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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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As you start to build out your book, you're going to go through and pick photos. Now, a thing you'll generally want to avoid is duplicating a picture. Maybe it's on purpose, you put on the cover and you want it in the body of the book, but in most cases, you just want to use the pictures you haven't yet chosen. Clicking over to the Photos Button here, you'll notice that I have lots of images and all of the pictures that have been placed have a checkbox. Going to it, it also shows you the page number of where that's used.
So if I want to check how I used a picture, I could locate, oh, this was on page 3, and if I click that, it will go right to that page and show me the photo. This makes it very easy as you're going through your images to see, how did you use that picture? As well as start to get an idea of where it is in the book. If you'd like to filter this list, you could choose to not see all of the photos, but rather just the photos that have not yet been used.
Choosing the Unplaced Photos Option will continue to whittle your list down and only show you the pictures that you have left. This does not mean that you have to use all of the Unplaced Pictures. Chances are, you'll find a point where you're done adding new pages and you feel the book is long enough, but by using this list that continues to dwindle, it becomes a lot easier to decide which pictures you want to put into the project.
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