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Working with Photos > Working with Photos - Pg. 248

Importing Still Images You may notice, by the way, that black bars appear above and below (or along both sides of) certain photos, creating the traditional letterbox effect. That happens when a photo doesn't have the proportions that quirkly old iPhoto expects. See the next pages for the fx. Importing Photos from the Hard Drive If you want to incorporate graphics that aren't in iPhoto, begin by making sure that no thumbnails are selected in the Photos palette. (If one thumbnail remains highlighted, c-click it.) Then specify the duration for the incoming photo, as described on page 246. If you don't intend to animate or crop your photo, make sure the Zoom slider is set to 1.0, and that the Ken Burns checkbox is turned off. Finally, choose FileImport File (or just press Shift-c-I). When the standard Open File dialog box opens, navigate your way to the desktop (or wherever you put your graphics fle), and double-click the fle itself. Actually, because you're using Mac OS X, you can select a whole batch of photos to import simultaneously, using the Shift-clicking and c-clicking techniques described on page 120. The new photo shows up instantly in the Clips pane or the Movie Track, depending on where you've directed incoming clips to go in iMovie's Preferences box. Once again, if black bars appear on the sides or top and bottom of the photo, see page 250.