Master every aspect of iPhoto '09 with step-by-step, visual instructions!

iPhoto ’09: Visual QuickStart Guide

Adam C. Engst

The seventh edition of Adam Engst’s thorough guide to everything you can do in iPhoto ’09 provides 240 pages of concise, step-by-step instructions supported by hundreds of full-color photos and screenshots. From importing and organizing to printing and presenting, this book has the details you need to make the most of iPhoto ’09.

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This ebook began as a print book in Peachpit Press’s Visual QuickStart Guide series. We’ve converted it to a true ebook by increasing the page (and thus font) size; adding bookmarks; and linking the table of contents, index, and URLs. We encourage you to view the free 55-page sample, since it is different from the Take Control design.

If you want a complete manual for iPhoto ’09, look no further than Take Control publisher Adam Engst’s iPhoto ’09: Visual QuickStart Guide. Relying on concise, step-by-step instructions supported by numerous full-color screenshots and photos, this title first explains how best to import, organize, and edit your photos. Adam then shows you how to master iPhoto’s new Faces and Places features; publish photos to Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe; and create themed slideshows and prints, along with stunning photo books, greeting cards, and calendars. Also covered are how to burn CDs for Mac and Windows users, send photos via email, share an iPhoto library with another person, and, well, everything else that iPhoto can do.

A troubleshooting chapter helps readers solve common problems, and the appendixes cover background topics like aspect ratios, resolution, and color management and provide plenty of tips for taking better photos.

"Mr. Engst’s book is well written, easy to follow, and contains lots of in depth information to help you become an iPhoto expert quickly."
        —Nancy Gravley, writing for The Mac Observer about an earlier edition

Read this ebook to learn the answers to questions such as:

  • How do I use iPhoto ’09’s new Faces and Places features?
  • How should I publish photos to Facebook, Flickr, and MobileMe?
  • What’s the best way to create and switch among multiple iPhoto libraries?
  • How does the new automatic red-eye reduction feature work?
  • What does the Adjust window’s Avoid saturating skin tones checkbox do?
  • How do I create and manage my own custom places for geotagging?
  • What’s necessary to burn a CD of photos for a Windows user?
Adam Engst

About Adam C. Engst

Adam C. Engst is the publisher of TidBITS and the TidBITS Content Network. He has written numerous technical books, including Take Control of Preview and the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and many magazine articles—thanks to Contributing Editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and Macworld. He has been turned into an action figure.

Does this book cover iPhoto '09 or iPhoto 8.0?

Both, actually. Annoyingly, Apple refers to iPhoto '09 interchangeably as iPhoto '09 and iPhoto 8, the latter of which is the actual version number. Although I prefer the actual version number to the year, I fear it would be too confusing to call it iPhoto 8, given that the previous version, iPhoto 7, was also called iPhoto '08. As a result, I'll use the iPhoto '09 name throughout this book, except when I'm referring to a very specific version of iPhoto '09, such as the current-as-of-this-writing iPhoto 8.0.2.

Do you have books about previous versions of iPhoto?

Yes, we have earlier versions of this book available for people still using iPhoto 6 or iPhoto '08.

  • Ch. 1: Getting Started
  • Ch. 2: Importing & Managing Photos
  • Ch. 3: Organizing Photos
  • Ch. 4: Working with Faces
  • Ch. 5: Working with Places
  • Ch. 6: Editing Photos
  • Ch. 7: Making Slideshows
  • Ch. 8: Publishing Photos on the Web
  • Ch. 9: Sharing Photos
  • Ch. 10: Printing Photos
  • Ch. 11: Troubleshooting
  • App. A: Deep Background
  • App. B: Taking Better Photos
  • Index
  • May 20, 2011 -- Although it's possible that we'll have a Take Control ebook about iPhoto in the future, or even that Adam will create another iPhoto book with Peachpit, at the moment we have no particular plans to create an iPhoto '11 update of this ebook, or to publish a Take Control title about digital photography.