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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.
Both iPhoto and Aperture have excellent sharing tools. I'm just going to give you a brief overview of each of them right now and then we're going to drill down into using these tools which has a lot of fun, because sharing our photos of course is one of the great joys of photography. So, here in iPhoto if I go down to the Share button and I click on it, I see my options from Ordering Prints which we're going to talk about that in a bit to sharing an image on Twitter, Flicker, Facebook, Email.
There are some interesting Email options in iPhoto, templates that we can customize and make our photos like really slick. Messages and Photo Stream which is the photography component of iCloud. So, all of these are built-in to iPhoto and we can set them up depending on which accounts we have. For example, over here, I have a Facebook account and a Flickr account already setup. Now, let's take a look at Aperture.
Now, Aperture's Share button is up here at the top. So, almost a caddy-corner to where the position is in iPhoto and I'll click on it and you'll see that there isn't quite as much going on here. The Email is quite straightforward situation; it doesn't have all the fun templates that we have in iPhoto. Photo Stream behaves pretty much the same as does Flickr and Facebook. So, we have these options here and I do have both Facebook and Flickr set up right now, here in Aperture so that we can share images directly out of the application onto those social networking sites.
So, what we're going to do on upcoming movies is just take a closer look at this. Where I want to end up is helping you make a decision, which of these applications is best for you for handling your online sharing needs.
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