As good as Appleâ€™s iPhoto â€™08 is, it still has no printed manual. Whereâ€™s the manual?
As it turns out, iPhoto â€™08: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Derrick Story is there at Oâ€™Reilly. Inside the new book, youâ€™ll find everything you need to know to start using this popular digital photography software and take advantage of dozens of its new features including self-grouping Events, Web galleries, and a print-layout mode.
“To be sure, iPhoto isnâ€™t the most powerful image management software in the world,” writes David, New York Times tech columnist and creator of the Missing Manual series. “Like Appleâ€™s other iProducts, (iMovie, iTunes, iDVD, and so on), its design subscribes to its own little 80/20 rule: 80 percent of us really donâ€™t need more than about 20 percent of the features youâ€™d find in a full-blown, $300 digital-asset management program like, say, Appleâ€™s own Aperture.”
iPhoto â€™08 doesnâ€™t even represent a big overhaul, but thereâ€™s quite a bit of juicy stuff in the new version, says David.
iPhoto â€™08: The Missing Manual covers:
- â€¢ Essentials of photography. This bookâ€™s opening chapters offer a crash course in using your digital camera and the secrets of professional photography.
- â€¢ Editing basics. Even the greatest photos sometimes need a little touching up. This book covers iPhotoâ€™s beefed-up editing suite, including its increasingly Photoshop-like adjustments palette.
- â€¢ Finding an audience. iPhoto excels at getting your photos out to the people who really want to see them. Your choices include screen savers, desktop backgrounds, Kodak prints, self-playing DVD slideshows (with music), gift books, calendars, cards, and spectacular Web galleries.
The book contains a massive 424 pages â€“ the better to explain iPhoto very thoroughly â€“ and is available now for $35.