Here arrives the interface where you can have endless fun with your photos. iPhoto is an app on your mac which can do magic to photos. With its help you can create albums, photo books, cards, calendars, slideshows etc. Sharing your photos via email and social networking also becomes quite effortless and a child’s play when iPhoto is at your service.
When you open the iPhoto from the dock, the first thing under the label Library comes events. iPhoto automatically organizes your photos by Event. When you connect your camera or insert your SD4 card, iPhoto groups your images according to the day they were taken. That can be a bed roses for any shutterbug or any chronic procrastinator to manage the events your way. You can turn many events into a single event that too very simply by just dragging the events into the one you want to be the major event. You can name each sub event as per your choice so that it becomes to locate any photograph whenever you need. With the help of iCloud, iPhoto can import the photos from Photo Stream and organize them as Events. So no need to worry, the dates and the photos won’t be a hotchpotch anymore.
Photos is the next option that is available on the left panel of iPhoto window. When you click on this option, it displays the entire collection of photos that is in your library. It shows the name of the event to which it belongs. So, if you are looking for any particular photograph and you are unable to locate it, just click Photos.
With the help of Faces feature you can sort your photo library by the people in your images. It automatically detects and even recognizes faces in your photos. iPhoto uses face detection to identify faces of people in your photos and face recognition to match faces that look like the same person. With this it is easy for you to add names to your photos. And it helps you find the people you’re looking for. Clicking the Faces view shows you a cork board featuring a snapshot for each person you’ve named. iPhoto suggests a set of possible matches you can confirm with a click. Use the new Find Faces view to quickly find other people in your photos who haven’t been named yet. After you’ve put names to faces and faces to names, you can synchronize them to your iPad or iPhone and take them with you.
With this feature there is no need to strain your brain regarding the place where the photo was taken. Places in iPhoto allows you to search and sort photos by location, using data from any GPS-enabled camera or iPhone. If you don’t have a GPS-enabled camera or iPhone, you can still use Places by adding your own location information: Just start typing and iPhoto instantly gives you a list of locations to choose from — including points of interest like the Taj Mahal or India Gate. iPhoto also uses reverse geocoding to convert a photo’s location data, such as its latitude and longitude coordinates, to friendly place names. Want to add places to lots of photos? Select an Event, an album, or a group of photos shot in the same place, and iPhoto can add your location information to all of them at once.
In this post we have made you acquainted with few features of iPhoto. In the next post we will come up with various other feature like editing, albums, cards etc. Do leave a comment on the above post, we shall surely come back to you.