Red-eye is probably the most common problem with photos taken with a digital camera using flash. Nothing spoils a good photo like the evil-looking appearance of eyes when their centers are glowing red. Fortunately, iPhoto includes a Red-eye tool that can help decrease the impact of red eyes. The tool has two modes: Automatic and Manual. Try the Automatic mode first. If that doesn’t work, use the Manual mode.
- Zoom and navigate to focus on some glowing eyes.
- Click the Red-eye button. The Red-eye tool appears.
- Click the Auto button. iPhoto attempts to remove the red-eye. If the problem is corrected sufficiently, you’re done. If not, continue.
- Press -Z to undo the automatic red-eye correction.
- Drag the slider until the size of the circle (which is the pointer on the screen) is about the size of the red circles in the first eye you want to correct.
- Move the pointer over the red part of the eye. Click the mouse button. The red in the circle is replaced with black.
- Move the pointer out of the way and look at the result.
- If you’re happy with the eye, move to the other eyes in the photo and repeat the process. If not, press -Z to undo the change, make the pointer circle smaller or larger, and try again.