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Fit a photo within a frame in a book project in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when creating a book project, to automatically fit a photo within a frame on a page, Control-click the photo, then choose "Fit Photo to Frame Size".

Move to the next photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe right with three fingers across a photo to move to the next one.

Show titles in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show the titles of photos, choose View> Titles, or press Shift-Command-T.

Remove a person from your Faces corkboard in iPhoto

In iPhoto, in Faces, to remove a person from your corkboard and remove their name from all photos on which it appears, select the Faces snapshot you want to remove, then press Command-Delete.

Zoom into Places in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch open over the Places map to zoom in.

Remove location info from a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to remove the location info from a selected photo, click Info, then click the location name in the Places pane, then click the X that appears to the right of the name.

Change a photo's title in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change a photo's title, select the photo, click the Info button in the toolbar, then click the title field and type a new title.

Create a new empty album in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create a new empty album containing no photos, hold Shift, then choose File> New Empty Album, or press Shift-Command-N.

Duplicate a photo in iPhoto using the keyboard

In iPhoto, to duplicate a photo using the keyboard, select the photo, then press Command-D.

Sort events in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to sort events, click to select Events in the Source list, then choose View> Sort Events and choose an option from the submenu.

Select all of the photos in a group in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to select all of the photos in a group, such as an event, press Command-A, or choose Edit> Select All.

Show reflections of Event key photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to make the reflection of an Event's key photo appear below the Event, choose iPhoto> Preferences, then click Appearance and select "Show reflections".

Hide page numbers in a photo book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to hide page numbers in a photo book if they are showing, click the Options button in the toolbar, then click the Book Settings button and deselect "Show page numbers".

Change the size of the photo thumbnails in iPhoto

In iPhoto, press 0, 1, 3, or 2 to change the size of the photo thumbnails, from smallest to largest.

Save a PDF file of a card in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to save a PDF file of a card, Option-click the Buy button, then enter a name and click Save.

Zoom out in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, when viewing or editing a single photo that is zoomed in, double-tap with two fingers to zoom out.

Remove a photo’s rating in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to remove a photo’s rating, select the photo, then press Command-0, or choose Photos> My Rating> None.

Reduce a magnified photo back to thumbnail view in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to reduce a magnified photo back to thumbnail view, double-click the magnified photo, or press Space bar.

Get detailed information about a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to get detailed info about a photo, select the photo, then click the Info button, or press Command-I.

Make an album from selected photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to make an album from selected photos, select one or more photos to include in the album, then choose File> New Album.

Make the Recovery slider appear in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when editing RAW-format images using the Adjust tab of the Edit pane, press the Option key to make the Recovery slider appear in place of the Exposure slider.

Flip a photo in a calendar in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to horizontally flip a photo placed in a calendar, Control-click the photo, then choose "Mirror Image" from the pop-up menu.

Get detailed information about an event in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to get detailed information about an event, select the event, then click the Info button, or press Command-I.

Share your photos using Messages in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to share your photos using Messages, select up to 10 photos to share, then click the Share button in the toolbar, then click Messages.

Hide reflections of Event key photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to hide the reflection of an Event's key photo if it is showing, choose iPhoto> Preferences, then click Appearance and deselect "Show reflections".

Magnify a single photo to fill the viewing area in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to magnify a single photo to fill the viewing area, double-click its thumbnail, or select it, then press the Space bar.

Crop a photo using custom dimensions in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when cropping a photo, to crop using custom dimensions, choose Custom from the pop-up menu, then type the dimensions.

Add a place name to a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to add a place name to a photo that does not have GPS information, select the photo, click the Info button in the toolbar, then select "Assign a Place" and type its location.

Increase the amount of an effect in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when applying effects such as Matte, Vinette, or Edge Blur to photos, click the effect's button multiple times to increase its amount.

Rename an album in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to rename an album in your Source list, double-click its name, then type a new name and press Return.

Save a PDF file of a book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to save a PDF file of a book, Option-click the Buy button, then enter a name and click Save.

Flip a photo in a book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to horizontally flip a photo placed on a page of a book, Control-click the photo, then choose "Mirror Image" from the pop-up menu.

Add a page to a photo book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to add a page to a photo book, select the page you want the new page to follow, then click the Add Page button in the toolbar.

Show page numbers in a photo book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show page numbers in a photo book, click the Options button in the toolbar, then click the Book Settings button and select "Show page numbers".

Select photos that are not adjacent to one another in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to select photos that are not adjacent to one another, select the first photo, then hold down the Command key and click additional photos.

Add a border to a photo in a book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to add a border to a photo in a book, click a photo to select it, then click the Options button in the toolbar and select a border.

Zoom in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, when viewing or editing a single photo, double-tap with two fingers to zoom in.

Change a book's theme in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change a book's theme, open the book project, then click the "Change Theme" button at the top-right corner of the iPhoto window.

