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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 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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