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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.
You can also use Aperture and iPhoto to publish shots directly to Flickr, which is another convenience that I enjoy. You can do single shots as we're going to do right here. We're just going to upload this one shot. Or you can upload entire albums to Flickr. And if you do albums, the Flickr area right here will reflect that; it will help you manage those albums where you can take images inside and out. Now, most of the time I'm just doing single photos up to Flickr or just a handful of photos that I want to go to my Photostream.
It's the most common way that I think most people use it and I'm going to show you that right now. Again, just like with Facebook, you go up to Preferences first, and you add an account and you make sure that you have your Flickr account active and ready to go, and connected to Aperture. Once they are connected, you click on the image, go to the Share menu. We go to Flickr, we get this dialog box. Now, we can do a new set if we want. I don't want to.
I just want to put it right in my Photostream. Later on, if I find that I've done a number of images, I can create a set in Flickr, but right now, this one shot right on the Photostream. I have my Permission options right here. We'll do it for only me right now, but generally speaking, I choose Anyone so the world can see my work and then on Photo Size, since I don't have a Flickr Pro Account right here for this training, we just do web size images. Those are your choices.
If you have a Pro Account, you can choose how big the image is on Flickr. Hit the Publish button. We get the notification that everything seemed to have gone okay. So, we'll click OK. Let's go to Flickr. Here we are in Flickr. I'll refresh and there's my shot. Now, I can go ahead and I can change the title right here and I can add a description.
Now, you can do this also from iPhoto. Once again, we go to Preferences first, you go to Accounts and make sure that you've made your connection. If you have not, you click on the plus symbol. Let us put the side view in. Click on the side view, go to Share, choose Flickr, not a new set. I just want to put it in my Photostream, only me.
Again, we have the web option because this is a free account and we click Publish. Here we go. That's why I like the nice big warning just to let me know. Yes, very easy and once again as with Facebook, you can upload directly to Flickr from either iPhoto or Aperture. You don't have to choose a single account for this social networking connection. I love it. I use it all the time. I think it's an excellent feature in both of these applications.
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