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Macs All-in-One for Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Joe Hutsko

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Chapter V.1. Viewing and Organizing Photos with iPhoto

In This Chapter

  • Importing pictures into iPhoto

  • Organizing Events

  • Organizing pictures

  • Organizing with Faces and Places

  • Editing pictures

  • Sharing pictures with others

Think of iPhoto as a place where you can dump all your digital photographs so you can browse them again later. In iPhoto, all your pictures are stored in a Library. The Library provides five ways to organize your pictures:

  • Events typically contain pictures captured on the same day.

  • Albums typically contain pictures grouped by a common theme, such as pictures of your commitment ceremony or vacation.

  • Faces organizes your Library based on faces of individuals that you tag with a name and, over time, iPhoto tries to identify faces in new pictures you import and automatically tag them with the name of the person (or persons) in the pictures.

  • Places automatically tags and organizes your pictures based on where you snapped them with your GPS-capable camera or mobile phone, like the Nikon Coolpix 6000 camera or the iPhone 3G S smartphone, which both have built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers. You can also tag pictures with location information on an individual or group basis.

  • Folders hold and organize multiple albums. You can create a folder called Animals, for instance, and then store albums, such as Goats, Monkeys, Terriers, and Hermit Crabs, inside your Animals folder.

After importing your pictures, iPhoto lets you edit your pictures to modify colors, fix photos containing ...

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