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Selecting output options for your photo book

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

Video: Selecting output options for your photo book

Well, now that we've created a book I want to show you some options that you have for outputting. You saw the Apple option, which is a terrific one, and let's walk through that first. So the book is created. We have our book project right here. I've called it Across the World. Isn't that lovely? So I'm going to click on Buy Book, and we get all the information here.

Selecting output options for your photo book

Well, now that we've created a book I want to show you some options that you have for outputting. You saw the Apple option, which is a terrific one, and let's walk through that first. So the book is created. We have our book project right here. I've called it Across the World. Isn't that lovely? So I'm going to click on Buy Book, and we get all the information here.

You can buy one, two, however many copies you want. I recommend that first time through you buy one copy and then take a look at it. That's the nice thing about print on demand, which is what this is, is that you can just print one book at a time. Live with it a little bit. You have the project in iPhoto. It will always be there, provided that you always have all of your iPhoto data. Then you can go back and refine the book and then print another copy. Then once you know you have it exactly the way that you want, then you can do multiple copies, 3, 4, 5, 6, however many you want to do.

So it all comes up here and you get a recap and then all you need to do is check out. It'll walk you through the process. It will take a couple of minutes, because iPhoto has to build the book based on what you've done in the project. Then it has to upload the book to the server. So depending on your network connection and the speed of your computer that could take a few minutes. So that's one way to go. Another way to go is that you can print the book yourself.

So while we are in this view right here, we would go up to File > Print. Then you wait for the Print dialog box to come up. You have all the normal sort of print commands. Now the one thing you want to do is make sure that you're printing on the same size paper that you've created your book project. For example, this is an 8.5x11 book that we've created, the large version. So then you want to make sure that you print it on 8.5x11 paper. You can do test things. So you can print from one to one or two to two and actually print it out on paper you want.

Then if you have a binder or someway to bind it, you can do that and literally create your own books. Now another option that you have is to save it to PDF. Then you can share that electronically. You can send that to people or have them download it, or you can take it somewhere else to be output. And that just happens right down here. You just do Save as PDF. Give it a name.

We'll save it to the desktop. Save. Now it will take a few minutes, because it has to process all of this information. I mean you have photo information, you have layout information, and you have all that stuff. So allow the few minutes to do its processing. Then once it's finished, I'm going to open it up in Preview so you can see how it looks.

We're finished now. So I'm going to go ahead and minimize this. Here it is on our desktop and I'm going to double-click and it opens up in Preview. Now since it's a book I recommend that you do two pages continuous. That will give you a nice feel for your layout here, pretty slick. So this an electronic version of your book that you can share and of course even in Preview you have all sorts of different ways to look at this. So pretty nice.

So these are the output options that you have for your book in iPhoto. Printing it with Apple is absolutely great way to go. But in addition to that you may want to try some of these other things too.

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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
      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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