Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing in iPhoto, part of Organizing and Archiving Digital Photos.
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Now that we have a number of photos in our iPhoto library here, I want to…organize them a little bit. And one of my favorite tools is to use the star…ratings, because that way when I come back to the application, and this is…especially true after you have thousands of photos in here, you can quickly…identify which shots are the best just by the number of stars they have.…Here's a little star outline right there;…we haven't rated that yet.…Now, the way that I like to rate photos is to look at them larger.…
I think it's hard to rate thumbnails.…So what I'm going to do is I'm going to go down here to Info, and we're going to…enable the info, and then I'm going to double-click on this here so we get a…nice large image of it.…I can do a rating just by clicking on the stars over here, if I want.…I recommend going through the images once just to get a feel for them, and then…go back through a second time if you want to do any upgrading.…So I start out -- if I like the image at all, I just give it two stars.…
The course concludes with a look at aspects of a good backup and archival strategy, ranging from the best file format for long-term backup to the best hardware options for offline storage.
- Removing pictures from a card
- Transferring photos to a Windows or Mac computer
- Transferring images with Lightoom, Aperture or iPhoto
- Assigning ratings to photos and flagging favorites
- Filtering photos
- Choosing file formats
- Backing up to the cloud
- Working with multiple hard drives
- Recovering from backups