Sebastopol, CA--Taking the ubiquitous advice to "get a life," Mac users are doing just that--Apple's iLife, of course. And one of the most popular and compelling reasons to get iLife is iPhoto, beloved by photography professionals, grandmas, and graduates alike. iPhoto's third incarnation has solved one of its early annoying traits: speed--or rather, lack thereof. The new version zips through a library of 25,000 photos as quickly as a library of 250. Now that their collection horizon has been expanded, users will no doubt want to add to their library of iPhoto skills as well. While iPhoto's spartan help screens get the basics across, iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition (O'Reilly, US $24.95) by David Pogue and Derrick Story, is a much more entertaining and useful way to get the most out of iPhoto 4.
Speed is just one improvement to iPhoto 4. Other ingenious additions include Smart Albums, which organizes photos similar to the way iTunes creates playlists, and a networking option for users to share photos using the same Apple technology for sharing music. Apple also added more designs and effects, so users can present their photos more creatively than ever. There's much more, and iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual covers everything in detail and with scrupulous objectivity.
The book is divided into four parts, each containing several chapters:
The book winds up with appendices covering troubleshooting, iPhoto menus, and web sites chosen to help fuel your growing addiction to digital photography.
Witty and authoritative, iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition is a step-by-step guide to all of iPhoto's features down to the smallest nips and tucks, giving readers the know-how they need to make iPhoto really work.
iPhoto 4: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
David Pogue, Derrick Story
ISBN 0-596-00692-6, 361 pages, $24.95 US, $36.95 CA
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