Get detailed information about a Faces group iPhoto

In iPhoto, to get detailed information about a Faces group, select the group, then click the Info button, or press Command-I.

Change a person's name in the Faces corkboard in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change a person's name in the Faces corkboard, click their name below their snapshot, then type a new one.

Restore a deleted photo still in the trash in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to restore a deleted photo still in the trash, select Trash in the Source list, select the photo, then choose Photos> Put Back.

Create an Event that includes specific photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create an Event that includes specific photos, select the photos, then choose Events> Create Event.

Delete an event in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to delete an Event, select the Event, then choose Photos> Move to Trash, or press Command-Delete.

Show dividing lines between Events in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show dividing lines between Events in your library, choose View> Event Titles.

Revert an edited photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to revert an edited photo back to the original, select it, then choose Photos> Revert to Original.

Select a group of photos located next to one another in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to select a group of photos located next to one another, click the first photo, then hold down Shift and click the last photo.

Move forward by one page in a book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when creating a book, press the Right Arrow to move forward by one page in the book's layout.

Rename a folder in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to rename a folder in your Source list, double-click its name, then type a new name and press Return.

Switch between photo libraries in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to switch between photo libraries, hold down the Option key while opening iPhoto, then select a different library from the list.

Hide titles in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to hide the titles of photos if they are showing, choose View> Titles, or press Shift-Command-T.

Zoom in 200% when editing a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when editing a photo, press 2 to zoom in 200%.

Zoom in 100% when editing a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when editing a photo, press 1 to zoom in 100%.

Save a PDF file of calendar in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to save a PDF file of a calendar, Option-click the Buy button, then enter a name and click Save.

Duplicate a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to duplicate a photo, select the photo, then choose Photos> Duplicate.

Enter full-screen view in iPhoto

In iPhoto, press Control-Command-F to enter full-screen view.

Change info for multiple photos at once in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the title, date, or description info for multiple photos at once, select them, then choose Photos> Batch Change.

Move forward through a slideshow in iPhoto

In iPhoto, while playing a slideshow, press the Right Arrow key to move forward through it manually.

Play a slideshow of an event in iPhoto

In Events in iPhoto, to play a slideshow of an event, Control-click the event and choose "Play Slideshow" from the pop-up menu.

Zoom in Places in iPhoto

In iPhoto, double-click anywhere on the map in Places to zoom in.

Switch between photo libraries in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to switch between photo libraries, choose File> Switch to Library, then select the library and click Choose.

Rescan an image for GPS location data in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to manually rescan an image for GPS location data if available, select the image, then choose Photos> Rescan for Location.

Turn off constraint when cropping a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when cropping a photo using a constrained dimension, press Shift when selecting an area to turn off the constraint.

Remove a page from a book project in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to remove a page from a book project, select the book page and press Delete.

Switch to a different editing pane in iPhoto

In iPhoto, in edit view, press Q, E, or A on your keyboard to switch to the Quick Fixes, Effects, or Adjust editing pane.

Increase the size of the retouch brush in iPhoto

When retouching a photo in iPhoto, press the right bracket (]) key to increase the size of the retouch brush.

Pause or resume a slideshow in iPhoto

In iPhoto, while playing a slideshow, press Space to pause or resume playing.

Quickly jump to the bottom of your photo library in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to quickly jump to the bottom of your photo library, select a photo and press Fn-Right Arrow.

Zoom out of Places in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch closed over the Places map to zoom out.

Open a photo in edit view in iPhoto

In iPhoto, after selecting a photo in your library, press Return to open the photo in edit view.

Change the background color of the main viewing area in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the background color of the main viewing area, choose iPhoto> Preferences, then click Appearance and drag the Background slider.

Duplicate a project in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to duplicate a project in your Projects list, Control-click the project's name and choose "Duplicate" from the pop-up menu.

Search for photos within a specific month in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when searching for photos by date, triple-click a date in the calendar to select the entire month.

Change the default rotation direction in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the default rotation direction, choose iPhoto> Preferences, click General, and then select one of the Rotate options.

Create an Event from flagged photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create an Event from the flagged photos in your library, choose Events> Create Event From Flagged Photos.

Show hidden photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show hidden photos, choose View> Hidden Photos.

Hide a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to hide a photo in your library, select the photo and choose Photos> Hide Photo.

Zoom in and out of full magnification in grid view in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when in grid view on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, double-tap with two fingers to zoom in and out of full magnification.

Quickly jump to the top of your photo library in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to quickly jump to the top of your photo library, select a photo and press Fn-Left Arrow.

Flip a photo in a card in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to horizontally flip a photo placed in a card, Control-click the photo, then choose "Mirror Image" from the pop-up menu.

Add flagged photos to events in iPhoto

In iPhoto, after flagging photos, to add them to events, select the event and choose Events> Add Flagged Photos to Selected Event.

