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Learn - iPhoto '11 Edition

By Swanson Digital, LLC

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** For tutorials on the new Photos App for Mac and iOS go to! **
•2 hours of HD video tutorials!
•28 individual video lessons guided by an iPhoto expert
•Simple interface that makes is easy to navigate through the videos.
•The videos guide the viewer with zooms, pans and highlights of what is being discussed.
•The keyboard shortcuts associated with each lesson are listed in the sidebar.
•Use the notes pane to jot down things to remember from each lesson, then output all your notes in a single PDF document!

Get the most out of iPhoto '11 with our "Learn - iPhoto Edition" video training app!
Divided into three main sections (1.Organize, 2.Edit, 3.Output) this course covers the entire process from importing photos, adding metadata, editing it and finally sharing it with friends or family. Organizational tools such as Events, Faces, Places and Smart Albums are all discussed. In the Edit section of the course learn to make a photo look its absolute best with the effects and adjust tools in iPhoto. In the output section discover all the ways to share your photos, from emailing just a couple images, adding entire albums to Facebook or creating a calendar.

** For tutorials on the new Photos App for Mac and iOS go to! **

The voice and guide behind this training App is Drew Swanson. Drew is a 20+ year Mac user and has been using Macs professionally in the graphic design and photography fields for over 10 years. SInce 2007 Drew has been a member of The Apple Consultants Network, working in the Boise Idaho area to provide support and training to Mac users at their home and business. In 2009 Drew started TheMacU to provide video training courses to Mac users anywhere in the World.

Course Contents...

A. Organize (Approx 50 Minutes)
1. The Purpose of iPhoto
2. Import from a Camera
3. Import from a Disc or Folder
4. The iPhoto Interface
5. Sort Events
6. Manage Events
7. Faces
8. Places
9. Albums
10. Titles & Descriptions
11. Ratings & Keywords
12. Hiding & Flagging
13. Smart Albums
14. Search
15. Photo Stream

B. Edit (Approx 20 Minutes)
1. Quick Fixes
2. Effects
3. Adjust
4. Edit in an External Editor

C. Output (Approx 40 Minutes)
1. Email
2. Facebook
3. MobileMe
4. Print
5. Slideshows
6. Books
7. Cards & Calendars
8. Share Menu

D. Full Screen (2:25)

E. Conclusion (0:57)

What's New in Version 3.0

-New playback features, variable speed and 30 second replay!
-Dual full screen modes. View only the video in full screen or the full App interface with lesson list and video!
-Mark lessons as favorites!
-Bug Fixes


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Customer Reviews


As a person brand new to Apple products, this was a great way to learn about iPhoto. I was hoping to get in to the store for One on One training, but this has to be so much better! I was able to learn in the comfort of my own home, stop and start as needed, and even have the option of typing notes along the side of each lesson. Anyone that hasn't learned to use iPhoto yet should take the time and watch this course. I can't wait to get started organizing all of my favorite photos. I LOVED that it showed me how to import all of my photos from Facebook too. I have been posting my favorite photos for years to Facebook. I was able to retreive all of them last night and put them into my library on my MacBook :)

Also, the person that taught the course was very professional and pleasant to listen to. The volume of his voice was perfect and his pictures were so beautiful to look at that it made watching even more fun.


I found this to be an outstanding introduction to iPhoto '11. I actually bought and watched Learn iPhoto '11 first, and based on what I saw, I was encouraged to go ahead and buy iPhoto '11.

The course is organized around the three main themes of how to organize, edit, and share your photos. There are approximately 20 individual videos averaging perhaps 5-6 minutes each. Each video is very focused on one or a few features of iPhoto, and illustrates very slowly and methodically how to use those features. I enjoyed the lack of hyperbole; the videos are simply a clear and straightforward explanation. Collectively, they'll save a ton of time in coming up to speed on using iPhoto. This is a tremendous value for the price.

Best Beginner to Pro Guide

I took a class at an Apple Store and was sorely disappointed...I was ready to abandon IPhoto. I knew the program was powerful, but I did not find it intuitive. However, this tutorial saved my sanity and gave me an outlet for my creativity. It moved at a good pace, giving me so much information but in bite size chunks so that I could process, practice and, some day, perfect. Thank you!

Learn - iPhoto '11 Edition
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  • $5.99
  • Category: Photography
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  • Version: 3.0
  • Size: 438 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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