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Find your photos

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There are many ways to find
your photos in iPhoto.

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From the moment your images are imported

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iPhoto groups into Events

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based on the date and time that they were taken.

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If you use Faces to name your favorite
people in your photo library

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you can quickly find more photos
of them by clicking "Faces"

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and then double-clicking on any
of the people shown on the corkboard.

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If you've added locations to your photos

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or your photos already have GPS data embedded

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you can go to "Places" to find photos
taken at specific locations.

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Click a pin on the map

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or navigate to a particular country, state,

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city or point of interest,

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using the column browser
to see the photos taken there.

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You can also find photos
by typing in the search field,

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for examples type: vacation

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and press Enter.

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iPhoto immediately shows you all
the photos that include this text

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either in a title, a description or a keyword.

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For more specific searches on keywords

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click the magnifying glass in the
search field and select "Keywords".

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If you've added keywords to your photos

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a small pane will appear
which contains the different keywords

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that you've assigned to the photos.

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Choose Kids to find the photos
that contain this keyword,

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click Winter to narrow the search
to just the photos

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with both Kids and Winter as their keywords.

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You can wide the search again
by deselecting a keyword

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just click it again.

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To clear your search selections

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click here to return your view
to include all photos.

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To find photos by date,

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choose "Date" and then click a month.

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If your library includes photos
taken in that month

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its name is shown in bold.

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To choose a specific date,

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click the arrow in the top left

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and then click a date.

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If you've rated your photos

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you can find your best shots quickly.

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First clear the search field

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and then choose "Rating".

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Click one star to display all photos you've rated.

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Click to add more stars,

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click a star again to remove it.

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If you find yourself searching for
the same photos again and again

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try creating a Smart Album

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which automatically gathers photos
using criteria that you choose.

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For example this Smart Album contains

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all the photos that are rated it five stars

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and have the Vacation keyword.

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To create a new Smart Album

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click the Add (+) button

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and then click Smart Album

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and type a name.

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Lets call it: Kids 2008.

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Now you can select your
search criteria such as "Date",

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"Description", "Text" or "Keywords"

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and specify the details for each.

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For example specify the first
parameter to "Keyword"

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and then type in the word: kids.

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To add more conditions click the Add (+) button.

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Next choose "Date"

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and "is in the range"

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and specify the dates for all of 2008.

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When you click OK

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all the photos in your library that meet the criteria

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appear in the Smart Album

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and from now on, all photos
that meet that criteria,

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are automatically added to the album.

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You can also change the search
terms at any time

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by choosing "File"

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"Edit Smart Album".

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With all of its advanced searching capabilities

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iPhoto makes it easy to quickly find
just the photos you need.
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