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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.
I'm actually going to create a backup Vault right now, so that we can see how this works. Then I'm going to restore from that Vault in the next movie. So, lots of excitement here; I hope you don't have to go anywhere to get a cold drink. As I mentioned in the last movie, you get to Vaults though this icon right here. So, we actually have the Vault window open, but there are no Vaults in there. We can fix that by going to the Gear menu and saying, "I want to add a Vault." It's telling us what's going to go on here. So, I'm going to click Continue, and I'm going to create my Vault on an external hard drive, and I'm going to call it the Bonnie Vault, just because I like the name.
I'm going to click Add. There we go! Now we have a Vault right there. So, we've created the Vault, but we haven't backed anything up yet. These little arrows here, you'll get three colors of them. The Red means that both data and Masters have not been backed up. Yellow will mean that your Masters are okay, but you have some data changes, maybe you did some caption or something that need to be backed up, and Black means that everything is great. So, to enable the Vault, all I have to do is click on it.
It will update our Vault here. Now, of course, this is going relatively fast, because this is a very small library. A larger library will take longer. So, now you notice our arrow has changed to Black, and that means everything is just fine. But if I open up one of these shots here, and I just make any sort of change, let's just say I take away a period, actually, I have to go to the Library, go back to our Vault. Now you'll see that we have a Yellow arrow, and that's because I made a Metadata change.
If I wanted to, I could back up right now, and Aperture would only back up that one little change that I made, and that happens very quickly. So, it's an incremental backup, and because we have a managed library here, both our Masters and our work are being backed up. If this was a reference library, our work would be backed up, but our masters would not. We would have to do that on our own. In the next movie, I'm going to show you how to restore from a Vault. Stay tuned!
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