Chapter 3: Focusing on iPhoto

In This Chapter

arrow.png Importing pictures from your hard drive or digital camera

arrow.png Organizing images with iPhoto

arrow.png Tweaking the appearance of photographs

arrow.png Sharing photos with your friends

For years, the Macintosh has been the choice of professional photographers for working with digital images — not surprising, considering the Mac’s graphical nature. Apple continues this tradition with iPhoto, its photography tool for the home user that can help you organize, edit, and even publish your photographs. (It sports more features than a handful of Swiss army knives.) After you shoot your photos with a digital camera, you can import them into iPhoto, edit them, and publish them. You’re not limited to photos that you take yourself, either; you can edit, publish, and organize all kinds of digital image files. You can even create a photo album and use the iPhoto interface to order a handsome soft- or hard-bound copy shipped to you, or create a slideshow that you can burn to a DVD.

In this chapter, I walk you through an overview of what iPhoto can do. After that, I give you ...

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