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Finding people using Faces

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Video: Finding people using Faces

I am going to work a little bit with Faces right now. There is a new command in iPhoto '11 called Find Faces. It's actually very handy. So let's take a look at it and see how it works. Now, I am going to go up here in the Library pane to our Faces area. You'll notice that since I haven't done any faces work at all in this Library, we actually go right to Find Faces. There are no pictures on the corkboard. We haven't done anything yet. This is brand-new.

Finding people using Faces

I am going to work a little bit with Faces right now. There is a new command in iPhoto '11 called Find Faces. It's actually very handy. So let's take a look at it and see how it works. Now, I am going to go up here in the Library pane to our Faces area. You'll notice that since I haven't done any faces work at all in this Library, we actually go right to Find Faces. There are no pictures on the corkboard. We haven't done anything yet. This is brand-new.

This is a great way for me to show you how Find Faces works. Now, later on, after you have a few pictures on the corkboard, of course you can enable Find Faces and continue. But right now, we're going to start right here. Now you will notice right away that Morgan here has showed up in a couple images. The temptation would be to name Morgan here, and then to go here and name her too while you are right here.

But that's not the best way to go. What you want to do is just name the person once and then go down here to Continue to Faces. Now, that puts Morgan on the corkboard and I'll double-click on her. You'll see that Morgan may be in 8 additional photos. Confirm Additional Faces. This is where you want to tell iPhoto that these other shots are Morgan too.

It actually will behave more intelligently when you go about it this way. So that's what we are going to do. We are going to confirm. Now, you can click on these individually to confirm them just like this or you can just click-and-drag, which is actually more fun. So now, we have confirmed that all of these people are Morgan. So then I click Done, I go back to our Faces corkboard, and we see that we have many Morgans now. So far, so good.

We are in great shape. Now, I'm going to go back to the Find Faces command and you notice it shows up down here on our toolbar. I am going to click on that and I am just going to make sure there are no more Morgans on our corkboard. By the way, here's an interesting face right here. I think this is what iPhoto thinks is a face. Ah! Now, we have a couple more Morgans. So iPhoto did not identify these shots as Morgan in the beginning. This is just sort of cleaning up.

So now, what I can do, and you notice as I start to type, iPhoto already knows the name Morgan. In your address book, it will look for names on this autofill and if you've connected to Facebook, it will look into Facebook too. So we're just going to tidy up now, because these faces were not identified originally. Now we can continue to faces. We'll double-click on Morgan. We have No unconfirmed photos of Morgan found.

That sounds like a police report or something there, doesn't it? "There were no unconfirmed photos of Morgan found." And we are fine. Now we can go back to Find Faces and we can work on someone else. So that's how this works. It's better to do your confirmation in the Faces corkboard and not try to go through Find Faces and name all the shots there. I'm going to dig down a little deeper into some more faces tricks in the next movie.

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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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