June 5, 2003
Mastering Digital Photos on the Mac Couldn't be Easier: O'Reilly/Pogue Press Releases "iPhoto2: The Missing Manual"
Sebastopol, CA--If Apple's iPhoto application made it easy for digital
camera owners to manage, organize, store, print, and otherwise
manipulate their digital photos, then iPhoto 2 has made it nearly
effortless. But while iPhoto 2 may be simple to use, it's not
simplistic. It offers a wide range of tools, shortcuts, and
database-like features, a complete arsenal of photo-presentation
features, and sophisticated multimedia and internet hooks. Newly
enhanced and accelerated, iPhoto version 2 comes with everything needed
to turn digital photos into slide shows, screen savers, web pages,
Kodak prints, or even an attractive, hardbound book. But, it doesn't
come with a single page of instructions. To Mac owners everywhere this
means one thing--there has to be a Missing Manual. And they're right.
iPhoto2: The Missing Manual by David Pogue, Joseph Schorr, and
Derrick Story (O'Reilly/Pogue Press US $24.95) is the authoritative, witty guide to
mastering both iPhoto 2 and the modern digital camera.
iPhoto 2 incorporates many powerful new features and improvements that
the earlier version of iPhoto lacked. These include better picture
editing that let users enhance color or touch-up photos within the
iPhoto application, better slide shows, new printing templates, the
ability to send photo attachments with a variety of email programs,
burning directly to CDs and DVDs from within iPhoto, and much more.
Coauthor Derrick Story says, "David, Joe, and I were afforded the
opportunity to discover all the gems that Apple had tucked away in
iPhoto 2, then write about each of them so others can enjoy this
application as much as we do. I truly like working in iPhoto. The more
I learn about it, the more enamored I become."
"iPhoto2: The Missing Manual" takes readers far beyond iPhoto's feature
list. The book covers choosing and mastering a digital camera, the
basics of good photocomposition, and tips for shooting special subjects
like sports, kids, nighttime shots, and more. The book includes:
everyday snapshots look spectacular.
Essentials of photography: readers will find a friendly guide to their
digital cameras' features along with professional tips for making even
Editing basics: readers learn how to master iPhoto's brightness and
contrast controls, cropping tools, new Enhance and Retouch commands,
Finding an audience: iPhoto 2 excels at presenting photos. Readers
will learn how to show them on screen, on the Web, or even as QuickTime
movies for burning on CD or DVD. The book covers all these procedures,
The latest in the series of bestselling Missing Manual titles created
by prolific writer/publisher Pogue in collaboration with O'Reilly &
Associates, "iPhoto2: The Missing Manual" is "the book that should have
been in the box," and more. It's the essential guide for any Mac user
who wants to master digital photography.
Praise for the previous edition:
"This Missing Manual is a wonderfully written and presented book. It
will help you make the best use of iPhoto's ability to create your own
masterpieces from your collection of digital still photographs...a
must-read! The Missing Manual series is of generally high quality, so I
expected a good book about iPhoto. What I found was an excellent book
about photography in general, digital photography in particular, and
the use of this superb application to produce excellent results in a
myriad of formats and venues. The book is both informative and a
pleasure to read...If you use iPhoto, buy 'iPhoto: The Missing
--Lawrence Katz, ApplePress, March 2003
"Best iPhoto Book"
--Fifth Annual Book Bytes Awards for 2002
"A well-thought out, comprehensive book...I would heartily recommend
that anyone wishing to get more out of the iPhoto program purchase the
--Tom King, The Seed, November 2002
"Witty, informative, and enormously helpful, this book is your best
guide to getting the most from your digital camera."
--Desktop Connections, December 2002
"This book is detailed and gives behind-the-scenes explanations for a
lot of digital photography issues. It is an excellent reference book,
one which I will keep within easy reach while I use iPhoto. Mac Mice
Rating 5 out of 5."
--Dawn C. Schultz, MyMac.com, December 2002
"Story also had his fingers in another photography book I like
immensely--'iPhoto: The Missing Manual.' It manages to be both
informative and fun to read at the same time, an enviable feat. If you
want to know everything there is to know about iPhoto and more, this
comprehensive guide is a most enjoyable way to learn it."
--Bob Levitus, Houston Chronicle, December 20, 2002
"Anyone who has used books in this series is sure to agree that they
are the benchmark of user-manual excellence...A well presented and
informative manual that won't leave you floundering in
--Major Keary, Book News, November 16, 2002
"An iBook with iPhoto and a digital camera make a potent pair. But
something is missing. 'iPhoto: The Missing Manual.' Add 'iPhoto: The
Missing Manual' and the team is complete. I thought I would learn some
things about iPhoto from 'iPhoto: The Missing Manual' that I would not
discover myself. I did, but I also learned some things about taking
pictures with my digital camera that I had not discovered in months of
using it...There is no way I could have learned all this without the
Missing Manual. It added to my enjoyment with my digital
--Hartley Jim Jackson, NVMUG Newsletter, October 2002
"If you are an aspiring digital photographer, or just have a lot of
digital photos hanging around on your computer, 'iPhoto: The Missing
Manual' is for you!"
--Jonathan Gales, MacMerc, September 12, 2002
"A straightforward, comprehensive, authoritative, and thoroughly
user-friendly guide to the free iPhoto software...a superbly written
and presented introduction to making the best use of iPhoto ability to
create works of art from the footage of a digital camera...'iPhoto; The
Missing Manual' is a 'must-have' instructional reference for anyone
seeking to make the most of their iPhoto software."
--The Bookwatch, September 2002
iPhoto2: The Missing Manual
David Pogue, Joseph Schorr, and Derrick Story
ISBN 0-596-00506-7, 336 pages, $24.95 (US), $38.95 (CAN), 17.50 (UK)
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