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iLife '04: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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The Photo Info Window

The small Info pane in the main iPhoto window displays only the most basic information about your photos: title, date, and size. For more detailed information, use the Show Info command. It opens the Photo Info window, where iPhoto displays a surprisingly broad dossier of details about your photo: the make and model of the digital camera used to take it, for example, and even exposure details like the f-stop, shutter speed, and flash settings (Figure 7-11).

The Photo Info window reports details about your photos by reading the EXIF tags that your camera secretly embeds in your files.Left: iPhoto uses the Original Date (or lacking that, Modified date) information to sort your photos in the Photo Library and place them in the year albums.Right: On the Exposure panel, you can tell at a glance that this photo was shot without a flash, at a shutter speed of 1/640, and with an f-stop setting of 3.2. Tracking this information can be useful in determining which settings on your camera produce the best-quality digital photos in a certain set of conditions.

Figure 7-11. The Photo Info window reports details about your photos by reading the EXIF tags that your camera secretly embeds in your files.Left: iPhoto uses the Original Date (or lacking that, Modified date) information to sort your photos in the Photo Library and place them in the year albums.Right: On the Exposure panel, you can tell at a glance that this photo was shot without a flash, at a shutter speed of 1/640, and with an f-stop setting of 3.2. Tracking this information can be useful in determining which settings on your camera produce the best-quality digital photos in a certain set of conditions.

To open the Photo Info window, select a thumbnail and then choose File Show Photo Info (or press

The Photo Info window reports details about your photos by reading the EXIF tags that your camera secretly embeds in your files.Left: iPhoto uses the Original Date (or lacking that, Modified date) information to sort your photos in the Photo Library and place them in the year albums.Right: On the Exposure panel, you can tell at a glance that this photo was shot without a flash, at a shutter speed of 1/640, and with an f-stop setting of 3.2. Tracking this information can be useful in determining which settings on your camera produce the best-quality digital photos in a certain set of conditions.

-I). (If more than one photo is selected, you’ll get only a bunch of dashes in the info window.)

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