I haven’t mentioned lately how much I love my iMac and MacBook computers. So I will fix that oversight right now: I LOVE MY MACS!!! I have now been a dedicated Apple user for 18 months.
My latest discovery was that I could create calendars in iPhoto (as well as books and cards). For the past several years, one of my brainstorming buddies has been designing and printing calendars for the entire brainstorming group (there’s 11 of us), using photos taken at the previous summer’s retreat. Designing took a fair amount of time in the special program she bought. Printing the calendar was another huge job and used lots of colored ink. Then she or her assistant had to take everything to Kinko’s to be wire-bound and punched with a hole for hanging. Altogether, it was a time-drain.
This year, she needed someone else to take over the chore. And that’s when I went looking for something on my Mac that could do the job. Sure enough, I discovered iPhoto’s ability to not only make calendars with ease but also to order them on-line and ship to the various addresses of the members. So I volunteered. I did end up spending more time on the project than I thought I would, but that was because I was still learning everything the program could do, and I also wanted to do some special things that I created in Adobe Fireworks first. Next year will be much smoother.
So now I’m thinking maybe I’ll make calendars for my family next year and give them as Christmas gifts. Hmm.
And just for fun, I thought I would share with you, my blog visitors, some pictures I shot with Photo Booth with my built-in iSight camera on my iMac. I took one regular with Poppet, then a couple of them using special effects. (Click on thumb nails to see the full size shots.)
And now I’m off to write.