Using the Quick Guide

When you first launch Album, the Quick Guide window appears, as shown in Figure 2-1. The Quick Guide is an easy place for you to get started if you're new to Album. Think of it as the "Getting Started Wizard." Using the Quick Guide, you can execute just about task. Here are your options:

^ Get photos ^ Organize ^ Fix photos ^ Find photos

.fctABEfl i Make photo creations i Share photos

You also can use the menus, palettes, and bars to execute all of these tasks, as discussed later in this chapter.

The Quick Guide appears by default when you first launch Album. You also can access it at anytime by any of these methods:

i Choose HelpOQuick Guide. i Press Shift+F1.

i Click the Quick Guide button in the Shortcuts bar (it's the icon that looks like a book and a stopwatch). For more on the Shortcuts bar, stay tuned.

Icons

Close Help

Figure 2-1:

The Quick Guide appears by default when you launch Album.

Icons

Close Help

Figure 2-1:

The Quick Guide appears by default when you launch Album.

Here's how to use the Quick Guide:

1. From the Quick Guide Overview window, click the icon or the tab for the task you want to execute.

Most likely, if you're new to Album, the first thing you'll be doing is getting, or importing, photos.

2. Depending on which icon or tab you selected, click the task you want to execute.

For example, if you click the Get Photos icon, you're presented with all the ways to import photos, as shown in Figure 2-2. For intricate details on how to import files, see Chapter 4.

If you need more information about a particular task, click the Help button in the bottom, right corner of the Quick Guide window. For more on using Help, see the section, "Using Help," later in this chapter.

Figure 2-2:

In the next Quick Guide window, select the next task you want to execute.

Figure 2-2:

In the next Quick Guide window, select the next task you want to execute.

After you become comfortable using Album, you may not want the Quick Guide to appear when you launch Album. If so, uncheck the Show This Window at Startup button in the bottom, left corner of the Quick Guide window.

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