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Add Clips to Your Movie with iMovie on Your MacBook

You can add clips to your movie on your MacBook by using iMovie's Project pane and the Event pane. The Dynamic Duo works like this: [more…]

Import Audio with iMovie on Your MacBook

You can pull in everything from Wagner to Weezer as both background music and sound effects for your movie in iMovie on your MacBook. You get those notes into iMovie and then add them to your movie by [more…]

Use Still Images in iMovie on Your MacBook

You can add still images to your movie on your MacBook by using iMovie. Still images come in handy as impressive-looking titles or as ending credits to your movie. [more…]

Import Video Clips to iMovie on Your MacBook

Your MacBook is probably equipped already with the two extras that come in handy for video editing in iMovie — namely, a large hard drive and a FireWire or USB port. Because most mini-DV camcorders today [more…]

The iMovie Window

In iMovie, though, all the controls you need are easy to use and logically placed. To launch iMovie, click the iMovie icon in the Dock or in Launchpad. [more…]

How to E-Mail Photos with iPhoto from Your MacBook

iPhoto can help you send your images through e-mail from your MacBook by automating the process. The application can prepare your image and embed it automatically in a new message. [more…]

iPhone's MobileMe Gallery on Your MacBook

iPhoto ’11 includes a feature called MobileMe Gallery that does for images what podcasting does for audio: You can share your photos with friends, family, business clients, and anyone else with an Internet [more…]

Produce a Photo Book in iPhoto on Your MacBook

Book mode unleashes the coolest feature of iPhoto: the chance to design and print a high-quality bound photo book! After you complete an album — all the images have been edited just the way you want — [more…]

How to Crop Photos in iPhoto on Your MacBook

In iPhoto on your MacBook, you can remove some of an image's border by cropping an image, just as folks once did with film prints and a pair of scissors. With iPhoto, you can remove unwanted portions from [more…]

How to Edit Images in iPhoto on Your MacBook

For those shots that need a pixel massage, iPhoto includes a number of editing tools that you can use to correct common problems. The first step in any editing job is to select the image you want to fix [more…]

Organize Photos with Keywords in iPhoto on Your MacBook

You can assign descriptive keywords to images to help you organize your collection on your MacBook and locate certain pictures fast. iPhoto comes with a number of standard keywords, and you can create [more…]

Work with Faces and Places in iPhoto on Your MacBook

iPhoto ’11 includes two organizational tools called Faces and Places, which you can use to put names to faces in your photos and to track the locations of where your photos were taken. These two categories [more…]

Arrange Photos by Events with iPhone on Your MacBook

Events are essentially a group of images that you shot or downloaded to your MacBook at the same time — iPhoto figures that those images belong together [more…]

Create Photo Albums with iPhoto on Your MacBook

You can keep your entire collection of digital photographs and scanned images on your MacBook well ordered and easily retrieved by using iPhoto’s organize [more…]

What You Can Do with iPhoto on Your MacBook

iPhoto is a photography tool for the home user that can help you organize, edit, and even publish your photographs. After you shoot your photos with a digital camera [more…]

How to Share Your Movie from iMovie

Your iMovie movie or trailer is complete, you’ve saved it to your MacBook's hard drive, and now you’re wondering where to go from here. Click Share on the application menu bar, and you’ll see that iMovie [more…]

How to Create a Movie Trailer with iMovie on Your MacBook

iMovie ’11 introduces a new Movie Trailer feature that can actually turn your film clips into a Hollywood-class preview, complete with genre transitions and background music. [more…]

Import Images to Your MacBook with iPhoto

In import mode, you’re ready to download images to your MacBook directly from your digital camera — as long as your specific camera model is supported in iPhoto. You can find out which cameras are known [more…]

Share Your GarageBand Songs and Podcasts

After you finish your song, you can play it whenever you like through GarageBand. But you can also share your music with others with an audio CD or download it to your iPod so that you can enjoy it yourself [more…]

Introduce Your MacBook to iDVD

Apple includes iDVD free with today’s MacBooks as part of iLife ’11. With iDVD, you can easily create beautiful presentations with animation and interactive menus that anyone can watch in a standard DVD [more…]

Start a New DVD Project with iDVD on Your MacBook

When you launch iDVD for the first time on your MacBook (or if you close all iDVD windows), you get the sporty dialog shown here. Take a moment to discover more about these four choices. [more…]

Choose the Right DVD Menu Theme on iDVD

The first step to take when manually designing a new DVD Menu system is to add a theme. In the iDVD world, a theme is a preset package that helps determine the appearance and visual appeal of your DVD [more…]

Add Movies to iDVD Projects on Your MacBook

Drop zones and themes are cool, but most folks want to add video to their DVDs from their MacBooks. To accomplish this, iDVD uses buttons as links to your video clips. In fact, some iDVD Movie buttons [more…]

Add Slideshows to Your iDVD Projects on Your MacBook

Many MacBook owners don’t realize that iDVD can use not only video clips but also digital images as content. In fact, you can add a group of images to your DVD Menu by using Slideshow buttons, which allow [more…]

Add Music to iDVD Projects on Your MacBook

What's a DVD without some music? You can add music to your iDVD projects from your MacBook. Most of the Apple-supplied themes already have their own background music, so you might not even need to add [more…]


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