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Removing red-eye

From: iPhoto '08 Essential Training

Video: Removing red-eye

The Red-Eye reduction tool in iPhoto'08 has been improved, and I want to show you how that works. We are going to go up here to Image Adjustment Event, open it. We have a Red-Eye candidate right here. We are going to hold down the Option key, Double-Click to open it in Edit mode. Here we have some serious Red-Eye going on here. Adorable, but serious Red-Eye, nonetheless. I'm going to Click the Red-Eye tool and you can see that now we have a different palette and we have two choices. We have Automatic and Manual mode for Red-Eye correction.

Removing red-eye

The Red-Eye reduction tool in iPhoto'08 has been improved, and I want to show you how that works. We are going to go up here to Image Adjustment Event, open it. We have a Red-Eye candidate right here. We are going to hold down the Option key, Double-Click to open it in Edit mode. Here we have some serious Red-Eye going on here. Adorable, but serious Red-Eye, nonetheless. I'm going to Click the Red-Eye tool and you can see that now we have a different palette and we have two choices. We have Automatic and Manual mode for Red-Eye correction.

Automatic works a way that we have been using in previous versions of iPhoto, which is basically, I just take my mouse, I center it in the middle of the Red-Eye, I Click, and the Red-Eye is corrected. Now, however, for those of you that are, I won't say that you have a controlling nature, but may be who like a little more control in your image editing, there is also Manual mode. Click Manual here. The difference between Manual and Automatic is basically I can control the diameter of my tool. So, what I do is I take my best guess here on the diameter of the Red-Eye that needs to be corrected. Now that might be a little too large, bring it down a little bit, you don't want to get too close to the edge here because what will happen just see if this happens here. What will happen is it won't correct all of the Red-Eye and you have a little sort of like a sliver moon Red-Eye showing. Let's see if I'm going to take my best guess. Oh, not bad, not bad at all. Actually, let's Undo that. Let me do a bad Red-Eye. This is what happens if you get your diameter just a little bit off and you go here and it doesn't quite cover the area. You know, I have those funny things. I play basketball, some those of you know that I'm tall and sometimes I try to miss free throws you know because we are playing a game where we want to come out of a specific number and dog-gone-it, when I try to miss free throws, I always make them and when I try to screw up on here this one here is a good screw up right here. There we go. So, now if you get the diameter too small, you can sort of get this crescent here of Red-Eye, not a good look. I'm going to Undo that. Generally speaking I have to tell you I think the Automatic mode works great on Red-Eye, look at that beautiful, but you do have Manual mode if you want to use it and the one thing I want to notice let's zoom in just a little bit and look at a little different quality.

So, here is how it looks in automatic mode and you noted a kind of very solid correction. Let's Undo it. Now, let us go to the manual mode. And this time, I'm going to try to do it right, which you never know what that really means and you have a little bit of softness around the edge. Here is the Automatic. Here is the Manual. So, they do have different qualities. All these things you should keep in mind when you are working on Red-Eye. I think Automatic works great in most cases because people aren't going to be zooming in on the eyes.

Remember they are not going to know that you corrected the Red-Eye and a lot of times a photo won't be as large as this. Viewers should even be thinking about wow that is a photo that was corrected for Red-Eye. They won't be thinking that unless you tell them, but there are slight differences in how the Automatic and the Manual do correct. Use the one that is best for you. Either way, this is a very powerful and handy tool to help the salvage photos that might otherwise be ruined.

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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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