3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2010 7:17 AM by VikingRC
VikingRC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I can copy an image from the Internet, PDF, scanner, etc., then what? As far as I can tell, you can't paste into iPhoto. How do you handle these images? Do you need Photoshop? Or, is there a Mac version of Photoshop?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • LarryHN Level 9 Level 9 (61,345 points)
    it would be a worthwhile investment of time to take the iphoto tutorials - http://www.apple.com/findouthow/photos/ - they are very helpful and will save you a lot of time and frustration.

    I can copy an image from the Internet, PDF, scanner, etc., then what?


    Once you have a JPEG (a photo), not a document (like a PDF), on the desktop you can simply drag it onto the iPhoto icon in the dock - or launch iPhoto and funder the file menu ==> import.

    Using safari most internet images can be imported to iPhoto by right clicking (alt click) on the image and selecting "add image to iPhoto" - and note that iPhoto only supports color photos so scanned photos must be scanned as color - the sRBB color profile is best to use.

    As far as I can tell, you can't paste into iPhoto.


    That is correct - iPhoto is a database program and photos must be imported into - and you must never use the finder (or other programs) to make changes to the content or structure of the iPhoto library.

    How do you handle these images?


    see above and the tutorials

    Do you need Photoshop?


    No - you may want it if you do very advanced image processing - very few iPhoto users do use PS - Many more use PS Elements but most use just iPhoto

    Or, is there a Mac version of Photoshop?



    Of course - www.adobe.com

    LN
  • Keith Barkley Level 5 Level 5 (5,555 points)
    Actually, Photoshop Elements (which has a mac version) is probably all you need.
  • VikingRC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you. These are the tips I was looking for.

    Regards,