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This course covers the entire photographic workflow in Apple Aperture, from import to enhancement to output. Author Derrick Story covers organizing image collections with star ratings, labels, and Smart Albums, and using the image editing tools to adjust exposure, retouch flaws, and correct color balance issues. And one of the most noteworthy features in Aperture is explored in detail: its ability to store video clips alongside the stills from digital cameras, then combine them to create stunning multimedia slideshows.
This course was updated on 10/03/12. Updated movies cover the features added through version 3.3, including Retina display support, iCloud photo sharing, streamlined integration with iPhoto, and much more.
We're going to talk a little bit more about searching. This time, we're going to talk about using Smart Albums for our searches. The nice thing about Smart Albums is they are dynamic. They are alive. So, as new images come in that meet the conditions of our Smart Album, that album is automatically updated. That is pretty wild stuff. So, I want to create a top-level Smart Album. So, I'm just going to click on Photos here, so we have all the photos available in our library. I'm going to go up here to New and create a new Smart Album and you notice this is at top-level here.
Now, the kind of Smart Album I want to create, I want to find a certain file type. So, I'll name that in a second, but let me show you how this works. We have all of these rules over here that allow us to filter our pictures in different ways. So, I'm going to click on this, and I want to use File Type. We've explored a lot of these already in other movies, but this is one that I don't think we've touched on yet. So, I'll click on File Type and look what we have available. We have RAW, JPEG TIFF, Video, Audio or Other.
So, let's say that we wanted to find all the videos I got mixed in to our Aperture Library, which could happen very easily, because they may be coming in the same time as our regular files. So, I'll just do Video, like that. Look, instantly, the one video that was in our Aperture Library shows up right here. Now, if I added more videos, then this album would be automatically updated. Let's say you wanted to find all of the JPEGs in your Aperture Library. That's easy to do.
You just go to JPEG and then you go, "Here are all the JPEGs that I have." I don't know. I must have been feeling non-RAW that day for some reason, or I used the camera that didn't capture in RAW. So, if you want to feel better about yourself as a top-drawer shooter, then you could go here and choose Raw and see all the images that you captured in RAW. So, this is a very useful tool. Remember, this is just one of the conditions that you can use. We'll go ahead.
Let's go to Video, because video, I think is a great example. File Type is Video. We'll just call this Video Files, like that. We are set. We'll close that up. Now, everytime I add a video to my library, it will show up in my Smart Album labeled Video Files.
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