iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide
- By Adam Engst
- Published May 6, 2009 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Visual QuickStart Guide series.
- Copyright 2009
- Dimensions: 7 X 9
- Pages: 240
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-60131-9
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-60131-5
- eBook (Adobe DRM)
- ISBN-10: 0-321-65778-0
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-65778-7
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Product Author Bios
Adam Engst is the publisher of TidBITS, one of the oldest and most-respected Internet publications, and the best-selling Take Control series of electronic books. His writing credits include a co-author spot on two editions of The Wireless Networking Starter Kit, the best-selling Internet Starter Kit series, and contributing editor positions at MacUser, MacWEEK, and Macworld. Industry surveys rank him as one of the most influential people in the Macintosh community, and he has been turned into an action figure. His digital camera is almost always in his pocket.
Visual QuickStart Guide—the quick and easy way to learn!
With iPhoto '09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide, readers can start from the beginning to get a tour of the applications, or look up specific tasks to learn just what they need to know. This task-based, visual guide uses step-by-step instructions and hundreds of full-color screenshots to teach beginning and intermediate users how to make the most out of their digital photos with iPhoto '09. Perfect for anyone who needs to learn the program inside out, this guide covers everything from importing, tagging, editing, and perfecting images to creating slideshows and photo albums to easy online Web publishing. Readers will learn about everything new in iPhoto '09, including: Faces, which allows you to organize your photos based on who’s in them; Places, which uses data from GPS-enabled cameras or your iPhone's camera to categorize photos by location with easily recognizable names; themed slideshows; online sharing via Facebook and Flickr with one click; enhanced photo editing tools; and more.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Excellent guide to iPhoto 09,
This review is from: iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)iPhoto '09 Visual QuickStart Guide (1.0) by Adam Engst (PDF Version)
This new book comes in two versions; one as a PDF suited to reading on your screen or a Kindle DX, the other the traditional printed version. The PDF version is $15.00 while the print version is $16.49. They both have the same format and content and run to 240 pages. This review covers the PDF version.
A quick note for Kindle users - the PDF version works correctly on the new Kindle DX, although the text which is blue in the print version is a little pale on the Kindle. This book does not work correctly on the 1st generation Kindle and works haphazardly on the 2nd generation.
The book starts with the acquiring of iPhoto and covers all the ways of obtaining it and the updates and offers lots of advice on installing it. The section that covers importing photo's is very thorough, and offered two hints that I was unaware of, to import photo's from Apple Mail attachments and from Safari... Read more
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
The easy way to learn iPhoto 09,
This review is from: iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)The Visual QuickStart series generally does a good job of providing easy-to-use manuals for programs. iPhoto 09 is no exception. The book is a sort of cookbook. Tasks are presented one per page, or on two facing pages. Steps are covered sequentially, with screen shots illustrating the process. You could consider it a sort of cookbook for iPhoto 09.
It works. Adam Engst's explanations are clear. Basics are presented first - with more advanced topics added later. The book is inexpensive for a computer manual. It's even available in Kindle format and as a PDF from the takecontrolbooks website. I have the PDF and find it an excellent manual that I always have with me.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for both beginner and intermediate iPhoto users,
This review is from: iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Visual QuickStart Guide (Paperback)Like other Visual Quickstart Guides, the version for iPhoto '09 is not a manual but a detailed and complete how-to guide. Instead of covering every feature, the book covers those features you'd be most interested in, and the author doesn't disappoint. Rather than answering the question "What does this do?", the book answers the questions about "How do I do this?"
The book covers the following topics in detail in a logic progression of how a new user would approach the topic, and features chapters on installation, importing and managing photos, working with the Faces and Places feature, slideshows, editing, publishing, and printing photos. As a bonus, the book also contains a great appendix on photography techniques to make anyone a better photographer.
Within each topic, details are covered one page at a time with copious screenshots (hence the Visual part of the title) making for a quick read without too much fluff and superfluous information (the Quickstart... Read more
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