Don't-Miss Photography software Stories
As your photography skills and gear advance, you may start running into iPhoto’s limitations. Perhaps you need more image-adjustment tools or want a better way to manage and back up pictures. If so, it’s time to make the transition to Aperture.
Christopher Breen has solutions on ways to take out iPhoto’s trash, make Word multilingual, switch off Spotlight, change Office’s registration, remove quotes in Mail and quickly switch audio input and output.
When you first started building your iPhoto library, you could quickly scroll through your photos to find what you were looking for. But if you’ve been taking photos for a couple of years, your library may now contain hundreds or even thousands of photos. That’s a lot of scrolling.
Chris Breen answers your questions regarding keeping up-to-date with iPhoto, group think, bit rates, moving GarageBand loops and more.
Accurate exposure, faithful color, and sharp focus are the technical cornerstones of good photography. Of the three, color is the most often overlooked. The key is understanding your camera’s white-balance settings.
Rob Griffiths offers tips on how to compare shots in iPhoto, automatically add Spotlight comments, show Spotlight results in Finder, install/uninstall and make sure your mailboxes are empty.
Portraits in particular can require a certain amount of retouching to flatter the subject. Frequently, this requires only basic cleanup—remove a mole, take out a stray hair, and so on. But other problems, such as uneven skin tones, are less straightforward.
Looking for an inexpensive way to add interest to a blank wall? Want to show off your digital photos in a way that will really get noticed? The next time you make a print of your favorite photo, don’t settle for a measly 8 by 10 inches. Supersize it.
As the year winds down, why not gather your favorite photos for a retrospective slide show of the year’s most momentous events. iPhoto ‘06 lets you add music, transitions, movement, and more to your slide shows. And when burned to DVDs, they make great gifts for distant loved ones.
The December 2006 edition of Mac OS X Hints shows you how to use the operating system's included screen-saver images as your desktop picture, reveals more secrets of OS X's Application Switcher, and shows you a trick for recreating the convenience of the HomePage button from early versions of iPhoto.
The holiday season is right around the corner—and with it comes the annual postal frenzy. This year, get a jump on the crowd with these photo-card tips.
Senior Editor Rob Griffiths offers tips on ways to access iPhoto 6’s hidden tools, stop clicking on dialog-box buttons, cycle Calculator’s modes, boot into Windows with your remote, plug into keyboard power and more.
This month Chris Breen shares secrets for going mono, managing .Mac and IMAP, setup for a dual-monitor MacBook Pro, better living through iPhoto sharing, iSight alternatives and more.
Want to find every close-up taken of your children during summer vacation? When put to good use, iPhoto 6’s keywords feature makes complex searches like this easy. Keywords are descriptive words that you can use to label and categorize your photos, regardless of which album they’re in. More important, keywords are searchable.
Harness the powers of drag-and-drop disk-image creation. Change the visible hours in an iCal calendar within nothing more than a mouse's scroll wheel. Or turn your Mac into a musical alarm clock. Kirk McElhearn joins Rob Griffiths to dole out this month's OS X how-tos.