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Publishing images to Flickr

From: Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

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Another very nice publishing option, if you don't want to go the MobileMe route and if you don't have your own web server to just export web pages individually, is that you can use one of the social networking sites, such as Flickr. And I am going to publish to Flickr right now and show you how easy that is. Now, first of all, you have to have a Flickr account for this to work, but it's easy enough to set up. And the lowest level of account is free and won't cost you anything, and it has a lot of capability. So, not a bad way to get your feet wet.

Publishing images to Flickr

Another very nice publishing option, if you don't want to go the MobileMe route and if you don't have your own web server to just export web pages individually, is that you can use one of the social networking sites, such as Flickr. And I am going to publish to Flickr right now and show you how easy that is. Now, first of all, you have to have a Flickr account for this to work, but it's easy enough to set up. And the lowest level of account is free and won't cost you anything, and it has a lot of capability. So, not a bad way to get your feet wet.

Next thing I am going to do is just select a few photos. So, we are going to add, let's say, four photos to our Flickr account. Add this one. We will add this one, and we will add this one right here. So, we are going to upload four photos. Again, we have two stacks here, and the way that stacks work is they will only pick the top photo. We don't have to worry about the other photos behind there in the stack. Once we have our photos selected, then I am going to go up to Flickr, right here, and we are already set up. Now, if you haven't done this before or if it's your first time, there will be a step in between this step, and that step will be having you authorize Aperture to talk to your Flickr account.

So, basically, you will be sent to a web page, and you will be asked to give authorization. You click I Authorize, and then it will bring you back to here. So, the first time you will have an authorization process. After that, it will go just like this. Now, Flickr is organized, or one of the ways that Flickr is organized, by Sets, and so we're going to create a set for these images to go in there. And I am just going to call it Outdoor Life.

And I want the Photos Viewable by anyone. That's part of the joy of publishing on the web. However, if, let's say you wanted maybe only clients to review or something like that, you do have these other ways that you can limit who can see the pictures. In our case, we want the world to see them. And then you have to determine Size. I usually go with the Web Images, which are a pretty good size, especially when you click on the All Sizes button in Flickr. But you have these other options: Optimized are even larger, and then Actual Size are exactly that, actual size images.

We are going to go with Web Images right now. And then you just click the Publish button. Aperture will go to work. It will do its publishing thing, as we can see down here at the bottom of the screen. And then we just sit tight for a moment and let the magic happen. You will notice that we have a new area here in our library, and it actually set up a Flickr area, and we have our Set right here, Outdoor Life. And once it finishes publishing, we get this little icon. And that lets us know that our album is live.

And then we also have a little Flickr pop-up menu here, and we can visit our Flickr Gallery. Let's do that because that sounds like great fun. And here we go, Outdoor Life, and we have our shots. Now, I can go to my Flickr page, and you will see that these images have been added to my Flickr Gallery and that I have a new Set here. And Flickr is a lot of fun. I am not going to do a whole tutorial on Flickr, but I will show you just a couple of things.

If you want to change the thumbnail, just go to Edit here, and you can change the thumbnail just by dragging it over and dropping it on there, and then Saving that. That's one nice little thing. And then you go back to Your photostream, and now that image has been changed. And if you want to adjust the titles here, you can do that also just by clicking on that and then Saving. Just go Flower, Save.

So, we are just tidying up a little bit here, and we can come back to that later. Now, here's what's interesting. I am going to go ahead and minimize this, and we will come back. If I decide that I want to add another image to my Flickr Gallery, I can control that from Aperture. So, we will come back here, and let's say that I would like to add this image also. I should be able to just drag it into my Flickr Gallery and have Flickr update it.

Let's see if that works. We will come right down here, drop it in there. What Aperture does then, it synchronizes the Gallery that we have here in the Library Pane with the Gallery that is on Flickr, and it should update our Flickr Album online. Let's go take a look and see what happens. We will visit our Flickr Gallery. There is our Flickr Gallery, and our new image has been added. There it is right there in our Set. Oh! It's beautiful.

