Using iPhoto with Facebook Photos

It is easy using iPhoto, the Apple program, to manipulate the photos you put on Facebook. This feature offers album organization and tagging plus more.  It's also very user friendly and can be learned quickly.

Step 1: Open iPhoto and Import Photos

Click on the iPhoto icon on your dock to open the program. You can import existing photos on your computer by either dragging them into iPhoto or choose import from the file menu.

To import from your digital camera, plug it into your computer when iPhoto is open. You can choose import individual photos or everything on the camera.

Step 2: Organize Your Photos

iPhoto automatically organizes your photos into events based on the date they were taken. Events are the equivalent of Facebook's albums. To change the name of an event, click on the existing name to edit the text.

Your events are represented by a photo that serves as the cover. Roll your mouse of the photo and you will start seeing all the photos of the album quickly replacing the cover photo. This is called skimming. You have to actively move the mouse over the image in order for it to skimming to happen.

You can also double-click on the event to view all the photos in it.

Step 3: Name is Tag

If you enjoy tagging photos, you will love this time-saving iPhoto feature. Click on the photo in your event that you wish to edit. At the bottom of the screen are several buttons. Find the one that says Name and click. iPhoto automatically detects the faces in the photo for you.

After you've named the people in your photo, click on the 'Faces' tab on the left. Albums have been created for the people who have been named. Double click on that album and you'll see every photo they're named in as well as the photos you imported in iphoto that may be in too.

iPhoto is so high tech that it automatically detects other photos it recognizes this person's face in. All you need to do is confirm the name. That's a lot of time saved on tagging.

The only downside is that when you publish these photos on Facebook the names will be there but they won't link to the person's profile. To do that you need to manually tag from Facebook.

Step 4: Edit Photos

iPhoto offers easy-to-use photo editing options that include red eye removal, tilt and cropping. You will most likely be impressed with the enhancing options. Enhancing quickly balances an images color temperatures and exposures, making your photos look like they were taken by a pro.

Step 5: Publish to Facebook

iphoto allows you to bulk upload your events into albums. When you're album is ready to be published, click on the 'Facebook' icon at the bottom of the screen. If this is your first upload, it will ask you to enter your user name and password.

A dialogue box appears confirming that you wish to upload this event as well as the privacy setting you wish to apply to the album you create. Click 'Publish' and your photos are automatically added to Facebook.

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