David Pogue (original author, editor) is the weekly tech columnist for the New York Times, an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, a weekly CNBC contributor, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or coauthor of 53 books, including 26 in this series, six in the For Dummies line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), and a novel for middle schoolers called Abby Carnelia’s One and Only Magical Power. In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a piano player, and a magician. He lives in Connecticut with his three awesome children.
Lesa Snider is an internationally acclaimed speaker and the author of Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual. She writes a monthly column for Photoshop User, Photoshop Elements Techniques, and Macworld magazines. In addition, Lesa is a stock photographer and chief evangelist for iStockphoto.com, and founder of the creative tutorial site www.GraphicReporter.com. Lesa has recorded many training videos including “From Photo to Graphic Art,” “Practical Photoshop Elements,” “Photoshop Elements for Photographers” (all at www.KelbyTraining.com), and “Graphic Secrets for Business Professionals” (www.Lynda.com).
She teaches in the Denver/Boulder area for Mike’s Camera (www.mikescamera.com) and hosts her own European River Cruise workshop, “Digital Photography on the Danube” (www.photocruisewithlesa.com). She also speaks at conferences such as Photoshop World, Mac Computer Expo, Macworld Expo, Geek Girl Boot Camp, Santa Fe Workshops, and a slew of Mac User Groups (she’s a proud member of COMUG.com and NCMUG.org). You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dawn Mann (editor) is associate editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she plays soccer, beads, and causes trouble. Email: email@example.com.
Holly Bauer (production editor) lives in Ye Olde Cambridge, MA. She’s a production editor by day and an avid home cook, DIYer, and mid-century modern design enthusiast by night/weekend. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Douglas Bergère (tech reviewer) lives in Rendon, Texas. When not working, he enjoys foreign travel and photography. He has been programming for over 20 years, most recently creating database-driven dynamic web pages. http://xevio.us
The Missing Manual series is a joint venture between Pogue Press (the dream team introduced on these pages) and O’Reilly Media (a dream publishing partner). I’m indebted, as always, to Tim O’Reilly, Laurie Petrycki, Peter Meyers, and the rest of the gang.
I also owe a debt of gratitude to my old Yale roommate Joe Schorr, who coauthored the first two editions of this book and wound up, years later, working at Apple, where he eventually became the product manager for Aperture and—how’s this for irony?—iPhoto. Some of his prose and his humor live on in this edition.
Various editions of this book have also enjoyed the prose stylings of professional photographer/writer Derrick Story and fellow New York Times tech columnist Jude Biersdorfer. Above all, it was my pleasure to welcome Lesa Snider, who cheerfully undertook the challenge of updating this book to reflect the changes in iPhoto ’11 without making it sound like two different authors were at work. She did a sensational job.
Above all, thanks to Kelly, Tia, and Jeffrey, whose patience and sacrifices make these books—and everything else—possible.
What a huge treat it was to update this book! While I served as photographer/production assistant on previous editions, as coauthor I was able to pore over every word, feature, and figure in order to create a bright and cheery (yet comprehensive) book. And in doing so, I’m continually amazed at the ease of use, organizational, and editing power of iPhoto. I’m really proud of the way the book turned out, and I hope you’ll enjoy it, too. (FYI, all the photography in this edition came from my trusty Canon 40D and Canon PowerShot S90.)
Of course, a million thanks go to David Pogue for teaching me how to make every figure a work of art, as well as how to write in an entertaining yet informative manner. His guidance has been the foundation for my career in more ways than I can count.
Thanks also to my editor, Dawn Mann, for her amazing attention to detail, and also to Douglas Bergère, who tech-edited this edition.
Last but not least, I owe a galactic debt of gratitude to my husband, Jay Nelson, for being incredibly supportive during this project and for keeping me, and our two loving cats, fed and watered.
Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index; cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters); and Rep-Kover, a detached-spine binding that lets the book lie perfectly flat without the assistance of weights or cinder blocks.