Zoom completely out when editing a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when editing a photo, press 0 to zoom completely out.

Set a key photo for Faces in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when moving your pointer over photos in Faces to preview them, press the space bar to automatically set the previewed photo as the key photo.

Rename an incorrectly-matched face in Faces in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when using the Confirm Additional Faces feature in Faces, to rename an incorrectly-matched face, Control-click the photo and choose Name from the pop-up menu.

Duplicate an album in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to duplicate an album in your Albums list, Control-click the album's name and choose "Duplicate" from the pop-up menu.

Change the size of the icons and text in your Source list in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the size of the icons and text in your Source list, choose iPhoto> Preferences> Appearance, then choose a Source Text size.

Move back by one page in a book in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when creating a book, press the Left Arrow to move back by one page in the book's layout.

Search for photos within a specific week in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when searching for photos by date, double-click a date in the calendar to select the entire week.

Rotate a photo clockwise or counterclockwise in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 2-finger rotate over a photo in edit view to rotate it clockwise or counterclockwise.

Adjust the zoomed view of a photo being edited in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when zoomed into a photo being edited, to adjust the view of the photo, press the Space bar while dragging.

Move to the previous photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, swipe left with three fingers across a photo to move to the previous one.

Add a photo to a date in an iPhoto calendar

In iPhoto, to add a photo to any date in an iPhoto calendar, drag and drop a photo thumbnail from the Photos pane into a date cell in the calendar.

Split an Event in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to split an Event into two or more separate events, open the Event, select some photos in it, then choose Events> Split Event.

Search for photos from the same month in all years in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when searching for photos by date, to find photos from the same month in all years, press the Option key then click the month's name.

Create a new photo library in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create a new photo library, hold down the Option key while opening iPhoto, then click the "Create New" button.

Use one or more photos from iPhoto as your desktop picture

In iPhoto, to use one or more photos as your desktop picture, select the photos in your iPhoto library then choose Share> Set Desktop.

Reveal the Finder location of a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show where on your Mac the original or modified copy of a selected photo is located, choose File> Reveal in Finder.

Move back through a slideshow in iPhoto

In iPhoto, while playing a slideshow, press the Left Arrow key to move back through it manually.

Get copied on emails sent from within iPhoto

In iPhoto '11, to get copied on emails you send from within iPhoto, choose iPhoto> Preferences> Advanced and select the "Automatically Bcc myself" option.

Set keyboard shortcuts for favorite keywords in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create or change keyboard shortcuts for favorite keywords choose Window> Manage My Keywords then click the "Edit Keywords" button.

Sort projects in alphabetical order in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to sort your Projects list in alphabetical order, Control-click any project in your Source list, then select "Sort Projects" from the menu.

Restore a deleted photo moved to Trash in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to restore a deleted photo moved to Trash before it is emptied, select the photo and choose Photos> Restore to Photo Library.

Change the date and time for all photos in an event in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the date and time for all photos stored in an Event, select the Event and choose Photos> Adjust Date and Time.

Email photos in iPhoto from Mail

In iPhoto, to email photos from Mail instead of from within iPhoto itself, choose iPhoto> Preferences> General> Email photos using: Mail.

Use the trackpad to crop a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when cropping a photo on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, pinch the photo to quickly adjust its crop dimensions.

Quickly assign star ratings to photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, click a photo to select it, then press Command-1 through Command-5 to give it a one-star through five-star rating.

Find photos taken with specific camera models in iPhoto

In iPhoto '11, search for a camera model (such as "T2i", "D90", "iPhone 4", etc.) to find all photos in your library taken with that particular camera.

Burn photos or videos onto a CD or DVD in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to burn photos or videos onto a CD or DVD for viewing in iPhoto, select the photos, albums or videos to burn, then choose Share> Burn.

Add photos to albums, slideshows, books and more in iPhoto '11

In iPhoto '11, select a photo then click the Add To button in bottom right corner to add the selected photo to an album, slideshow, book, card or calendar.

Create a Smart Album from Places in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to create a Smart Album from a region of the map in Places, zoom into an area containing pins then click the Smart Album button.

Drag two pages in an iPhoto '11 book layout

In iPhoto '11, when dragging pages in a book to reorder them in the layout, press and hold Option to drag both pages of a 2-page spread.

Quickly clear all flagged photos in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to clear all flagged photos in your iPhoto library at once, press and hold Option and choose Photos > Clear All Flags.

Rearrange your iPhoto albums list in alphabetical order

To rearrange your iPhoto albums list in alphabetical order, Control-click one of them in the list and choose "Sort Albums" from the pop-up menu.

Use the trackpad to straighten a photo in iPhoto

When using the Straighten tool in iPhoto on a Mac with a Multi-Touch trackpad, do a 2-finger rotate to straighten the photo.

