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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.
Let's actually import some images. We've been talking a lot about getting ready to import, but let's actually do it. This movie is about importing images from your digital camera. I am not going to import them all because we are going to do a couple of different things, but we will import some. Obviously, when you connect your digital camera, you are going to see different pictures than these here. So keep that in mind. However, the photos that we do import will be in the Exercise Files for those of you that get Exercise Files with your lynda.com training.
They'll be in there but like I said, when you connect your camera, you will see different images. So, I would like to put the images that I do import here into the Great Outdoors project. So, I am just going to click on that and then right up here we have Great Outdoors. I am going to go ahead and click, as a safety, Do not import duplicates. I just usually leave that checked. For now, we are going to go with the Managed Library approach.
So these files will be stored in my Aperture Library. I am going to import some of them. So the way that I do that, I will uncheck them all and then we will go to, we'll do tents and barbecue. This will be the tent and barbecue import. So, I'm going to hold down the Shift key and then I have to check, right, so that those selected photos are actually checked. So, all of these will be imported. Here is my metadata information.
I have a choice here and I have both RAWs and JPEGs. So, what do I want to do? I am just going to import the JPEGs. So, we'll just import JPEG files only and right away you will see that a number of files are cut in half. Now, we just have these files here. I could do the same thing with just RAWs and I am actually going to show you technique in upcoming movie how later on we could add RAW files to this. Right now, we'll just bring in the JPEGs.
Let's say that we want to work really quickly. Then we'll go up here to the top and just make sure, do we want to do anything else? Do we want to rename files? We'll leave the original file names. Time Zone we don't need to mess with. I am not going to do any Adjustment Presets. I don't have to worry about the excluding movies at the moment. I don't have a backup drive connected, although if I were at home, I would and I would be saving these files to a separate location also. So, I think we're pretty well set.
So, we're all ready to go. I am just going to do Import Checked. We are going to go into our Great Outdoors project and we're off and rolling. Once we've done the import into our Aperture library, I can eject the card, I can erase and eject the card or I can just say Done. I always just choose Done. I never do this one here because I don't want to erase the card with my computer. I like erasing the card in the camera when I know that I've done everything I need to do on the computer.
I don't want to accidentally make a mistake here and erase the card too early. So, I don't choose that. Ejecting card, that doesn't really hurt anything. I am going to click Done because I still want the card connected because I think I am going to do some more work. So, we will just do Done and then I am going to hit the V key here to change my view. So, here are our original images from Great Outdoors. Now, we have our other shots and let's just look at our Metadata view here and we see that we only brought in JPEGs shown up here at the top from the Canon S90.
We sit here and we look. Here's our keywords. Isn't that nice? Look at that, there is my copyright info. Up here, at the top, we have all of our different ways of looking at things. So, we can look at just Name Only or whatever, but we are going to stick with General for right now. Everything looks like it's in great shape. These files are being stored in my Aperture library. That's inside my Pictures folder.
These are not reference files and for the moment, we have JPEGs only. Once you've done this and once you know everything is set, then you can remove the card from your card reader or disconnect the camera from your computer and go about your business. So, here's import number one from a digital camera.
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