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Customizing metadata overlays


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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

with Derrick Story

Video: Customizing metadata overlays

Earlier I talked about the metadata overlays, which are very nice. How to turn them off and on, for instance, here in the browser view by hitting the Y key, or by switching the views because you have two of them that you can switch between by doing Shift+Y and that allows you to switch between them. So that's very handy, but you can also customize the information that's in these overlays. I want to show you that right now. So I'm going to go up to the View menu and I'm going to go down here to Metadata Display and go down to Customize. Here we go.
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  1. 2m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 41m 2s
    1. Understanding the system requirements
      1m 46s
    2. Understanding key Aperture terms
      6m 5s
    3. Touring the interface
      4m 43s
    4. Setting essential preferences
      7m 41s
    5. Customizing the top toolbar
      2m 5s
    6. Setting up two monitors
      2m 44s
    7. Configuring for faces and places
      5m 37s
    8. Understanding RAW files
      5m 5s
    9. Following the recommended Aperture workflow
      3m 23s
    10. Running Aperture Library First Aid
      1m 53s
  3. 45m 49s
    1. Preparing for import
      7m 38s
    2. Using managed libraries or the referenced file approach
      8m 7s
    3. Creating metadata presets
      5m 23s
    4. Adding keywords on import
      1m 44s
    5. Importing images from a digital camera
      4m 48s
    6. Using the RAW+JPEG option
      3m 36s
    7. Importing movies from your digital camera
      3m 10s
    8. Importing images from a hard drive
      4m 29s
    9. Importing images from an iPhone
      3m 48s
    10. Importing live images from an iPad or an iPhone
      3m 6s
  4. 39m 22s
    1. Working in Projects view
      6m 33s
    2. Working in Photos view
      3m 22s
    3. Viewing in full-screen mode
      5m 25s
    4. Zooming to actual size
      1m 23s
    5. Using the Loupe for a closer look
      3m 24s
    6. Showing focus points
      1m 28s
    7. Using Quick Preview
      1m 22s
    8. Proofing profiles and on-screen proofing
      2m 58s
    9. Customizing metadata overlays
      5m 26s
    10. Managing previews
      5m 34s
    11. Learning the heads-up displays
      2m 27s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Creating projects and albums
      3m 22s
    2. Rating images by stars and color
      9m 52s
    3. Flagging images
      2m 0s
    4. Organizing a series with stacks
      5m 47s
    5. Grouping images with Smart Albums
      3m 20s
  6. 17m 22s
    1. Understanding the Aperture 3 library
      2m 45s
    2. Switching between Aperture 3 libraries
      2m 21s
    3. Exporting single or multiple projects as libraries
      3m 0s
    4. Merging multiple libraries into one
      3m 53s
    5. Splitting libraries
      3m 5s
    6. Sharing libraries
      2m 18s
  7. 58m 21s
    1. Defining the difference between master and version files
      4m 47s
    2. Working with the Adjustments pane
      6m 28s
    3. Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Reading a histogram
      2m 8s
    5. Adjusting white balance
      2m 31s
    6. Adjusting exposures
      4m 37s
    7. Enhancing photos
      3m 24s
    8. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 34s
    9. Customizing auto adjustments for levels and curves
      1m 50s
    10. Adjusting tonality with the Levels tool
      5m 45s
    11. Adjusting colors
      5m 5s
    12. Converting color pictures to black and white
      4m 14s
    13. Sharpening edges
      5m 54s
    14. Using the Vignette effect
      3m 9s
  8. 41m 13s
