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Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools

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Video: Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools

Here's an area where we get in to quite a difference between iPhoto and Aperture, and that is image editing. And we're going to take a look at these tools in both applications. Right now, we're in iPhoto. And in iPhoto, the way you enable editing mode is with this button down here in the lower right corner, the Edit button. So, you just click on the image that you want to edit. Click on Edit and you have three tabs; Quick Fixes, Effects, and Adjust.

Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools

Here's an area where we get in to quite a difference between iPhoto and Aperture, and that is image editing. And we're going to take a look at these tools in both applications. Right now, we're in iPhoto. And in iPhoto, the way you enable editing mode is with this button down here in the lower right corner, the Edit button. So, you just click on the image that you want to edit. Click on Edit and you have three tabs; Quick Fixes, Effects, and Adjust.

Now, Quick Fixes have those basic sorts of quick fixes that you would expect there and overall enhance button, straightening, and cropping. Effects, you have some goodies, vignetting, matte these fun filters. But you also have the Lighten, Darken, Warmer, Cooler buttons, which we're going to use in the next movie four our five-step editing process. And then, if you want to get a little bit more sophisticated, you actually have sliders with levels and definition and so forth.

We will touch on those also. So, a very basic approach but you do have a lot of tools here and you can correct most of your images. Now, by way of comparison, let's take a look at the Aperture interface. So, I'm going to go ahead and quit iPhoto. Again, one of the advantages of the unified library. So, here's our shot right here, the Sunflower shot. And over here, we have the Adjustments panel in the inspector.

So again, Library, Info, and Adjustments right here. And you'll see that in Adjustments, everything is pretty much sliders. We do have one Auto Enhance button. They only have our slider adjustments here. We call these bricks in this area and you can add more adjustments. So, it isn't just this. We have these to start with, but all of these are available also and you can turn them off and on just by clicking on them and then that brick will be added to your panel here.

We'll turn that off for the moment. You have a histogram here at the top. And you have a lot of controls within the bricks themselves. I'll click on the Gear menu and you see you have brushing tools. You can add a secondary bricks of the same one so that you can do two different types of enhance adjustments. So, a lot of sophistication here and sometimes, it may feel a little overwhelming. So, what I'm going to do is show you a five-step image edit workflow for this shot in iPhoto and a seven step workflow process in Aperture to get you comfortable with these tools without overwhelming you.

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

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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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