- iPhoto: Organize and Share Your Digital Photos
- First, install iPhoto
- Open iPhoto
- Import your photos to iPhoto
- Viewing your photos
- iPhoto Preferences
- Create an Album and add photos to it
- The Organize view
- Arrange the order of the photos
- Keywords and searching
- The Edit view
- The Book view
- The Share view
- Export copies of your photos in various formats
- Extra tips and information
Extra tips and information
Most digital cameras store photos in the JPEG format, which combines a highquality image with effective compression to economize file size. iPhoto works best with JPEG formatted photos, although it recognizes most common formats such as TIFF, PICT, BMP, TARGA, and PNG.
JPEG and JPG are
the same thing.
TIFF and TIF are also the same thing.
Imported photos are actually located in a folder named iPhoto Library. To find this folder, open your Home window, then open the Pictures folder; the iPhoto Library is inside Pictures. The Library folder also contains a folder of the Albums you created in iPhoto. But these Albums don't really contain photos, even though you placed photos in them while working in iPhoto. Instead, they contain "references" to photos that have been imported into the Photo Library. This way, you have the same photo in many different Albums without overloading your computer with multiple copies of a photo.
If you plan to have a lot of fun using your digital camera and iPhoto, chances are sooner or later you'll have so many photos in your iPhoto Library that you'll run out of storage space. Plan to back up your iPhoto Library folder regularly by copying it to another disk or burning a CD (as explained in Chapter 12).