Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Boosting an image to quickly fix saturation, part of Enhancing Photos with iPhoto.
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While I'm a big fan of dragging sliders, and twiddling endlessly, there are times…that effects can be applied much more quickly inside of iPhoto.…If you have an image that just feels a bit lacking in color, and contrast,…instead of sitting over here and adjusting sliders, just jump on over to…Effects, and clicking Boost will do a great job of applying color, and contrast at the same time.…And every time you click, it will get more intense.…Now, it's possible to overdo it, so you can use the arrow keys here to backwards through.…
I think two did pretty well there.…I'll click Contrast just a bit, and I think that looks a lot better.…Now, you may combine this with a little bit of fading, and notice that boosting…and fading can work together to give you a better balance.…Let's take a look at another couple photos.…Here's Boost, and that really does a nice job of helping that out.…Then I jump over to the Adjust tab, and just lift those Shadows, so that…they don't get lost.…It's okay that it increased the overall color and a little bit of Contrast in…
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- Cropping for better composition
- Rotating an image
- Making a levels adjustment
- Adjusting shadows or highlights
- Increasing saturation
- Converting to black and white
- Creating sepia-tone effects
- Using the Retouch Brush
- Sharpening photos
- Adding borders
- Copying and pasting adjustments