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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto
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Organizing images with an album


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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto

with Richard Harrington

Video: Organizing images with an album

The default way of organizing images in iPhoto tends to be event-based. Every time you import an image it's added to an event. Often by time, but you could merge dates into single events as well. This is really useful, but not when it comes to making a book. So you see here, I've got three events from the same trip, some JPEG files, some RAW photos, and some panoramic images that I processed using other applications. I've got all these pictures and I want to start to combine them into a book.
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  1. 2m 50s
    1. Welcome
      59s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      42s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 9s
  2. 11m 20s
    1. Resolution requirements for putting photos in a book
      2m 28s
    2. Organizing images with an album
      2m 8s
    3. Organizing images with a Smart Album
      1m 59s
    4. Gathering images from Facebook
      1m 55s
    5. Photo streaming
      1m 14s
    6. The importance of ordering your photos
      1m 36s
  3. 14m 26s
    1. Creating a new book
      1m 16s
    2. Choosing a binding style
      2m 59s
    3. Choosing a size for your book
      2m 36s
    4. Choosing a theme for your book
      3m 43s
    5. Creating the initial layout
      2m 39s
    6. Changing a theme
      1m 13s
  4. 30m 49s
    1. Clearing placed photos
      1m 19s
    2. Taking control with options
      1m 18s
    3. Changing the page layout with presets
      4m 30s
    4. Changing page layout with the Layout pane
      2m 28s
    5. Changing the color of a page
      2m 14s
    6. Adding a background photo
      2m 55s
    7. Seeing placed and unplaced photos
      1m 32s
    8. Using Autoflow
      3m 41s
    9. Adding pages to a book
      1m 37s
    10. Adding a two-page spread
      4m 4s
    11. Swapping photos in a layout
      3m 16s
    12. Changing the order of pages
      1m 55s
  5. 12m 3s
    1. Advice when choosing pages
      1m 9s
    2. Formatting the cover
      2m 8s
    3. Modifying titles
      1m 54s
    4. Checking spelling
      3m 14s
    5. Adding captions
      2m 36s
    6. Making global changes to fonts
      1m 2s
  6. 17m 21s
    1. Applying design options effects to images
      1m 5s
    2. Cropping a photo
      1m 23s
    3. Using the Enhance button
      2m 56s
    4. Straightening an image
      2m 1s
    5. Using one-click effects
      2m 46s
    6. Editing a dark photo
      4m 5s
    7. Editing a bright photo
      1m 28s
    8. Reverting a photo
      1m 37s
  7. 7m 38s
    1. Adding a map
      50s
    2. Customizing a map's location
      1m 51s
    3. Changing a map's style
      1m 52s
    4. Adding places
      3m 5s
  8. 11m 57s
    1. Adding a blank page
      1m 37s
    2. Double-checking your spelling
      1m 39s
    3. Resolving any default text issues
      1m 56s
    4. Printing a hard copy to proof
      2m 34s
    5. Watching a slideshow
      3m 19s
    6. Duplicating or renaming a book project
      52s
  9. 7m 21s
    1. Before you can order...
      50s
    2. Choosing the print products store
      1m 38s
    3. Building your order
      4m 12s
    4. Checking the status of your order
      41s
  10. 11m 6s
    1. Creating a PDF of your book to email
      3m 8s
    2. Why create a slideshow?
      3m 31s
    3. Syncing to an iPad
      4m 27s
  11. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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Creating Photo Books with iPhoto
2h 7m Intermediate Dec 10, 2012

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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington. lynda.com is honored to host this content in our library.

Topics include:
  • Organizing images in albums
  • Choosing a size and theme for your book
  • Adding background photos
  • Adding more pages
  • Changing the page order
  • Formatting the cover
  • Cropping, straightening, and enhancing images
  • Using maps in the layout
  • Watching a slideshow of the book
  • Ordering from the printer
  • Creating a PDF of your book
Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
iPhoto
Author:
Richard Harrington

Organizing images with an album

The default way of organizing images in iPhoto tends to be event-based. Every time you import an image it's added to an event. Often by time, but you could merge dates into single events as well. This is really useful, but not when it comes to making a book. So you see here, I've got three events from the same trip, some JPEG files, some RAW photos, and some panoramic images that I processed using other applications. I've got all these pictures and I want to start to combine them into a book.

Multiple events are going to get combined. If I take those events, I could go ahead and create a new album. And I'll name it, this is just a temporary album, because I actually already have one organized. You will notice that the pictures are in the album here. The good news is that you could start to prescreen. So just because you have a bunch of photos from an event doesn't mean that you want all of those pictures used. Maybe I don't like this one and I could remove it from the album.

I generally will click the box that says Don't Ask Again since I'm pretty decisive, but if you're unsure you can leave that unchecked. This allows you to go through and start to filter out some of the images you don't think as necessary. Like, I think these three are enough to tell the sequence. I don't need that one. Going through the album, allows me to remove images, and start to decide what's necessary. What's also great is you could begin to rearrange the order that will affect the initial layout for the photo book.

Within the album here you can also apply rating information if you need to start to sort based on quality. Remember, you can go ahead and apply labels using the useful keyboard shortcuts of Cmd+1-5 to apply star ratings. This way you can quickly view the album and start to assign which photos you think are best. Later on you could sort the album by those ratings and that will come into play with a Smart Album.

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