iPHOTO INSTRUCTIONS

for

OS X Leopard (10.5.X)

< Macintosh>

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 donít see all of your photos in the thumbnail area on the right, click on Photos 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 Friendsí Photos, then click on Create.

3) Click & drag pictures from the thumbnail area to the new album. To select multiple pictures, hold down the Command key while clicking on each photo. (The Command key has the Apple logo on it.)

EDITING A PICTURE:

1) To edit a picture, double-click on the picture in the thumbnail view.

2) Click on the Edit button, then click on the Crop button on the Button Bar at the bottom of the screen.

3) Click & drag the corners and the sides of the Selection Rectangle around the area of the picture you want to keep, then click on the tiny Apply button.

4) To see all the thumbnails of your photos again, click on the Done button.

ELIMINATING RED-EYE:

1) Double-click on the picture in the thumbnail area.

2) Click on the Edit button, then on the Red Eye button on the Button Bar at the bottom of the screen.

3) Click on the Down Arrow next to Automatic, then click on Manual if you want to change the diameter of the Red Eye Brush. Click & drag the slider to the left to make size of the Red Eye Brush smaller, or to the right to make the size of the Red Eye Brush larger.

 

 
 

4) To zoom out or in on the red eye in the picture, click & drag the slider to the left or right respectively on the Zoom control in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.

 

 
 

5) You can also scroll up and down or from side to side using the vertical and horizontal scroll buttons.                       

Note:  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. Release the Command key.

6) Click once on each red eye. It should turn the red parts of the eyes a black color.

7) Click on the Done button.  

ZOOM 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) Take the plain paper out of the paper tray on the printer, and insert photo paper if you want to print your pictures on photo paper.

3) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to whatever is in the Print Size: box, then click on 5 X 7,  4 X 6,  3 X 5,  2 X 3,  2 X 2 or Custom, if you want to print on any of these sizes of paper.

4) Click on the Print button.

EXPORTING A PHOTO:

1) Click on File, then click on Export.

2) Make the size of the photo a little smaller by clicking on the Up-Down Arrow button next to whatever is in the JPEG Quality: box, then clicking on Medium or Low. (Click on Maximum here if you want to export the picture at its highest possible resolution.)

3) Click on the Export button.

4) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to whatever is in the Where: box, then select the Desktop or some other folder for the destination for the file.

5) Type a file name, such as Baby Picture, in the Save As: box, then 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 (itís 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 E-mail button on the Button Bar at the lower right.

3) Click on the Up-Down Arrow button next to whatever is in the Size: box, then click on Medium or Low (and not Actual Size, which may cause the picture to print out on multiple sheets of paper on the Recipientís printer!)

4) Click on the Compose Message button. The Apple Mail program should automatically start and attach the picture(s) you selected to a new blank e-mail message.

5) Select a recipient in the usual way.

6) Type a subject in the Subject box (optional).

7) Type a message in the message area (optional). You can click above or below the inserted picture and type a message. (Use the Left or Right Arrow keys if you cannot move the blinking cursor above or below the picture. Use the Return key to move the picture up or down to make room for your text.)

8) Click on the Send button.