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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.
A lot of us are carrying iPhones and if you happen to be one of people, you probably have some fun shots on that device also that you'd like to manage along with all of your other images. And we can bring iPhone shots into the Aperture library quite easily. So the first thing that you want to do is connect your iPhone with the iPhone USB cable that comes with it, to your computer, and make sure Aperture is launched. And then once you do that, go to your Import dialog box and it will show up right up here under Source.
And I have a whole bunch of shots on my iPhone. I want to just grab a few of them and put them in my Aperture library. So I go over here and I don't see anything here. Boy, I'll tell you, this can freak you out, because right away you're going to think something is broken. Actually this is where that filter will get you. So you got to remember that the Import dialog box remembers the settings that you last used. The settings that I last used was importing RAW files only.
Well, there are no RAW files on my iPhone. They are JPEGs. So if I go here, and I go to JPEG files only, voila! There are all of my iPhone pictures. They are there. So Set Filter was preventing me from seeing what was actually on my phone. That can happen right here and that can also happen here, because let's say you're importing movies, and you have the Exclude Photos box checked. Once again, you are in freak-out mode because your images aren't showing up.
So all you have to do is uncheck that filter, and there they are. I just want to pull a few of my famous parking garage shots into my Aperture Library. To do that I am going to uncheck them all, because I just have a few I want to bring in. I'll bring in this baby, this guy right here. We'll go ahead and bring in Y3. So you may wonder why I have these images on my iPhone. Well, one of the things that I like to do with my iPhone is when I am parking that in airport, or somewhere else, especially when I am going to be gone for a while, I take a picture of where I parked so when I come back I can actually find my car and not wander aimlessly throughout the parking garage.
So we'll bring these images in, and of course, this is just like any other import. So we can go to our metadata presets, and if we want, we can add a keyword say iPhone here. And everything else looks fine. We are going to store these in the Aperture Library. We are going to create a new project, and we will just call it our iPhone Shots. I think we are all set, and then we just click Import Checked.
They are going to come in really fast, because iPhone shots are fairly low resolution JPEGs. Click OK, so here we go. We have our new project. We have our shots right here. They all came in, click on the Metadata tab, and we will see that everything looks fabulous. This is only two megapixels, because it was shot with my first gen iPhone. Your iPhone is a great photographic tool, especially for shooting in parking garages and hotel room numbers and signs and all that good stuff.
Why not manage those shots with the rest of your images in Aperture? It's easy to do. Just connect your device and use the Import dialog, and off to the races you go.
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