If you are overwhelmed by the sprawling features of Photoshop or another high-powered editing application, iPhoto offers simple yet effective editing tools for amateur photographers. In fact, performing edits in iPhoto can be as simple as pressing a single button. Don't be afraid to get in there and experiment; iPhoto editing is nondestructive, meaning that you can always return a photo to its original, unedited state.… Read more
Apple has released a couple of updates today, for iDVD and for the MacBook Air. The update to iDVD brings the version to 7.1.1 and fixes problems users have had with sending iPhoto '11 slideshows to iDVD. It also fixes some stability bugs in the program. The software update for the MacBook Air (late 2010 model) addresses a problem in which the systems would not go to sleep.
The updates should be available via Software Update, but can also be downloaded from the following locations:
The … Read more
When Apple released the iPhoto '11 version 9.1.1 update, one of the included features was to allow Microsoft Outlook users to send photos via e-mail through that program. Apple has in the past supported the use of Entourage, but the new Outlook e-mail client has a few different protocols and features and needed specific support. Unfortunately even though iPhoto is supposed to send e-mails through Outlook, a number of people are finding the feature broken.
Luckily the problem is not with iPhoto's coding, which would require Apple to recompile the program, but instead is with a crude … Read more
Apple has released an update for iPhoto, which addresses a number of stability issues and problems with photo and library management. In addition it offers new e-mail-related options including mailing with alternative e-mail clients, more resizing options when e-mailing photos, and new "Classic" and "Journal" themes for e-mails.
The update is available via Software Update, but can also be downloaded as a 62.09MB installer from the iPhoto 9.1.1 update page. In addition to the updates mentioned above, the specifics included in this update are:Photos attached to an e-mail can now be sized … Read more
The latest version of iPhoto brings with it a number of desirable features, and many people have jumped on the opportunity to install the software. Though it has worked fine for many, there are a number of people who have had a few problems. One of these problems is the program having difficulty when converting the iPhoto '09 library for use with the new version, where the program will hang on a gray screen with a spinning progress indicator.
There are a couple of reasons why this might occur. MacFixIt reader David S. wrote in mentioning that one possibility is … Read more
The bottom line: iLife '11 is a welcome and long-overdue update to Apple's suite of digital media applications. This year's version adds a handful of advanced features to iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand without making them more difficult to use. It's a shame iDVD and iWeb did not receive updates with this year's version, but with a slightly lower price for upgraders than in years past, iLife '11 still represents a good value to consumers looking for a set of tools for editing and sharing media. At $49, and close to two years since the last major … Read more
Apple has released an update to iTunes, which adds support for the upcoming iPad features including syncing of iBooks, music, movies, TV shows, and other media. In addition they include improvements for managing Genius Mixes. The new version is 9.1.0, and is a 102.1MB download that is available in Software Update.… Read more
You may encounter a problem where iMovie will not display movies in the iMovie "Event Library" browser if they were were imported with iPhoto. While movies created in other applications or that you otherwise have on disk may work, those that you have stored and managed in iPhoto will not show even when you click the "iPhoto Videos" section in the iMovie Event Library.… Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature from MacFixIt in which we answer questions e-mailed to us by our readers. We have been getting many questions from our readers, and we hope to share our correspondence so everyone may benefit from and contribute to them. This week we have questions about application names being announced on launch, managing the boot chime volume, and properly implementing Web exports from iPhoto and Aperture.… Read more