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Understanding Events

From: iPhoto '11 Essential Training

Video: Understanding Events

I would like to show you a few tips for managing your events. I think this is a great way to look at your iPhoto library. I'm going to start up by going to Preferences. You do have one event preference in Preferences under the General tab and this is where you get to set the timeframe for the event. Is an event one week, is it one day, two- hour gaps, eight-hour gaps? That's up to you. This really applies when you're importing and you check that box to Autosplit into Events.

Understanding Events

I would like to show you a few tips for managing your events. I think this is a great way to look at your iPhoto library. I'm going to start up by going to Preferences. You do have one event preference in Preferences under the General tab and this is where you get to set the timeframe for the event. Is an event one week, is it one day, two- hour gaps, eight-hour gaps? That's up to you. This really applies when you're importing and you check that box to Autosplit into Events.

So if you're on vacation for a week, you may want an event to be a week. If you do something different every day, and maybe you want an event to be a day. And you can change it. You don't have to leave it in one or the other. Now in terms of how the events are labeled, it's easy enough to change that. You just click on the label and you can add. Now if I hit Return, it will enter it and if I hit Tab, it'll move me to the next event. So I will hit Tab. You see and it even highlights that field for me.

That's kind of cool. So I get to change that. Once I'm done with all of this, then I can just hit the Return key and there we go. So labels are very easy to do. And you can move events around, as I mentioned before, just by dragging them. Make sure there is room, because if you drop right on top of a previous event, you will merge them. Now you also have events up here at the top and you have some controls, as you'll see.

Create an Event, Create an Event From Flagged Photos. We're going to talk about flagging in an upcoming movie actually. You can merge events up here, although I think the easier way is to just to take one event and drop it on the other. You can make a key photo in the event and an easier way to do that I think is just find the image that you want and then hit the Spacebar. There you go. There is another tricky way too. What if I right-click right here and I get this little pop-up menu and whatever images is there are becomes a key photo.

I can play a slideshow of an event on the fly by right-clicking and choose this and all the images in that event will become a slideshow for my enjoyment. I'm going to take a different shot here. Let me hit Spacebar to make that our key photo. Let's just say you get a stray photo in an event or something that shouldn't be there, you might go, well, that's going to cause me problems. What do I do? For instance, let's say you don't want this image in this event. Just highlight the image or images.

We can-- let's do two just for fun. Go up to the Events and then do Split Event and they become two different events just like that. Let me go back to Events and we see now we have this event and now we have this event. So if you have photos in there that you don't want, then just split. You go, "Oh, well, maybe they should belong together." Well, then you just emerge them again by taking your event and dropping it on the other guy. It's going to ask me and I say "Yup, I want them merged," and we're back to where we began.

So everything is looking pretty good. Let's just clean up this label right here. Say, call it Camera Bag and hit Return. That should get you on your way for managing events. A lot of little tips, but they'll really help to clean up your library.

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iPhoto '11 Essential Training

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  1. 4m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 9s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 49s
    3. What's new in iPhoto '11?
      1m 39s
  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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