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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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Enhancing and Retouching Photos

Old photos can appear faded, their color washed out by Father Time. They might also have scratches and creases brought on by decades of shoebox imprisonment.

New photos can often benefit from some enhancement, too. That shot you took in a dark room with the flash turned off—its color could use some punching up. That family photo you want to use as a holiday card—the clan might look better with fewer wrinkles and blemishes.

iPhoto’s Enhance and Retouch tools are ideal for tasks like these. With the Enhance tool, you can improve a photo’s colors and exposure, bring out details hidden in shadows, and rescue a photo you might otherwise delete. With the Retouch tool, you can remove minor scratches and blemishes, not ...

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