Quick User Guide for iPhoto

iPhoto is a reloaded Mac App. It provides a wow experience to the users to arrange stock up, and edit their photos. It is an ideal photo tool for children as well as professional photo shoppers and can also be used to order prints, greeting cards, create slideshows, photo books, and albums & perform automatic face detection. Here is a quick user guide for iPhoto.

1. Import photos

Before using iPhoto to put in order, amend, and share your photos, you need to import your photos into iPhoto on your computer. Use the cable that you've got with your camera and connect the camera with USB port of the computer or if your Mac has an SD card slot, you can insert the card in your computer and then import from the card too. If the photo is not opening open iPhoto, after then you’ll be asked to import photos, on then follow one of the following:

  • To import all the photos from your camera, click the Import All button.
  • To import only some photos, press the Command key while you click each photo you want to import, and then click the Import selected button.

If your camera comes with an option to delete the photographs after importing, it is recommended not to delete them. Keep them on your camera to access them from other computers afterwards.

After finishing the import process click the Eject button or drag the camera’s icon to the iPhoto to trash in the Source list along the left side of the iPhoto window, as shown above in the image. Turn off the camera, and detach the camera from your computer.

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2. View photos

When you finished the import procedure, iPhoto will automatically group them into Events, based on the time and date the photos were taken. For reorganizing your group photos manually in order to set different themes, click to select items from the Source list next to the left side of the iPhoto window, as shown below to see your photos in Events and other views, such as your recently imported photos, and photos organized by people (Faces) and locations (Places). The Source list enables you the access to all the items in your iPhoto library.

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3. Organize Photos

iPhoto enables you to create albums to organize your photos by categories. To create an album, just choose File > New Album. Then type a name for your album and click Create.

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After that, click Library and drag photos to your new album in the source list on the left. You can also add pictures to an album by:

  • Selecting a few pictures and then choosing File > New Album from Selection, or
  • Dragging a folder of pictures from a Finder window into the Source list.

Then you can change the order of the photos in a album by drag-n-drop the photos in the order you want. You can also delete photos from the album. To do this, just select the target photo and press the delete key.

4. Improve photos

You can open a photo in edit view to make changes such as removing red-eye, cropping, rotating, adding effects and more.

  • Remove red-eye

Like there are many photographs taken with a flash, the people come into view to have red pupils. You can radically reduce these types of effect or can also remove it completely. What you have to do is just click the photo to select it, and then click the Edit button in the toolbar at the bottom of the iPhoto window and Click the Fix Red-Eye button. iPhoto will Auto-fix red-eye and will remove the red-eye for you then to save the editions, click the done button. If dislike the changes you've made, you can revert to the original photo, so try out the experiment and start exploring.

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  • Crop a photo

Crop the photo after edition to keep only the portion you want and remove the unwanted areas, or print the photo in specific size, such as 4 x 6 or 5 x 6 inches. Select the photo and then choose Edit > Crop. The crop controls appear and a selection rectangle appears around the border of the photo.

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  • Add effects

You can also give your photos special effects by using a combination of several one-click editing options.

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  • Straighten a photo

If a photo is a little curved, you can make it straight by clicking the photo to select it, and then click the Edit button. Click the Straighten button. The Angle slider appears, and a grid is superimposed over the photo to help you align the photo more precisely.

5. Share, save photos and slideshows

To save your photographs as .jpeg files to view them on other computers, click the photographs you want to save, then click on file and export. Make sure to export the file in JPEG format. . The resulting file can be saved to a flash drive or CD.

To save a slideshow as a QuickTime movie that can be Watched on PCs and Macs, select the QuickTime tab and change name your slideshow and choose a size, click the export button. You will be able to share this file as an email attachment or you can burn it to a CD or DVD.

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