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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.
We're going to build a web page now. This is yet another output opportunity that we have in Aperture 3. We've done slideshows. We've created books. But you can also publish online, and you have some nice tools to do that, also. So, I'm going to start out, just in that album here, and I'm going to do Command+A to select my images that I want to use in my web page. I'm going to go up to New. And this time, I'm going to choose Web Page, right here. This probably looks familiar to you if you've been watching the other movies.
We pick a collection. It can be any number of things as long as it's one of these six here. My favorite is actually Stock Black. So, we're going to go with that. The reason why I like Black is because, as a photographer, I always feel that black backgrounds make my images look more vibrant. So, I'm going to give this a name. Let's call it Outdoor Web Page. Make sure that the Add selected items to new web page box is checked.
And we are ready to go. So, I'm going to click on Choose Theme, and we get another specialized album here, in addition to our other goodies that we have, our books and our slideshows, we now web page. The interface also should feel familiar to you. You have your browser area here. You have two types of thumbnails. You have the thumbnails for the actual thumbnails, and then you have a thumbnail for the Detail page.
Then you have your images down here, and you can rearrange things as you wish. I'm going to go ahead and collapse our stacks right here. So, we can move things around. Let me take a look at our web page. Now you want to give it a title. So, we'll just call it Outdoor Life. There we go. By default, Aperture will usually pick a Caption field to go underneath the thumbnails, but you actually have a choice and you select that by going up here, to the little Metadata tag. As you can see, right now that Caption is selected.
But if you decide that you don't want anything, you can click None. Some people like to use the File Info, for the super-detailed caption. Of course, you can always create your own caption, but for now, we will just go with None on our thumbnails, and then we'll add some more detail on the Detail page itself. Now, as I did earlier, you can move things around on this page by working down here. So, if I wanted this photo to be over here, all I have to do is just drag it, and it changes on that page.
I have some control over the size of my thumbnails, right here. This is where I get to set their size. So, if I want them smaller, I can do that. There we go! We have small. We can fit them within rectangle, square or a specific width. We can choose our columns and our rows. If you only want two columns, you can do that. Four columns, it's up to you. So, all those changes are fairly easy, fairly intuitive to make.
At the bottom of the page - let's go down here - they usually add your copyright for you, and that is from your Preferences. But you can change that if you want. You can just highlight it right there and change that. Very easy to modify! And you're in pretty good shape, and if you have multiple pages, they will show up here, and you can click back and forth between them. I'm just going to put my web site right here, so I like that. Excellent! Now let's go to the Detail page, and this is an area where I like to have a little bit of fun.
Right here, we have Metadata, and again, we go back up to the Metadata thing. It's choosing Basic, but what if I wanted something like all the EXIF data for this shot? Let's say I was going to use this web page to help teach people about photography. I could click on that, and look. All the Metadata that's available with my shot shows up right there. If I go, "Well, that's probably a little bit more than I want. What if I just wanted my Copyright Only?" Then you can pick that, Name Only, or you can have the Caption Only.
It's really up to you. But up here is where you set that up. Then you can click through your various pages with these arrows right here. You can take a look at the Detail page for all of your web pages. Once everything is designed the way that you want, then you can export your web pages. And we're going to talk about that in our upcoming movie.
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