Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the interface, part of iPhoto for iOS Essential Training.
Whether you're using iPhoto on an iPad, an iPhone, or an iPod touch, you're using the same version of iPhoto. Feature-wise, iPhoto is identical on all iOS devices, but the layout of the app varies depending on the device. The iPhone and the iPod touch, which have a smaller screen, get one layout, and all versions on the iPad get a layout that takes advantage of the larger screen. So, while I'll be using an iPad for the majority of this course, you'll still be able to do everything I'm doing on an iPhone. I'll be sure to point out when there's a significant enough layout difference in the iPhone layout that you might have to hunt around for the features we're using.
But you'll find that there aren't that many differences. So let's start with a brief overview of the iPhoto interface. Now, I'm working in landscape mode, but iPhoto will also work in portrait orientation as well. You'll just probably find it easier to work in landscap,e especially if that's the orientation of most of the photos you shoot and work with. When you first open iPhoto you'll see a welcome screen detailing some of the features of the app. We'll get to all of these later so I'll tap Continue. And now we're in iPhoto. This initial area is organized into three main categories found here at the bottom of the screen, Photos, Albums, and Projects.
The contents of the photos and albums categories are pulled directly from your device's camera roll. What that means is, if I press the home button, and open up my photos app, the pictures I find here under photos and albums, are what I see when I look at photos in iPhoto. So, these are any photos that I shot with my device's camera or imported to my device via iTunes or third party app. Basically, any photos in my photos app will show up in iPhoto. The Projects category is for taking your photos and assembling them into a web journal, slide show, or photo book you can design and have professionally printed.
We'll be looking at each of these options later. But, you'll most likely be spending a lot of your time browsing and editing your photos, in the photos or albums category, at least initially. You'll find a couple of other buttons here, as well. On the iPad, in the lower left hand corner, this question mark, or help button, places these overlays on the screen. Giving you information about the iPhoto interface. Depending on which screen you're on, you'll see different tips pop up. Now, if you're on an iPhone or an iPod Touch, you won't find the Help button here, in the lower left-hand corner. Instead, you'll find it by tapping this button here, in the lower right which displays additional settings and options.
On the iPhone, the Help button will appear here, to the left of where it says Options. Just close that for now. The next button here on the left that appears when you're in the photos category is the search button. Which allows you to display only certain photos that you've flagged, favorited, or edited. More on those topics a little bit later. But other than that, there's not that much more to the initial interface. Now we'll definitely encounter more buttons and settings as we start browsing our photos. And we'll start doing that in the next movie.
In this course, lynda.com senior staff author Garrick Chow details the features and capabilities of iPhone for iOS, sharing tips for enhancing and sharing photos along the way. Learn how to examine photos, mark the keepers and delete the duds, improve the overall look of your photos with its arsenal of editing tools, fix problems like red eye and dark areas, and share images with friends and family. Garrick will even show you how to order a printed photo book straight from Apple.
NOTE: With the release of iOS 8, Apple has discontinued iPhoto for iOS. Therefore, iPhoto will not launch in iOS 8, and any existing iPhoto data will be migrated into the Photos app when upgrading to iOS 8. For more information on the migration process, see this documentation.
- Flagging, favoriting, and tagging photos
- Cropping and straightening
- Adjusting exposure, color, and white balance
- Fixing red eyes
- Repairing specific areas of an image
- Mailing and texting photos
- Sending photos to other apps
- Assembling and sharing slideshows
- Ordering prints