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Removing red-eye

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

Video: Removing red-eye

We are now going to fix redeye in photos, and this is kind of interesting because Apple uses a little bit of face recognition technology as part of this process. So first we have to find a redeye photo and I have one right here. I go to Full Screen mode and I will go to Edit. Now, we have red eye and we also have face detection in place. In other words, this is part of the whole face recognition thing that iPhoto does and in fact before we do the redeye thing, let me just prove that to you.

Removing red-eye

We are now going to fix redeye in photos, and this is kind of interesting because Apple uses a little bit of face recognition technology as part of this process. So first we have to find a redeye photo and I have one right here. I go to Full Screen mode and I will go to Edit. Now, we have red eye and we also have face detection in place. In other words, this is part of the whole face recognition thing that iPhoto does and in fact before we do the redeye thing, let me just prove that to you.

We will go out of Full Screen mode real quick, just go to Faces, and we see that the baby is on our corkboard here. So it has been identified in Faces. The drama, the suspense is killing you, isn't? "What's he going to do next?" I am going to show you right now. Without any further ado I click on Edit. Watch what happens now when I click on the Fix Red-Eye button under Quick Fixes in the Edit pane. It automatically does it for me.

The reason why is that the Auto-fix red-eye box is checked. Basically, the way iPhoto works if the face has been detected. If iPhoto knows this is the face and it has red-eye, when you click on the Fix Red-Eye button under Quick Fixes, it will automatically fix it for you. Now, here's the thing though. Look at this! It didn't quite fix it all the way. So we can go in to Manual mode too. We can fix this manually. So I am going to unclick this box here and I am going to show you how to do it manually.

You have this little cursor here and you can change the size of it with the slider, but it's not really practical to do that over here and then to come back over here. So you have the Right and Left Bracket keys. We will make that adjustment also. So you can put it right over the eye and then use the Right and Left Bracket keys to it make it smaller and bigger. Then once you have it lined up, then click and then you can go over here and do the same thing, just line it up and click. And there you go! You have manually fixed it.

It's a little cleaner than the previous fix and then when you're done obviously, click the Done button. Now, hopefully your shots will not have this much red-eye in them, because when the pupils are this dilated and they are very red, even red-eye fix is not a perfect solution. So you want to try to avoid red-eye. But if you do need to fix it, the tool is here. If Apple and iPhoto have identified your person through Faces, then it will try to automatically fix it for you once you click on the Fix Red-Eye button here in the Edit pane.

Redeye is not pleasant, but at least we have a semi-solution for it here in iPhoto.

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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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