How to Edit and Share Photos with iPhoto – 5 Must-Known Tips

There’s so much power built into iPhoto for iOS, you need to touch it to believe it. Using only your fingers, you can make your pictures shinning and amazing. Follow me to learn a few tips and tricks in using iPhoto, which you may not know.


Tip 1: Quick Zoom for Editting

It’s better to take a closer look at a particular area when editing photos. This is handy to gauge sharpness and quality, or to fix a small flaw in your image. To zoom in to the center of the photo, move your pointer off the photo, and then press 1 (to magnify 100 percent) or 2 (for 200 percent). Now you’re at 200 percent. Whoa, too close? just press the 0 key to zoom out.

To switch instantly between two different zoom levels, use Smart Zoom on your Multi-Touch trackpad or Magic Mouse.

Tip 2: Use Time Machine to Recover Deleted Photos

Feeling sad because you deleted some important data on your computer? If you have Time Machine enabled, you can at least restore your important data, including photos, albums, events, and more from iPhoto.

To look for deleted items in iPhoto, simply open the iPhoto application and launch Time Machine from the menu bar or dock. iPhoto will open up in the Time Machine interface, letting you search for deleted items. Click an item and select Restore to restore it to your current iPhoto library.

If the photos are deleted from your iPhone, iPad or iPod because of jailbreak or other reasons, you can use iPhone Data Recovery or iPhone Data Recovery for Mac to recover.

Tip 3: Add Location Information Manually

If the photos are taken by devices with a GPS-enabled camera or an Eye-Fi Card, you can add location information about where your pictures were taken; however, if you have a camera without GPS functionality, this particular metadata will be missing from your photos.

You can add location information manually in 3 ways: by album/event, by photo, or by multiple photos. When you mouse over the lower-right corner of an event, album, or photo you’ll notice a small i. Clicking this will result in a popup panel that will allow you to specify metadata information like location. Type in a city in the location field and iPhoto will search to find your location. When you’re finished, select Done to save. You can select multiple photos, albums or events to change the location.


Tip 4: Adjust Photo Properties Manually

Click Adjust to perform manual adjustments to brightness and contrast, as well as the sharpness, shadow, and highlight levels. To adjust a value, make sure that nothing’s selected in the image and then drag the corresponding slider until the image looks the way you want. Click the Close button to return to Edit mode.

Tip 5: Compare Photos after Editting

To quickly compare before and after versions of a photo while you’re editing it, press the Shift key. When the shift key is down, you see the original image, take your finger off it, and the edited version re-appears. iPhoto editing is nondestructive, which means that you can always return your photo to its original unedited state.

Wish these tips could help you better edit your photos and enjoy every moment of life!

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