O’Reilly Releases iPhoto ’08: The Missing Manual by Pogue, Story

O�Reilly iPhoto �08: The Missing Manual by David Pogue & Derrick Story

As good as Apple’s iPhoto ’08 is, it still has no printed manual. Where’s the manual?

As it turns out, iPhoto ’08: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Derrick Story is there at O’Reilly. Inside the new book, you’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 isn’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 Apple’s other iProducts, (iMovie, iTunes, iDVD, and so on), its design subscribes to its own little 80/20 rule: 80 percent of us really don’t need more than about 20 percent of the features you’d find in a full-blown, $300 digital-asset management program like, say, Apple’s own Aperture.”

iPhoto ’08 doesn’t even represent a big overhaul, but there’s quite a bit of juicy stuff in the new version, says David.

iPhoto ’08: The Missing Manual covers:

  • • Essentials of photography. This book’s opening chapters offer a crash course in using your digital camera and the secrets of professional photography.
  • • Editing basics. Even the greatest photos sometimes need a little touching up. This book covers iPhoto’s beefed-up editing suite, including its increasingly Photoshop-like adjustments palette.
  • • 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 – the better to explain iPhoto very thoroughly – and is available now for $35.

[Via: O’Reilly.com]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.