Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)
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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

with Derrick Story

Video: Batch changing

I am going to talk a little bit about Batch Change, which is a selection up here under Metadata. And the Batch Change is right here. You can tell from the three little dots that if I click on this I am going to get another dialog box where I can do three major things. One is if you have incorrectly set your time stamp, and this usually happens when you travel from one time zone to another and forget to update your camera, you can fix that here.
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  1. 2m 17s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 41m 2s
    1. Understanding the system requirements
      1m 46s
    2. Understanding key Aperture terms
      6m 5s
    3. Touring the interface
      4m 43s
    4. Setting essential preferences
      7m 41s
    5. Customizing the top toolbar
      2m 5s
    6. Setting up two monitors
      2m 44s
    7. Configuring for faces and places
      5m 37s
    8. Understanding RAW files
      5m 5s
    9. Following the recommended Aperture workflow
      3m 23s
    10. Running Aperture Library First Aid
      1m 53s
  3. 45m 49s
    1. Preparing for import
      7m 38s
    2. Using managed libraries or the referenced file approach
      8m 7s
    3. Creating metadata presets
      5m 23s
    4. Adding keywords on import
      1m 44s
    5. Importing images from a digital camera
      4m 48s
    6. Using the RAW+JPEG option
      3m 36s
    7. Importing movies from your digital camera
      3m 10s
    8. Importing images from a hard drive
      4m 29s
    9. Importing images from an iPhone
      3m 48s
    10. Importing live images from an iPad or an iPhone
      3m 6s
  4. 39m 22s
    1. Working in Projects view
      6m 33s
    2. Working in Photos view
      3m 22s
    3. Viewing in full-screen mode
      5m 25s
    4. Zooming to actual size
      1m 23s
    5. Using the Loupe for a closer look
      3m 24s
    6. Showing focus points
      1m 28s
    7. Using Quick Preview
      1m 22s
    8. Proofing profiles and on-screen proofing
      2m 58s
    9. Customizing metadata overlays
      5m 26s
    10. Managing previews
      5m 34s
    11. Learning the heads-up displays
      2m 27s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Creating projects and albums
      3m 22s
    2. Rating images by stars and color
      9m 52s
    3. Flagging images
      2m 0s
    4. Organizing a series with stacks
      5m 47s
    5. Grouping images with Smart Albums
      3m 20s
  6. 17m 22s
    1. Understanding the Aperture 3 library
      2m 45s
    2. Switching between Aperture 3 libraries
      2m 21s
    3. Exporting single or multiple projects as libraries
      3m 0s
    4. Merging multiple libraries into one
      3m 53s
    5. Splitting libraries
      3m 5s
    6. Sharing libraries
      2m 18s
  7. 58m 21s
    1. Defining the difference between master and version files
      4m 47s
    2. Working with the Adjustments pane
      6m 28s
    3. Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Reading a histogram
      2m 8s
    5. Adjusting white balance
      2m 31s
    6. Adjusting exposures
      4m 37s
    7. Enhancing photos
      3m 24s
    8. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 34s
    9. Customizing auto adjustments for levels and curves
      1m 50s
    10. Adjusting tonality with the Levels tool
      5m 45s
    11. Adjusting colors
      5m 5s
    12. Converting color pictures to black and white
      4m 14s
    13. Sharpening edges
      5m 54s
    14. Using the Vignette effect
      3m 9s
  8. 41m 13s
    1. Cropping images
      4m 39s
    2. Retouching blemishes
      7m 39s
