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Printing photos

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iPhoto '08 provides many new options for making prints at home. I'm going to walk you through a few of them now. Go up to Guatemala and now I'm going to print our fortress here. All I have to do is Click on it once and go down to Print, down here at the bottom, you may get a new dialog box, now this is something that we have not seen in previous versions of iPhoto. Over on the left side here we can choose Standard print or Contact Sheet and we have some designs that are also new in iPhoto '08. I'll give you a peek at them in a second.

Printing photos

iPhoto '08 provides many new options for making prints at home. I'm going to walk you through a few of them now. Go up to Guatemala and now I'm going to print our fortress here. All I have to do is Click on it once and go down to Print, down here at the bottom, you may get a new dialog box, now this is something that we have not seen in previous versions of iPhoto. Over on the left side here we can choose Standard print or Contact Sheet and we have some designs that are also new in iPhoto '08. I'll give you a peek at them in a second.

Make sure that your printer is showing up here in this popup menu, the Printer popup menu. And the presets generally will be at standard, as you can see when I Click it, there is no other option at the moment. I'll print out on US letter paper size and just have the standard size print fitting in that area here. So if you wanted to make just a regular print you are all set. All you do is Click the Print button. iPhoto will send the job to your printer and out will come the print. Now this is what iPhoto '08 though gets a little more interesting. You can customize your print job. Let's start with a Simple Mat.

This is very nice and you have a white border and iPhoto actually adds a tinted area that looks like a Mat they even add a beveled edge here, isn't that interesting? Look at that, and you can even play with this design somewhat by Clicking on the Customize button. When you do that you have some new options, you have Layout option, where you can do one, two, three or four images on a single sheet of paper. You can change your Borders, for instance, what if I want something, I'm going to add a little brightness on the inside here, do another beveled edge with a white border. Let's take a look at it one more. Here is a different look where that white border is a little larger. Now I can change the Background color also. I do like the background color we have right now, but for the sake of this demonstration, we'll pick something completely different. That's a little too contrast -y for my taste, I'm going back to our original background, I think that looks lovely. And you can even change your Theme, so we started out with a Simple Mat, but what if you wanted to go to a Double Mat? You can do that, of course our background changed. So I have to ask it to give us back that color that I like, and now we have a double matted image. Again this is done on the printer; iPhoto is giving the printer these instructions, it's not creating actual mats. So I thought I should clear that up just in case you were wondering. When you have the image ready to go the way that you want again all I have to do is Click Print and your off to the races, iPhoto sends the job to your printer and outcomes a lovely image. I want to show you just a few more options before we leave this, I'm going to Cancel right now. Go back here. We are going to go to print. You can also do a contact sheet and let's show you how to put that together. If I wanted to do a contact sheet with these six images, select the first one, hold down the Shift key, go to the sixth one, now I go to Print. Go to Contact Sheet, we place them right there and Customize, I do have some options. Here is the basic Contact Sheet layout, but I have some Background options. So I can change the background, you notice that it automatically reverses the type if I go to a darker background. Themes again, we're stuck with contact sheet. Now I'm going to show you a little trick right now. When we go ahead and Click the Print button and instead of sending the job directly to the printer. I'm going to go over to PDF and I'm going to choose save as PDF. Choose the location; let's send it to the Desktop and call this Contact. You don't need to hide the extension and now I'm going to hit Save. Now what happens is instead of sending this job to the printer, it's actually building a PDF. So I can create Contact Sheets of my iPhoto libraries, generate PDFs and use those as e-mail attachments to send to friends and family. It's a nice little, hence this is a nice option that you provided with OS X. I'm going to Cancel this job now, but there are other options that we have in iPhoto '08 including making greeting cards and calendars and I'll you show you those in upcoming movies.

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iPhoto '08 Essential Training

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  1. 8m 32s
    1. Welcome
      2m 0s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 17s
    3. iPhoto overview
      5m 15s
  2. 9m 33s
    1. Interface changes
      2m 2s
    2. Importing photos
      37s
    3. Events
      1m 18s
    4. Using the Web Gallery
      2m 18s
    5. The Adjust palette
      2m 12s
    6. Other editing tools
      1m 6s
  3. 24m 37s
    1. Launching iPhoto for the first time
      2m 47s
    2. Setting up overall preferences
      5m 18s
    3. Importing images from your camera
      4m 7s
    4. Importing photo files
      2m 41s
    5. Importing movies
      3m 14s
    6. Changing the viewing mode
      6m 30s
  4. 26m 47s
    1. Setting up Events preferences
      4m 2s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Auto-splitting an event
      2m 48s
    4. Merging events
      2m 4s
    5. Changing the key photo
      2m 13s
    6. Renaming your photos and events
      2m 34s
    7. Creating albums
      2m 40s
    8. Creating folders
      3m 12s
    9. Creating Smart Albums
      4m 34s
  5. 26m 31s
    1. Understanding metadata
      1m 3s
    2. Understanding EXIF and IPTC metadata
      2m 11s
    3. Using photo info
      3m 7s
    4. Rating your photos
      4m 19s
    5. Finding photos by rating
      1m 27s
    6. Hiding photos
      1m 41s
    7. Flagging photos
      4m 12s
    8. Adding keywords
      5m 44s
    9. Finding photos by keyword
      2m 47s
  6. 29m 28s
    1. Switching to Edit mode
      2m 32s
    2. Rotating photos
      1m 17s
    3. Cropping photos
      2m 7s
    4. Straightening photos
      2m 23s
    5. Making automatic corrections with Enhance
      4m 37s
    6. Removing red-eye
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching photos
      2m 33s
    8. Using the Effects palette
      4m 50s
    9. Duplicating photos
      2m 13s
    10. The Revert to Original command
      3m 16s
  7. 47m 11s
    1. Setting up an advanced editing environment
      5m 13s
    2. Adjusting levels
      3m 5s
    3. Adjusting exposure and contrast
      4m 2s
    4. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      3m 13s
    5. Adjusting saturation, temperature, and tint
      3m 39s
    6. Automatic color cast correction
      3m 0s
    7. Adjusting sharpness and reducing noise
      5m 55s
    8. Copying adjustments and pasting them to multiple photos
      3m 7s
    9. Editing in an external editor
      4m 16s
    10. Working with RAW files in iPhoto
      5m 24s
    11. Working with RAW files in an external editor
      6m 17s
  8. 38m 28s
    1. Creating a Web Gallery
      7m 24s
    2. Managing your Web Gallery
      2m 33s
    3. Creating a slideshow
      9m 53s
    4. Exporting a slideshow to QuickTime
      4m 19s
    5. Emailing photos
      6m 47s
    6. Exporting an HTML Web Gallery
      5m 27s
    7. Sharing photos over a network
      2m 5s
  9. 28m 31s
    1. Printing photos
      4m 49s
    2. Ordering prints
      2m 31s
    3. Building a photo book
      9m 52s
    4. Creating greeting cards
      4m 54s
    5. Creating a calendar
      6m 25s
  10. 18m 19s
    1. Burning a backup CD or DVD
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a photo DVD in iDVD
      5m 39s
    3. The iPhoto Library
      4m 3s
    4. Creating custom title slides
      3m 24s
  11. 40s
    1. Goodbye
      40s

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