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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.
Boy, another project that we can add to our list of cool projects that we can do in iPhoto which we can't do in Aperture is make a picture calendar. It's very easy and you'll see that it's very similar to working with cards and books. So, if you've done any of those things, you'll probably be comfortable pretty fast. Let me give you an overview here of how that works. I'm going to go down to the Create button and I'm going to choose Calendar and it's going to load the basic themes.
As with cards, as with books, when you pick a theme, you get some information about it and you can see how much it's going to cost and there are many different themes to choose from. You can browse through them. When you find which you like, then you go to Create button. I'm going to use Picture Calendar and then I'm going to go to Create and we'll get going on this. You get to add some basic information, when do you want the calendar to begin? How many months? Do you want to show national holidays, and if so, for what country, because there are a lot of them in here? If you have information in one of the calendars that you're using in your iCal calendar that you want to be part of this, you can select that by choosing the appropriate calendar, and if you have birthdays in your contacts and you want that to be part of this calendar, check that box.
I'm not going to do any of that, I just want a regular, beautiful calendar. Now, if I want to work on any these pages, iPhoto does a basic layout for me, I just double-click on that page, let's work on the cover. I want to change the cover photo so I'll click on photos and I'll grab the shot that I do want here. I'm going to adjust the type of it. So, you just click, click and work. That's what you do here. You just click and work.
When I have it the way that I want, I go back to all pages and I can continue doing that for each of the pages until I get it exactly the way that I want and I do have Layout Options right here and I have Type Options. When I'm all done, all I do is click the Buy Calendar button. It takes me to the shopping cart, I decide how many I want, and gave them my credit card number and off to the race as we go. So again, they look really nice.
In fact, someone just sent me one recently that they made in iPhoto and I was very impressed with it. This is one of the great things that we can do even if we're primarily Aperture users. We can open up our Aperture Library here in iPhoto and make a beautiful calendar.
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