iPhoto 6 super secret tip: unleash editing tools

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  1. elbert

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    Got this from MacWorld.

    It's been there all along, right under our noses. Ever since the release of version 6, I've been complaining about how the Retouch Tool was just too large in diameter and too sensitive as well. It has also been hard to get Red Eye to work precisely.

    Well, you can unlock an advanced editing mode in these two editing functions. With the advanced editing mode, you can adjust the diameter of tool, as well as adjust its intensity. You can even turn the Retouch into a lighten tool instead of a smudge.

    Bookmark the above link, it's very valuable.

    In gist:
    • To activate the enhanced editing tools, go into editing mode (double click an image or select one image and click Edit).
    • Hold the control, caps lock (yes, caps lock) and 9 keys.
    • Use the Tab key to cycle through the different tool modes
    • use the [ and ] to resize, { and } to increase or decrease the intensity.

    WOW! My Photoshop is now going to feel a little lonelier.
     
    #1 elbert, May 22, 2006
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    thanks for the tip, iphoto now is getting better and better :)
     
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    I find the adjustment sliders useful for basic editing :p
    And here comes along hidden advanced retouching tools .... uber cool
    Another reason that makes iPhoto 6 a good photo management app
     
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    Re: Use advanced Red-Eye and Retouch tools in iPhoto6

    thank you for the tip. However, if you used our search, you would've seen this post from over a month ago.
     
    #5 elbert, Jul 7, 2006
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    threads merged.
     
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    What I like about iPhoto is the simple way you can straighten the alignment of horizons so that your snaps can start to look a little more professional... Also the exposure slider is a big asset.
     

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