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Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools

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Both iPhoto and Aperture give you ways to get your images out of the applications and in their variety of sizes. However, they do, do that differently. In iPhoto, for example, you choose an image and you go up to File, go to Export and you get a very basic dialog box. By the way, make sure that you have the File Export tab selected in this dialog, because you also have Export Options for Web Page and Slideshows.

Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools

Both iPhoto and Aperture give you ways to get your images out of the applications and in their variety of sizes. However, they do, do that differently. In iPhoto, for example, you choose an image and you go up to File, go to Export and you get a very basic dialog box. By the way, make sure that you have the File Export tab selected in this dialog, because you also have Export Options for Web Page and Slideshows.

In this case we want File Export for our images. It has different file formats to choose from. If you choosing JPEG you have some basic Quality settings, you have some basic Size settings and you have a few options for File Name and that's about it. You click Export and off to the races it goes, probably to your Desktop. Now, let's compare this with Aperture, so I'll go ahead and quit iPhoto.

Now, one of the first things I want to point out, in Aperture you can right-click or Ctrl+Click on the image to get the contextual menu that has Export options in it. So, you don't have to go up to File, although we can certainly do that and I'll do that right now. Go to File>Export. And we have a few options here, Version, Original, or just the Metadata. Most of the time you'll be choosing a Version because you want a version of that image; a different size a different format, that sort of thing.

So, version is going to be your most common choice. And then once you're here, you have some presents. But again, in the Aperture spirit of doing things you go to the bottom and you have an Edit selection and you can create your own preset. And we'll talk a little bit more about that in upcoming movie, I just want you to see it. And then you have some options for setting up Subfolders, renaming things like that. So, I'll go ahead and Cancel.

So, as you can see, you do have more flexibility in Aperture. And if you have specific requirements for exporting your images that are in iPhoto right now, you may want to look at opening that library in Aperture and using these tools. If you want easy export then you can just go ahead and export out of iPhoto. Let's take a look at the next couple movies to see more detail about that.

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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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