When you add a map, it may or may not have a location. Now, some photos you use will have data in it from the GPS. If you shoot with an iPhone, oftentimes, it is going to be tagged with GPS data. Similarly, some other cameras, like DSLRs, either have built-in GPS or the ability to synchronize GPS from an external device or even your phone. Having this data will make maps in iPhoto a lot easier, but you can manually configure a map as well.
As I select a map here, you will notice that I could drag around. I could also choose to zoom in and out on that map, seeing the whole world, and even traveling many time zones with just the drag of my mouse. Now, let's zoom in. I know approximately where this happened. And in the case here, this trip was to Croatia. Croatia and Ragusa, which is actually located within Croatia, are all located right about here.
We are going to be talking about this region and down here. So I could choose to zoom in and make sure that that's framed. Now, if you just want to deal with part of the country, you can go extremely tight, in this case, down to the individual islands, but you might want to set that so you actually have a sense of perspective. By framing this up, so I could see some of the related countries like Italy, Bosnia, Albania, Serbia, this makes it easier for people to have an idea of where exactly this happened.
I think this sort of cropping is about right, because it gives people some countries that they will easily recognize, from Switzerland and Italy to and Italy to Greece and Hungary, this helps people really get a good idea of where this trip occurred.
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