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iPhoto ’11: The Macintosh iLife Guide to using iPhoto with OS X Lion and iCloud by Jim Heid, Michael E. Cohen, Dennis R. Cohen

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Searching for Photos

Browsing is fun, but not when you’re looking for something specific. When you’re on the hunt, you want help: directions from your car’s navigation system, a directory in a shopping mall, or a search feature in your digital photography program.

iPhoto lets you search in several ways. For quick searches, jump down to the Search box and start typing. As you type, iPhoto narrows down the photos it displays—much as iTunes does during song searches. The more time you spend giving titles and descriptions to your best shots (page 22), the better the search feature works.

In the Search box, the magnifying glass is a pop-up menu that lets you search in more specific ways. Look for photos taken on certain dates. Or photos with a four-star ...

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