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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.
Aperture has a good batch-processing tool, and it's actually called Lift & Stamp. And these are the two Lift & Stamp icons right down here, and I'm going to show you how they work. Here's what I want to do. So, let's say that I make an adjustment to this photo right here of the waterfall. And I get it just the way that I want, but then I still have all these other waterfall shots, and I would like to apply that adjustment to those shots also. I don't want to have to open each shot up and work on it; I mean that does not seem efficient at all.
So, what I'm going to do is I'm going to adjust this one the way that I want, and then I'm going to use the Lift & Stamp and apply those adjustments to the rest of the shots very quickly. This is a great way to work. First thing I'm going to do is create a new adjustment, so I'm going to go to Adjustments. And let's do Black & White. You can tell that an adjustment was made with Black & White. So, let's say we play with it a little bit, and I get that image looking pretty much the way that I want. And we will go up here to Enhance, and let's increase the Contrast a bit. There we go! So, let's say that I'm perfect with this, I've been working on it for hours, and now I want to apply it to my other shots.
All I have to do is go to Lift, and I get the Lift & Stamp heads-up display. Now you can Lift & Stamp Adjustments, and you can also Lift & Stamp metadata too. But we don't want to do metadata right now. We don't want to add keywords or anything like that. We just want to work on our Adjustments. So, we will leave the Adjustments box checked. And in fact, if you have an adjustment in the Adjustments for this image that you don't want to stamp on to the other images - for instance, let's say that you had a Crop here that you didn't want to apply to the other things, you could just select that Adjustment and hit the Delete key, and it will go away and not be stamped to the other images.
So, that's pretty easy and pretty powerful stuff. But we're going to go with the set that we have here. So, now all I'm going to do is I could just go on a per-image basis and just stamp it and go to the next image, if I want, and stamp it. Or, I could even select multiple images at once. As you can tell, Lift & Stamp uses a little processing power. Let's go here. I'm just going to hit the V key, and we'll just select these four.
I just held down the Shift key to do that, and now I will Stamp selected images. And it will apply those changes to all four images once it's done processing them. Of course, there's a little processor icon right there, and you can see them being stamped before your very eyes. Now, I can go back to these images and if I want to make any fine-tuning adjustments to them, I can do that individually, but Lift & Stamp allows me to do batch processing with my image edits, and then I can take it from there.
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