    1. Cropping images
      4m 39s
    2. Retouching blemishes
      7m 39s
    3. Fixing spots
      3m 2s
    4. Using Straighten Crop and Flip
      2m 19s
    5. Fixing a chromatic aberration
      2m 9s
    6. Reducing visual noise
      3m 5s
    7. Making adjustments with the Curves tool
      8m 53s
    8. Rotating images
      1m 22s
    9. Removing the Vignette effect
      2m 0s
    10. Using the Color Monochrome and Sepia tools
      4m 27s
    11. Considering the Sharpen tool
      1m 38s
  9. 44m 37s
    1. Introducing brushes
      2m 53s
    2. Using quick brushes
      7m 7s
    3. Using adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    4. Retouching portraits with adjustment brushes
      5m 10s
    5. Creating multiple bricks for a single adjustment
      3m 25s
    6. Applying presets
      5m 46s
    7. Modifying presets
      2m 39s
    8. Highlighting hot and cold areas
      1m 51s
    9. Roundtripping to Photoshop
      3m 49s
    10. Using the edit plug-ins
      2m 52s
    11. Customizing the Adjustments pane
      1m 30s
    12. Batch processing with Lift and Stamp
      3m 9s
  10. 20m 41s
    1. Setting up face recognition
      4m 37s
    2. Searching for faces
      3m 43s
    3. Working with images that have existing tags in places
      3m 18s
    4. Adding geo tags using places in Aperture
      4m 28s
    5. Searching by place
      4m 35s
  11. 15m 42s
    1. Applying keywords
      4m 52s
    2. Creating unique captions quickly
      3m 17s
    3. Batch changing
      7m 33s
  12. 7m 0s
    1. Using the Search box
      4m 24s
    2. Creating Smart Albums for searching
      2m 36s
  13. 12m 48s
    1. Exporting masters and versions
      9m 10s
    2. Using the export plug-ins
      3m 38s
  14. 6m 44s
    1. Developing a backup strategy
      2m 23s
    2. Backing up with vaults
      2m 18s
    3. Restoring from a vault
      2m 3s
  15. 29m 52s
    1. Viewing your images via a quick slideshow
      3m 54s
    2. Setting up complex slideshows
      8m 19s
    3. Customizing individual slides
      8m 6s
    4. Adding video to your slideshows
      4m 13s
    5. Pulling a still frame from a movie
      1m 37s
    6. Exporting slideshows
      3m 43s
  16. 21m 39s
    1. Preparing your book project
      7m 9s
    2. Adjusting your book
      4m 54s
    3. Creating a custom template
      7m 2s
    4. Outputting your book
      2m 34s
  17. 22m 21s
    1. Emailing a photo from Aperture
      3m 27s
    2. Seeing your Aperture library from other applications
      1m 59s
    3. Building a web page
      4m 57s
    4. Publishing a web gallery
      3m 22s
    5. Publishing images to Flickr
      5m 58s
    6. Publishing images to Facebook
      2m 38s
  18. 10m 58s
    1. Printing a single image
      6m 32s
    2. Printing multiple images
      3m 4s
    3. Ordering prints from within Aperture
      1m 22s
  19. 36m 8s
    1. Taking advantage of Retina display Macs
      1m 56s
    2. Understanding the unified library for iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 2s
    3. Getting the most out of the advanced white balance adjustment
      4m 5s
    4. Understanding the changes in the revised Shadows and Highlights tool
      5m 23s
    5. Using Professional Auto Enhance as a starting point for image editing
      3m 24s
    6. Creating your own Auto Enhance presets
      2m 6s
    7. Using iPhoto effects in Aperture
      1m 34s
    8. Increasing performance with Fast Browsing combined with Quick Preview
      3m 40s
    9. Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
      3m 52s
    10. Deleting images from your Photo Stream
      2m 2s
    11. Deleting images from the iPhone, reordering projects, and setting the desktop photo
      2m 33s
    12. Transferring photos into Aperture from the iPad and the iPhone
      2m 31s
  20. 1m 35s
    1. Looking ahead
      1m 35s

