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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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We've created a Slideshow, we've created a PDF. Let's get both files ready and sync them to an iPad so they're easy to take with us. I'll go ahead and export that Slideshow by choosing File>Export. Jump on over to the Slideshow Tab and I'm going to use the Large Format here or maybe even the Display Format for maximum quality. It's up to you. I think the Large one will work just fine on the iPad and I'll go ahead and automatically send that to iTunes to make it easier to sync.
You'll notice if necessary, you can click Custom Export and choose a destination, but in this case, going directly to iTunes is what I want. So, Slideshow>Large Quality, Automatically Send and click Export, there it is, I'll click OK and it will start to Export the Slideshow. While that's running, we could switch on over and take care of the PDF Book. In iTunes, my iPad is connected. You'll also notice that I could see all the content, including books.
Now, I have my device set to Not Automatically Sync Books. You might need to go ahead and play with your Sync Options from the top here with Books. By Disabling Sync I have manual control, otherwise, you can use the normal options just like you would to take a normal Book or File off your computer and sync. Because I don't have Sync checked, I can instead just select the Books Category. Let's move this a bit out of the way and I'll grab the PDF File that I created earlier that was high resolution, dragging it into the Window, it will Sync and you will see the progress at the top.
The File now copies. Make sure you let it complete before you go ahead and disconnect. Let's check the iPad. Let's go ahead and switch over to iBooks and it opens up. Now, if you don't see the book, you may need to tap your Collections Button and switch over to the PDFs Category. In doing so, you'll see all the PDF Files you've put to your device. There's the new one.
I could tap it and it opens up. Because this is a two-page spread, you'll see for the covers that they don't get very large; however, for the rest of the Books, I'm now browsing the PDF File directly on my iPad. This makes it easy to share my book with others and it's really exciting that I've got my book to go. I could digitally enjoy it while I wait for the print copy to be delivered and this makes it really easy to share with friends and family.
That's the PDF of the Book. Now, let's do the Slideshow. Once the Export finishes, I can switch over to iTunes. If you don't see it added, you can simply navigate to the File. It will, by default, be stored in your Pictures Folder in the iPhoto Slideshows. Grab the File and just drop it in. It's now inside of my iTunes Library and I could drag that onto the iPad.
In doing so, you'll see it syncs. In this case, it's writing it into the Movies Folder and I'll see it Update. When the Progress Bar completes, it's on my iPad. You could tell by the Progress Status Bar at the top or you may notice the Synchronized Wheel spinning in the upper-left corner of your iPad. Once it's done syncing, you'll be able to view the File. Let's Launch the Videos App. There it is, the File synced, it's on my iPad.
Once I press Play, it will go ahead and go Full Screen. I can now see and hear my Slideshow and share it with others.
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