New Full-Screen Modes
Bigger is better. Especially when it comes to your photos. In iPhoto ’11, you can browse, edit, and share your photos full screen. With a quick click, desktop applications, the menu bar, and other distractions disappear, bringing your images front and center. Full-screen views take advantage of every inch of your display. So your Faces corkboard and Places map stretch from edge to edge, and you see more of your Events, albums, and projects. Go from picture to picture while basking in full-screen greatness using the new filmstrip. More screen real estate means a bigger workspace for perfecting each shot or creating the most memorable iPhoto projects ever.
New Full-Screen Modes
See how full-screen views give new dimension to everything you do in iPhoto.
iPhoto and Facebook are now even better friends. Because some of the things you love doing on Facebook — posting photos and updating your profile picture, for instance — you can do in iPhoto. Share your amazing Caribbean holiday by publishing the photos directly to your Wall or to an existing album. If your friends leave comments on your photos, you’ll see them in iPhoto. iPhoto even shows you all your Facebook photo albums, including the ones you published using another application. You’ll always know which photos you shared (or didn’t share) on Facebook, because iPhoto keeps track of that for you.
Emailing a photo usually means bouncing from your email application to your pictures folder and back again. But now you can create and send beautiful messages without leaving iPhoto. Just choose from eight Apple-designed themes that you customise with your own images and words. Then select the photos you want to send, and iPhoto places them in the template. Rearrange photos with a simple drag and drop, adjust the image mask or change the size and style of your text. Even attach high-resolution versions of your photos for your recipient to download and keep. iPhoto optimises your message so it’s never too big to send.
iPhoto works with popular email services like Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Hotmail and AOL. And since iPhoto keeps track of all your email messages with photos, you’re free to open a sent message, make changes and share it with someone new, anytime you want.
See how easy it is to create email messages good enough to frame.
Hear the word “slideshow” and you probably imagine a typical, photo-by-photo, fade-in, fade-out production. With iPhoto ’11, there won’t be anything typical about the slideshows you make. New animated themes — like Holiday Mobile, Places, and Reflections — give your photos movement. For instance, in the Holiday Mobile theme, images swing in and out as though they were hanging from an actual mobile. Each shot is centered and framed perfectly, thanks to face detection. And the animated themes include their own soundtracks, so your photos and music play together flawlessly.
If you thought your photos were stunning, wait until you see them move to music.
Thanks to iCloud, when you take a photo with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, it automatically enters your Photo Stream, a rolling collection of your last 1,000 photos.* To see those photos on your Mac, click the Photo Stream icon in iPhoto and there they are. You can also drag photos from your library onto the Photo Stream icon so they’ll appear in the Photo Stream on your iOS devices too.
Want to keep your photos on your Mac? iPhoto can automatically import photos from your Photo Stream, so they become a permanent part of your library — organised into Events titled with the month and year they were taken. Then you can make adjustments to them, use them to make photo books and cards, or share them through email, Facebook and Flickr. It works the other way round too. The photos you import from a camera or SD card to your iPhoto library can also appear in your Photo Stream. Then you can view them on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch — or on your other computers. Learn more about Photo Stream