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Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (3 May 2013)
Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 120 iPhoto tasks on iPad. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on iPhoto for your iPad in no time. You'll learn to: Take and import photos Share photos with Photo Stream Correct and enhance photos Convert a photo into art Use iPhoto on the iPhone Designed for visual learners Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules Succinct explanations walk you through step by step Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks
I have had an iPad for about 6 months and my photos were piling up. I wanted to be able to sort them and find them easily and the iPhoto for iPad app has made that possible. In order to learn the app's features quickly I ordered this book. It only took about a minute to read about the Tag feature and then begin using it to sort all of my pictures into categories within my Album. Now that everything is tagged, it makes it so much faster to find what I want. I haven't gone through the entire book, but the format in which it is written is easy to follow and anything I have wanted to learn has been easy to understand. For anyone who already uses photo editing software on their computers, the editing tools will be familiar. This is a good reference manual and one I plan to keep.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
300 pages of "easy to understand" text and color instructions for iPhoto for iPad3 Dec 2013
Picasa has been my editing software in addition to where I stored my photos. Recently, Google integrated its Picasa Albums into Google +, and the once efficient Picasa changed into a complicated mishmash where the photographer finds his photos rearranged on upload by Google's integration into Google +. In the past, I'd email friends and relatives the link for the album so they could easily access them. Combine this concern with my frequent use of a Mac iPad and I found I needed to use a convenient photo editing software program on the iPad when I traveled. PS Express was too complicated, but Apple's iPhoto app was free and on examination, it provided the editing flexibility and ease I once had with Picasa.
When I spotted "iPhoto for iPad" by Richard Wentk on "Vine," I selected it; he starts with the basics and moves to the professional with full color spreads and easy-to-follow directions for professional results. It is almost three hundred (300) pages in length and teaches you how to use iCloud and Photo Stream along with top quality enhancements and brush work technique. This is just the book I need to become adept at iPhoto and improve my photographs.
To take good photos, one needs a competent tool. My iPad 2 did not take good pictures, but my iPad 4-retina display takes great ones. I ordered this book with the intent to purchase the iPhoto app, but with so many negative reviews, I am hesitant to spend the $5.00. So, this review is only about the book. The "Teach Yourself Visually" series are usually very good and this one does not disappoint. The level of language is easy to understand for a non-professional. The first chapter starts with an explanation of what the iPhoto app is. The techniques discussed in this book could be used with other apps. The photos in this book are stunning to begin with, and there are great ideas for enhancing and displaying your photos. If you wish to photo-edit within your iPad, this book is for you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent guide on iPhoto for iPad's basic and advanced features16 Oct 2013
Most iOS program have sparse help and iPhoto for the iPad is no exception, but fortunately this book give detailed instructions on this very powerful, yet inexpensive program.
The book gives detailed illustrations (hence the term Visually) on each concept discussed. The style of the book was excellent: presenting an overview of the concept and why you may be interested, and then provided detailed analysis on how to do the tasks. Most importantly instead of telling you about the function, it explains the how and why you'd want to use it.
For those who want to manipulate photos on their iPad, this book is a must have.