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Now that are our iPhone and our iPad cameras are much better, we can take advantage of this one technique in Aperture that I really like a lot called Tethering. And what Tether allows us to do is connect our iPad or our iPhone directly to our computer and then do live importing of images. And this is really fun. And now that the cameras are good with these devices, it's actually practical and useful. Let me show you how to do it. The way that I like to start is I like to create a New Project just for tethering.
So, we're going to call it Tethered Photos, and we have that right here now. And then you connect your iPad or your iPhone, turn on the camera so that you have an image showing on the device, and then you go up here to File > Tether > Start Session. And it's going to ask you a couple questions here in this dialog box.
Yes, we want the images to go into the Aperture library, Original File Name. At the moment, we're not going to add any Metadata, and we have Tethered Photos selected already. So, all I really have to do is just start the session. And it's telling us right here in the heads-up display that the Destination is our Project. And all I have to do now is on to device itself, and I have an iPad set up here in the studio to just take a picture. So, I'm going to do that.
Taking a picture, and you get to see one of the beautiful lynda.com coffee mugs right here just like that. And then I can do a little different angle. Here I'll do a little--we'll do a variation just so you can get the idea. Here we will do one more shot. I promise you, I won't make you look at coffee mug shots all day. Oh, so it's funny, the iPad did--I have an iPad 3 here. It did face detection on lynda's logo. That's pretty cool! All right! So, there is our second shot here.
Now, so the images have come directly from the iPad into our Aperture library, same thing works with the iPhone. When you're done, you just stop the session right there. And now we'll click on one of these images. We'll open it up. Here is the other one. We can go to Info and see what's going on here. Let's go to EXIF data, and there we see the Camera Make, the Camera Model, a little detail about the picture itself. Look at that, just like a real camera.
So, you could set up your iPhone or your iPad in a live situation and have the photos streamed directly into your Aperture library and share them with your friends or maybe even start a little business. Who knows what you can do? But this is a fun way to bring images into Aperture with your iOS devices.
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