The Ken Burns Effect in iMovie 09 is the default setting for photos inserted into an iMovie project. But you can use it for more than just adding a little motion. You can pan and zoom to focus on objects or move along an image. You can even zoom in and then back out and other similar effects.
The Mac doesn't come with any drawing tools. Fortunately, two free programs give you some basic ability to draw and edit images. Check out Paintbrush and Seashore for Mac in this excerpt from the MacMost.com Guide to Switching to the Mac.
Use iMovie 09 to create custom slideshows from your photographs. You can add titles before and between images, as well as text over photos. You can also add transitions, music and audio narration.
The Image Capture program on your Mac can give you direct control over the pictures on your digital camera. You can even take pictures with your camera while connected to your Mac. You can also create Web pages and PDFs using your photos.
Learn how to take a photo in iPhoto 09 and make a small square icon to use as your icon or avatar in social media networks like Twitter, Facebook and other blogs and forums throughout the Web.
Take a close look at the iPhone 3GS camera and compare it to the iPhone 3G. It has many advantages, including the ability to record video. It can act as a replacement for both a compact still camera and a mini camcorder.
Gary Rosenzweig at MacWorld Expo takes a look at Eye-Fi, a SD card for digital cameras that adds Wi-Fi capability to the camera.