What is iPhoto? iPhoto is part of Apple’s iLife ’11. iLife ’11 is a program for Mac that consists of iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand, but I am going to focus on iPhoto. With the new iPhoto ’11, you can do more with your pictures. iPhoto can be very convenient for organizing and managing your photos. iPhoto has three great features called the Faces, Places, and Events feature. The Faces feature sorts your library of pictures by detecting identical faces and sorts them by matching the pictures with the same person. The Places feature takes advantage of photos that are taken by a GPS-enabled camera and helps you figure out the location of the picture by using reverse geocoding to convert the location data. The Events feature also organizes your photos by the date they were taken, so you can easily distinguish between a photo taken from a year ago to a photo that was taken recently. iPhoto also gives you the opportunity to add special effects to the photos, such as making the photo black and white, antique looking, or make the photo brighter. iPhoto also helps you email your photos to your family and friends by automatically making it a special template design and you don’t even need to open Mail. You can also post photos directly to your Facebook Wall or photo album. If there are names on the photo from iPhoto, they will be converted to Facebook name tags automatically. Comments left on those photos will also show up on iPhoto. You can also share those photos on Flickr by clicking the Flickr button. If you have a MobileMe subscription, you can make an online gallery for your photos. The photos you have on iPhoto can also be synced onto your iPod, iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV to view them. You can also make amazing slide shows with iPhoto to entertain and dazzle friends and family with.
iPhoto comes with many different features, but what is really cool is that you can make print products through iPhoto. Have you ever wanted to make something really cool with your photos? Well now you can by using iPhoto! You can make beautiful books for everyone to look through. iPhoto books are very unique. When making an iPhoto book, a dynamic Theme browser helps you create the book. You select images and the Theme browser automatically organizes your photos into a book and the key photo becomes the cover. iPhoto books come in a variety of sizes. You can choose softcover, wire-bound, or hardcover.
With iPhoto you can also make pretty letterpress cards. There are many different occasions where you can give a letterpress card. You can make a letterpress cards customized by your photos and text. iPhoto letterpress cards are made from premium paper, come with matching envelopes, and have a special, unique look. You can also create 12 to 24 month calendars that are custom made to have photos and captions for certain days and you can even import your iCal events into your calendar. How awesome is that?
Last but not least, you can also print your photos. Those photos can be put in frames, put in photo albums, given to friends, and much more. The best part about iPhoto is that it gives you many different ways to view your photos and store your memories. iPhoto conveniently helps you make many different print products so you can look at your photos all the time and so can your friends and family. Do you like iPhoto? Leave a comment and tell me what you think.