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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 want to show you how iPhoto helps you keep track of your photos, keep them organized. It's a very logical system and you'll see it has a lot in common with Aperture too, there are a few things that are different but there's a lot of similarity also. Let's just go right over here to LIBRARY. At the very top, we have four basic filters. Events, which is time-based, Photos, which just shows you all the photos in the library if you just want to motor through them all; we only have fourteen in here right now, but if you had thousands, they would all be here waiting for you to browse.
If you're using face detection technology, that's right here. You can enable that and then Places, of course is location-based, it allows you to view the geotags for your photos or geotag them right here, very handy, very easy to use. Now, below that, under RECENT, we have the actual event again and we could have multiple events here. Then you can look at some time-based stuff with the Last 12 Months, your Last Import, images that you flagged, and the Trash, anything that you might have in the trash.
If you're an iCloud subscriber and you click on Photo Stream, you can actually turn it on here. This is something that we're going to talk about in some upcoming movies. It's very interesting stuff and I think it's very handy, too. I like it a lot. Under EVENTS, we have all of our events. Now, we only have one but you could have many, many events very quickly if you take a lot of pictures and they'll all be listed here. ALBUMS that I've talked about, in an earlier movie and that includes smart albums.
So, regular albums and smart albums are together under ALBUMS and SLIDESHOWS right here, and here's our slideshow. Now, one thing that you will notice when we look at Aperture is that our event, Carpinteria in this case, doesn't have all of these other associated filters inside of it. In other words, events are right here and then albums are here, slideshows are here, Aperture will take a little different approach where, it sort of, incorporates all the associated files inside the project.
So, there's one difference to look out for. The second difference is that we only have the library pane itself over here. If you want to look at info for any of the photos, then you have to go down here to Info and it brings up another pane on the other side. So, the Info is over here on the right and what I mean by Info is like your XF Data, your star rating, all that good stuff. And then the organization is over here on the left.
Now, on the next movie, we'll take a look and see how Aperture handles all of this. It's a good system here in iPhoto. I like it a lot.
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