The Faces feature offered by iPhoto ’09 has been a superb organisational tool for those of popular persuasion who are blessed to have hundreds of friends and family members on hand to appear in their photographs. The Faces feature effortlessly saves photographers valuable time seeking and storing matching faces as it’s able to complete the process in a matter of minutes. But the benefits don’t stop there. One of the bonuses of this feature is that images of individuals are holed up ready to be tapped into at the click of a button. This is ideal if you should want to make a book, calendar or card of that person – and what better gift is there? The result could make a spectacularly thoughtful wedding or birthday gift, or even a present to yourself. In this tutorial we will guide you through the process of book building from start to finish; from importing new frames to buying your custom-made book. The Faces feature will help us to organise and find our desired frames of the chosen subject of our book. We will then open a new book template using these desired shots. So whether you want to make a goodbye gift for a fond friend about to embark on a farewell adventure, a book of images of yourself, or a picture book of Grandma in all her finest from different periods of her life, then use iPhoto’s Faces feature to make something fun and memorable in no time at all.
From the helpful pop-up panel select the files and hit Import. To select all the frames in the folder use the Cmd+A keyboard shortcut.
Once the frames are in place (click, drag and drop to a more suitable position) enter the person’s name. Hit the arrow buttons to go to the next image.
Head to the Faces folder on the Source panel and find the subject you desire. Click on it, and in the suite iPhoto will list a pack of suggested matches
Travel into the Faces folder to locate the infamous cork board. Isolate the subject you wish to produce an album of and click the Book icon.
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