Macintosh iLife 09, The
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Jim Heid is one of the most admired writers and instructors in the Mac community. Known for his clear and friendly writing style, he’s been a senior contributor of Macworld magazine since 1984 and has been using and teaching each of the programs in the iLife suite since its debut.
The definitive iLife reference, completely updated and revised!
The Macintosh iLife ’09 is a lavishly illustrated handbook packed with easy-to-follow instructions, essential technical background, and tips for iLife users of all levels.
Each two-page spread is a self-contained tutorial or set of tips. Everything you need is at your fingertips, and every page is updated for iLife ’09, including coverage of the Faces feature in iPhoto that allows users to organize their photos based on who's in them, the new Animated Travel Maps in iMovie that enhances vacation movies with eye-catching animations and much more!
- Organize your photos using iPhoto's new Faces facial-recognition and Places geotagging technologies
- Share your photos on Flickr and Facebook
- Create spectacular slide shows using iPhoto's new slide show themes
- Master the spectacular new features iMovie '09, including the precision editor, motion stabilization, video effects, and motion- graphics themes
- Improve your photography and video-shooting techniques
- Assemble a video library with the all-new iMovie—and create animated Travel Maps in your scenes
- Produce spectacular slide shows, photo books, calendars, and greeting cards
- Record and arrange your own music with GarageBand
- Create and publish your own Web sites, blogs, and podcasts
- Preserve the past: digitize old records, photos, and movies
Get updates, tips, and much more at this book’s companion Web site, www.macilife.com.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
A Very Useful and Handy Source,
This review is from: The Macintosh iLife 09 (Paperback)I have purchased ALL of Mr. Heid's iLife books. I have found them all to be on target with Apple's iLife Suite. This recent edition is by far his very best. In over 400 pages Jim has shown the novice, as well as the experienced user, that learning this suite can be one of the easiest and most useful set of technologies Apple has produced. What I really like about this book is that I can open a 2-page spread and get a full overview of that aspect of iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, or GarageBand. To me that is a major plus for me. If you want the very best reference book on iLife, you don't have to look any further than Jim Heid's iLife '09.... it's the best on the market.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
My Highest Praises for 'The MacIntosh iLife '09'!,
This review is from: The Macintosh iLife 09 (Paperback)As a professional photographer and filmmaker, I purchased this book in order to learn how to use the '09 version of Garageband and to attempt to create some of my own film scores. Jim Heid makes learning FUN and EASY with his chapter entitled, "Garageband: Music, Podcasts, and More". I have thoroughly enjoyed learning this AMAZING program thanks to this outstanding book!
What's great is that the author is a musician who guides readers through all the incredible capabilities of Garageband '09. In just a matter of hours I was able to record multiple tracks using Garageband's orchestral instruments, tweak, edit, and fine tune (as if I actually knew what I was doing) thanks to the extremely easy to follow instructions in 'The MacIntosh iLife '09'.
The book also contains excellent and exciting, in-depth chapters such as "iPhoto and Digital Photography", "iMovie: Making Movies", "iDVD: Putting It All Together" and "iWeb: Your World on the Web".
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great as ever!,
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This review is from: The Macintosh iLife 09 (Paperback)I mainly use the iMovie and iDVD parts of the book. All the extra tidbits help a lot. It is so thorough and always has an answer to my questions. I love it.
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