iPhoto - can you save your editing corrections

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Otp mac, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. Otp mac macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2013
    Can I open a pic in iPhoto and after using the edit functions such as saturation, contrast, lighten, and darken, save the correction to use on other pics later. Is it possible, I have one correction saved that adds saturation and makes the pic cooler and then maybe have another correction that makes the pic warmer with less contrast? I want to be able to have a few corrections saved and when I view a pic be able to add that particular correction with a touch of a button and not have to edit each individual pic , feature by feature. I have a souvenir photo shop and it has different scenes with different lighting at each scene so I want to be able to edit each picture with one touch when I'm showing a customer the pic. Hope this is a clear description. I currently use a PC and a program from a 10 year old Konica Minolta camera that allows me to play with saturation and colors and then save each correction for later use. Wanting to switch to mac for this but need to make sure it can do what I need. Thanks
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    What you seem to be asking is....does iPhoto use editing presets. Simple answer...no. If you want to seriously edit images you need more than a basic photo editor like iPhoto. Apple's replacement app Photos may be able to store and use editing presets. Since it is not released yet.....that is TBD.

    If you want a photo app to give you tools for image organization, editing (with presets), the ability to use third party plugins to extend the editing capability, then you should consider moving to Lightroom.
  3. Otp mac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2013
    Yes I do want to save editing presets but I just don't need all of the advanced tools. I can do what I need to do with the basics that iPhoto offers but just wish I could save a few minor presets. I control my different scenes with lighting in the shop but I have people with different skin tones which the presets in iPhoto could help me with. I own photoshop but don't really want it in my shops as I try to keep it as simple as possible for my employees.

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