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Manage Events in Mac's iPhoto '11

All the photos snapped in a given day are lumped into an event on your Mac. The assumption is that you took a bunch of pictures during the kid's soccer game, birthday bash, or some other activity. [more…]

How to Make Movie Trailers in iMovie '11

On your Mac, iMovie gives you the ability to create your own movie trailer. If you go to the movies a lot, you know that the coming attractions are often as entertaining as the movie you're about to see [more…]

How to Make a QuickTime Movie on Your Mac

To make a video recording, launch QuickTime Player on your Mac, and choose File→New Movie Recording. Assuming that you're using the built-in iSight or FaceTime camera on your Mac, you see your own handsome [more…]

How to Add Percussion with the Drummer Feature in GarageBand 10

Now you may be an outstanding guitar player but are useless as a percussionist. Your Mac can help. Perhaps you're in a talented band that happens to lack a Ringo. The drummer feature added with GarageBand [more…]

How to Share Your GarageBand Music Projects

It's great that you're so creative, and your Mac thinks so too. But what good does it do you if no one notices? Fortunately, you can share your GarageBand jewels with your soon-to-be adoring public in [more…]

How to Import Images to Mac's iPhoto '11 from a Digital Camera

You will probably want your digital pictures on your Mac. In the past, it was a challenge to get digital images onto your computer, where the real fun begins. iPhoto and iCloud drastically simplify the [more…]

Sync Photos from iOS Devices to Your Mac with Photo Stream

With the Mac’s Photo Stream, the 1,000 most recently imported pictures are uploaded automatically to iCloud, where they can then find their way to your iOS devices. More than 1,000 pictures can land on [more…]

Find Pictures in Mac's iPhoto '11 by Date

Suppose that you want to display just the pictures you took around a milestone on your Mac, such as when your little angel was born. Here's a quick way to home in on pictures based on the date they were [more…]

Find People in Mac's iPhoto '11 Using the Faces Feature

How awesome would it be to locate photos on your Mac based on who's in them? Your wish is Apple's command. The magical Faces feature is based on facial detection and recognition technologies. The feature [more…]

Find Pictures in Mac's iPhoto '11 Using the Places Feature

The Mac has a handy Places feature. Many of today's cameras (and virtually every state-of-the-art camera phone) are so clever that they can detect where they are — and, by proxy, where the shooter is — [more…]

Organize Photos on Your Mac into iPhoto ‘11 Albums

In the film age, really organized people took the time to methodically place prints in old-fashioned picture albums. Fortunately, on the Mac, the iPhoto equivalent of placing pictures in albums is much [more…]

How to Touch Up Photos in Mac's iPhoto '11

Don't like how you look in a picture? Your Mac has the answer. iPhoto is by no means a photo-editing superstar along the lines of Adobe's Photoshop or Apple's own Aperture. However, iPhoto comes with several [more…]

Create and Save an iPhoto '11 Slideshow on a Mac

If you're of a certain generation, you may remember your parents pulling out the Kodak Carousel slide projector. Modern slideshows, in care of a Mac, bring a lot more pizzazz. Your pictures can have a [more…]

Share iPhotos on a Mac with Shared Photo Streams

What if your first child was born recently, and you want to share images of the adorable infant with everyone? Mac to the rescue. It’s not practical to invite everyone over to your house to view albums [more…]

Share iPhotos on a Mac with Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr

By clicking Share, you can upload pictures from your Mac to the wildly popular Facebooksocial network or add images to one of your tweets. If you go with Facebook, pictures can end up on your Facebook [more…]

How to Add Transitions to Your iMovie '11 Project

iMovie provides you with all the tools you need for making an Oscar winner on your Mac. Moving from scene to scene can be jarring unless you add a smooth bridge. In moviespeak, bridges are [more…]

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