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This course covers the entire photographic workflow in Apple Aperture, from import to enhancement to output. Author Derrick Story covers organizing image collections with star ratings, labels, and Smart Albums, and using the image editing tools to adjust exposure, retouch flaws, and correct color balance issues. And one of the most noteworthy features in Aperture is explored in detail: its ability to store video clips alongside the stills from digital cameras, then combine them to create stunning multimedia slideshows.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
So, if you already have Geo Tags in your images, and they come into Aperture as pretty straightforward; Aperture will place them on a map for you. But I think what's more exciting is the images that you don't have tagged. You can add tags to them in Aperture, and this is pretty powerful stuff. So, I'm going to show you two ways to do that. One way is to just select a few images, and then we actually drag them to the right spot on the map. And then the second way I'm going to show you is that we're going to use Google, and we're actually going to look up a location, and then assign that location to images.
So, let's do the first one where we actually drag the images on to the map, so I'll select images that you want to go there, and actually, we have a fourth one here, I think. No, actually, we have all of these here. These all were taken in the same shot, so a mustard field outside of Santa Rosa. And then we click on Places and so you see our images are selected here, and we get a map, and this photo is taken off f Guerneville Road in Santa Rosa. So, I am going to use my scroll wheel, and that allows me to magnify.
I could also use this slider right here to zoom in and find the spot where those pictures were taken, and actually, they were taken right about here, right off of Willowside Road. So, now all I have to do is take those images that I've highlighted, just drag them to the spot where the photo was taken, and let go. Now the pin will start out as purple. That's because when it's purple, I can still move it around.
I can still make adjustments, just in case I missed. Once I know that they have been added to the right spot, then all I have to do is click Done, and now those images have a location. And actually, if I go over to Metadata, and look in the GPS View here, I can see that Latitude and Longitude information has been added to those shots, so that's pretty wild. Click on the shot that hasn't been placed, and of course, we have nothing in those fields, but now these shots have information.
So, I think that is pretty cool, because that's just drag-and-drop to your right location. Now let me show you the other way. I'm going to get out of this view right here by just clicking in the Library pane, and we'll come back to Great Outdoors. So, I don't know exactly on a map where these shots were taken, but I do know the name of the place. So, I'm going to highlight them, click on the first one, go to the last one and click on it so that they are all selected. And now I go up to Metadata, and I go to Assign Location.
And now I get this different view that gives me a Google search field. Now these shots were taken in Point Reyes National Park in Northern California at a place called Wildcat Beach that we hiked too. So, let's start by going with Wildcat beach, and let's see if that's in the Google database. So, I'll just start typing Wildcat. I didn't even get the beach, and there it is. It's the top thing here. There we go. So, Wildcat Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore. That's our boy right there.
And that looks pretty good. It was a little bit inland there. I'm going just scroll out a little bit, just so I get a feel for that, it's in the right location, and it does look like it's in the right location. So, I say I do agree with Google's placement of my pin. So, now all I have to do is click the Assign button, and these images have been assigned a location. Want to check that? Well, let's go to our Metadata > GPS. And look at that. We now have Latitude and Longitude information for them.
So, that's fabulous. So, we have two ways to assign Geo Tags to our images. We can drag them onto a map, or we can just select them and go up to Metadata and use our friend Google to assign the location. Either way, both work. Both are pretty accurate, as long as you have had some idea where you were when you took the shots.
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