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iPhoto '11 Essential Training
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Preparing to install iPhoto '11


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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

with Derrick Story

Video: Preparing to install iPhoto '11

This very well could be the most important movie that we do in this entire title, and that has to do with backing up your existing iPhoto library before you upgrade to iPhoto '11. Don't worry about Exercise Files. We are importing stuff for demonstration. Now if you're a brand-new user, you don't have to worry about this, but you should make a mental note of it, because someday you will have an iPhoto library that also needs backing up. Why do you want to do this? Well, because when iPhoto '11 launches and you tell it to use the library that you've already had for probably quite a while now, it will actually change it.
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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

Preparing to install iPhoto '11

This very well could be the most important movie that we do in this entire title, and that has to do with backing up your existing iPhoto library before you upgrade to iPhoto '11. Don't worry about Exercise Files. We are importing stuff for demonstration. Now if you're a brand-new user, you don't have to worry about this, but you should make a mental note of it, because someday you will have an iPhoto library that also needs backing up. Why do you want to do this? Well, because when iPhoto '11 launches and you tell it to use the library that you've already had for probably quite a while now, it will actually change it.

It changes the way that library looks and works. You can't go backwards. Once you've updated your older library then it will only work with iPhoto '11. The other thing to keep in mind is that if something goes wrong during this updating process, you want to have a backup library so that you can start all over again or at least know that you haven't lost all your pictures. There is a couple of ways you can do this. One is you could just back it up right on the existing hard drive, but you have to have enough space for old iPhoto library and your new one.

And it is a way to go. It's not that hard. Just go up here. We are going to crate a new folder. We will call it something creative like Backup. Then all you have to do is hold down the Option key and drag your iPhoto library into it and it will actually make a copy of it. Now this library that I just copied isn't very big and this is a very fast computer. So this happened rather quickly, but if you have a humongous iPhoto library, this can take a while, and see there it is right there.

Now this is not my preferred way to back up your library, because it's still on the original hard drive. So I'm thinking a better thing to do would be to maybe have an external hard drive connected and back up to that. Here is an external drive right here. So we have an external backup drive and what I would do is make sure that-- and that external drive could be a USB drive, it could be a FireWire drive, whatever you happen to have where you back up stuff. And all you have to do would be to drag your iPhoto library onto that, let go, and then it will be copied to an external hard drive.

So that is the preferred way, because now you actually have your library living on two separate drives. So the moral of the story is, before you proceed any further, I know you're excited about iPhoto '11, but if you're an existing iPhoto user, before you go any further please back up your library. Hopefully you won't have to thank me in the future, but if you do, I'll gladly take your thanks.

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