Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting key photos, part of iPhoto for iOS Essential Training.
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…When you're browsing your devices photos in iPhoto's albums view.…You'll notice each album has a thumbnail image from one of the photos…in your album which is usually the most recent photo in the album.…But iPhoto gives you the option to specify which photo is used in this thumbnail.…This is called the key photo.…Now you can only do this with certain albums.…You can't set the key photo for your camera roll for instance.…That always displays the most recent photo.…But I can for example select the work-cation album which is…the album iPhoto automatically generated for me from the tag I created.…
And here all I have to do is choose the photo I want to use in the thumbnail.…Then I have the options button, and choose set as key photo.…And that's it.…When I go back to the album view, I see the image in the thumbnail.…Now, it's not really necessary to spend time…setting key images for all of your albums.…But, occasionally the photo used by iPhoto…isn't really representative of the album's contents…or you may just want to select a better looking shot for aesthetic reasons.…
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