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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.
Ordering prints from the online print service is pretty easy in both iPhoto and Aperture and they're very similar. I'll show you iPhoto right now. I think it has a bit of an easier interface. So, I'll select a couple of images. I'll hold down the Command key to select multiples, and then I go to Share Menu and I go to Order Prints. It brings up this dialog box and I basically enter how many I want of each one and iPhoto will keep a running total for me.
Make sure that you order enough so that your prints cost more than your postage, so you want to batch order your prints. And then you click the Buy Now button and they take you to the Shopping Cart and off you go. Now, the only difference, I would say with the Aperture print ordering, is that it takes you to the Shopping Cart first, you log in with your Apple ID and then you get to the details of ordering the prints. So, they sort of do it in reverse.
I actually like the iPhoto Shopping Cart method better. I recommend it for ease of shopping experience, but you can go either route and both are pretty simple.
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