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iPhoto: Not Your Father's Photo Album 3. 78 To select a portion of the image, move the pointer over the image, click the mouse button, and drag. All of the image outside of the selected area will be shaded so that you can clearly see what you have selected. To constrain your selection to a specific proportion, use the Constrain pop-up menu to choose the proportion to which you want to limit your selection. As you drag, this proportion will be maintained. TIP You can use the Display Size slider to make the image larger or smaller in the Content pane. For example, drag the slider to the right to zoom in on the image for detailed editing work, such as removing red-eye. 4. 5. 6. After you have selected a portion of the image, you can drag your selection around the image to change the area of the image that you have selected. If you need to resize the selection, point to one of its borders--the point will become a hand with a pointing finger. When you see this pointer, drag to resize the selection. Click the editing tool that you want to apply to the selected part of the image. For example, to remove everything that is not selected, click the Crop button. To fix the red-eye in the selected area of the image, click the Red-Eye button. The changes you made are saved as you make them. When you are done editing an image, click Previous or Next to move to the previous or next image in the selected album to edit additional images. 7. When you edit an image, your changes affect all instances of that image in all your albums and in the Photo Library. Fortunately, iPhoto maintains the original image should you ever want to go back to it. Simply select the image that you have edited and choose File, Revert to Original. You will be warned that if you revert to the original, any changes you have made will be lost (which is the whole idea). Click OK, and the image will be returned to the version that you imported into iPhoto. If you want to have multiple versions of an image, say one cropped and one not, you can create duplicates of images. To create a duplicate, select the images that you want to duplicate. Choose File, Duplicate or press iconid=p450001+D. A copy of the image, including its information and key- words, will be created. This duplicate image is created in the Photo Library and behaves just like the original. You can then perform any actions on the copy that you can on the original, such as adding a title or comments to it, editing it, and so on. NOTE You can create as many copies of an image as you'd like, but remember that each image consumes disk storage space. If you are only going to make changes to one version, there is no need to duplicate it since iPhoto maintains the original version for you. Creating Photo Books With iPhoto's Book tools, you can create really nice photo books to display your images. You can then print these books yourself or order a professionally printed copy from Apple. Exploring all the details of designing and creating books is beyond the scope of this chapter; however, the following steps will get you started. Create a Photo Book 1. 2. Create an album containing the images that you want to include in a book. Make the order of those images in the album the same as you want the order to be in the book you are creating (starting from the top left, which will be the first image in the book).