The iPhoto 4 Book

The iPhoto 4 Book

by Sam Crutsinger, David Plotkin, Andy Ihnatko, Andy Ihntako
     
 

Picture the fun you can have with iPhoto

  • Includes plenty of illustrations, witty observations, and great advice

  • Covers digital photography basics; importing, organizing, editing, and sharing photos; and creating an iPhoto Book

  • Explores using iPhoto with other iLife® applications

"Yes, I am the jerk who blocked the aisle in

Overview

Picture the fun you can have with iPhoto

  • Includes plenty of illustrations, witty observations, and great advice

  • Covers digital photography basics; importing, organizing, editing, and sharing photos; and creating an iPhoto Book

  • Explores using iPhoto with other iLife® applications

"Yes, I am the jerk who blocked the aisle in the British Museum, because it occurred to me that if a young woman happened to walk up real close to those female statues and hold a similar pose, it'd make a wicked cool photo. Yes, I am the relative who told everyone to come back in five hours so my nephew could cut his birthday cake with nice western light. Yes, I am the reason security was called to Westminster Abbey. Look, if they really didn't want people taking flash photos during High Mass, their sign would have said '. . .not even if you use a pocket-sized camera and are really sneaky about it.' Yes: I am a photo geek."

—Andy Ihnatko

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
iPhoto 4 is faster, simpler to navigate, and full of neat enhancements, from Smart Albums to new slideshow transitions. Whether you’re upgrading or new to iPhoto, The iPhoto 4 Book will help you master it a whole lot faster. Not just the stuff you’d pick up by random pointing and clicking: all of iPhoto.

Since better images “in” equals better images “out,” the authors start with tips on capturing better photos: not just basics like composition and lighting but also how to compensate for a slow camera (something that bedevils many film photographers). You’ll walk through the iPhoto interface, tweaking to your taste, then import in every way imaginable -- from drag-and-drop through copying from iPhoto disc.

The authors next turn to iPhoto’s improved organization features, including the aforementioned Smart Albums. They offer a full section on photo editing and another on sharing -- from QuickTime movies through professional prints. You’ll walk step-by-step through building one of those sensational iPhoto books and getting it manufactured (a marvelous family gift if ever there was one). And, since iPhoto’s only one piece of Steve Jobs’s “iLife,” you’ll learn how to use your iPhoto-managed images in iMovie and iDVD, too.

There’s even a three-chapter contribution from the legendary Andy Ihnatko, who’s been writing about the Mac for more than 16 years (We fondly recall his Macworld and MacUser columns.) Ihnatko teaches you how to automate iPhoto 4 with AppleScript, then answers the type of questions your “Aunt Estelle” would ask, and even offers a few great digital camera tips of his own. (Bill Camarda, from the January 2005 Read Only)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764567971
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/09/2004
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
8.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

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Meet the Author

Sam Crutsinger was bitten by the Mac bug in the late 1980s. A professional audio engineer, video editor and producer, graphic designer, videographer, photog-rapher, writer, computer system designer, repair technician, and cat lover, he aspires to being the straight guy on an episode of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

David Plotkin is a veteran Mac columnist and reviewer, computer book author, and digital photography expert.

Andy Ihnatko, the Chicago Sun-Times technology columnist and inveterate blogger, is a popular writer and speaker in the Macintosh community

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