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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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Advanced Editing and the Adjust Pane

Some photos need more help than others. That portrait captures the essence of your subject—but it’s just a bit dark. That shot of a beautiful white gardenia would be prettier if the flower didn’t have a jaundiced yellow color cast. And that shot of the dog playing in the park would be cuter if you could actually see the dog.

To fix problems like these, use the Adjust pane—its controls let you fine-tune exposure, tweak color balance, sharpen details, and more.

The basics of the Adjust pane are a cinch: after opening a photo for editing, summon the Adjust pane by clicking the Adjust tab at the right of the edit view window. Then, drag the appropriate sliders left or right until you get the desired results.

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