Hold the camera
firmly but with a gentle grip keeping your
fingers out of the way of the lens. Keep your
elbows tucked in and your feet slightly apart.
Turn the camera through 90 degrees to take a
When taking pictures of
children or objects lower than your own height,
be aware that it is often better to get down to
their level as taking a photograph from above
can give the face a triangular appearance.
Try to fill the photograph with your subject.
Try to get your subject to look directly at the
camera as this will create impact. Avoid taking
face-on head and shoulders portraits, a three
quarter turn where the subject looks along the
line of their shoulder is much more flattering
and will look less like a ‘wanted’ poster.
There are, of course, a myriad of other
techniques to allow you to take better
photographs, but they are better explained in a
range of books on the subject.
Most cameras come with an LCD screen which
enables instant viewing.
Set your camera to ‘Play’ mode.
the arrow buttons to navigate through your
Deleting and retaking
To delete a photograph, click the button which
has a ‘Bin’ icon on your camera.
on your camera, you may be asked to confirm
that this is OK.
retake, set your camera to ‘Auto Exposure”.
Continue to take your photos as
Download to a computer
Your camera will have been
supplied with a cable to connect it to the
computer. This will most probably be a USB cable
such as this one.
Plug one end of this cable
into the camera, and the other end into the
computer in the appropriate port.
Switch your camera on in the ‘Play’ mode.
If you are going to be some time in
transferring your photos, then it is also worth
plugging the camera into the mains, to preserve
the battery if your camera allows for this.
Photos using iPhoto
Connectthe camera or
card reader to the computer.
iPhoto will launch automatically.
Clickon‘Import’from the menu at
the bottom of the iPhoto screen.
Clickonceon Import on the
bottom right side of the screen and your photos
will be imported into iPhoto.
show the photos being imported.
Viewing in a computer
Working with Albums in iPhoto
the cursor to the‘File’menu, and
Typethe name of your
album will appear on the left side of the
screen, underneath the names of the existing
On the thumbnail images,clickon the first
photo you transferred, andholddownthe‘Shift’key on the
keyboard andscrolldownto the last
All the photos you imported
are now highlighted (with a blue outline around
Clickon any one of
these anddragacross to your
will be highlighted with a black outline, and
the number of photos will appear in red.
When this happens,letgoof the
These photos will be copied into your new
Double-clickon it to open the
thumbnails, on the right of the screen you will
see an adjuster (a silhouette of a photo).
Clickanddragto slide the
adjuster along to alter the size of the
thumbnails (and the number in each row).
Choose a size you are happy
Open iPhoto and select the image you wish to
resize. Notice it now has a blue border showing
it has been selected.
from the Drop-down menu.
Make sure the
File Export button
has been selected and choose JPG from
sure the Button ‘Scale images no larger than’
Change the number in the
box. (These numbers are pixels.) Notice the
height value changes automatically.
will have to decide how much to reduce the
numbers depending on the size you wish the
photo to be.
Give your photo a name and click
Highlightthe pictures you
want to print, andclick‘Print’.
The ‘Print’ dialog box will open.
which printer you wish to use, and the number
of prints you wish.
Click‘Print’ to print
Click on theStandardbutton for more
Click‘Print’ to print
Copying and pasting into Appleworks / Word
Inserting an image into an Appleworks
Appleworks and select a new drawing document.
is selected from the
Locate your photo and click
Now you can drag your photo anywhere on the
an image into a Word Document
Word and select a new document.
your photo and click
once on your photo to select it and go
from the drop-down menu.
A new window will open. Click on the
You will now be able to drag your photo to any
position on the page.
Select an Album
from which to create a slideshow.
Select all the photos to include in your
Clickthe ‘Slideshow’ button
underneath the thumbnails.
The window will change to reveal the
To change the time each slide appears on the
screen,clickon the up or down
arrows next to ‘Play each slide for ‘…’
Choose aTransitionfrom the
Clickthe ‘Music’ tab
and select a track from your iTunes library (or
a CD) to use.
To play the slideshow with no music, on the
‘Music’ tab,removethe check next to
‘Play music during slideshow’.
To view your show,click‘Play’
show of the photos will now play with the music
you selected (make sure you have the volume
Clickthe mouse button
to stop the slideshow.
To view the slideshow again,clickthe ‘Play’ icon
on the left of the screen.
Sending to others
To add an attachment to an email you are
in your open message.
‘Attachments – Web Page Dialog’ box
To find the file you wish to attach,click
‘Choose File’ dialog box
Here you can find the file you wish to attach.
