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Duplicating photos

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

Video: Duplicating photos

I am going to show you how to duplicate a photo and then why you would want to duplicate a photo. So let's start by actually making a copy of one. You just click on it, you go up to Photos, go down here to Duplicate, and you'll see that the keyboard command is Command+D and we get a second copy. Now I'm going to open the Info tab so you can see what's going on here. Here's our original shot and here's our duplicate photo and it actually should be Version 2. I've been playing with this.

Duplicating photos

I am going to show you how to duplicate a photo and then why you would want to duplicate a photo. So let's start by actually making a copy of one. You just click on it, you go up to Photos, go down here to Duplicate, and you'll see that the keyboard command is Command+D and we get a second copy. Now I'm going to open the Info tab so you can see what's going on here. Here's our original shot and here's our duplicate photo and it actually should be Version 2. I've been playing with this.

So I think that's where Version 3 came from, but normally you would see version 2 there. And I am going to give it a name. I am going to call it Black and White. Now I am tipping my hand as to what I am going to do next. All right, so we have black-and-white version and now we have the original. So and that's exactly what I want. I am interested in this photo here. I like it but I think I could add more drama by converting it to a black and white shot. So now I'm going to close Info and I am going to open Edit and we'll play with some of the controls that we have just been fooling around with earlier in the effects and the first thing I am going to do is convert this to black and white.

And that's nice, but I want a little bit more drama so I'm going to increase the Contrast a bit here. There we go. And then I want to do some Edge Blur. So I'll click the Edge Blur and we have a whole different shot here. I mean this is kind of cool. Hold down the Shift key just to show you how much it's changed. It's a very interesting shot now. So I like this a lot, so I'm going ahead and click the Edit button to close that out and the final effects are applied and then I'll double-click to bring it back to the thumbnail and now just go ahead and zoom this up a little bit. There we go.

We get a better look at it. So now I have a black and white kind of cool artistic effected version and I have the color version, and what's really nice about duplicating photos is that if you want to have a couple of different versions of the shot. Another instance is when people want to have different crops. For instance, let's say that you wanted to print this one on 5 x 7 and then you also wanted to have a 4 x 6 version and so that one would be constrained differently.

The only thing I recommend is that if you are doing something like that, that you go to the Info tab here and that you make sure you adjust the name so that it says what you're doing, because you might forget which one is 5 x 7 and a 4 x 6 and so forth. So anyway, duplicating photos is a handy way to have different versions of a photo. The one thing to keep in mind is that you are duplicating a full copy of it, so it will take up a little bit more disk space.

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
  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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