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Printing photos

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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We are going to make some prints right now and with iPhoto you can either order prints online or if you have an inkjet printer at home, you can make your own prints and I have to tell you, if you have an inkjet printer you're in for a real treat because iPhoto '11 has made some substantial improvements in the printing process. It's actually fun. Let me show you what I mean. So I'm going to grab three photos. You could print one at a time or you can select a number of them and you'll see why I'm interested in having more than one in just a minute here.

Printing photos

We are going to make some prints right now and with iPhoto you can either order prints online or if you have an inkjet printer at home, you can make your own prints and I have to tell you, if you have an inkjet printer you're in for a real treat because iPhoto '11 has made some substantial improvements in the printing process. It's actually fun. Let me show you what I mean. So I'm going to grab three photos. You could print one at a time or you can select a number of them and you'll see why I'm interested in having more than one in just a minute here.

We'll select that and we'll select that with three shots, and I want to use my printer to output them. So I'm going to go up to File > Print. All right! So far this is pretty much what you're used to seeing. If you've had earlier versions of iPhoto, which is you can make a standard print, choose the paper size, and this is determined by your printer and the driver. For instance, if you have a 4x6 print tray that will show up here in this list.

So we're going to use US Letter. You choose which printer. If you have more than one printer that will show up in this list here. You have your Presets, if you have any. Right now we just have standard nothing fancy there, and then you have a couple templates here that are all pretty nice, okay. Now if you click the arrow keys, let's say you choose this template and click the arrow key, you can see your other shots too. All right! So this is what we're used to seeing.

What's new is this Customize button right now and this is a part that I think is pretty exciting. So when you click Customize, it takes us to a whole new place and in fact you can even do this in Full Screen mode if you want. I'm not going to because there's one little trick I want to show you, but it's fun to do in Full Screen mode, and the way it's set up, here's where you get to see what's going to come out of your printer. Here this icon here shows you your source photo, so these are the photos we have selected and then this icon shows you what these photos are going to look like based on the settings we've made at the moment.

And you can also navigate with this arrow key down here. Now here is what's fun. These settings down here. So Print Settings is just Print Settings. That's where we just came from that shows you that basic Print dialog box, and that's only if you feel like you need to change the printer something. We're not going to be hanging out there much, going forward. Themes on the other hand, this is a lot more fun, where you get to pick the basic themes and we've done that before. Right now, we have a Double Matte selected.

Okay, at this point you are probably going, Derrick, why are you so excited about this? Well, all right now we get into the better stuff. Backgrounds, so I can change the background for the theme that I've selected just by clicking on any of these right here and there are a lot of them in here. This is kind of neat. Now I probably wouldn't choose this one too often. Now I am a little bit more conservative than that, but I will go with something like this for right now.

Borders, you can have more than one kind of border. You have all sorts of borders here to choose from, okay? So choose your border. I am not going to go with that one. I am going to go with this one here. Layout, look at this. Let's say that I want to do a print that's 3-up. So I actually get to choose my layout right here and I will go to here and I have a cool little layout, and I can actually add type here, all right.

Now I go, I am looking at these and oh, they're looking good but I'd like to make an adjustment. Well, if you click inside the picture box, look at this. I can sort of magnify that a bit and then even move it around. Same thing here. So we can play with that, get it exactly the way that we want. Now this isn't affecting the original photo at all. These edits only happen in the Print dialog box.

Then you go this is looking pretty good but I think this image needs to be lightened up just a bit. So then you can go down to the adjust and you have these controls. So we can just lighten it up just a little bit. Now this only applies to this image for this print job. It's not affecting what you've done prior. Now you can if you want adjust it in all instances and by doing that, you double-click on it and it will bring you up here into the actual Edit mode.

Now the changes you make here those will apply everywhere, but in our case if you want to just work on it for the print job, just click on it once and then go to this. So it's a similar Adjust panel, but this one is only for printing. When you get everything the way that you want, then you can just hit the Print button and it will again ask you which printer you want to use. I'm going to do one other fun thing. We are going to save this is a PDF.

So you can make a physical print but you can also make a PDF, and we'll put it on the Desktop and we'll call it Morgan Trio and we'll save it and off to the races it goes. Let's just take a quick look at it, and then I have one more little, here is Morgan Trio we will double click on it. If you only wanted to print page 3, then you set that up in the print job, print three to three, but you actually have this PDF that you can send as an attachment. Okay, last thing one more little goodie.

You are going to well what if, this is so exciting, what if I wanted to add more photos to this work because I've got this designed the way that I want. Well, you can do that. You notice that over here in Recent, we have this new thing called Printing. So if I go over to Events for example and I open up Morgan, and I decide that I'd like to add this shot to or that print job, then I just select it and I drag it on top of printing right here. I go back to Printing, go back to my source list, and there it is.

So now I can also add that and if I decide that I don't want to have that 3-up or that layout or any of that sort of stuff, I can go back and change my layout here to any of these. Now I can change it to four if I want, and pick which one and on and on. This is a really powerful tool not only for making prints, but also for generating PDFs. So it's a layout program right here in iPhoto, and I think it's a very nice improvement.

Well, I have here some of the items that you can create out of iPhoto and boy, I mean aren't they gorgeous? Look at this variety of stuff that you can easily create. For example, this 8x0 photo that we looked at on the screen, but now you get to see it printed out. Apple's photo service is really quite good, and as you can see, this is an outstanding and it's just a beautiful photo, printed beautifully.

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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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