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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.
I'm going to talk about Photo Stream for a few movies and I'm really excited about this because I think this is a terrific service that integrates well with both Aperture and iPhoto. Now, to setup your own Photo Stream first thing you do is you go to System Preferences as we've done here and you go to iCloud just like this and you make sure that the Photo Stream box is checked. You also have a couple of options here, just turn on My Photo Stream, turn on the Shared Photo Streams, click OK, and you're done in System Preferences.
So, now we can go into the applications themselves. Now, the thing about Photo Stream and we're going to talk more about this in upcoming movies is that you can only enable it for iPhoto or for Aperture at a time so you have to make a choice. If you decide on iPhoto, you got to Preferences, go to Photo Stream and you check the boxes. Now, I recommend that you don't check all of the boxes, you leave this one unchecked and we're going to get into that when we talk about workflow.
But this enables Photo Stream and then this allows images that you take with your iPhone or iPad, so on and so forth, to flow into this library so it becomes an automated backup. I'm going to uncheck Photo Stream here, turn it off and then we'll hop right over to Aperture for a second and I'll just show you where you set that up. Now again, Photo Stream has been enabled in our System Preferences so all we have to do is go to Preferences here.
Choose Photo Stream Tab, we'll enable it, turn on Shared Photo Streams, leave this unchecked for now and again, I'm going to explain that. And then you get a little bit of information here in the Photo Stream Tab about what this does. This is good. You can read it but I'm going to tell you more about it in upcoming movies.
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