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Introduction

Creating a Photo Library

Importing Images

Editing Images

Organizing and Searching

Albums and Slideshows

Using Images in Other Applications

Transporting, Saving, and Printing

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Importing Images

In this section, we will learn how to import images into your iPhoto Library from a...

(These images can be transferred from the iSchool or UT server spaces using programs such as Fugu and Webspace.  Please see the Fugu and Webspace tutorials for more information).  The final section of this part of the tutorials discusses how to delete images from your library.


An iPhoto library with images imported.

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From a Digital Camera
1. Connect your camera or its memory card reader to the computer through the USB port.  If iPhoto doesn’t recognize the camera, try turning the camera on and switching to play mode.

2. Type the roll name and a description of the roll if you wish.  Click on “Import” in the lower right.

A screenshot of iPhoto importing images from a digital camera.

3. Your photos will be imported to your photo library and listed under the “Last Roll”.

4.  The camera icon should be present on the Source list.  To eject the camera, drag this icon to the trash.

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From a Scanner When Using a Firewire Drive
iPhoto does not have an "import from scanner" option. You will have to use Epson Scan to import scanned images to your firewire drive; then import these scanned images into iPhoto.

1.  An Epson scanner can be requested from the IT lab staff. Have the labstaff member connect the scanner to the firewire drive that holds your iPhoto library.

2. Place your first image to be scanned at the top right hand corner of the scanner.

3. Open Epson Scan by selecting Go --> Applications --> Epson Scan from the Finder menu.  If a window titled “File Save Settings” should appear, click on the “Okay” button.  The EPSON Scan window should appear.   Make certain that you are in “Home Mode”.

 Location: iSchool Firewire 1: Scanned Images folder.  File Name Prefix: chet teaches scanner.  Image type: TIFF. Click okay.
File Save Settings window.

Mode: Home Mode.  Document Type: Photo.  Image Type: Color.  Destination: Printer.
EPSON Scan window.

4. Set the document type, image type, and destination fields.   Printer destination or 300 dpi is recommended for fairly high quality images.

5. Click on the preview button to see a preview of your image.  Use the marquee tool to mark the perimeter of the area you wished to be scanned.

6. Without closing the preview window, click on the large “Scan” button on the EPSON Scan window.   The “File Save Settings” window will appear again.  (You can also access this window by using the small up and down arrow icon to the right of the Scan button.)  In the section tilted “Location,” click on the “Choose” button. Scroll all the way to the left to first find the firewire drive, then your folder with your name.  Select the folder with your name. Click on the “New Folder” button and create a folder named “Scanned Images.” Click on the “Create” button.  Select this new “Scanned Images” folder, and click on the "Choose" button.

7. Name your image in the “File Name” field.  Decide what file type is appropriate; TIFF is recommended.  (Consult the Digital Imaging Basics tutorial for more information about file types.) Double check your file save settings and click on “Okay.”

8.  To continue scanning, place another image on the scanner and click on the Preview button.  Access the “File Save Settings” window as suggested before, or right click on the scan button.  Adjust the settings and name as appropriate for your new image.  Preview and scan as before.

9. Once you are finished with your scans, close Epson Scan.  Disconnect the scanner by removing the firewire cable and unplugging the scanner.  Open iPhoto.

10. Import your scanned images into iPhoto by selecting File --> Add to Library from the main menu.  First find the firewire drive, then your folder, and then your “Scanned Images” folder. Select the whole folder to import all of the contained images, or just select images within the folder.  Your images will show up in the library viewing area.

Shows the arrow selecting File, Add to Library. 
From the main menu, select File --> Add to Library.

Selecting the Scanned Images folder from which import your images.
Import your newly created “Scanned Images” folder.

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From a Scanner When Not Using a Firewire Drive
iPhoto does not have an "import from scanner" option. You will have to use Epson Scan to import scanned images to your hard drive; then import these scanned images into iPhoto.

1.  An EPSON scanner can be requested from the IT lab staff. Connect the scanner to the computer using the USB port.

2. Place your first image to be scanned at the top right hand corner of the scanner.

3. Open Epson Scan by selecting Go --> Applications --> Epson Scan from the Finder menu.  If a window titled “File Save Settings” should appear, click on the “Okay” button.  The EPSON Scan window should appear.   Make certain that you are in “Home Mode”.


  Location: scanned images folder.  Image name: chet teaches scanner.  Image format:  TIFF.  Click on okay.
File Save Settings window.

