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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together
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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

with Derrick Story

Video: Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture

One of the things that people have said to me when they're thinking about moving from iPhoto to Aperture is "I'd love to start using Aperture, but I kind of want to start fresh, I don't want to move all the junk I have in iPhoto into Aperture. Is there any way that I can clean up my library and have just nice, fun, high quality shots in Aperture?" Actually there is a way; I'm going to show you right now. It's one of the Export features of Aperture that will help you do that. The first step is, in iPhoto, of course, is to create albums of clean stuff of your favorite shots.
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together
2h 37m Intermediate Mar 20, 2013

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Choosing between power and simplicity isn't an either-or proposition. The latest versions of iPhoto and Aperture now share a common photo library format, which means you can store all your photos in one central library, and then switch between the two apps as needed: use iPhoto for its simplicity and great sharing options, and Aperture for its powerful organization, image editing, and publishing features.

In this course, photographer, author, and teacher Derrick Story shows key strategies for employing both iPhoto and Aperture in a digital photography workflow. The course begins with a look at the unified photo library format and managing your library with both applications.

Next, the course examines the professional-level image editing features in Aperture and details strategies for sharing photos through slideshows and print projects, guiding you to the best application for the job at hand. It concludes with lessons on exporting photos using Aperture, managing an iCloud Photo Stream, and backing up your library.

Topics include:
  • Sharing libraries
  • Importing and exporting photos
  • Organizing your library
  • Editing images
  • Building slideshows
  • Creating prints, cards, books, and calendars
  • Archiving and back up your library
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
Aperture iPhoto
Author:
Derrick Story

Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture

One of the things that people have said to me when they're thinking about moving from iPhoto to Aperture is "I'd love to start using Aperture, but I kind of want to start fresh, I don't want to move all the junk I have in iPhoto into Aperture. Is there any way that I can clean up my library and have just nice, fun, high quality shots in Aperture?" Actually there is a way; I'm going to show you right now. It's one of the Export features of Aperture that will help you do that. The first step is, in iPhoto, of course, is to create albums of clean stuff of your favorite shots.

So for example, I have done that here and I've created an album of Carpinteria Favorites. So, if you imagine this on a large scale, here is our whole library, it has some shots I like and some shots I'm not that crazy about. I don't want to send them all in the Aperture; I would just want to send what I consider to be the good stuff. So, I created an album called Carpinteria Favorites. Okay, put a bookmark there because now what we're going to do is I'm going to quit iPhoto and I'm going to open my iPhoto Library in Aperture and you'll see that we have Carpinteria Favorites right here.

So, you can imagine that this is your cleaned up iPhoto Library. This is the stuff that you want to move to Aperture. All I have to do is right-click on this album, go to Export and choose Album as New Library. It will retain the name or I can give it a different name and I have some options here. Do I want to copy the originals into the exported library? I do, I think I want all of this content that I had before; in here I just want the selected images.

So, I want to bring the previews over and yeah, show me the alert when you're done. And we'll just save it to the Desktop right now and then I'll click Export Library. Down here we can see Aperture doing its thing. It let us know that it's done, so I'll go ahead and Quit Aperture. Here it is on our Desktop here. Now all I have to do is right-click on this, open with Aperture and here is our cleaned up iPhoto Library which is now a standalone library of high quality images.

This is a great way to go through your iPhoto Library and just move the stuff that you really like from that application in the Aperture and of course knowing that you can always open this library back up into iPhoto if you want. It's a great housekeeping tool. Check it out.

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