Importing photos into iPhoto by vivi07

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INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

Using iPhoto:
iPhoto can directly import photos from many digital cameras.

Importing from a camera: 1. Connect your camera to one of your Mac’s USB ports and turn on the camera. 2. iPhoto will usually switch into import mode when it detects the camera. If it doesn’t select the Import button. 3. To begin importing the photos, click Import. 4. iPhoto will display information about the camera and your photos in the information box at the bottom of the window.

5. To have iPhoto delete the photos in the camera after

importing, check this box.
6. As it imports, iPhoto displays small thumbnail versions of each image and show how many photos remain to be
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imported. After you’ve finished importing photos, you can
disconnect your camera by dragging the camera icon to the trash can. Organizing your photos:

Creating Albums:

When you import your photos to iPhoto, all photos automatically go directly into the Photo Library in the order they were taken in. You can leave your photos in the Photo Library or create an Album to organize your photos. Once you place your photos in an album you can rearrange them in any order you wish. You can add photos to and remove them from albums at anytime, and even place the same photo in different albums. If you remove a photo from an album it is still in you Photo Library.

1. Create a New Album a. To create a new album, choose NEW Album from the File menu or click the Add Album button.

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2. Name the Album a. iPhoto will ask you to name the new Album and click OK. 3. Add Photos a. After you’ve named the Album, begin dragging photos into it. You can drag photos one at a time, or select multiple photos and drag them in all at once. b. To select a range of photos, click on first photo and hold the Shift key down and click on the last photo.

To select multiple photos that aren’t adjacent to each other, press the SHIFT key while clicking on each photo.

Assigning titles to photos:

1. Select the photo. 2. Type a name in the Title box. This box also tells you the size of the image in Pixels as well as how much memory it is using. You can also change the date here as well.

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Assigning comments: You can assign comments to your photos. To display the Comments box, click the information button. 1. Select the photo. 2. Type the comment in the Comments box.

Basic Photo Editing:
iPhoto is NOT a real photo editing program. For advanced editing, you’ll want a program such as Adobe Photoshop.

Editing Essentials: 1. To switch to iPhoto’s edit mode, select a photo- either from the iPhoto Library or from an album, and click the edit button. Or, simply double-click on the photo. Editing Essentials:

Crop button This button allows you to cut away parts of the photo Red eye remover Converts the image to black and white or Sepia These sliders adjust the Brightness and Contrast of the image.

This slider changes the size of the thumbnails

Saves any changes and opens previous or next image for editing.
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Cropping Photos: To crop unwanted portions of a photo, first click and drag within the image to indicate which portion you want to retain.

1. Click and Drag to create a section. 2. To move the selection, click and hold the mouse. 3. To resize it, click/hold and drag any corner to the size you want. 4. To start over, click on the image anywhere outside the section. To apply the crop area to the image, click Crop.
To UNDO a CROP you can hold down the Apple Key ( )

and type the letter Z. You can also change the size of your photos using the CONSTRAIN button. 1. Select your photo. 2. Click on the Constrain menu and select the size/dimensions you want. This will show a washed out area on your photo which will be cropped out. 3. Click on the CROP button.

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Get the Red Out:

Red-eye is caused by the electronic flash reflecting off your
subject’s retina. 1. Be sure the Constrain pop-up menu is set to None. 2. Click and Drag a box to select the subject’s eyes. 3. To apply, click the Red-Eye button. Rotating your photos:
You can change the orientation of your photos by clicking on the ROTATE button. This rotates your photo 90 Counter Clockwise each time you click it.

Create a Slideshow: Creating a slideshow in iPhoto is an easy way to display photos of classroom activities.

1. Click Slideshow on bottom toolbar.

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2. Choose number of seconds to play each slide (2 seconds is default). 3. Choose the type, direction and speed of transitions. 4. Choose Music from Samples or iTunes Library. 5. Click Play Slideshow.

Glossary of Terms:

Compression: A large number of pixels results in a high-resolution image, but requires more computer space to store. Compression describes a software process for eliminating some of the electronic data in order to reduce the amount of space needed to store, send or publish the data.

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Crop: Cropping is a technique used to cut out a smaller portion of an original image to eliminate a portion of a photograph that you did not originally intend to capture. Digital zoom: Digital zoom crops your image and magnifies the result of the cropping. This magnification process is called interpolation. To make the cropped area bigger, digital zoom makes up, or interpolates, pixels to add to the image, which may give less than satisfactory results. Export: The act of sending a file out through a specialized mini-application, to print, compress, or to a specialized file format. File Formats: Every file in your computer has a particular name and after the name a file extension such as JPEG or GIF. These extensions are called file formats and indicate what type of data is stored in the file. GIF: Graphic Interface designed by CompuServe for using images on line. This is a 256 colors or 8 bit image. Image: Electronic representation of a document stored and displayed as a bitmap. Various compression techniques’ are in use to minimize file size and network load. Import: To bring data such as digital photos into one application from another application or piece of hardware. JPEG: Commonly used by digital cameras, JPEG is one of the standard formats for displaying images over the World Wide Web and other online services. JPEG is a good choice for e-mailing photos. You can choose the

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level of compression you want when you save a photo as a JPEG file, in which files are made smaller by removing image data, so high levels of compression degrade image quality and produce a smaller file. Photoshop Album can export JPEG files. Megapixel: Refers to digital cameras that offer one million pixel capacity or more. The greater the pixel count of an image the higher the resolution of that image. Optical zoom: Optical zoom lenses physically extend to magnify your subject. A motor controls the lens movement. When you press the switch to "W" or "T," the subject is either magnified or reduced in size. The "W" stands for "wide-angle" (reduce). The "T" stands for "telephoto" (magnify). PICT: When a digital camera takes a photo, it saves the image into an electronic graphics file. A PICT file is a native graphics format for Macintosh computers. Pixel: Pixels are the tiny squares that make up digital photos. The numbers of pixels on each side of a photo are known as the pixel dimensions of a photo. The more pixels per square inch in a digital image, the better the quality of the picture. The crispness of a picture or its resolution is a function of the number of pixels per square inch. Photos for Web postings require a resolution of 72 ppi, much lower than the 300 ppi needed for print photos.

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PSD: The native format of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Photoshop Elements files. These files are larger than some of the other supported file types. Photoshop Album can export PSD files. Resolution: The size you can print your photo is determined by its resolution, which is measured in pixels per inch (ppi). TIFF: Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) is an industry standard raster file format, which consists of the image and header information. Most desktop publishing and paint programs also support TIFF.

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