1) Click on the iPhoto icon on the Dock. The iPhoto icon has a photograph of a tropical scene on it with a digital camera on top of the photograph.
2) If you don’t see all of your photos in the thumbnail area on the right, click on Photos under Library at the upper left-hand corner of the window.
CREATING A NEW ALBUM TO STORE YOUR PHOTOS:
1) Click on File, then on New Album.
2) Type in a name for your new Album, such as Vacation 2008, then click on the blue Create button.
3) Click on Photos under Library at the upper left-hand corner of the iPhoto window.
4) Click & drag pictures from the thumbnail area to the new Album at the far left.
Tip: To select multiple pictures, hold down the Command key while clicking on each photo. (The Command key has the “pretzel” on it: z.) Release the Command key. Then click & drag one selected picture to the new album; the rest of the selected pictures should follow.
EDITING A PICTURE:
1) To edit a picture, double-click on the picture in the thumbnail view.
2) Click on the Edit button at the far left along the bottom.
3) Click on the Crop button on the Button Bar at the bottom of the screen.
4) Click & drag the corners and the sides of the Selection Rectangle in or out to enclose the area of the picture you want to keep.
5) Click on the tiny Apply button at the bottom.
6) To see all of the thumbnails of your photos again, click on the Done button.
Note: “Red-eye” occurs when the light from the flash on the camera hits the tiny blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eyes and reflects back to the camera.
1) Double-click on the picture in the thumbnail area.
2) Click on Edit at the bottom of the window.
3) Click on the Red-Eye button on the Button Bar at the bottom of the screen.
4) Click on the tiny Up-Down Arrow button next to Automatic, then click on Manual to be able to select a size for the Red-Eye Brush. Click & drag the round slider next to Manual to the left to make the size of the Red-Eye Brush smaller, or to the right to make the size of the Red-Eye Brush larger.
Note: You may want to zoom in first on the eyes in the picture by clicking & dragging the slider to the right on the Zoom control in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
Tip: If you make a mistake at any time, click on Edit, then on Undo [whatever action you just performed]. (Or if you want to use the keyboard instead, hold down the Command key and press the Z key once. Then release the Command key.)
5) Click once on each red-eye. It should turn the red part of the eye a dark grey color.
6) Click on the Done button at the lower right when you are finished.
ZOOMING IN OR OUT IN THE THUMBNAIL AREA:
1) To make all of the thumbnails in the thumbnail area smaller or larger, click & drag the slider to the left or right respectively on the Zoom control in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
PRINTING A PHOTO:
1) Click on File, then on Print.
2) Click on Standard, Contact Sheet, Simple Border, Simple Mat or Double Mat in the upper left-hand corner of the window.
[3) Take out the plain paper from the printer and insert photo paper if you want to print your pictures on photo paper.]
4) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to Preset:, then click on Photo on Matte Paper, Photo on Photo Paper or whatever type of paper you want.
5) Change the Print size: to Standard, 8 X 10, 5 X 7, 4 X 6 or whatever size you want.
6) Click on the Print button.
EXPORTING A PHOTO:
1) Click on File, then click on Export.
2) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to Kind:, then select Original, Current, JPEG, TIFF or PNG. (JPEG is probably the best choice here, because it is a compressed format that is widely used on the Internet and in e-mail.)
3) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to Size:, then click on Small, Medium, Large or Full Size. (Select Small or Medium if you are going to be e-mailing this picture; click on Full Size if you want the highest possible resolution in the image.)
4) Click on the Export button.
5) Type a file name in the Save As: box, such as Hawaii vacation 2008.
6) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to Where:, then select the Desktop or whichever folder you want for the destination for this picture file.
7) Click on the OK button.
E-MAILING A PICTURE:
1) Select the picture(s) you want to e-mail by holding down the Command key and clicking once on each picture (it’s best to limit it to about 4 pictures at a time). If the pictures are in different Albums, create a new Album (see the top of these instructions), then move the pictures into the new Album. This makes it easier to select the pictures.
2) Click on the Email button on the Button Bar at the lower right.
3) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to Size:, then click on Small, Medium, Large or Actual Size. (The best size to select here is Medium; Actual Size may cause the picture to print out on multiple sheets of paper on the recipient’s computer.)
4) Click on the blue Compose button.
5) The Apple Mail program should automatically start and attach the picture(s) you selected to a new blank e-mail message.
6) Select a recipient in the usual way.
7) Type a subject in the Subject: box (optional).
8) Type a message in the message area (optional).
9) Click on the Send button.