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					                            Table of Contents
Introduction ..........................................................................................                                                         1
    About This Book .................................................................................................................................           4
    The Very Basics ...................................................................................................................................         6


Part One: Digital Cameras: The Missing Manual
Chapter 1: Welcome to Digital Photography .....................................                                                                                 9
    Meet Digital Photography .................................................................................................................                   9
    Buying a Digital Camera....................................................................................................................                 11

Chapter 2: Composing Brilliant Photos .............................................. 27
    Composition ........................................................................................................................................        27

Chapter 3: Beyond the Simple Snapshot ............................................ 33
    Action Photography ...........................................................................................................................              33
    Portraits................................................................................................................................................   38
    Existing-Light Portraits .......................................................................................................................            41
    Self-Portraits ........................................................................................................................................     45
    Kid Photography.................................................................................................................................            47
    Theater Performances .......................................................................................................................                48
    Underwater Photography .................................................................................................................                    49
    Travel Photography ............................................................................................................................             50
    Outdoor Portraits ...............................................................................................................................           55
    Indoor Flash ........................................................................................................................................       58
    Twilight Portraits .................................................................................................................................        60
    Landscape and Nature ......................................................................................................................                 60
    Sunsets ................................................................................................................................................    62
    Weddings .............................................................................................................................................      62
    Photographing Objects ......................................................................................................................                63
    Nighttime Photography .....................................................................................................................                 65
    Time-Lapse Photography ..................................................................................................................                   68
    Digital Movies .....................................................................................................................................        70
    Cameraphone Photography .............................................................................................................                       71




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     Part Two: iPhoto Basics
     Chapter 4: Camera Meets Mac ............................................................ 75
        iPhoto: The Application .....................................................................................................................               75
        Getting Your Pictures into iPhoto .....................................................................................................                     79
        The Post-Import Inspection ...............................................................................................................                  92
        Where iPhoto Keeps Your Files ........................................................................................................                      94

     Chapter 5: The Digital Shoebox .......................................................... 99
        The Source List ...................................................................................................................................          99
        All About Events..................................................................................................................................          103
        Photos View.........................................................................................................................................        107
        Selecting Photos .................................................................................................................................          114
        Hiding Photos......................................................................................................................................         115
        Three Ways to Open a Photo ...........................................................................................................                      118
        Albums .................................................................................................................................................    121
        Smart Albums .....................................................................................................................................          127
        Folders .................................................................................................................................................   129
        The Info Panel .....................................................................................................................................        130
        Photo Info ............................................................................................................................................     135
        Deleting Photos ..................................................................................................................................          136
        Customizing the Shoebox .................................................................................................................                   138

     Chapter 6: Five Ways to Flag and Find Photos .................................. 143
        Flagging Photos ..................................................................................................................................          143
        Searching for Photos by Text ............................................................................................................                   145
        The Calendar.......................................................................................................................................         146
        Keywords.............................................................................................................................................       149
        Ratings .................................................................................................................................................   154

     Chapter 7: Editing Your Shots ............................................................. 155
        Editing in iPhoto .................................................................................................................................         155
        The Toolbar and Thumbnails Browser ............................................................................................                             158
        Full-Screen Mode ...............................................................................................................................            159
        Notes on Zooming and Scrolling .....................................................................................................                        160
        The Rotate Button...............................................................................................................................            162
        Cropping ..............................................................................................................................................     163
        Straightening .......................................................................................................................................       167
        The Enhance Button ...........................................................................................................................              168
        Red-Eye ................................................................................................................................................    169
        Retouching Freckles, Scratches, and Hairs .....................................................................................                             170
        The Effects Palette ..............................................................................................................................          173
        The Adjust Panel .................................................................................................................................          173
        Introduction to the Histogram ..........................................................................................................                    175
        Exposure ..............................................................................................................................................     177




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   Contrast ...............................................................................................................................................   179
   Highlights and Shadows ....................................................................................................................                179
   Color Balance......................................................................................................................................        179
   Sharpening ..........................................................................................................................................      183
   Reduce Noise ......................................................................................................................................        184
   Copy and Paste ...................................................................................................................................         185
   Beyond iPhoto ....................................................................................................................................         185
   Reverting to the Original ...................................................................................................................              186
   Editing RAW Files................................................................................................................................          187