    3. Fixing spots
      3m 2s
    4. Using Straighten Crop and Flip
      2m 19s
    5. Fixing a chromatic aberration
      2m 9s
    6. Reducing visual noise
      3m 5s
    7. Making adjustments with the Curves tool
      8m 53s
    8. Rotating images
      1m 22s
    9. Removing the Vignette effect
      2m 0s
    10. Using the Color Monochrome and Sepia tools
      4m 27s
    11. Considering the Sharpen tool
      1m 38s
  9. 44m 37s
    1. Introducing brushes
      2m 53s
    2. Using quick brushes
      7m 7s
    3. Using adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    4. Retouching portraits with adjustment brushes
      5m 10s
    5. Creating multiple bricks for a single adjustment
      3m 25s
    6. Applying presets
      5m 46s
    7. Modifying presets
      2m 39s
    8. Highlighting hot and cold areas
      1m 51s
    9. Roundtripping to Photoshop
      3m 49s
    10. Using the edit plug-ins
      2m 52s
    11. Customizing the Adjustments pane
      1m 30s
    12. Batch processing with Lift and Stamp
      3m 9s
  10. 20m 41s
    1. Setting up face recognition
      4m 37s
    2. Searching for faces
      3m 43s
    3. Working with images that have existing tags in places
      3m 18s
    4. Adding geo tags using places in Aperture
      4m 28s
    5. Searching by place
      4m 35s
  11. 15m 42s
    1. Applying keywords
      4m 52s
    2. Creating unique captions quickly
      3m 17s
    3. Batch changing
      7m 33s
  12. 7m 0s
    1. Using the Search box
      4m 24s
    2. Creating Smart Albums for searching
      2m 36s
  13. 12m 48s
    1. Exporting masters and versions
      9m 10s
    2. Using the export plug-ins
      3m 38s
  14. 6m 44s
    1. Developing a backup strategy
      2m 23s
    2. Backing up with vaults
      2m 18s
    3. Restoring from a vault
      2m 3s
  15. 29m 52s
    1. Viewing your images via a quick slideshow
      3m 54s
    2. Setting up complex slideshows
      8m 19s
    3. Customizing individual slides
      8m 6s
    4. Adding video to your slideshows
      4m 13s
    5. Pulling a still frame from a movie
      1m 37s
    6. Exporting slideshows
      3m 43s
  16. 21m 39s
    1. Preparing your book project
      7m 9s
    2. Adjusting your book
      4m 54s
    3. Creating a custom template
      7m 2s
    4. Outputting your book
      2m 34s
  17. 22m 21s
    1. Emailing a photo from Aperture
      3m 27s
    2. Seeing your Aperture library from other applications
      1m 59s
    3. Building a web page
      4m 57s
    4. Publishing a web gallery
      3m 22s
    5. Publishing images to Flickr
      5m 58s
    6. Publishing images to Facebook
      2m 38s
  18. 10m 58s
    1. Printing a single image
      6m 32s
    2. Printing multiple images
      3m 4s
    3. Ordering prints from within Aperture
      1m 22s
  19. 36m 8s
    1. Taking advantage of Retina display Macs
      1m 56s
    2. Understanding the unified library for iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 2s
    3. Getting the most out of the advanced white balance adjustment
      4m 5s
    4. Understanding the changes in the revised Shadows and Highlights tool
      5m 23s
    5. Using Professional Auto Enhance as a starting point for image editing
      3m 24s
    6. Creating your own Auto Enhance presets
      2m 6s
    7. Using iPhoto effects in Aperture
      1m 34s
    8. Increasing performance with Fast Browsing combined with Quick Preview
      3m 40s
    9. Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
      3m 52s
    10. Deleting images from your Photo Stream
      2m 2s
    11. Deleting images from the iPhone, reordering projects, and setting the desktop photo
      2m 33s
    12. Transferring photos into Aperture from the iPad and the iPhone
      2m 31s
  20. 1m 35s
    1. Looking ahead
      1m 35s

