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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

Exploring the iPhoto Library pane


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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

with Derrick Story

Video: Exploring the iPhoto Library pane

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.
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together
2h 37m Intermediate Mar 20, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Sharing libraries
  • Importing and exporting photos
  • Organizing your library
  • Editing images
  • Building slideshows
  • Creating prints, cards, books, and calendars
  • Archiving and back up your library
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
Aperture iPhoto
Author:
Derrick Story

Exploring the iPhoto Library pane

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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