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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.
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.
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.
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.
Talk to just about any professional digital photographer these days, and you’re sure to hear about the wonders of shooting in Raw mode. But it has its drawbacks. Before jumping on the bandwagon, make sure you know how to put this format’s strengths to best use.
Rob Griffiths offers tips this month on ways to reply in Mail with original open, use tables in Stickies, make free iPhoto 6 books, speed through the Calendar widget and a scan-and-print Tiger time-saver.
Automatically change your desktop picture, manage two .Mac accounts from the same computer, apply iMovie effects to multiple clips, create a disk catalog, and use built-in OS X features to start the day right.
iPhoto has many options for sharing images with other people. What the program doesn't offer is an easy way to give multiple users or multiple Macs full access to an entire iPhoto library. Here are three options to do just that, without any extra software or Unix commands.
Chris Breen offers help on ways to put together your PDFs, deal with duplicates in iTunes, choose a startup volume, launch a more colorful TextEdit and much more.
Most image editors make it easy to turn color photos into gray-scale images, but their default conversions don’t always end up creating the best pictures. For better results, you may need to try some exploratory surgery.
Tips for low-level QuarkXPress tasks—such as zooming in and out, scrolling, and changing pages—are so crucial. Dig in here to find indispensable tricks and compelling shortcuts you’ll use over and over again.