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Renaming your photos and events

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Video: Renaming your photos and events

I have noticed now as I'm working with my Events, I have a little house keeping to do. First of all on this Caribbean Event here I have actually misnamed the Event. The name came about because I was on a Caribbean cruise, but the photos within this Event are actually from two different locations, some from Guatemala and some from Costa Maya. So I really feel like I should break this Event into two separate Events and then have everything labeled correctly. I'm going to start by Clicking on the Event itself to highlight it, going over here to the Events, Auto Split, and it will split the Event into two different days as I have set in my Preferences. Here are my Guatemala shots and here are my Costa Maya shots. Now the next thing I should do is actually clean up the label for the Event. So I just going to Click it once and hit Return, there is Guatemala. Let's go down and just take care of Costa Maya also. Excellent. And now the labels for my Events properly reflect the shots that are inside of them, but still have a little bit more work to do. I'm going to Double-Click the Event open it up. And I have a kind of little bit of messiness going on here with the file naming. I would like to have the file naming be a little cleaner. Now there are a couple of different ways I can do that. One way is I can clean up each file individually by just Clicking on the file so I Click the blue eye to reveal the Information pane and there is a title field, and if I wanted to I can Click each photo individually, clean up the title and then go to the next photo. Now I can also change more than one photo at once. I can do batch change which is really handy when you have a whole bunch of photos more than seven in the Event where you want to change their titles. Click on the first photo. Go down to the last photo, hold the Shift key. Go up to Photos, go to Batch Change, Set Title, we'll choose Event Name and Click OK. Now all of the photos in that Event will be changed to reflect the properly labeled Event name followed by a sequential number. So you have two ways to clean up the photos within the Event. You can change each one individually or you can apply the Batch Change command either way, house keeping is fairly easy in iPhoto and you can make things look the way that you want.

Renaming your photos and events

I have noticed now as I'm working with my Events, I have a little house keeping to do. First of all on this Caribbean Event here I have actually misnamed the Event. The name came about because I was on a Caribbean cruise, but the photos within this Event are actually from two different locations, some from Guatemala and some from Costa Maya. So I really feel like I should break this Event into two separate Events and then have everything labeled correctly. I'm going to start by Clicking on the Event itself to highlight it, going over here to the Events, Auto Split, and it will split the Event into two different days as I have set in my Preferences. Here are my Guatemala shots and here are my Costa Maya shots. Now the next thing I should do is actually clean up the label for the Event. So I just going to Click it once and hit Return, there is Guatemala. Let's go down and just take care of Costa Maya also. Excellent. And now the labels for my Events properly reflect the shots that are inside of them, but still have a little bit more work to do. I'm going to Double-Click the Event open it up. And I have a kind of little bit of messiness going on here with the file naming. I would like to have the file naming be a little cleaner. Now there are a couple of different ways I can do that. One way is I can clean up each file individually by just Clicking on the file so I Click the blue eye to reveal the Information pane and there is a title field, and if I wanted to I can Click each photo individually, clean up the title and then go to the next photo. Now I can also change more than one photo at once. I can do batch change which is really handy when you have a whole bunch of photos more than seven in the Event where you want to change their titles. Click on the first photo. Go down to the last photo, hold the Shift key. Go up to Photos, go to Batch Change, Set Title, we'll choose Event Name and Click OK. Now all of the photos in that Event will be changed to reflect the properly labeled Event name followed by a sequential number. So you have two ways to clean up the photos within the Event. You can change each one individually or you can apply the Batch Change command either way, house keeping is fairly easy in iPhoto and you can make things look the way that you want.

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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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