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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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There are lots of reasons for crooked photos; maybe you're shooting hand-held or you didn't set your tripod up correctly. That's okay, fixing this in iPhoto is a snap. I've got two photos here that are both a bit little crooked. I think it was less to do with me, and more to do with the fact that these stairs were several hundred years old. Let's go ahead and double-click on the photo and click Edit Photo. Now we could straighten. With the Straighten button here, you see it turns on a grid.
I generally will zoom in to make this a bit easer and you could use the Panning tools on your mouse or track pad to see things. This makes it pretty easy to tell that these lines aren't straight. Dragging the slider here will rotate the image and automatically crop it. So a very slight adjustment there got those lines pretty straight. I'll click Done and the image is straightened.
Let's go to the next image and this is a close-up of the stairs. I'll click Straighten, zoom in a bit to see things and use the Straighten slider until I feel I have a pretty straight image. That looks pretty good to me. I will click Done and then I can go back to my Book and see the result of my two fixes. Now, in both cases here from one stair to the next, these aren't perfectly straight but that did make a nice change.
As you work with images, you could take advantage of those tools, and remember it's very simple. You double-click and then click Edit Photo and you could take advantage of the tools that you have here to simply straighten the image. That looks better to me and I click Back to Book and you see that it updates.
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