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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.
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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