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Importing images from your camera

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Video: Importing images from your camera

We are going to bring some images into iPhoto now and there's no need to worry about exercise files right now. Just watch and enjoy. We are going to do that from our digital camera and you have two ways to do that. You could plug your digital camera into your Mac and it will show up over here in the Library or you can use a memory card reader, which I am going to do right now. Either method works equally well. It just depends on what you like to do and you'll see that over in the Library the digital camera shows up and you'll also see a bunch of pictures here.

Importing images from your camera

We are going to bring some images into iPhoto now and there's no need to worry about exercise files right now. Just watch and enjoy. We are going to do that from our digital camera and you have two ways to do that. You could plug your digital camera into your Mac and it will show up over here in the Library or you can use a memory card reader, which I am going to do right now. Either method works equally well. It just depends on what you like to do and you'll see that over in the Library the digital camera shows up and you'll also see a bunch of pictures here.

All right, this is exactly what we want to do. We want to move our pictures from our camera to our iPhoto library. Now if you want to bring everything in, all you have to do is click on the blue Import All button and all of this good stuff will come in. Or if you just want to bring in a few of the images, as I want to do, you just select the images that you want and then you click on the Import Selected button. Right now before I do that, I should show you a couple of other things.

If you've already brought in photos from this memory card and you don't want to see them again, you click the Hide Photos Already Imported box and iPhoto actually hide those images from you so you're not distracted by them. And if you're working with events in a specific time period, let's say that you have events by one day or two hour increments, and you want iPhoto to separate your import into those events I'll click that box and it will do that for you.

We are not going to do either right now but I want you to know about them. And of course, you have the Zoom button right here. So if you want to see your thumbnails bigger or smaller you control that right there. All right, so now we are ready to go. I want to give our event a name and I fill that in already right here, Autumn Color, or you can name it anything that you want. That way when you see that event in iPhoto after import, it will already be named. Now you can name it later. It's up to you, but I think it's kind of handy just to do it during import.

So let's go ahead and make our selections. Now what I can do is I make one selection there and then I want another photo. That's going to be down here. I'm looking at all my images. Let's say I want to bring in a leaf shot, so I can hold down the Command key and that will select it and I want to bring this in, so I'll hold down the Command key, and if I want to deselect one of these photos I just keep holding down the Command key.

Now another trick is of course if you want to select a series of images, you can click on the first one hold down the Shift key, click on the last one and iPhoto will select everything in between. Let's go back, let's take this shot, and then I'll go down a few images here and I'll bring in this shot right here and we'll mosey back up just a few shots, and we'll bring in this one and this one.

Okay, so we are going to bring in four shots. They've been selected. I held down the Command key. I am going to click on Import Selected, then iPhoto will do its work for second here. And you can see its work in a way and we get to see the images as they come in, which is kind of fun. So we get a little mini slideshow there during import. Then you'll get this dialog and this very important. We have a choice here. Do you want to delete those photos off the memory card? And my answer is no, you don't.

Save that for later, do that on the camera. You don't want to introduce any mayhem to this process at all. I think it's much safer to go with the pretty blue button, which is Keep Photos, and that's what we are going to do and you can address removing those images later on. So we'll just Keep Photos right here and they show up and you'll see that we have this item in the Library pane here called Last Import. There are our images, and if we go up to Events you will see that those images are there also and they are already named. Isn't that cool? So that's all there is to bringing in photos from your camera or from a memory card.

When you're done with that, go ahead and click the little Eject button right there and then that way you can safely remove your camera from the USB cable or the memory card reader from the USB jack and you're ready to go. It's really that easy.

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

76 video lessons · 22660 viewers

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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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