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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.
Sometimes it's fun to do a Contact Sheet or print multiple images on a sheet of paper, especially if you are outputting it for review. So, let's take a look and see how that works. I am going to select a number of images here. I just hold down the Shift key, and that gives us our selection. We will go up to File, and you will notice that it's now Print Images instead of just Print Image. Now we are in our Print dialog box, and we have Contact Sheets as our default. Aperture is also smart that way.
So, we will just stay here for a moment. And the first thing that you want to do is play around with the Rows and the Columns thing, because that allows you to sort of customize this page so that it looks the way that you want. Obviously, if you have a whole bunch of images, you want to increase the Rows and Columns. If you have fewer images, you want to decrease them, so that they appear nicely on the page. And if we go to More Options here, then we have control over Spacing, which is a lot of fun.
Margins. Printer Managed, as we have talked about before, I prefer to pick the profile that you are going to use for your printer. You can make your Output Adjustments. We have our Image Options here, and you know if you want to add a Border Color or whatever. But I wanted to get down here to Metadata, because I think Metadata is helpful for Contact Sheets. We will go to our Metadata Views, and we actually have a default view called Contact Sheet, and it gives us some nice information right here.
Actually, let me bump that up a bit. So, not only do we have the photo itself, but we actually have a lot of the Metadata that goes with it. You can add your Logo, if you wish, to this Contact Sheet, especially if you are running a photography studio, and of course, the Comment Lines as before. So, very handy. Printing multiple images is a great way to go, and if you want, you can go ahead and hit Print, and instead of sending it to a Printer, we will have one more option right here.
To generate a PDF, all you have to do is click on the PDF button here, and you just choose Save as PDF. It will ask you for your location. You put it there, and then you have an electronic version of this output that you can share with people via e-mail or on a disk or on a flash drive or however that works. So, both electronic and paper can happen using the same tool here. So, I am going to go ahead and cancel out of the job here, and we will cancel right here and bring us back.
So, in Aperture, you have a lot more control now in Version 3, over printing single images or multiple images. Just make sure that you explore that More Options dialog to get the control that you want.
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