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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)
8h 19m Beginner Oct 03, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Importing images from a digital camera or hard drive
  • Adding metadata to photos including captions and copyright
  • Organizing photos using face recognition
  • Running Aperture Library First Aid
  • Retouching with Quick Brushes
  • Importing live images from an iPad or iPhone
  • Round-tripping between Aperture and Photoshop
  • Adding geo tags to mark photo locations
  • Managing movies
  • Creating a custom photo book
  • Publishing a web gallery
  • Uploading images to Flickr and Facebook
  • Archiving and restoring photo libraries
  • Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Printing Photos Raw Processing Retouching Sharing Photos
Software:
Aperture
Author:
Derrick Story

Customizing metadata overlays

Earlier I talked about the metadata overlays, which are very nice. How to turn them off and on, for instance, here in the browser view by hitting the Y key, or by switching the views because you have two of them that you can switch between by doing Shift+Y and that allows you to switch between them. So that's very handy, but you can also customize the information that's in these overlays. I want to show you that right now. So I'm going to go up to the View menu and I'm going to go down here to Metadata Display and go down to Customize. Here we go.

In our pop-up menu here, we have the Viewer and our two views are Basic and Expanded. Our Grid, the List View and then we have tooltips too, which is fun. I'm going to show you that also. So here we are in the Basic View for the Viewer. Let's say I just wanted to add a piece of information to this overlay. For instance, I wanted to add pixel size. So I just click Pixel Size right here. Now on the right-hand side, I can actually even move to where that is listed.

You can drag these around and control the display order. Then down here at the bottom, we can show the metadata below the image. Right now, we're just going to leave it where it is. So we've added Pixel Size. I'm going to click OK. Now we have Pixel Size in our Basic View. Very cool! I go to Shift+Y, and we've got the big thing. Then I go to Shift+Y again, and we're back to our Basic View. So this gives us a lot of control over what information is listed.

We can do the same thing of course for our thumbnail. So we'll go back to View, go to Metadata Display, go to Customize once again. This time we're going to work on the Grid Basic View. If I wanted to add a Pixel Size there, I can also do that. It's right there. We'll just leave it at the end. We'll not show metadata below the image. I'll click OK. Now we'll go back Grid View. I'm going to hit the V key to bring us back to the Grid View.

There is our information right there. You got, oh, don't really like that so much, not a problem. You go back to View, go back to Display, go back to Customize, make sure that you're in the right mode here, and then you turn that off. You click OK and it goes away, so pretty nice stuff. Now I want to show you another thing that I like, which is also the tooltips. So I'm going to turn off our Metadata Overlay. I'm going to hit the Y key, but now I'm going to hit the T key.

Now when I wave the mouse over the image, look at this. I get the tooltips. We can also control the information that's in this view. Now this is very handy. I don't leave it on all the time, but I do turn it on when I just want a quick snapshot of the metadata of the image, because you can use it in all the different modes. For instance, if I go into Thumbnail mode here, it also works there. So if I just want to see this different data that's associated with these, then I can do that by hitting the T key.

When I'm tired of it, I hit the T key again to make it go away. So I want to add a piece of information for my movies and we have one movie right here. We hit the T key and you notice that when I go over it, I don't have as much information obviously because there isn't as much information associated with the movie as there is a RAW file. However, the one thing I would like is the duration to show up here in this view. Let me hit the T key again to turn it off. I think I can do that.

So I'm going to go up to the View menu, I'm going to go to my Metadata Display. Wander on down to Customize. This time we're going to go to Metadata Tooltips. Now this is the stuff that's showing right now, but we have these different menus that we can expand. I want to go to Audio/Video. I want to show the Frames Per Second on my video. So I'm just going to click that box right there.

I'll go ahead and leave it at the bottom. I'm fine with that. Metadata ToolTips. I'm going to click Ok. Now I'm back in View here. I'm going to hit T to turn on the Metadata Tooltips. I'm going to go over here and look at that. Now I get my frame rate on that. So now, it doesn't affect the other shots right, because they don't really have a frame rate but on the movies and notice the badge here. Unless we know that it's a movie, then my frame rate will show. Now I'm going to hit the T key again to turn that off.

So you have a lot of control over your overlays, both when you're just working in regular Grid mode. When you're working in Viewer mode, you have two options for each of those. Then you have tooltips. Then you have List mode too. You control all of that by going up to View, down to Metadata Display and Customize, set it up the way that you want so that the information that you need is always right there when you need it.

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