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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 have a few more goodies that I want to show you in Aperture for printing just because they're so fun. So, let's do a Contact Sheets. So, I'm going to do Command+A, we're going to select all of these, and then I'm going to go up to Print. One nice touch is, it goes from Print Image to Print Images, I don't know, I appreciate that. We have the Preset, the Contact Sheet right here now. If I just did Standard, then this would be 1 of 12, 2 of 12, like that.
So, you can print a series of shots also. I want to put them all on a one sheet of paper. They come up like this and you go, well, that's not really what I wanted in terms of looks. Well, we can fix that. We can fix that here because we have these controls right here. So, we're going to change Rows and Columns. We're going to go this way here. Let's change it to three. As I play with this, then I can configure the Contact Sheet the way that I want, and if I like it, then I can save it as a preset, so that's fun.
Now, you can also create what we call a Review Sheet here. They give us a template to start with. That's where it has some basic Metadata and then a few lines for comments and you can print that out and hand it to a client or to someone and they can make notes on which shots they want you to work on. If we scroll down here, you see that we have some control over, for instance how many Comment Lines and the size of the Type and the Font and all that good stuff.
So, you can customize that for you and then save that as a preset. I like this stuff. I want to show you one more thing, one more thing. And you see this on, what I'm going to show you next, you see this on Instagram and so forth, it's a very popular technique and it also makes for nice printing, where we are going to show slices. We'll pick this image, and then I'm going to go to Print Images and I'm going to go to Sequence right here.
Of course, I can play with the number of Rows and Columns with Sequence and do my usual playing with the Borders here. For instance, I may want the borders to be smaller. I can adjust all of that stuff, get it the way that I want, and then make a print. This will all be on one sheet of paper. Just a few advance techniques, but it shows you the power of this interface, and yet, I think it's pretty easy to use.
And if you find something that you like, make sure you save it as a Preset so you can do it again.
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