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Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools

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In this chapter, we're going to be talking about paper output, prints, greeting cards, calendars, that sort of thing. And this is an area we're having these two applications, both iPhoto and Aperture come in very handy. For example, if you're printing to your Inkjet printer, then Aperture is very hard to beat. It has some great tools; I'm going to do a dedicated movie on looking at these tools and all the things that you can do in here.

Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools

In this chapter, we're going to be talking about paper output, prints, greeting cards, calendars, that sort of thing. And this is an area we're having these two applications, both iPhoto and Aperture come in very handy. For example, if you're printing to your Inkjet printer, then Aperture is very hard to beat. It has some great tools; I'm going to do a dedicated movie on looking at these tools and all the things that you can do in here.

You have a lot of control and you can make some excellent prints using Aperture. Now, you can make good prints using iPhoto also but it's more simplified process. However, speaking of iPhoto, let's hop over there for a second. We can do a lot of other things in here. Now, we can make prints also. Don't get me wrong. We can go over here and we can go to Print and you have a very nice print dialog box, very comfortable, very easy to use.

And if you're just doing some quick prints, it's fantastic. But I think where iPhoto gets more interesting--let's go over here--is when you get into the Create area. Right down here, we have Create and here we can make cards, calendars, you can make books in Aperture also and we're actually going to compare the difference. It's a little bit easier to make books in iPhoto but you can do more with books in Aperture. So, that's one of those distinctive areas.

In terms of cards and calendars, these are iPhoto only things and that's very interesting. This is where the unified library is such a bonus because even if you're primarily an Aperture user but you want to take some of your images and make a letterpress card, then you can just open the library in iPhoto and do that. So, that's what we're going to cover in this chapter. It's a lot of fun and I'm so happy to have both of these applications available to me.

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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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