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Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows

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Now that we have our slideshows the way that we want, we can export them and show them with the world. I'm going to show you the Export dialogs for both iPhoto and Aperture. We're in iPhoto right now and this is actually an instance where iPhoto has a bit of a leg up on Aperture. When you first click Export you get this nice little chart here. By picking the different presets it will show you which devices that the slideshow will play nicely on, which I think is pretty handy.

Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows

Now that we have our slideshows the way that we want, we can export them and show them with the world. I'm going to show you the Export dialogs for both iPhoto and Aperture. We're in iPhoto right now and this is actually an instance where iPhoto has a bit of a leg up on Aperture. When you first click Export you get this nice little chart here. By picking the different presets it will show you which devices that the slideshow will play nicely on, which I think is pretty handy.

This is very nice and most of the time this is all you need. Where iPhoto actually excels a bit is with the Custom Export button, you can click on that here and this way we're going to send it to our Desktop and we're going to save it as MPEG-4. Look what happens under the Options button, I get a number of options here that I can choose from to configure my export more to my liking.

Now, if you don't do this all the time this is probably not a big deal for you because you'll probably be happy with the presets that we have. But if you like to have control and if you know what these settings are, this is pretty handy to be able to configure your export to the specifications that you have in mind. So, you could open your Aperture slideshow that you created in Aperture back in iPhoto, click OK here. So, we can't edit it, but we can export it and use the Custom Export settings here.

Something to keep in mind and I'll show you how this plays out in Aperture. Here we are in Aperture. Now, our Export button is right up here in the upper right corner, click on that and we get this sort of dialog box from the get go, we'll send it to the Desktop so you can export for iPod Touch. We don't get the cool little visual graph, you know I miss that, I like that. But you do have presets for YouTube and you can see what it's going to do for those Apple TV, iPad.

We do have a Custom selection here, but in Custom we don't get all of the goodies that we get in iPhoto. You can choose MPEG-4, you can set the Frame Rate, you can set the Width and Height, and you can set the Quality, but that's about it. So, here is a case where exporting out of iPhoto gives you a few more goodies than Aperture and that's why we do these titles so that you can pick the right tool for what you're doing.

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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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