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Getting Started 6 Tips · Apple's Safari Web browser performs step 2 above for you. Other Web browsers merely download the disk image. · Disk Copy automatically moves the iPhoto disk image to the Trash after extracting the folder, so if you want to keep a copy, either look in the Trash or download using a browser other than Safari and duplicate the disk image before double-clicking it. Updating from 1.1.1 to 2 In theory, updating from iPhoto 1.1.1 should be merely a matter of installing iPhoto 2 and letting it upgrade your iPhoto Library. However, a few simple actions can prevent future problems. Tips when updating to iPhoto 2: · Make sure to back up your iPhoto Library folder (located in your Pictures folder) before installing iPhoto 2. Then, if something bad happens, you won't lose all your photos. I'm sure you have a backup anyway, but another one can't hurt. · If you have installed third-party export plug-ins (see the "Export Plug-Ins" sidebar on "Exporting to Web Pages" in Chapter 6, "Sharing Photos"), remove them before updating since they won't work anyway. To find them, -click iPhoto's icon in the Finder, choose Show Package Contents, and navigate to the PlugIns folder. Drag any third-party plugins you see to the Trash. · If you want to be sure you get a clean installation, choose Find from the File menu and search for "iphoto". Move the com.apple.iPhoto.plist file, the iPhoto Cache folder, and of course, the iPhoto application to the Trash, but leave your iPhoto Library folder alone. Then install iPhoto 2. · If you have trouble immediately after updating, delete the files in the previous tip, then reinstall iPhoto 2. Changes from iPhoto 1.1.1 to iPhoto 2 iPhoto 2 came out at the very beginning of 2003; a year after iPhoto 1.0 and eight months after iPhoto 1.1.1. iPhoto 2 offers a number of welcome enhancements that are covered throughout this book. · You can now back up photos to CD or DVD directly from iPhoto, maintaining keywords and albums. · New Enhance and Retouch tools in edit mode help improve photos in ways that weren't previously possible. · iPhoto's new Keywords window makes it easier to assign and search for keywords, and lets you create an unlimited number of keywords. · Albums now remember their slideshow music settings, and you can choose any song from iTunes. · You can share slideshows with other Mac OS X 10.2 users via Apple's .Mac Slides Publisher service. · Two new printing templates give you more flexibility when printing photos. · iPhoto now supports email programs other than Apple's Mail. · iPhoto can work with iDVD 3 to create DVD-based slideshows that can be viewed via any consumer DVD player. · You can automate certain tasks in iPhoto using AppleScript scripts. Launching iPhoto Once you have installed iPhoto, the next step is to launch it. The first time you launch iPhoto differs from subsequent launches.