Chapter 1. Getting Started

Digital cameras have become commonplace, and few people even consider purchasing a traditional analog camera anymore. But with digital photos, the camera is only part of the equation. Once you’ve taken photos, you need software to help you import, organize, edit, and share your photos. Since 2001, the most popular application for that task on the Mac has been Apple’s iPhoto.

But iPhoto’s popularity doesn’t stem just from the fact that Apple bundles it—it’s a genuinely useful program, providing a broad set of features while remaining easy to use. With iPhoto, you can organize your photos, perform common editing tasks, and create professional-looking printed works (prints, greeting cards, hardcover books, and even calendars). ...

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