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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.
As we work with both of these applications, there are some things that you might discover. For example, if you're an Aperture user, you may find out that iPhoto actually does some things better. In iPhoto, users have the opportunity to see some of the advanced techniques in Aperture. So, my suggestion is, get a pad, get a pen, and as we go through these movies make notes on which application does things the way that you like. That way, you can use the unified library to build a workflow that's perfect for you.
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