iPhoto '09: Organizing and Editing



iPhoto '09: Photo editing made easy. Photo editing for the rest of us. 

Complete with all new features including Faces, Places, Themed Slideshows, Improved Online Sharing, Better Editing, and Geo-tagging with Travel Maps, iPhoto '09 is all new and improved. Come spend an hour with us to see all of these new features up close and personal. We'll focus especially on how to organize your albums for your benefit and how to use these features to edit your photos so that they look their best.


People are often your most important photo subjects. But it’s difficult to find every photo of Dad or the grandkids without combing through your entire library. That’s why iPhoto ’09 introduces Faces — a new feature that allows you to organize your photos based on who’s in them. iPhoto uses face detection to identify faces of people in your photos and face recognition to match faces that look like the same person. That makes it easy for you to add names to your photos. And it helps you find the people you’re looking for — even in the largest photo libraries.

Put a name to a face in just a couple of photos, and iPhoto suggests a set of possible matches you can confirm with a click. iPhoto then uses the information to sift through your library and find even more potential matches.

Once you’ve added names, click the Faces view to see a corkboard featuring a snapshot for each person you’ve named. Click any snapshot to see all the confirmed and suggested photos of that person. Skim the snapshot to preview more photos and assign a new one as the key photo. Flip the snapshot to add a person’s last name and Facebook ID.

Faces also lets you create people-based Smart Albums, which make it easy to stay up to date with pictures of family and friends. Drag one or more snapshots to the Source list, and iPhoto generates a Smart Album that automatically updates every time you name and confirm more photos of those people. 


iPhoto helps you explore your travel photos with a new feature called Places. This feature uses data from GPS-enabled cameras or the camera on iPhone to categorize photos by location and convert GPS location tags to common, user-friendly names. So without any effort, pictures you took of the Eiffel Tower are labeled with easily searchable names like “France,” “Paris,” and “Eiffel Tower.”

If you don’t have a GPS-enabled camera or iPhone, you can still make the most of Places. Add locations to your photos by typing the name of a place, entering an address, or dropping a pin on a map. Then, when you want to find photos you shot in New York City or the Grand Canyon, just type the place name in the search field. If you feel like exploring, use the Places column browser to navigate your photos by clicking a country, state, city, or point of interest.

Themed Slideshows

A great way to show off your photos onscreen is with a slideshow. iPhoto ’09 brings photos to life with six themes that let you create beautiful slideshows in seconds. Slideshow themes include Classic, Shatter, Snapshots, Scrapbook, Ken Burns, and Sliding Panels. Every slideshow uses face detection to position photos correctly and keep the faces onscreen.

Want to skip ahead or go back to a slide you liked? A filmstrip at the bottom of the screen lets you navigate your slides with a click. You can also change the music or adjust the speed to go better with your photos. When you’re happy with your slideshow, you can export it as a movie to iTunes and view it on your iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV.

Improved Online Sharing 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could share your photos on Facebook in one step, without leaving iPhoto? iPhoto ’09 lets you publish photos directly to Facebook with just a few clicks. Select the photos you want to share and click the Facebook button.

iPhoto converts names you added using Faces to Facebook name tags. What’s more, as soon as you post new photos of them on your Facebook page, notifications are sent to the friends you’ve named who also have Facebook IDs.

Sharing on Flickr is just as easy: Just click the Flickr button. When you share your photos on Flickr, the locations you added using Places appear on Flickr photo maps.

Once you share your photos, iPhoto creates Facebook and Flickr albums for them in the Source list. Add, remove, or edit these photos, and they’re automatically updated on Facebook and Flickr. 

Enhanced Photo Editing

You don’t need expensive photo editing software to turn so-so shots into perfect pictures. iPhoto ’09 introduces a set of improved editing tools to make your photos look their best. A new checkbox in the Saturation slider makes the colors in your photos pop without affecting skin tones. The Definition slider improves clarity and brings out detail. The Retouch brush adds a Detect Edges feature that prevents blurring of detail when you remove spots or blemishes over solid edges. And the Auto Red-Eye tool works with face detection to remove red-eye with just one click. 

Travel Maps 

If you’re an iPhoto fan, you already know how fun and easy it is to create professionally printed photo books to show off your vacation pictures. iPhoto ’09 makes your travel books even more special with custom maps that illustrate your journey. iPhoto uses the location data from your photos to generate a beautifully rendered map showing the countries and cities you visited. Or you can type in the names of places you’ve visited to create a travel map in any photo book theme. Every map is fully customizable. Show a point-to-point path of your travels, change the order of the cities, and mark points of interest. 

For more information about One-on-One Training for iPhoto Click Here. 

Springboard Media's free workshop programs are designed to offer insight into various software applications and to equip attendees with the necessary information to make informed purchasing, and/or, upgrading decisions. We politely ask that all attendees be above the age of 18. All presenters allocate time at the end of each workshop to answer questions. Out of respect for all attendees, please hold all questions until the end of the workshop.   

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