Hi. This is Gary with MacMost Now brought to you by SquareSpace. For a great way to build your own website, visit MacMost.com/squarespace. On this episode, let's take a look at the new feature on iPhoto that allows you to sync iPhoto with Facebook. So, a lot of us use Facebook to show off our pictures to our friends and you can go ahead and upload just about any photo up to Facebook and put it in an album now. But, the new iPhoto 09 got's great functionality to allow you to do all that from iPhoto. You can actually create these Facebook albums in iPhoto and they sync automatically with Facebook. Let's take a look. Ok, here we are in iPhoto. Now I'm gonna select a few photos that I want to upload to Facebook. Trying to pick some out. And now I'm gonna go to share, Facebook. Now the first time you do this, it's gonna ask for your Facebook credentials and this will link iPhoto to Facebook. Once you do that, every time you do it you'll just come up with this simple dialogue box. It asks you just if you want the photos viewable by everybody, your friends, or friends of friends as well. You can also change accounts if you have multiple Facebook accounts. And then you just hit Publish. Now what'll happen here is it's gonna create this little mini album and stick it on the left side under Facebook and it's gonna give it a name, in this case the name of the date of these photos. I'm gonna go and right away change that to something else like MacMost Photos. And you'll see a little spinner to the right that tells you it's uploading and once it's uploading you'll see a little Transmit button to tell you that basically it's syncing with Facebook. Now also at the top of this when you have it selected on the left, you'll see a link directly to that album in Facebook. So you click on that and it'll launch your browser and if you are already logged into Facebook, it will take you right to that album and here you go. You'll see those three photos all in that Facebook album. And you can also do all the other things you can normally do with Facebook albums. You can go ahead and edit these photos, change the descriptions for each one. You can go ahead and add more photos. Using another method, you can organize. You can edit info for the entire album and you can delete photos. Then when viewing the photos, you can also go ahead and click on one and go ahead and add tags. Now scroll down here and say I want to "Tag this Photo" and I can then select a face in the photo and go ahead and add a tag. Now, once this happens, it will actually sync back to iPhoto. Now I'm gonna go back into iPhoto and click on names. I actually see that I get that label there with the little Facebook symbol next to it showing that this tag came from Facebook. So this tag can actually come from somebody else labeling themselves or another person in your photos that comes back to you for approval. So you click on it to approve it or you can remove it. It's up to you what to do for the control of your tags in your iPhoto. And of course, you can also go back into Facebook and control the tags there as well. Now once you have an album that shared between iPhoto and Facebook, you can add more things to it very easily. So for instance, I can go back in and decide to go ahead and add another photo just by dragging that photo over to that item on the left sidebar. It will automatically add that to that album and upload it to Facebook. So you can basically create albums of say family photos, work photos, friends, that type of thing and just keep adding more photos to them as time goes on. So if you use Facebook and you use iPhoto, you've gotta use this feature. It's just such an easy way to maintain your photos at Facebook quickly, add new ones to them. And get tagging going back and forth between Facebook and iPhoto. Til next time this is Gary Rosenzweig with MacMost Now.
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