5 Time-Saving, Super Useful iPhoto Keyboard Shortcuts
For Mac users, iPhoto is the go-to app for organizing and enhancing photo libraries. With its sorting capabilities and image editing tools, iPhoto is incredibly useful. But there’s always room for improvement. In this article, we’ll share five keyboard shortcuts to make you more productive in iPhoto. Let’s dive in.
1. Zoom In & Out
One of the most intuitive gestures that every Mac owner knows is to pinch and reverse-pinch on their trackpad or magic mouse to zoom in and out on an image displayed by any app. However, if you don’t own these devices, you can still use your keyboard to zoom in iPhoto. To do this, when you have an image open on iPhoto, use the number 1 key to zoom the image to 100 percent and the number 2 key to double that zoom.
Once you’re done and ready to return the image to its original display, press Z or 0 on your keyboard.
2. Import And Export Photos
It is impossible to use iPhoto without knowing how to import and export images. Instead of using the app’s menu, you can use keyboard shortcuts. To import images, use the Command +Shift + I shortcut. To export images, use the Command + Shift + E shortcut.
3. Select Key Photos For Your iPhoto Albums
Did you know that when you view your photo albums in iPhoto, the images shown for each album are called ‘Key’ photos? You can set any key photo for your iPhoto albums by using your keyboard, making it easy to recognize which albums you are working with. To do this, scroll across the album cover with your mouse pointer to display all the photos. When you reach the image you want as the album’s key photo, press the Spacebar on your keyboard and you’re done.
4. Show Every Detail
If you enjoy knowing every detail about your images, iPhoto allows you to show and hide information with simple shortcuts. You can display photo titles by using Command + Shift + T, and reveal hidden photos with Command + Shift + H.
Lastly, use the Command + Shift + R shortcut to view the ratings you assigned to your photos.
5. Rotate Photos
Rotating photos is similar to zooming; it can be tricky without a trackpad or magic mouse. This becomes even more inconvenient when new images are not properly oriented.
To avoid these issues, use Command + R or Command + Alt + R to rotate images in iPhoto using your keyboard.
Make sure to bookmark this article to easily reference it whenever you use iPhoto. Over time, you will become familiar with these shortcuts and save a significant amount of time. Enjoy!
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