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Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

Video: Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library

Let's launch iPhoto and actually gets started having some fun here. Don't worry about exercise files for this movie. I'm showing you how to do some important things. you can use your own stuff if you want, but don't worry about exercise files right now. Now I'm going to show you two different ways. I am going to show you launching iPhoto if you don't have an existing library, in other words, if you're brand-new to iPhoto, and then for those of you that do have an existing library, we'll launch again and this time I'll show how the upgrade process works.

Launching iPhoto for the first time and updating your existing Library

Let's launch iPhoto and actually gets started having some fun here. Don't worry about exercise files for this movie. I'm showing you how to do some important things. you can use your own stuff if you want, but don't worry about exercise files right now. Now I'm going to show you two different ways. I am going to show you launching iPhoto if you don't have an existing library, in other words, if you're brand-new to iPhoto, and then for those of you that do have an existing library, we'll launch again and this time I'll show how the upgrade process works.

So we've got something for everyone in this movie, so just stay tuned. Let's start with you've never launched iPhoto before. So find it on your dock. It will be on your Mac. Just go right down here and you click and this is what you'll see. You'll see an empty iPhoto library, so nothing going on over here. We are going to take care of that though. I'm going to fill that up really fast. And you get this nice little kind of sticky note from Apple. This is sweet of them to give us a sticky note, but you don't even have to worry about this right now because we are going to do all this together.

Basically right now you have an empty library that's just waiting for your photos and I'm going to show you how to put those photos in. If you have an existing iPhoto library, let's take a look at that process too. So what I am going to do is I am going to quit this brand-new library and I am going to launch iPhoto again. Now I'm going to tell you a little trick that I'm doing here. I am going to actually hold down the Option key and go back to iPhoto and when you go to launch iPhoto and you hold down the Option key it gives you a choice of which library you want to launch or you can create a brand-new library.

So that allows me to go to our existing iPhoto 09 Library that has not been upgraded yet. You watched in an earlier movie where I back this up and if you haven't backed up your library yet, make sure you do that before you do this step here. Once your library is backed up then we're going to upgrade it right now. So I just click Choose and you get this lovely little upgrade message here and it will not be readable by older versions of iPhoto.

So once you do this it will only be readable by iPhoto '11. Now also keep in mind that I'm going to click Upgrade here and this library will update pretty fast because it's not that big a library. But if you have a ginormous library with years and years of photos and thousands and thousands of pictures, it will take longer. I mean we were talking at least a cup of coffee here. Maybe a full-course dinner, okay. So it depends on how many pictures you have.

So you are backed up, so then all you have to do is click the Upgrade button right here, iPhoto goes to work, and basically what you should see then is your old iPhoto library in this new interface right here. And if you had greeting cards and if you created books and if you had albums, those should all be there too. iPhoto does a pretty good job of maintaining the integrity of your previous library.

Now you'll notice that for instance with the albums the icons have changed. but the images inside of them will be the same as before. Okay, this is just the appearance of some of the user interface has changed. And we are ready to go to work. So that's all you have to do. The key message is of course A, backup your library before you do this and B, if you have a ginormous library it may take iPhoto a little time to upgrade it.

But now we have our existing iPhoto library in here and we are going to start adding to it, because we want to add new stuff and so we are going to get to that right now.

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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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