Master every aspect of iPhoto '08 with step-by-step, visual instructions!

iPhoto ’08: Visual QuickStart Guide

Adam C. Engst

The sixth edition of Adam Engst’s thorough guide to everything you can do in iPhoto ’08 provides 220 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 scoop on iPhoto ’08.

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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 50-page sample, since it is different from the Take Control design.

If you want a complete manual for iPhoto ’08, look no further than Take Control publisher Adam Engst’s iPhoto ’08: 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 create slideshows and prints, along with stunning photo books, greeting cards, and calendars. Also covered are how to make Web galleries, burn CDs for Mac and Windows users, send photos via email, share an iPhoto library with another person, and more.

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.

You may instead be interested in the newer iPhoto ’09: Visual QuickStart Guide, released in May 2009.

"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 the previous edition

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

  • How do I use new features of iPhoto ’08 like events, keywords, and printing?
  • What’s the best way to create and switch among multiple iPhoto Libraries?
  • How do I split and merge events so they contain the right photos?
  • What happens when I adjust highlight and shadow detail in a photo?
  • How do I create a Web gallery for publishing on .Mac?
  • What’s the best way to print a contact sheet in the new print interface?
  • 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 '08 or iPhoto 7?

They're the same, actually. Annoyingly, Apple refers to the various programs in iLife '08 interchangeably as iPhoto '08 and iPhoto 7, GarageBand '08 and GarageBand 4, and so on. I prefer the actual version numbers to the year, since otherwise the full name would be the insanely confusing iPhoto '08 7.1.1. As a result, I use the iPhoto 7 name throughout the book, but I the iPhoto '08 name for the title of the book.

  • Chapter 1: Getting Started
  • Chapter 2: Importing/Managing Photos
  • Chapter 3: Organizing Photos
  • Chapter 4: Editing Photos
  • Chapter 5: Showing Photos Onscreen
  • Chapter 6: Printing Photos
  • Chapter 7: Sharing Photos
  • Chapter 8: Troubleshooting
  • Appendix A: Deep Background
  • Appendix B: Taking Better Photos
  • Index