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In iPhoto '11 Essential Training, Derrick Story offers an in-depth tour of the popular photo management software from Apple, demonstrating its various features for organizing, editing, and sharing images. The course covers techniques to categorize and combine images into custom collections using iPhoto's geotagging, face detection, and Smart Album features, and offers insight on how to perform key image corrections and enhancements. Also covered are tutorials on building customized slideshows and outputting collections to calendars, books, and greeting cards. Exercise files accompany the course.
iPhoto '11 has made some improvements in terms of Facebook sharing also and if you have a Facebook account and like to publish your photos there, it's really easy to do. I'm going to show you how that works right now. I'm going to start by going to Share just so you can see where Facebook lives. It's right here and so you have to set up your Facebook account and we can see that I've already done that. And we do that, again, I'm in Preferences under Accounts. You click plus, you choose Facebook, and you just essentially login and that connection is made.
Once you've done that then you can share photos on Facebook from within iPhoto. So now let's say I want to add a photo to my Facebook account. So I'm clicking on that photo. I'm going to go to Share and I'm going to go to Facebook and these are the options I get. I have my existing albums here. I have the Wall, which means I just want to put it on the wall and nowhere else. I can add it to a new album.
In other words, create a new album, or if I want, I can update my profile picture from right here in iPhoto, which is pretty sleek. What I want to do is add this shot right here to my Travel album. So I'm going to click on Travel and I get that message that one photo was added to my Travel album. Now over here in the Library pane, we have also our Facebook stuff and you see these same albums and I get to actually look into the albums in my Facebook account.
And look, there is that photo right there. See, I mean it happens pretty fast. So make sure that you really want to do this when you do it. Now the last thing is the proof of the pudding, right? So we're still all within iPhoto here. Let's go to Facebook real quick and see what happened. And let's refresh it and look at that. Just like that it was added to my wall and it will also be in my Facebook albums. So very simple.
Now the other thing about it, and let's go back to iPhoto just real quick, is that you can open up the albums on Facebook from right here, and if I decide that I want to make a change, for instance, I want to take this off of the Facebook, I can do that. The other thing that I should mention about this too is that if you tag images on Facebook, if you have this connectivity set up where you tag people, iPhoto pays attention to that and will actually bring that information back into Faces here in iPhoto.
So there's a communication with face recognition between Facebook and iPhoto. So it's a pretty slick connection. It's easy to use. If you want to add stuff, you go down to Share right here. If you want to manage your albums, you will get Facebook over here in the Library pane, and if you need to set up a new account, you go to Preferences under Accounts, and it's really quite enjoyable.
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