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iPhoto '11 Essential Training
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Managing movies in your iPhoto library


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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

with Derrick Story

Video: Managing movies in your iPhoto library

Well, even though iPhoto is a photo management application, there is actually quite a bit you can do with movies, and that's good news for us because basically in most of our cameras shoot movies these days anyway and why not just manage them all together. Now in our Events view here, you may recall we brought in a movie earlier right off the memory card and that's what iPhoto will do. If you have movies on the memory card with photos, it will just bring them all in and you know it's a movie because it has this little icon right here, and you also know it's a movie if you double- click on it, is that it will start playing.
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  1. 4m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
  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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iPhoto '11 Essential Training
4h 13m Beginner Dec 17, 2010

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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.

Topics include:
  • Importing images and movies
  • Grouping photos by events, faces, and places
  • Geotagging images to specific locations
  • Creating Smart Albums
  • Using keyword and ratings metadata to sort images
  • Cropping, straightening, retouching, and rotating photos
  • Retouching and enhancing images
  • Sharing photos on Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe
  • Creating calendars, books, and cards
  • Backing up to an external hard drive
Subject:
Photography
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Derrick Story

Managing movies in your iPhoto library

Well, even though iPhoto is a photo management application, there is actually quite a bit you can do with movies, and that's good news for us because basically in most of our cameras shoot movies these days anyway and why not just manage them all together. Now in our Events view here, you may recall we brought in a movie earlier right off the memory card and that's what iPhoto will do. If you have movies on the memory card with photos, it will just bring them all in and you know it's a movie because it has this little icon right here, and you also know it's a movie if you double- click on it, is that it will start playing.

Okay, so that's terrific. Now what if you wanted to bring in movies from a different source than let's say from a hard drive or slideshows that we created, or if you want to bring those finished slideshows into iPhoto? You can do that also and I am going to show you how to do that right now. You just go up to File, go to Import to Library, find your slideshows. Now I am going to hold down the Command key so I can select both of them and Import and there we go. They are in iPhoto right now, and I can double-click and they will play.

Here's the thing though as you start to bring these things in and you are starting to look at thousands of photos, looking for these little icons here to determine what's a movie and what's a photo, it's not the most fun exercise in the world. So I have an easy organization tip for you, so that you can manage these movies more easily. We are going to use a Smart Album and the way that you do that, you go to File > New > Smart Album, and we are going to call it Movies.

Now, this isn't super intuitive, but it works. You go to Photo is Movie. Of course right? Photo is movie, it's iPhoto. Click OK and now we have our movies collected and as you continue to add movies whether they come in from a hard drive or they come in from a memory card, they will be here. So you can always find your movies collected together. Now once you have movies here, you can actually do a little bit with them, aside from just playing them.

(Music playing) We are going to pause that right there. You can trim them and so if you go to the little gear menu here, you see that you have Trim, and so let's say that I just want to take out a title slide and go to something just like this, I can do that and we do the same thing here. We will end right with that and Trim. Now this is a non-destructive trim.

So if I go back, I can either reset it or I can go back to Trim and change my mind, which is very comforting to know. All right, great! So now that one has been trimmed and I'm going to double-click on it and I am going to trim this one too and I'll show you why. (Music playing) There's a method to this madness here. I am going to trim this. I am going to get rid of the picture of me. That's what I really want to do and we'll end with this right here.

Yeah right here, we'll end with that. I am going to trim. Okay, both of these have been trimmed. Now what if I wanted to combine these? I can do that and this would be handy if you had a bunch of little clips off a Flip, camera or your compact camera, and you wanted this trim them up and string them together. I am going to select them both. I am going to hold down the Command key right here and now I am going to make a slideshow project with them. Right down here and we are going to call this Two Vacations.

Just hit the Tab key and look at this. Now we have the Vacation One and Vacation Two here and you can even move them around, so if you want to start with this one, you can and you can-- (Music playing) You can preview them and they'll be stitched together and you can even export them with the Export. Set it up and send them out, and actually create another little movie.

So by being able to trim and stitch, you can take these little clips that you take with your camera and actually create another movie. So it's not Hollywood,kids, but it's also not too bad, and of course, since you're in the Slideshow mode here, you can do things like add titles and so forth and you can add all sorts of additional stuff. So, pretty good stuff. Take a look at it and if you like shooting movies just know that iPhoto can manage them for you.

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