iPhoto: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media / Pogue Press
Final Release Date: July 2002
Pages: 304

Apple's free, wildly popular iPhoto software does for digital photography what iMovie did for camcorder footage--and what Apple did for computers. In short, iPhoto is a gorgeous, polished digital shoebox for downloading, organizing, printing, publishing, and touching up unlimited numbers of digital photos.In this comprehensive, witty companion to Mac OS X: The Missing Manual and iMovie 2: The Missing Manual, Pogue Press/O'Reilly gives iPhoto 1.1 the one feature it lacks: a manual. With this guide, Macintosh fans can take their digital photos to the screen, to the Web, to printouts, to hardbound photo books, even to DVDs. And they'll learn how to take iPhoto far beyond its seemingly simple feature list.But giving someone iPhoto without also teaching basic digital-camera techniques is like giving a map to a teenager without teaching him to drive. That's why iPhoto: The Missing Manual also covers choosing and mastering a digital camera, basic photographic techniques, and tips for shooting special subjects like kids, sports, nighttime shots, portraits, and more.iPhoto: The Missing Manual is coauthored by an experienced team of Macintosh experts: David Pogue, series creator and New York Times computer columnist; Joseph Schorr, Macworld columnist and longtime Pogue collaborator; and Derrick Story, professional photographer and O'Reilly Network author.

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Very useful and readable. We are now waiting for an update to iPhoto2 (and for Keynote)

 
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By Timothy Fehl

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I'm a digital photo enthusiast and therefore just had to buy "iPhoto: The MIssing Manual," when it appeared on the store's bookshelves a couple months ago. I bought it on faith because I was so pleased with Pogue's "Missing Manual" series.

Anyone who is serious about their Macintosh the OSX system will want this addition to the series. It explains all the updated features clearly and in plain language how to use the iPhoto program, something Apple fails to do. It also includes sources for software when iPhoto isn't quite enough. I found "Pictures and Portraits" to be what I'm looking for, because I wanted more layout options for my prints.

There is also a lot of information on how to take pictures and how to choose the right equipment. I already purchased my camera, but I found the information in these sections a necessary part of the book and served to make it more valuable. I've just basically skimmed the book to this point because I'm finishing up his book on OSX, but I find the style and volume of information to be on par with his other books. I can't wait to begin reading it and gleaning it for the "Gems in the Rough."

When you see this book, snag it up, as you won't be sorry you did.

Timothy Fehl

 
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iPhoto: The Missing Manual Review

By Jane Roberts

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I was a new "MacUser' as well as a new digital photographer and was definitely struggling with iPhoto. I felt sure it was good and would do all the things I wanted - and had begun to do in Photoshop (the simpler version for PC's). When I heard about the Missing Manual I couldn't wait to get it and try. What a revelation!! At last I could understand the filing, the date system, the pixels etc etc. All was explained in simple language and fun to read.

Thank you for a really worthwhile investment - and to anyone hesitating - Don't!

 
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When the iPhoto application was first released I downloaded it and began using it for my new digital camera pics. I had just bought the Missing Manual for Mac OS X and recognized that it was published before the release of iPhoto so I wasn't going to get any help from that Missing Manual. I wrote to David Pogue and asked him if he was going to write anything on iPhoto. His reply was 'yes' and that it would come out some time later in 2002. He was true to his word. I bought a copy as soon as I found out it was available in August. I've had it for a few weeks and even though I've learned a lot about iPhoto on my own over the past few months, the book is still a treasure of information I had not previously discovered. If you are a digital camera maniac like myself or soon to be one and if you are fortunate to own a Mac that accomodates iPhoto, you're going to appreciate this book and get even more fun and benefit from your camera, your Mac and iPhoto. I find the Missing Manuals to be so well done that I can't say enough good things about them and iPhoto is no exception. If you're really interested in getting the most from your digital photography experience I highly recommend the iPhoto Missing Manual.

I do have a difference of opinion about the kind of battery that seems to work best with a digital camera. I find the rechargeable Nicad block battery with a second back up to be the most convenient and economical. That's my only gripe about the book,and I guess my two cents. Take the camera buying advice in iPhoto along with other sources of advice before you make your investment.

Great book. Lucky for us that David Pogue and friends love the Mac.

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