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Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

with Richard Harrington

Video: Welcome

Discover how to improve your photos using iPhoto. Enhancing Photos with iPhoto, with Rich Harrington, shows how to crop and straighten photos, remove red eye, retouch blemishes, remove noise, add special effects, and improve exposure, color, and contrast.
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  1. 1m 54s
    1. Welcome
    2. What you should know before watching this course
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 10m 19s
    1. Working in Full-Screen mode
      1m 26s
    2. Entering Edit mode
    3. Switching images
      1m 28s
    4. Checking the info on an image
      2m 14s
    5. Zooming in for detail
      2m 14s
    6. Using the navigation window
    7. Seeing the before and after state
      1m 8s
  3. 12m 6s
    1. Straightening crooked photos
      2m 22s
    2. Rotating an image
      1m 16s
    3. Removing red-eye
      2m 14s
    4. Cropping for better composition
      1m 39s
    5. Cropping a photo to a specific size
      2m 35s
    6. Cropping multiple sizes
      2m 0s
  4. 16m 13s
    1. Understanding the histogram
      3m 13s
    2. Making a Levels adjustment
      2m 15s
    3. Fixing an underexposed photo
      2m 36s
    4. Fixing an overexposed photo
      2m 42s
    5. Improving contrast
      2m 36s
    6. Adjusting shadows and highlights
      2m 51s
  5. 12m 41s
    1. Improve a washed-out photo with saturation
      1m 30s
    2. Increasing saturation while protecting skin tones
      1m 58s
    3. Boosting an image to quickly fix saturation
      1m 51s
    4. White balancing a photo
      2m 24s
    5. Removing a color cast manually
      2m 35s
    6. Stylizing an image with effects
      2m 23s
  6. 14m 28s
    1. Converting to black and white
      2m 21s
    2. Refining a black-and-white effect with temperature
      2m 21s
    3. Creating high-impact black-and-white photos
      3m 5s
    4. Creating sepia-tone effects
      2m 29s
    5. Double-processing for duotone effects
      4m 12s
  7. 13m 45s
    1. Using the Retouch brush
      1m 55s
    2. Removing noise
      2m 10s
    3. Sharpening a soft photo
      1m 52s
    4. Adding punch with definition
      2m 5s
    5. Defocusing a photo
      2m 15s
    6. Controlling the focal point with vignette effects
      1m 26s
    7. Adding borders with iBorderFX
      2m 2s
  8. 8m 27s
    1. Duplicating an image
    2. Reverting to an original
      1m 49s
    3. Deleting an image
      3m 4s
    4. Copying and pasting adjustments
    5. Preserving maximum quality when exporting
      2m 3s
  9. 22s
    1. Goodbye

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Enhancing Photos with iPhoto
Video duration: 0s 1h 30m Beginner


Almost every photo can benefit from some enhancement, from exposure adjustments to cropping. In this course, author Rich Harrington shows how to improve photos using iPhoto. The course describes how to crop and straighten photos; remove red eye; improve exposure, color, and contrast; and refine images by retouching blemishes, removing noise, and adding special effects like vignettes.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Cropping for better composition
  • Rotating an image
  • Making a levels adjustment
  • Adjusting shadows or highlights
  • Increasing saturation
  • Converting to black and white
  • Creating sepia-tone effects
  • Using the Retouch Brush
  • Sharpening photos
  • Adding borders
  • Copying and pasting adjustments


(music playing) Hi! My name is Rich Harrington, and welcome to this course on Apple iPhoto. We're going to be exploring practical techniques to help you enhance your images. I'm going to share real world workflows, and let you take a look at how to get your images looking from flat, and boring, or underexposed, to great! This is a really straightforward course, and we're going to explore lots of sample images, so I think you'll get some very practical techniques, and start seeing results immediately.

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