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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.
iPhoto is just filled with all sorts of fun little organizing tools. Another one that I want to show you right now is flagging photos. You will see that over here in our Library pane. We actually have a Flagged Photo Section. There's nothing in it right now because we haven't flagged any shots. Well, why would you want to flag shots? I'll walk you through a scenario. Let's say that you wanted to create an album that could lead to a slideshow or a book or something of your favorite travel shots.
So while you're looking in your different travel events and you say "Well, I really, I like that guy, and I like that guy," and you just click in the upper-left corner with a flag, yes, and you flag it. That's all there really is to the process of flagging. It's relatively simple, and see it shows up gray and you click on it. Now, those images are flagged. Then you go to another event, and you go "Well, I want to flag this shot here." You notice I am choosing all horizontals because I am thinking well, you know, I might want to make a slideshow with these flagged images.
We'll flag this one here. You notice every time I flag an image, this number ups right here. So now what I have done is I've created a collection of images from different events. If I go to Flagged right here, they all show up. Here's all the images. So I have shots from Kauai and shots from Germany all in one place. If I decided that I wanted to create an album of these, then I could select them all, click on the first one, hold down the Shift key, go to the last one, and then go to Add To, select Album, create a new album, and we can call it Favorite Vacation. Hit Tab.
Now, I have an album with my favorite vacation shots. Now, the flagging part of this exercise has sort of run its course, right? It did what I wanted it to do. So maybe I want to use flagging for something else. So what I am going to do is I am going to go back to the Flagged Photo area and I'm just going to go to Clear Flagged. It's going to ask me, are you sure you want to do that? Yes, I am sure, clear. They are now unflagged.
So my flags are clear for another use. So it's a bit of a temporary thing, but it's a handy way when you want to take something from here and something from there and then create a new collection for slideshows, for books, for whatever. So flagging, a very handy tool in iPhoto.
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