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February 21, 2012

Bitesize iPhoto Tutorial – How To Change A Cover Photo And Merging Events

by Colin Jones

Today I’m going to show you 2 tips for iPhoto, which will enable you to get more out of Apple’s fantastic photo-editing suite.

When you create an event in iPhoto, the app will automatically create a key cover photo for that particular event. Did you know that you can change this cover photo for another, one which may reflect the event better? Wouldn’t you prefer the best photo in your set to showcase the event? Well it’s really easy to achieve by following this 2 step tutorial.

Double-click on the event you wish to choose a new cover photo for – Now locate the photo you wish to make the key-photo, right-click on it and click on the Make Key Photo option.

Now you can return to the Events page in iPhoto and you will see that the picture you have just selected is now the front cover of that event. To change the cover photo of other events in your iPhoto library, just repeat these simple steps.

The 2nd tip I’m going to explain is how to merge events – Maybe when you imported a batch of photos into iPhoto, they were automatically split into a number of events. If you want to merge multiple events into just one, it’s simple and straightforward to do.

Hold down the cmd key on your keyboard and select the events you wish to merge by clicking on them – now go to Menu at the top of the iPhoto interface – Click on Events and from the drop-down box that appears, click on Merge Events.

When you head back to the Events main page, you will see that the events you selected, have now been grouped into a single event.

Hopefully these 2 easy to follow tips will help you master using iPhoto a little bit more.

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