Mac OS X Hacks by Rael Dornfest, Kevin Hemenway

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By Rael Dornfest, Kevin Hemenway

Bargains assistance, concepts, and instruments to assist readers reap the benefits of Mac OS X, protecting subject matters together with person debts, operating with audio and video, operating a mail server, and networking with home windows computers.

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Sure you can crop the image later in iPhoto, but that's like turning your pricey 3-megapixel camera into a run-of-the-mill 2-megapixel model. Get close to your subject, frame it in your viewfinder, then get even closer. Your shots will require less cropping and have more personality. 4 Tip #4: Find the fill flash setting and use it. Fill flash means that the camera's flash fires every time, even in broad daylight. You see, just because it's light outside doesn't mean that the light is good on your subject's face.

3 File Transfer You're chatting with a buddy about some latest bit of shareware and want to pass it along. Perhaps you're checking in with a coworker a world away about the latest copy of that report you're both suppposed to have finished already. Simply drag that shareware installer, PowerPoint report, or any other file to the name or icon representing someone in your buddy list. He'll be notified that you've initiated a file transfer, confirm receipt, and away that file goes. No need for uploading the report to your enterprise server for download by your coworker.

Figure 3-8. The add buddy button 52 53 You'll be offered the opportunity to search for or select someone from your Address Book. If she is in your Address Book but doesn't yet have an AIM or @mac handle associated with her, enter one in the supplied field and you're done. If she's not already one of your contacts, click New Person and fill in the form to create an entry in the Address Book and add her to your buddy list simultaneously (see Figure 3-9). Figure 3-9. 8 Logs Unless you've chanced upon them in your Documents directory, you probably don't know that iChat keeps logs of every chat you have.

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