The iLife Book

The iLife Book

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Mac star Andy Ihnatko delivers a fun, informative, full-color guide that shows Mac users everywhere how to make the most of Apple's iLife digital media suite-iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD. Drawing on the cooperation of Apple Computer, Inc., Ihnatko and Bove cover the key features of each application in the suite, including ripping songs and working with a playlist (iTunes), editing and saving digital photo files (iPhoto), assembling picture and video clips into a home movie (iMovie), creating and burning DVD slide shows and movies (iDVD), and more! An invaluable book on Apple's digital media suite by a well-known Mac guru Provides entertaining, real-world guidance and awesome tips in Andy Ihnatko's inimitable style, as well as the occasional oddball "Easter Egg" chapter and, of course, a concluding chapter that offers answers to "Questions Your Aunt Might Ask You" Lavishly illustrated throughout, The iLife Book was developed in cooperation with Apple Computer, Inc. and covers iLife '04
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Product details

  • Paperback | 542 pages
  • 195.6 x 223.5 x 27.9mm | 952.56g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764567969
  • 9780764567964

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You're gonna love the suite iLife.And who better than Andy Ihnatko and Tony Bove to show you how to get the most from every minute? Andy calls iLife "the glue that turns your computer into a universal appliance for media and data." Stick with him as he Walks you through setting up and fine-tuning iPhotoTM, IDVDTM, iTunes(R), iMovie(R), GarageBandTM, and your iPod(R). Then the fun really begins, as you discover all the incredible things you can do with suite. you're about to have the time of your iLife.Packed with useful screen shots and real-world Tips and tricksFeatures advice on using, protecting, and maximizing all five iLife applicationsSpecial iPod and GarageBand chaptersIncludes Andy's "Twenty Questions From My Aunt Estelle" and Much More!"Ihnatko's writing combines perfect clarity with boundless good will. He is one of the funnies writers I know, one of the most engaging, and one of the most useful."
--From the forward by Roger Ebert"You see, the thing is this...
Whether you've just bought your first guitar or are learning to cook Thai food, there's a distressing lack of Diving Right in involved.
The good new with iLife is that setting up the software and getting your hardware ready for your brand-new pushbutton world of the future is straightforward. In no time, you'll be creating embarrassing dewy-eyed montages of your wedding videos, complete with photos accompanied by Lionel Richie's 'Say You, Say Me'."
--Andy Ihnatko
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About Andy Ihnatko

Andy Ihnatko, self-described as America's 42nd Most-Beloved Industry Figure, has been a leading voice in the Macintosh community for over fifteen years. Currently the Chicago Sun-Times Technology columnist, he contributes to numerous periodicals and speaks regularly at conferences and workshops you can enjoy his blog at Tony Bove is a musician who has shared the stage with Pete Sears, Bob Weir, and G.E. Smith. When he isn't making music, Tony writes computer books, including iPod & iTunes For Dummies(R) and The GarageBand Book, Cowritten with Andy Ihnatko.
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Table of contents

About the Author.

Part I: iLifestyle.

Chapter 1: A Day in the iLife.

Part II: iTunes.

Chapter 3: Filling Your Library with Songs.

Chapter 4: Spinning Tracks Like a Professional DJ.

Chapter 5: Rocking (Jazzing, Funking...) Outside the Box.

Part III: iPhoto.

Chapter 6: Bringing Photos In.

Chapter 7: Make It Brighter, Tighter, and Lose the Pimple.

Chapter 8: Turning Photo Albums into Books and Slideshows.

Chapter 9: Sharing Photos and Making Prints.

Part IV: iMovie.

Chapter 10: Bringing Video In.

Chapter 11: Putting Together a Story.

Chapter 12: Keeping Viewers Awake with Photos, Sounds, and Effects.

Part V: iDVD and QuickTime.

Chapter 13: Bringing Content into iDVD.

Chapter 14: Burning DVDs.

Chapter 15: Exporting QuickTime Movies.

Part VI: GarageBand.

Chapter 16: Kicking Out the Jams.

Chapter 17: Mastering the Mix.

Part VII: iLife in the Real World.

Chapter 18: Defending Your iLife with Backups.

Chapter 19: Here, There, and Everywhere.

Chapter 20: More iPodiatrics.

Part VIII: The Bonus Chapters.

Chapter 21: Getting It.

Chapter 22: Twenty Questions from My Aunt Estelle.

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