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Discover how to use Apple iPhoto to create photo books—for gifts or to showcase your photography. In this course, author Rich Harrington describes how to organize your images, choose a theme for your book, and customize the layout of each page. The course also shows how to insert captions, enhance photos with one-click effects, and add special features, such as maps. The course concludes with details on ordering books and creating PDF versions to distribute electronically.
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Remember as you laid out your book, some of the pages had Default Text waiting for you to insert captions; well, you're going to want to resolve those issues first before you print. If I click the Buy Book button, it's going to analyze the image. In this case it says, it appears that I have some Default Text. Now, it says that the printed books will not include these texts. That's good. What it means here is that if it says Insert Your Caption Here or Describe the Photo, fortunately, that text will remain empty.
But if there is Default Text that you actually want, you are going to want to go ahead and modify it. Let's just quickly flip through the book and see if there are any captions that I haven't resolved. I'll click Cancel here for a second and I see one right here, Insert a Description of Your Photos. Well, I don't really care to in this case, so I'll just select it and Delete it. I can go the next ones and I am just checking for any captions that I might not want. If I come across Default Text, this is an excellent opportunity to either replace it or remove it.
Here's one asking for a Description, and I could keep going. Now, you don't have to delete it, but I find a little bit of mental reassurance in taking the time to clean up my Text. Everything looks fine. Let's just put a little bit of information back here. I'll add a Copyright, that's Option+G on a Mac, and I could put a Copyright with my name for the photos to encompass the fact that these are my pictures and my layout.
It looks like I got all the captions. I'm very happy with this and we're ready to move on to our next check.
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