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Importing images from a digital camera


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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

with Derrick Story

Video: Importing images from a digital camera

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.
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  1. 2m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 41m 2s
    1. Understanding the system requirements
      1m 46s
    2. Understanding key Aperture terms
      6m 5s
    3. Touring the interface
      4m 43s
    4. Setting essential preferences
      7m 41s
    5. Customizing the top toolbar
      2m 5s
    6. Setting up two monitors
      2m 44s
    7. Configuring for faces and places
      5m 37s
    8. Understanding RAW files
      5m 5s
    9. Following the recommended Aperture workflow
      3m 23s
    10. Running Aperture Library First Aid
      1m 53s
  3. 45m 49s
    1. Preparing for import
      7m 38s
    2. Using managed libraries or the referenced file approach
      8m 7s
    3. Creating metadata presets
      5m 23s
    4. Adding keywords on import
      1m 44s
    5. Importing images from a digital camera
      4m 48s
    6. Using the RAW+JPEG option
      3m 36s
    7. Importing movies from your digital camera
      3m 10s
    8. Importing images from a hard drive
      4m 29s
    9. Importing images from an iPhone
      3m 48s
    10. Importing live images from an iPad or an iPhone
      3m 6s
  4. 39m 22s
    1. Working in Projects view
      6m 33s
    2. Working in Photos view
      3m 22s
    3. Viewing in full-screen mode
      5m 25s
    4. Zooming to actual size
      1m 23s
    5. Using the Loupe for a closer look
      3m 24s
    6. Showing focus points
      1m 28s
    7. Using Quick Preview
      1m 22s
    8. Proofing profiles and on-screen proofing
      2m 58s
    9. Customizing metadata overlays
      5m 26s
    10. Managing previews
      5m 34s
    11. Learning the heads-up displays
      2m 27s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Creating projects and albums
      3m 22s
    2. Rating images by stars and color
      9m 52s
    3. Flagging images
      2m 0s
    4. Organizing a series with stacks
      5m 47s
    5. Grouping images with Smart Albums
      3m 20s
  6. 17m 22s
    1. Understanding the Aperture 3 library
      2m 45s
    2. Switching between Aperture 3 libraries
      2m 21s
    3. Exporting single or multiple projects as libraries
      3m 0s
    4. Merging multiple libraries into one
      3m 53s
    5. Splitting libraries
      3m 5s
    6. Sharing libraries
      2m 18s
  7. 58m 21s
    1. Defining the difference between master and version files
      4m 47s
    2. Working with the Adjustments pane
      6m 28s
    3. Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Reading a histogram
      2m 8s
    5. Adjusting white balance
      2m 31s
    6. Adjusting exposures
      4m 37s
    7. Enhancing photos
      3m 24s
    8. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 34s
    9. Customizing auto adjustments for levels and curves
      1m 50s
    10. Adjusting tonality with the Levels tool
      5m 45s
    11. Adjusting colors
      5m 5s
    12. Converting color pictures to black and white
      4m 14s
    13. Sharpening edges
      5m 54s
    14. Using the Vignette effect
      3m 9s
  8. 41m 13s
    1. Cropping images
      4m 39s
    2. Retouching blemishes
      7m 39s
    3. Fixing spots
      3m 2s
    4. Using Straighten Crop and Flip
      2m 19s
    5. Fixing a chromatic aberration
      2m 9s
    6. Reducing visual noise
      3m 5s
    7. Making adjustments with the Curves tool
      8m 53s
    8. Rotating images
      1m 22s
    9. Removing the Vignette effect
      2m 0s
    10. Using the Color Monochrome and Sepia tools
      4m 27s
    11. Considering the Sharpen tool
      1m 38s
  9. 44m 37s
    1. Introducing brushes
      2m 53s
    2. Using quick brushes
      7m 7s
    3. Using adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    4. Retouching portraits with adjustment brushes
      5m 10s
    5. Creating multiple bricks for a single adjustment
      3m 25s