Use custom playlists for soundtracks in iPhoto slideshows

When creating a slideshow in iPhoto, to use more than one song for its soundtrack, click the Music button and select "Custom Playlist for Slideshow".

Print a photo contact sheet from iPhoto

To print a photo contact sheet from iPhoto, choose File> Print then select Contact Sheet. Click the Customize button to change layouts, backgrounds, etc.

Decrease the size of the retouch brush in iPhoto

When retouching a photo in iPhoto, press the left bracket ([) key to decrease the size of the retouch brush.

Reject suggested matches for Faces in iPhoto

In the Confirm Name screen of Faces in iPhoto, to reject suggested matches, press Option when clicking a photo to change the "Confirm" button to "Reject".

Copy and paste Places location info in iPhoto '09

In iPhoto '09, copy and paste Places info between photos by copying one, Control-clicking on another, and selecting "Paste Location" from the pop-up menu.

Open an iPhoto event in its own separate window

When working in Events in iPhoto '09, press the Command key while double-clicking an event to open it in its own separate window.

Zoom out in Places in iPhoto

In iPhoto, Control-double-click anywhere on the map in Places to zoom out.

Delete iPhoto album photos from the main iPhoto library

When browsing an album in iPhoto '09, Control-Option click a photo and choose "Move to Trash" to delete it from your main iPhoto library.

Easily fit slideshow photos to music in iPhoto '09

In an iPhoto '09 slideshow, time the photo's delivery to match the music's length by clicking the Settings tab and turning on "Fit slideshow to music".

Include location info when publishing from iPhoto '09

To publish photos from iPhoto '09 with their Places info included, enable "Include location information for published photos" in iPhoto> Preferences> Web.

Quickly rotate a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to rotate a photo, click on it to select it then type Command-R. To rotate it in the opposite direction, type Command-Option-R.

Adjust the date and time of a photo in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to change the date and time when a photo was taken, select it and choose Photos> Adjust Date and Time.

Edit iPhoto photos with a different editing application

In iPhoto, Control-click on a photo and select "Edit in External Editor" to edit it in a different application, such as Photoshop.

Resize from a corner in Faces in iPhoto '09

In iPhoto '09, when resizing a box around a new face, hold the Option key to resize from a corner, instead of from the center.

Empty the trash in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to empty the trash, choose iPhoto> Empty iPhoto Trash, or Control-click the Trash icon in your Source List and choose "Empty Trash" from the pop-up.

View the original version of an edited photo in iPhoto

When editing a photo in iPhoto using the enhance, red-eye, retouch tools, etc., press the Shift key to temporarily view the original, unedited image.

Find out what iPhoto event a photo belongs to

To show what event a photo in your iPhoto Library is associated with, Control-click the photo and choose "Show Event", to open its event.

Create a Smart Album for a person's face in iPhoto '09

In iPhoto '09, drag and drop any face from the Faces corkboard onto your album list to create an automatically-updating Smart Album for that person.

Show informational overlays in iPhoto

In iPhoto, to show the date, title, or ratings over your photos as you scroll through them in Events or Photos view, choose iPhoto> Preferences, then click Appearance and select "Show informational overlays".

Preview an entire photo in Faces in iPhoto '09

When passing the mouse over a face in the Faces corkboard of iPhoto '09, press the Option key to preview the entire photo in the thumbnail.

Show detailed photo info in iPhoto

In iPhoto '09, to show more details about a selected photo such as exposure settings or camera model, choose Photos>Show Extended Photo Info.

Show the number of items in the iPhoto source list

In iPhoto, to show the number of photos in each category in your Source list, choose iPhoto> Preferences, then click General and select “Show Item Counts”.

Set a key photo for Events in iPhoto

In iPhoto, when moving your pointer over photos in Events to preview them, press the space bar to automatically set the previewed photo as the key photo.

Zoom more in Places in iPhoto

When viewing Places in satellite or hybrid view in iPhoto '09, click the + to the right of the slider to zoom in 4X more than the slider's maximum magnification level.

Edit and preview multiple photos in iPhoto

Command-click on multiple photos in iPhoto, then click the Edit button in the toolbar, to edit and preview all of them, at once.

Customize your toolbar buttons in iPhoto '09

In iPhoto '09, to add or remove buttons from your toolbar, choose View> Show in Toolbar, then select what buttons are displayed.

Re-scan for missing faces in iPhoto '09 photos

Control-click a photo in iPhoto '09 and choose "Detect Missing Faces" to rescan it for faces which were previously not identified.

Import photos from an iPhone or camera directly into Preview

Use Preview in Snow Leopard to import images directly from a connected iPhone or digital camera via File>Import from Camera.

Combine multiple Events in iPhoto into a single event

In iPhoto, to combine multiple events together into a single event, Command-click on each event then choose Events > Merge Events.