
    5. Importing movies
      2m 17s
    6. Working in Full Screen view
      2m 17s
  3. 40m 53s
    1. Importing the exercise files and organizing by Event
      1m 59s
    2. Understanding Events
      3m 43s
    3. Hiding photos
      1m 50s
    4. Flagging photos
      3m 3s
    5. Finding people using Faces
      3m 52s
    6. Adding people to Faces
      2m 8s
    7. Managing the Faces corkboard
      2m 14s
    8. Organizing by location with Places
      2m 9s
    9. Geotagging images
      7m 4s
    10. Creating albums
      1m 54s
    11. Viewing albums in Full Screen mode
      3m 37s
    12. Creating Smart Albums
      3m 36s
    13. Creating folders
      1m 46s
    14. Exploring the Project view
      1m 58s
  4. 17m 15s
    1. Understanding metadata
      3m 1s
    2. Rating your photos
      4m 27s
    3. Displaying photos by rating
      2m 57s
    4. Adding keywords
      3m 13s
    5. Finding photos by keyword
      3m 37s
  5. 29m 6s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 3s
    2. Cropping photos
      3m 30s
    3. Straightening photos
      1m 37s
    4. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      2m 18s
    5. Removing red-eye
      3m 5s
    6. Retouching photos
      3m 10s
    7. Rotating photos
      1m 39s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 8s
    9. Duplicating photos
      3m 5s
    10. Reverting to the original
      2m 4s
    11. Comparing photos while editing
      2m 27s
  6. 34m 53s
    1. Working in the Adjust tab
      1m 0s
    2. Adjusting levels
      4m 12s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      3m 31s
    4. Adjusting color saturation
      3m 43s
    5. Adjusting definition
      2m 10s
    6. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 26s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      4m 19s
    8. Adjusting temperature and tint
      4m 19s
    9. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 51s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 22s
  7. 25m 42s
    1. Emailing photos from iPhoto
      4m 22s
    2. Emailing photos the old-fashioned way
      4m 5s
    3. Setting up your email account in iPhoto
      3m 43s
    4. Sharing your photos via Facebook
      3m 16s
    5. Sharing your photos via Flickr
      4m 35s
    6. Sharing your photos via MobileMe
      1m 26s
    7. Creating a web gallery
      4m 15s
  8. 20m 59s
    1. Creating a slideshow
      1m 46s
    2. Customizing slideshow settings
      5m 2s
    3. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    4. Managing movies in your iPhoto library
      5m 26s
    5. Creating a DVD from iPhoto
      4m 26s
  9. 41m 45s
    1. Exporting photos
      4m 57s
    2. Printing photos
      7m 57s
    3. Ordering prints
      2m 22s
    4. Creating a calendar
      7m 11s
    5. Creating a photo book
      7m 40s
    6. Selecting output options for your photo book
      4m 6s
    7. Creating greeting cards
      4m 15s
    8. Setting output options for your greeting cards
      2m 11s
    9. Viewing all your calendars, books, and cards
      1m 6s
  10. 16m 14s
    1. Customizing iPhoto preferences
      7m 7s
    2. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      4m 37s
    3. Backing up to an external hard drive
      1m 53s
    4. Creating iPhoto libraries and switching between them
      2m 37s
  11. 1m 45s
    1. Final thoughts
      1m 45s

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