    6. Applying presets
      5m 46s
    7. Modifying presets
      2m 39s
    8. Highlighting hot and cold areas
      1m 51s
    9. Roundtripping to Photoshop
      3m 49s
    10. Using the edit plug-ins
      2m 52s
    11. Customizing the Adjustments pane
      1m 30s
    12. Batch processing with Lift and Stamp
      3m 9s
  10. 20m 41s
    1. Setting up face recognition
      4m 37s
    2. Searching for faces
      3m 43s
    3. Working with images that have existing tags in places
      3m 18s
    4. Adding geo tags using places in Aperture
      4m 28s
    5. Searching by place
      4m 35s
  11. 15m 42s
    1. Applying keywords
      4m 52s
    2. Creating unique captions quickly
      3m 17s
    3. Batch changing
      7m 33s
  12. 7m 0s
    1. Using the Search box
      4m 24s
    2. Creating Smart Albums for searching
      2m 36s
  13. 12m 48s
    1. Exporting masters and versions
      9m 10s
    2. Using the export plug-ins
      3m 38s
  14. 6m 44s
    1. Developing a backup strategy
      2m 23s
    2. Backing up with vaults
      2m 18s
    3. Restoring from a vault
      2m 3s
  15. 29m 52s
    1. Viewing your images via a quick slideshow
      3m 54s
    2. Setting up complex slideshows
      8m 19s
    3. Customizing individual slides
      8m 6s
    4. Adding video to your slideshows
      4m 13s
    5. Pulling a still frame from a movie
      1m 37s
    6. Exporting slideshows
      3m 43s
  16. 21m 39s
    1. Preparing your book project
      7m 9s
    2. Adjusting your book
      4m 54s
    3. Creating a custom template
      7m 2s
    4. Outputting your book
      2m 34s
  17. 22m 21s
    1. Emailing a photo from Aperture
      3m 27s
    2. Seeing your Aperture library from other applications
      1m 59s
    3. Building a web page
      4m 57s
    4. Publishing a web gallery
      3m 22s
    5. Publishing images to Flickr
      5m 58s
    6. Publishing images to Facebook
      2m 38s
  18. 10m 58s
    1. Printing a single image
      6m 32s
    2. Printing multiple images
      3m 4s
    3. Ordering prints from within Aperture
      1m 22s
  19. 36m 8s
    1. Taking advantage of Retina display Macs
      1m 56s
    2. Understanding the unified library for iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 2s
    3. Getting the most out of the advanced white balance adjustment
      4m 5s
    4. Understanding the changes in the revised Shadows and Highlights tool
      5m 23s
    5. Using Professional Auto Enhance as a starting point for image editing
      3m 24s
    6. Creating your own Auto Enhance presets
      2m 6s
    7. Using iPhoto effects in Aperture
      1m 34s
    8. Increasing performance with Fast Browsing combined with Quick Preview
      3m 40s
    9. Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
      3m 52s
    10. Deleting images from your Photo Stream
      2m 2s
    11. Deleting images from the iPhone, reordering projects, and setting the desktop photo
      2m 33s
    12. Transferring photos into Aperture from the iPad and the iPhone
      2m 31s
  20. 1m 35s
    1. Looking ahead
      1m 35s

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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)
8h 19m Beginner Oct 03, 2012

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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.

Topics include:
  • Importing images from a digital camera or hard drive
  • Adding metadata to photos including captions and copyright
  • Organizing photos using face recognition
  • Running Aperture Library First Aid
  • Retouching with Quick Brushes
  • Importing live images from an iPad or iPhone
  • Round-tripping between Aperture and Photoshop
  • Adding geo tags to mark photo locations
  • Managing movies
  • Creating a custom photo book
  • Publishing a web gallery
  • Uploading images to Flickr and Facebook
  • Archiving and restoring photo libraries
  • Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Printing Photos Raw Processing Retouching Sharing Photos
Software:
Aperture
Author:
Derrick Story

Importing images from a digital camera

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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