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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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Fixing Composition Problems and Red-Eye

Some photos can benefit from...less. Maybe you weren’t able to get close enough to your subject, and you’d like to get rid of some visual clutter. Or maybe a scenic vista is marred by a dumpster that you didn’t notice when you took the shot. Or maybe you want to order a print, and you want your photo’s proportions to match the size you want.

iPhoto’s Crop tool is the answer for jobs like these. By cropping a photo, you can often improve its composition and better highlight its subject matter.

Similarly, some photos need a bit of straightening. It’s easy to tilt the camera when you’re shooting, making the whole world look just a little crooked.

To put your world on the level, use the Straighten tool. A drag ...

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