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Moving Your Digital Media into and out of the Digital Lifestyle Applications Use iPhoto to Change the File Format of an Image File 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 218 Select the images that you want to export. Click the Share button. Click the Export button. In the Save Selected Photo dialog, name the image (you don't need to add a file name exten- sion, iPhoto will handle that for you). Choose the location in which you want to save the image file that you are exporting. Use the Format pop-up menu to choose the format in which you want to save the image, such as PNG (see Figure 9.8). Figure 9.8. Here I am converting this image into the PNG format. 7. 8. If you choose the JPEG format and want to scale the image, click the "Scale no larger than" radio button and choose the scale at which the image should be exported. Click Save. The image will be converted into the format that you selected and stored in the location you selected. You can then use that file in your projects. Moving Digital Data into and out of iMovie iMovie ranks a close second to QuickTime Pro in its ability to work with many different file types. And like QuickTime, iMovie can work with image, video, and audio files. However, unlike QuickTime, iMovie always has a video track (which you can remove from QuickTime movies that you create in iMovie by using QuickTime Pro if you don't want it). And its export options are limited for the purposes of converting file types from one to another. However, there might be times when it is the best tool for the job (the most common of which is when you want to create an audio file to use as a soundtrack that includes many different sounds). Moving Files into iMovie Back in Chapter 4, you learned how to import files into iMovie for your iMovie projects. Importing files into iMovie for the purpose of converting them into different formats involves the same steps. The file formats that you can import into iMovie include those listed in Table 9.10. Table 9.10. File Formats You Can Import into iMovie File Format Image Files Bit-mapped Graphics BMP .bmp Standard image format on Windows computers Abbreviation/File Name Extension Where It Is Used