Once you have found it,clickonce
You will return to the
‘Attachments – Web page Dialog’
You will now see the name of your chosen file
next to the browse button.
To attach this fileclick
the file is attached, it will appear in
‘Current File Attachments’ list
at the bottom of the web page dialog box.
You can of course attach more than one file to
To return to the message, eitherclick
at the bottom of the dialog box,or
at the top right of the window.
You will now see your attachment listed under
of your message.
Once you are happy with your message,click
Comic Life - Choosing a Template
Open Comic Life.
Select a template.
the template onto the page. (Or double click.)
The template area collapses and your iPhoto
Library will be displayed.
Comic Life - Adding Images from iPhoto
Select a photo and drag it to the panel to
which you want to add the image.
can adjust the image by clicking and dragging
on the visible part of the image. To resize,
drag the green resize handles.
Note: when an image is dropped on a panel
the image becomes attached to the background of
a panel. When the panel is moved the image
moves with it. To adjust the image (to
reposition it within the panel for example)
double click on the panel and the image will
Continue adding your images until all your
panels are filled.
Comic Life - Adding Balloons
Drag a balloon from the bottom of the window
and drop it onto a panel.
Enter your text and click outside the text area
to save the new text.
that the balloon has resized itself to fit the
new text - if there is more text than before.
To resize the balloon drag the green resize
As your mouse moves over the balloon you'll
notice two markers appearing and disappearing.
The orange marker on the tip of the tail
highlights the spot to drag to adjust the
position of the tail - so you can line it up
with the person who is speaking.
The other marker that's near the center of the
balloon is a special handle that lets you move
the balloon and the tail at the same time.
Move the tail by clicking on the tip of the
tail and dragging it to a new position.
To make text bigger (or smaller), double click
on the text and it will be highlighted in blue.
Choose the Bigger or Smaller button and click
until you reach te desired size of text.
Click on a blank part of the page to finish.
You may have to resize the balloon to fit the
new size of text.
Continue placing balloons and editing until
you're happy with the composition.
Comic Life - Adding Captions
Adding captions is very similar to adding
balloons - simply drag and drop them on the
panels and edit the text.
Click once on the caption to access the
Drag to resize the box.
Use the purple arrow to rotate the box.
Comic Life - Adding ‘Sound Effects’ and Titles
To add a lettering element, drag and drop from
the Lettering well onto a panel.
A window will open where you can enter the text
and choose the font for the lettering.
Enter you text. Click
and drag to place the lettering where you wish.
The drag handles at the
move just the one handle and the lettering
element is distorted to fill the new area.
handles allow you to warp the letters in a
Continue adding lettering elements until you
are happy with your comic.
Comic Life - Save a Page to the Desktop
Go to File at the top of the
Select Export from the
Choose Export Fixed-Resolution PDF
Give your file a name. Choose
Desktop. Click Save.
Click on the Print button.
Click on the PDF button and
choose Save as PDF.
As part of a presentation
photo into a PowerPoint slide.
the picture you wish to use and clickInsert.
To resize the
photo, go toFormat,selectPicture.
When the formatting window
opens, select theSizebutton.
Adjust the height by a
locked and the resizing is'Relative
to original picture size'.
As part of a movie
iMovie and create a new project. Give your
project a name and decide where to save it to,
Click on theMediabutton.
Click on thePhotosbutton.
Your iPhoto library will
Select a photo. In the photo settings window,
drag the duration control (the hare and
tortoise) to change the display duration.
Your photo will be added to
the timelime and you will see the progress of
the import process.
theEditingbutton to enable
the addition of effects, transitions, titles
Web pages - Blog
in to your site. Click onWrite,
and select theWrite
Before you can insert an
image you must upload it first. Scroll down the
page until you see theUploadtab.
Click onBrowseto find the photo
you wish to use.
The next window will enable you to navigate to
the picture you wish to use.
Click once on your picture
Decide on the size you wish to display your
image.(Full size may be rather
big but you can resize it later.)Choose one of the
Click on the image. You should see the little
Click on the picture icon in
Imagewindow will open. Choose from
You can alter the
size from this window too.
(Though it is probably easier
to resize your images using iPhoto first.)
Use this window to add some space round the
edge of your image. Enter the number of pixels
(10 is a good number to start with.) into
You can always increase or
decrease this to suit.
Web pages - website
photos into a website using iWeb
Click on theMedia
The Media Browser window will
open. Click on the Photos button.
Your iPhoto library will be
Select the photo you wish to
use. It will be highlighted in blue.
Drag the photo to your
Improving/manipulating the image - exposure,