- 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
Go to the Applications folder (click on the Applications icon in the Toolbar of any open Finder window), then double-click the "iPhoto" icon. The iPhoto window (below) opens, although yours will be empty if this is the first time you've used it.
The iPhoto main window
Before you can use iPhoto's various features, you first have to import the photos into the Photo Library, as explained on the following pages and shown in the example above. When you import photos, iPhoto considers each import a "Film Roll." That's why iPhoto automatically names each photo with a "Roll" number and an "image" number. A photo named "Roll 1 6" indicates that in "Film Roll" number one, this photo is the sixth image. You can rename any photo with a name that makes more sense, as shown in the example above: Just click on the photo name to highlight it, then type in the new name.
The Library stores all the photos you ever import. Create separate Albums (pages 276277) to store customized selections from the Library.
When you connect a digital camera to your iMac, an icon appears on your Desktop named for the brand of memory card that's in the camera.