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iPhoto Preferences

You can set some basic characteristics that affect how you view your photos. Go to the iPhoto menu and choose "Preferences...."

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  • Shadow: Show photos in the viewing area with a drop shadow effect against a white background.

  • Frame: Adjust the slider to set the background between black and white.

  • Align to grid: Keep all photos neatly aligned within an underlying invisible grid.

  • Most recent at top: Affect the order in which photos are displayed in the viewing area.

  • Rotate photos: Choose which direction photos will rotate in when you use the Rotate tool.

  • Double-clicking photos opens them in: Choose "Separate Window" if you want to have access to a customizable Edit toolbar. You can also choose to have them automatically open in something like Photoshop.

  • Assign/Search uses: What you choose here changes the Assign/Search area in the Organize pane (pages 280 –281).

  • Slide Show: Set the Slide Show behaviors, including the music soundtrack.

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