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Using the Media Palette to Replace the Stock Photos

Now that you’ve put your own words and captions onto a new page, you should put your own pictures on it in place of the stock photos. If you’re using iPhoto to organize and edit your photos, the process is incredibly easy. Click Media in the iWeb toolbar, which displays the iLife Media Browser palette (see Figure 5). You get easy access to your iPhoto library (organized by albums and folders), all the iMovie projects in your Movies folder, all the content in your iTunes library, and any GarageBand audio projects that you have created.

Figure 5

Figure 5 iLife Media Browser

Your iPhoto library and photo albums are displayed by selecting the Photos tab, any GarageBand projects and any iTunes content are displayed on the Audio tab, your iMovie projects are stored in your Movies folder (inside your home folder), and video files stored in your iTunes or iPhoto libraries are displayed on the Movies tab. iPhoto is capable of downloading video files from a digital camera that supports video, and iTunes stores any video that you want to copy to an iPod, which is why you can find video content in those libraries (although you cannot copy protected video files, such as those from the iTunes Music Store, onto an iWeb page).

Because photos are the most common items you’ll be adding to pages in iWeb, let’s start by talking about them. With the Media palette open and the photos tab selected, you can choose a specific iPhoto album to display thumbnails of all pictures it contains. To replace one of the stock photos, simply select a photo and drag it onto the photo that you want to replace (see Figure 6). The photo will be resized and masked to match the dimensions of the stock photo. That’s all there is to it.

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Figure 6 Replacing a stock photo

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