Apple Training Series: iLife 08
- By Michael E. Cohen, Jeff Bollow, Richard Harrington
- Published Nov 2, 2007 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Apple Training series.
- Copyright 2008
- Dimensions: 7-3/8 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 552
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-50267-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50267-4
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iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, iDVD
In the only Apple-certified guide to iLife '08, the authors have you working miracles with iLife within the first few pages. Featuring footage and images from around the world, this book/DVD combo uses real-life material and practical lessons that you can apply immediately to your own projects. Focused lessons take you step by step through all aspects of iLife '08--everything from organizing and sharing your photo library to creating polished video and soundtracks. Along the way, you’ll produce podcasts, websites, blogs, video blogs, and custom DVDs.
- Master the iLife suite of tools quickly through fun, real-world projects
- Turn your photos into cards, picture books, calendars, or a web gallery
- Add motion and sound to your slideshows, then publish them online
- Create a polished video with transitions, music, and effects
- Learn "Hollywood-style" techniques for making better videos
- Build a soundtrack in GarageBand, and learn to score a simple movie
- Publish Web sites, blogs, podcasts, and DVD menus with ease.
42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Good Beginner's Book,
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This review is from: Apple Training Series: iLife 08 (Paperback)If you need a general overview of all the new applications in iLife 08, then this book is for you. The book does a reasonable job of combining all the apps into one overall task (i.e. building a website with photos, podcasts, video, blogs, etc).
If however, you are looking for a more detailed book on video editing, web site development, photo editing, and / or audio production then this book (and ilife for that matter) is not for you.
Other than that, this is a great beginner's book.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Did other reviewers even read the book description?,
This review is from: Apple Training Series: iLife 08 (Paperback)According to the description, this book is a training tutorial to familiarize new users with the product suite. Complaining that it is not an in-depth iPhoto reference indicates that the reviewer didn't even read what the book is supposed to be. (Yes, Pogue's Missing Manual is a better fit as an in-depth iPhoto reference, but that's not the point.) The authors do a good job of introducing the products and their functionality to the reader and show how the applications interact. While I might quibble with the approach of focusing on the end-to-end integration, at least I knew that approach was being taken before I got the book. The book delivers what it promises.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Solid Introduction to the iLife 08 suite,
This review is from: Apple Training Series: iLife 08 (Paperback)It's not too difficult with the iLife suite to open up the apps and work your way around: connect a camera and phots import, open GarageBand and you can generally work out how to play a note. But the iLife suite, with just a little more research, becomes much more powerful and each application becomes far more productive.
Each iLife application is, in this publication, discussed: you begin with the very basis and, by the time each application has been reviewed your in a position to understand what each can do to the point where you're at that 'comfortable' point of being able to do the majority of things you'd like to do on a daily basis. Edit photos, print them, etc. Know how to edit a movie and burn it to DVD.
While those with particular interests are likely to move to titles focused on a particular application, if you're interest is in just using the iLife suite to more fully utilise the applications that come with the mac then this is a book well placed to... Read more
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