1. Getting Started

In late 2001, Apple realized the immense popularity of digital cameras meant that millions of Mac owners now use digital cameras in lieu of their traditional analog counterparts. And yet, the camera is only part of the equation, and the other part, the software, is often incomprehensible to the average user.

Enter iPhoto, which helps users perform tasks never before possible in a photo management program, such as ordering prints from an online service and building and printing photo books—essentially customized hardcover photo albums. At the same time, iPhoto is easy to use, thanks in part to a simple interface, but also thanks to the fact that it doesn’t attempt to compete with the big boys of the image-cataloging and image-editing ...

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