4: Editing Images in iPhoto
iPhoto allows you to alter and enhance your images with editing tools.
You can easily rotate, crop, or alter the color, brightness, and contrast
of images in iPhoto.
1. Select an image from your iPhoto Library located on the firewire
drive. Double click on the image to open the edit window.
2. A number of editing options are available. To rotate your image 90
degrees counterclockwise, click the rotate button. To reverse rotation
direction, press the Option key when you click the Rotate button.
3. Cropping allows you to edit a photo by keeping only
the selected portion you like and removing the rest. To crop, select
an area of the image with the pointer by clicking in a corner and dragging
the pointer out to the desired area. Click the crop icon in the edit
4. The Enhance icon allows you to improve the intensity
of colors in your image. You can click on the Enhance icon more than
one time to intensify the image's color.
5. The Red Eye icon will remove red eye from a image.
Position the pointer at one corner of the subject's eye area, then drag
to enclose both eyes. Click on the red eye icon. Zoom in using the size
control if necessary.
6. The Retouch icon allows you to remove blemishes
and small marks from your image. To retouch, click on the icon and then
position the pointer over the small blemish in your image. Move the
pointer back and forth in small strokes until the blemish is blended.
7. To convert your image to, simply click on the B & W
8. Often images from a digital camera are dark or muted. To correct
this, alter the image's brightness and contrast using the bars
located on the edit pane. The brightness bar is on top, and the contrast
bar is at bottom.
9. Finally, you can give your image a title and add extra information.
Click twice on the I icon to open the information screen. Type in a
title for your image to help you easily locate it in the title
window, and add notes about the image in the information window.
More powerful image editing software is available with Adobe Photoshop,
but iPhoto’s simple options are quite powerful. Experiment with
these tools to produce quality images.
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Tutorials are best viewed on a screen with a resolution of 1280 x 1024.