Mode: Home Mode.  Document Type: Photo.  Image Type: Color.  Destination: Printer.
EPSON Scan window.

4. Set the document type, image type, and destination fields.   Printer destination or 300 dpi is recommended for a fairly high quality image.

5. Click on the Preview button to see a preview of your image.  Use the marquee tool to mark the perimeter of the area you wished to be scanned.

6. Without closing the preview window, click on the large “Scan” button on the EPSON Scan window.   The “File Save Settings” window will appear again.  (You can also access this window by using the small up and down arrow icon to the right of the Scan button.)  In the section tilted “Location,” click on the “Choose” button. Decide where you would like to save your images, such as in your Pictures folder or on your desktop.  Click on the “New Folder” button and create a folder; name it something like “Scanned Images.” Click on the “Create” button.  Select this new “Scanned Images” folder, and click on the "Choose" button.

7. Name your image in the “File Name” field.  Decide what file type is appropriate; TIFF is recommended.  (Consult the Digital Imaging Basics tutorial for more information about file types.) Double check your file save settings and then click on “Okay.”

8.  To continue scanning, place another image on the scanner and click on the Preview button.  Access and adjust the “File Save Settings” window as suggested before, or right click on the scan button.  Adjust the settings and name as appropriate for your new image.  Preview and scan as before.

9. Once you are finished with your scans, close Epson Scan.  Disconnect the scanner by removing the cord from the USB port and unplugging the power cord.  Open iPhoto.

10. Import your scanned images into iPhoto by selecting File --> Add to Library from the main menu. Find your “Scanned Images” folder. Select the whole folder to import all of the contained images, or just select images within the folder.  Click on the “Import” button. Your images will show up in the library viewing area.

Selecting Add to Library from the File menu.
From the main menu, select File --> Add to Library.

 Selecting the scanned images folder from which to import images.
Import your newly created “Scanned Images” folder.

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From a CD or DVD
1. Insert your CD or DVD.  Do this by pressing the Eject key in the upper right of the Apple keyboard, insert your disk, and then press the Eject key once again to close the drive.

2. From the main menu, select File --> Add to Library.

3. Select the desired CD or DVD icon below the Network and hard drive icons in the upper left.  Select the folder or files you wish to import and click on “Import”.

 Shows path to folder on CD.
Locate the folder of images you wish to import from the CD or DVD.

Alternately, you can bypass the “Add to Library” function.  Open the CD/DVD and its contents by clicking on the icon on your desktop.  Drag the desired folders directly into your opened library, and iPhoto will retain the folder and subfolder information. Either way you import your images, you will be able to search images in the library by their original folder titles.  See the “Organizing and Searching” section of the tutorial for more about searching.

Picture of folder being dragged from one the CD directly into the iPhoto library.

Don’t worry if your folders contain files that aren’t image files—iPhoto weeds them out and imports only the image files.

4. Eject the disc by dragging the disc icon on the desktop to the trashcan.

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From a Folder on Your Hard Drive
1. Transfer images or folders of images to your hard drive using Fugu or Webspace as you would any other files, noting the local location where you've transferred them.

2. From the main menu, select File --> Add to Library.

3. Choose the location and files you wish to import.  Click on “Import.”

Alternately, you can drag the desired folders directly into your opened library viewing area and iPhoto will retain the folder and subfolder information. Either way you import your images, you will be able to search images in the library by their original folder titles.  See the section of this tutorial entitled “Organizing and Searching” for more about searching.  Don’t worry if your folders contain files that aren’t image files—iPhoto weeds them out and imports only the image files.

Keep in mind that iPhoto makes copies of these photos and places them in the library.  This means that twice the storage amount is being used— remember this if you are concerned about the storage capacity of your hard drive.

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Film Rolls
Every time you import images, iPhoto records each batch as a separate “film roll,” and it organizes the rolls by date. You can view all of the film rolls in your library by selecting View --> Film Rolls from the main menu.

Shows arrow selecting Film Rolls from the View menu.
Select View -->  Film Rolls to see all film rolls listed by date. 
Follow the same path to deselect this viewing option.

To stop viewing the film rolls, deselect View --> Film Rolls.  iPhoto makes it easy to view the last batch of imported photos by selecting the “Last Roll” icon from the Source List.

Shows the iPhoto window displaying images from the last roll in the iPhoto viewing area.

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Deleting Images from your Library
With your iPhoto library open, select the desired images, and press the delete key on the keyboard.



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