Part Three: Meet Your Public
Chapter 8: The iPhoto Slideshow ........................................................ 193
   About Slideshows ............................................................................................................................... 193
   Option-Click Slideshows.................................................................................................................... 194
   Instant Slideshows.............................................................................................................................. 196
   Saved Slideshows ............................................................................................................................... 203
   Control Over the Show ...................................................................................................................... 210
   Slideshow Tips .................................................................................................................................... 212
   Slideshows and iDVD ......................................................................................................................... 214

Chapter 9: Making Prints ..................................................................... 215
   Making Your Own Prints.................................................................................................................... 215
   Ordering Prints Online ...................................................................................................................... 224

Chapter 10: Email, Web Galleries,and Network Sharing .................. 229
   Emailing Photos ..................................................................................................................................         229
   Publishing Photos on the Web .........................................................................................................                     233
   The .Mac Web Gallery .......................................................................................................................               234
   iPhoto to iWeb ....................................................................................................................................        242
   iPhoto to .Mac HomePage ................................................................................................................                   245
   Exporting iPhoto Web Pages .............................................................................................................                   247
   The .Mac Slideshow ...........................................................................................................................             254
   Photo Sharing on the Network .........................................................................................................                     257
   Photo Sharing Across Accounts........................................................................................................                      258

Chapter 11: Books, Calendars, and Cards ......................................... 263
   Phase 1: Pick the Pix ..........................................................................................................................           264
   Phase 2: Publishing Options .............................................................................................................                  264
   Phase 3: Design the Pages ................................................................................................................                 269
   Phase 4: Edit the Titles and Captions ..............................................................................................                       281
   Phase 5: Preview the Masterpiece ...................................................................................................                       285
   Phase 6: Send the Book to the Bindery...........................................................................................                           288
   Photo Calendars .................................................................................................................................          290
   Greeting Cards and Postcards ..........................................................................................................                    295




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       Chapter 12: iPhoto Goes to the Movies .............................................. 299
          Two Kinds of Slideshows ................................................................................................................... 299
          Exporting an Instant Slideshow ........................................................................................................ 301
          Exporting a Saved Slideshow ............................................................................................................ 305
          Fun with QuickTime ........................................................................................................................... 306
          Managing Movies Imported from Your Camera ............................................................................ 310
          Editing Digital-Camera Movies ......................................................................................................... 310
          Burning a QuickTime Movie CD or DVD ......................................................................................... 312
          Slideshow Movies on the Web ......................................................................................................... 313

       Chapter 13: iDVD Slideshows .............................................................. 319
          The iDVD Slideshow........................................................................................................................... 319
          Extra Credit: Self-Playing Slideshows .............................................................................................. 327


       Part Four: iPhoto Stunts
       Chapter 14: Screen Savers, AppleScript, and Automator.................. 331
          Building a Custom Screen Saver ......................................................................................................                       331
          One-Click Desktop Backdrop............................................................................................................                      333
          Exporting and Converting Pictures ..................................................................................................                        335
          Plug-Ins and Add-Ons........................................................................................................................                339
          AppleScript Tricks ...............................................................................................................................          340
          Automator Tricks ................................................................................................................................           347

       Chapter 15: iPhoto File Management ................................................. 351
          About iPhoto Discs ............................................................................................................................. 351
          iPhoto Backups ................................................................................................................................... 355
          Managing Photo Libraries ................................................................................................................. 356
          Merging Photo Libraries .................................................................................................................... 360
          Beyond iPhoto .................................................................................................................................... 361


       Part Five: Appendixes
       Appendix A: Troubleshooting .............................................................. 365
          The Most Important Advice in This Chapter ...................................................................................                               365
          Importing, Upgrading, and Opening ...............................................................................................                           365
          Exporting..............................................................................................................................................     367
          Printing.................................................................................................................................................   369
          Editing and Sharing ............................................................................................................................            369
          General Questions..............................................................................................................................             370




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Appendix B: iPhoto ’08, Menu by Menu ............................................ 375
   iPhoto Menu........................................................................................................................................       375
   File Menu .............................................................................................................................................   380
   Edit Menu ............................................................................................................................................    382
   Photos Menu .......................................................................................................................................       384
   Events Menu........................................................................................................................................       387
   Share Menu .........................................................................................................................................      387
   View Menu ..........................................................................................................................................      388
   Window Menu ....................................................................................................................................          390
   Help Menu...........................................................................................................................................      390

Appendix C: Where to Go From Here................................................. 393




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