6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 8, 2013 2:48 PM by Loutsy
Loutsy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have created an album and began a Calendar project by using this album.  Can I add photos after I have started my Calendar project?  If so, how?


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: Calendar Project
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Just drag a photo to the calendar listing on the left hand pane.

  • 2. Re: Calendar Project
    Loutsy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had tried your suggestion already - I could drag it into other calendar projects, but not the one I was working on.  But on reflection, it may be that the "new" photo was not showing up distinctly because it was the same photo as another in the project, but I had resized it, trying to get it to fit better in drop spot on the calendar.  The photo was too big and it was cropping off the ears of the cheetah.  I think my real problem then lies in my inability to understand resizing.  I had worked with several options - changing the height of the photo and then changing the number of pixels.  These are raw photos that I had saved as .jpeg and had cropped in .jpeg without restriction, so they were not standard sizes, such as 4 x 6.  I still have the raw originals.  If you have any suggestions on resizing, I think that may help solve my problem.  Many thanks in advance.

  • 3. Re: Calendar Project
    Loutsy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Oops - replied to myself.  This is the first time I have used this forum.  Here goes a stab at replying to you, Terence.

     

    I had tried your suggestion already - I could drag it into other calendar projects, but not the one I was working on.  But on reflection, it may be that the "new" photo was not showing up distinctly because it was the same photo as another in the project, but I had resized it, trying to get it to fit better in drop spot on the calendar.  The photo was too big and it was cropping off the ears of the cheetah.  I think my real problem then lies in my inability to understand resizing.  I had worked with several options - changing the height of the photo and then changing the number of pixels.  These are raw photos that I had saved as .jpeg and had cropped in .jpeg without restriction, so they were not standard sizes, such as 4 x 6.  I still have the raw originals.  If you have any suggestions on resizing, I think that may help solve my problem.  Many thanks in advance.

     


     


  • 4. Re: Calendar Project
    Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (123,800 points)

    Couple of things:

     

    Import a Raw to iphoto and it automatically creates a jpeg preview of it, and this gets used in projects, shared etc. So there's no need to do anything special when it comes to print projects. Just use the Photo.

     

    Cropping a a little complex mainly because it can do a few things:

     

    - Change aspect ratio - convert between Portrait and Landscape

     

    - Perform crude chops to excise chunks of the photo

     

    But when it comes to size it's best not to think of cropping. Again, in the calendar you can right click on the pic and place it in position with a variety of options. iPhoto doesn't care if the photo is 3 megapixel or 30 megapixel, as long as the dpi is about 150+ it won't care and neither should you.

  • 5. Re: Calendar Project
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,670 points)

    If the photo gets cropped by the frame in the calendar Command (right) - click  on the photo and select Fit Photo to Frame Size:

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    OT

  • 6. Re: Calendar Project
    Loutsy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Old Toad, but if I choose Fit Photo to Frame Size, I end up with lots of space on each side of the photo, but I may have to just go with that.