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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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One of the quickest ways to fix your picture is the Enhance Button. Let's take a look at a couple of photos and see how it can benefit from this one-click fix. Let's jump in here and take a look at these photos. Now, these all look pretty good, but they're just a little flat. If I double click on a photo, I get to the ability to edit the image. Now, I can of course apply one-click effects like you saw earlier. However, clicking the Edit Photo button, opens up a world of opportunity.
I can now click Enhance and you see that in one click, it did a great job of improving contrast and saturation. If you click the Adjust Tab, you could see what it actually did in this case, boosting saturation and doing a Levels adjustment. The Enhance button is essentially an automated command that triggers a levels adjustment and a Saturation or Contrast adjustment. We'll explore these techniques in greater depth soon, but think of this as a quick fix.
Now, once you're in Edit Mode, you could very quickly see the rest of your photos in your book. In some cases, you may have pictures that did not make it, but this makes it simple for you to jump over to an image and make a fix. That one-click Enhance does a great job of improving the images and you'll see that in many cases, this is enough just to get the fix you want. You can go ahead and navigate between photos using the Arrow Buttons or you can go ahead and come on down and use the roll over navigation here to browse the different images in your album.
Remember, these are all the images in the album, not necessarily, what made it into the final project. If you want to go back to the book, it will take you out of Edit Mode and that makes it simple. Now, I could double click and go back in and trigger that enhancement, so a very straightforward process. Don't worry about jumping in and out; it only takes a few clicks. So as we go over here to this side, I could double-click, trigger Edit Photo and click Enhance.
Notice how easy it is to move between the images and some of these don't need much fixing, but let's see. That did a nice job and if I check the Adjust tab, I'll see that the Levels and the Saturation were tweaked and that definitely made a better image. Holding the Shift Key down will show you the before and after state and that makes it very easy to judge if you like the adjustment or not. If you change your mind just click revert to original and it will reset, but that's a simple fix with one click.
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