The Macintosh iLife: An Interactive Guide to iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie and iDVD

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In the Macintosh world, Apple's digital hub tools--iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD—are the driving force behind the convergence of digital media and digital devices. You can use these tools to entertain, educate, persuade, and inspire your audiences at home, school, and work. To help you master this elegant and fun desktop studio, there's no better place to turn than The Macintosh iLife.

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In the Macintosh world, Apple's digital hub tools--iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD—are the driving force behind the convergence of digital media and digital devices. You can use these tools to entertain, educate, persuade, and inspire your audiences at home, school, and work. To help you master this elegant and fun desktop studio, there's no better place to turn than The Macintosh iLife.

Updated to cover iTunes 3, iDVD 3, iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, new iPod models, and the conversion to .Mac, a fee-based Web service replacing the previously free iTools Web service, The Macintosh iLife is a unique book-DVD hybrid that provides an interactive tour of the digital hub. Written by noted digital media expertJim Heid, a contributing editor of Macworld since 1984 and a Macintosh columnist for the Los Angeles Times, it uses clear, to-the-point text, gorgeous illustrations, and interactive video to do justice to the digital hub's enormous capabilities. The book-DVD combo addresses the basic concepts behind the digital hub, like how to balance file size and image quality in digital photography and how to create effective DVD menus. It also tackles more advanced concepts, like how to record Internet radio for later playback, prepare video for Web distribution, and get digital photos printed onto mugs and mousepads. Updated chapters include completely new sections covering iTunes 3's Smart Playlists, iDVD's AppleScript support, the iPod's new calendar features, and more!

The accompanying DVD-Video disc contains two hours of entertaining instruction covering all of Apple's i-programs. You'll see how to produce professional-looking digital media, and you'll see hardwareadd-ons that will round out your digital studio. Beautiful to look at and enjoyable to watch, The Macintosh iLife is your user manual for the digital lifestyle!

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When Steve Jobs talks about the Mac as the hub of your digital world, he’s got a growing collection of elegantly designed iApps to back him up…as well as the wonderfully designed iPod for taking your tunes on the road. iPhoto 2, iMovie 3, iDVD 3, iTunes 3, iPod, and .Mac services: they’re all part of -- and covered in -- The Macintosh iLife.

Longtime digital media maven Jim Heid offers task-based coverage of each program, with loads of expert tips. (How to use the Smart Playlist to play only songs you haven’t heard lately. How to rip your old vinyl albums. Where to buy audiobooks. How to use your iPod as an address book and calendar. How to add stills to your digital videos. Why you should try to limit your DVDs to 60 minutes, not 90.

Wherever there’s something the official iApps don’t do, chances are Heid knows a third-party alternative. Want to capture Internet broadcasts? Try iNet Stream Archiver or Audio Hijack. Want to mix and match photos of various sizes on one sheet of paper (something iPhoto won’t do)? Try Portraits & Prints. Want to build a custom-length movie music track? Try Sonic Desktop’s Movie Maestro.

This full-color book is a joy to behold. So is the DVD. Jim Heid has put together nearly two hours of new, step-by-step instructional video, all fully integrated with the book. You’ll find videos of everything from ripping MP3 music to creating movies and burning your own DVDs. No amateur production, this: It’s been slickly produced by Heid’s own DVD training company, Avondale Media.

You wouldn’t expect this slick a book for this price, even without the DVD. With it? Fantastic. Bill Camarda

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks for Dummies, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321170118
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
Acknowledgements
DVD Table of Contents
Read Me First: Using the Book and DVD
Personal Computers Get Personal 2
A Sampling of the Possibilities 4
Where the Mac Fits In 6
Putting the Pieces Together 8
Essential Add-Ons: Outfitting Your Mac for Digital Media 10
More Accessories You Might Want 14
iTunes at a Glance 18
Importing Music from CDs 20
Customizing Importing Settings 22
A Matter of Perception: How MP3 Works 24
Tags and More: MP3 Nuts and Bolts 26
Sequencing Songs with Playlists 28
Playlist Tips 30
Smart Playlists: iTunes as DJ 32
Find that Tune: Searching and Browsing 34
Improving Sound Quality with the Equalizer 36
Burning CDs 38
Tuning In to Internet Radio 40
Internet Radio: The Rest of the Story 42
Analog to Digital: Converting Tapes and Albums 44
iTunes Tips 46
More iTunes Tips 48
Adding On: Scripts and Beyond 50
Books on Bytes: Listening to Audiobooks 52
iPod: Music to Go 54
Setting iPod Preferences 56
iPod Tips 58
iPod as Address Book and More 60
iPod as Calendar: Using iCal 62
iPhoto at a Glance 66
The Essentials of Digital Imaging 68
Importing Photos into iPhoto 70
After the Import: Getting Organized 72
Assigning and Editing Keywords 74
Creating Albums 76
Basic Photo Editing 78
Enhancing and Retouching Photos 80
Using the Edit Window 82
Searching for Photos 84
Sharing Photos on a HomePage 86
Sharing Photos via Email 88
More Internet Sharing Options 90
Printing Photos and Ordering Prints 92
Creating Books 94
Creating Slide Shows 96
More Ways to Share Photos 98
Burning Photos to CDs and DVDs 100
Creating and Managing Photo Libraries 102
iPhoto Tips 104
More iPhoto Tips 106
Tips for Better Digital Photography 108
iMovie at a Glance 112
The Essentials of Movie Making 114
Importing Video 116
Working with Clips 118
Timeline Techniques: Adding Clips to a Movie 120
Editing Techniques and Tips 122
Adding Photos to Movies 124
Working with the Ken Burns Effect 126
Advanced Ken Burns Techniques 128
Adding Audio to Movies 130
Audio Insights: Working with Sound 132
More Sound Advice 134
Adding Transitions 136
Creating Titles 138
Adding Effects 140
It's a Wrap: Exporting to Tape 142
Creating Chapter Markers for iDVD 144
Exporting to QuickTime 146
iMovie Tips 148
Tips For Making Better Movies 150
iDVD at a Glance 154
Choosing and Customizing Themes 156
Adding Movies to Your DVD 158
Creating DVD Slide Shows 160
Refining a Slide Show 162
Customizing Your DVD's Interface 164
Menu and Interface Design Tips 166
Burning Your DVD 168
iDVD Tips 170
More iDVD Tips 172
Index 175
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    The best tech book I ever read.

    I have read many books to learn computers and applications. Some were like reading a foriegn language. This amazed me page after page. My lights were turned on. By far this is the best learning book I ever read. Not to mention the included CD. It was by far great!!!

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