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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.

Topics include:
  • Importing images from a digital camera or hard drive
  • Adding metadata to photos including captions and copyright
  • Organizing photos using face recognition
  • Running Aperture Library First Aid
  • Retouching with Quick Brushes
  • Importing live images from an iPad or iPhone
  • Round-tripping between Aperture and Photoshop
  • Adding geo tags to mark photo locations
  • Managing movies
  • Creating a custom photo book
  • Publishing a web gallery
  • Uploading images to Flickr and Facebook
  • Archiving and restoring photo libraries
  • Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
Derrick Story

Batch changing

I am going to talk a little bit about Batch Change, which is a selection up here under Metadata. And the Batch Change is right here. You can tell from the three little dots that if I click on this I am going to get another dialog box where I can do three major things. One is if you have incorrectly set your time stamp, and this usually happens when you travel from one time zone to another and forget to update your camera, you can fix that here.

You can also change the Version Name of a group of shots here. You can also do a Metadata change using any of the Metadata fields that are available in Aperture. I want to show you how to set this one up first, because this is the most complicated of the three things, and then we'll come back to these two things. So, here we go. Let's say that I want to have a batch change for Copyright Notice only. The first thing that I have to do, which I've already done, is in my list of Metadata views here - that's where we are - I actually create a new Metadata view.

And I did that already by going to Edit and then say New View, right here, and then picking what I wanted, in this case Copyright, give the view a name and click OK. That is how I ended up with this new view to my list right here. This is important because you can create new Metadata views for just about anything that's going on. There are all sorts of options here in Aperture 4, looking at Metadata different ways.

So, you can create a Metadata view for just about anything that you would need. In this case, I just want to have a nice, clean one for Copyright Only. Then what I do is then I want to create a Preset. I can use this Preset for batch changing. So, I just go to a picture that has the right information. In this case, I want to create a Preset for (c) 2010 Derrick story. So, once I do that, then I go to my little Gear menu here and create a new Preset from this version.

What this will do, this gives me a Preset that I can use for Batch Change. So, I am going to click on that, and it brings me up to my Metadata Preset dialog. I am going to give it a name, Copyright 2010. You'll notice, as I scroll down here, there only be one field used, the field that I have already selected. However, if I wanted to, I could add more information here, but I don't want to. I just want this one thing.

We are in good shape here, so I am just going to click OK. So, I have now created a new Metadata Preset. So, if I wanted to change, let's take a look here. I wanted do a batch change, and I selected a bunch of photos here. These are all 2009. Let's say that I wanted to change the Copyright to 2010, for whatever reason that would be. I would select all the images. I am holding down the Shift key, right now.

Then I'm going to go up to my Metadata menu, and I am going to go down to Batch Change. And I am going to choose, from my list of views here, the new one that I created, Copyright 2010. I can either Append these fields here, or I can Replace them. If I Append them, the information from this Preset will be added to what's already there. In this case, I want to just Replace it outright. I want to change these from Copyright 2009 to Copyright 2010.

I'll click OK and just like that, the batch change has happened. Now, all of these images have been changed to Copyright 2010, just like that. So, that is a way where you can really control Batch Change, because you have all of the fields that are available to you and all of these Metadata Presets and views available for batch changing. So, that was the hard one. Now, I'll just show you the easy one. We'll go back here to a different view.

We'll go to our General view. Let's say that I just happen to get the time stamp wrong on these shots. We'll pick a bunch of shots. Oh! Let's pick these guys here. So, let's say on these guys I just happen to get the time stamp wrong. I changed my location and didn't update my menu on my camera. I've selected my images. We'll go up to Metadata. We'll go to Batch Change. Now, we are going to Adjust the Time Zone. So, let's say that the camera's time zone was accidentally set to East Coast.

I was actually doing these shoots in the West Coast. That's all I have to do is just pick what the actual time zone was and then what the mis-entered time zone was. Then I just have to click OK, and the time zone will automatically be updated for all of these images, just like that. So, that is very easy. Now, the last thing that I want to show you is what if we wanted to actually change the Version Name? So, let's say for these guys here, instead of the Yosemite Valley shots, let's say I wanted to change it to buck.

Select all those shots, go back to Metadata, go down here to Batch Change. Now, we are going to change the version. Here is the Current Version Name. I want to change it to a custom name with Master file. Oh, wait. That isn't in my list. Well, we can fix that right on the fly. I go to Edit. Look at this. We get to do anything that we want. I want a new one called Custom Name with Master.

I like having that master file number in there, always have. So, here is Custom Name. We don't want a Index on that. We are going to get rid of that. I just hit the Delete key. What I want is just the Master File Name. So, now we are going to have a custom field that we can fill in, with the Master File Name, and I just click OK. And now, we have that available here in our list. So, you saw how he did that. I just went down to Edit and created that. Now, I am going to give this Buck.

Now, I have Buck and then the master, the Master Number here, which I like. It's going to be applied to all of these, so the previous was Yosemite Valley. Now it's going to be Buck. Click on that and look at that. All of our images have been renamed. So, Batch Change allows us to do a lot of really nice stuff, very quickly. It's actually more powerful than a lot of people think because we have control over all of these Presets too.

So, Time Zone, Version name, and then just about anything else in the Aperture Metadata Library.

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