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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.
I'm going to touch on, just for a minute, something that I think is a nice technique if you've been creating slideshows in iPhoto and you like some of these Aperture tools I've showed you. So, I'm going to click on an iPhoto slideshow. I'm here in Aperture right now. Click on slideshow that originated in iPhoto and we get the message, and I like this message. That's why I don't click this box. I want to come up because it helps me know that I've created the slideshow originally in iPhoto and what it's telling me is, that if I want to use Aperture tools here then, as I've talked in the earlier movies then, I can no longer edit it in iPhoto.
And I'm okay with that because I like some of the slideshow work that I've done in iPhoto. But I feel like I can do a few more things like have control over some of the individual slides using this nice Ken Burns tool that we have right here. Or maybe doing a little additional work with the music tracks, where I can have multiple music tracks and I can align the slides to the beats of the music, something that I never was able to do in iPhoto.
So, a lot of nice things here. Just keep in mind that once you do it here, it has to stay here, but if you open the slideshow in iPhoto, you can play it and enjoy it there. Just a nice little tip, but you might want to upgrade a few of those slideshows that you've done earlier.
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