And I could go back to my page, and oh, we have two of them. That is from my testing, because I actually tested this first to make sure that would work. But I can even take care of that right here. Because all I have to do is go to Delete, and I can delete that out of there, and now I will just Refresh this page and everything is the way that it should be. So, it's a nice communication between Aperture and Flickr, and you can actually maintain things both here, within your Aperture Library or on the Flickr page.

You have control at both ends of the equation. And by the way, I should mention real quickly that you can delete photos out of here and then resynchronize by clicking on this button here, and it should remove them off Flickr too. It's a nice way to web publish if you don't have MobileMe, and you don't have your own web site.

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Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

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  1. 2m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 41m 2s
    1. Understanding the system requirements
      1m 46s
    2. Understanding key Aperture terms
      6m 5s
    3. Touring the interface
      4m 43s
    4. Setting essential preferences
      7m 41s
    5. Customizing the top toolbar
      2m 5s
    6. Setting up two monitors
      2m 44s
    7. Configuring for faces and places
      5m 37s
    8. Understanding RAW files
      5m 5s
    9. Following the recommended Aperture workflow
      3m 23s
    10. Running Aperture Library First Aid
      1m 53s
  3. 45m 49s
    1. Preparing for import
      7m 38s
    2. Using managed libraries or the referenced file approach
      8m 7s
    3. Creating metadata presets
      5m 23s
    4. Adding keywords on import
      1m 44s
    5. Importing images from a digital camera
      4m 48s
    6. Using the RAW+JPEG option
      3m 36s
    7. Importing movies from your digital camera
      3m 10s
    8. Importing images from a hard drive
      4m 29s
    9. Importing images from an iPhone
      3m 48s
    10. Importing live images from an iPad or an iPhone
      3m 6s
  4. 39m 22s
    1. Working in Projects view
      6m 33s
    2. Working in Photos view
      3m 22s
    3. Viewing in full-screen mode
      5m 25s
    4. Zooming to actual size
      1m 23s
    5. Using the Loupe for a closer look
      3m 24s
    6. Showing focus points
      1m 28s
    7. Using Quick Preview
      1m 22s
    8. Proofing profiles and on-screen proofing
      2m 58s
    9. Customizing metadata overlays
      5m 26s
    10. Managing previews
      5m 34s
    11. Learning the heads-up displays
      2m 27s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Creating projects and albums
      3m 22s
    2. Rating images by stars and color
      9m 52s
    3. Flagging images
      2m 0s
    4. Organizing a series with stacks
      5m 47s
    5. Grouping images with Smart Albums
      3m 20s
  6. 17m 22s
    1. Understanding the Aperture 3 library
      2m 45s
    2. Switching between Aperture 3 libraries
      2m 21s
    3. Exporting single or multiple projects as libraries
      3m 0s
    4. Merging multiple libraries into one
      3m 53s
    5. Splitting libraries
      3m 5s
    6. Sharing libraries
      2m 18s
  7. 58m 21s
    1. Defining the difference between master and version files
      4m 47s
    2. Working with the Adjustments pane
      6m 28s
    3. Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Reading a histogram
      2m 8s
    5. Adjusting white balance
      2m 31s
    6. Adjusting exposures
      4m 37s
    7. Enhancing photos
      3m 24s
    8. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 34s
    9. Customizing auto adjustments for levels and curves
      1m 50s
    10. Adjusting tonality with the Levels tool
      5m 45s
    11. Adjusting colors
      5m 5s
    12. Converting color pictures to black and white
      4m 14s
    13. Sharpening edges
      5m 54s
    14. Using the Vignette effect
      3m 9s
  8. 41m 13s
    1. Cropping images
      4m 39s
    2. Retouching blemishes
      7m 39s
    3. Fixing spots
      3m 2s
    4. Using Straighten Crop and Flip
      2m 19s
    5. Fixing a chromatic aberration
      2m 9s
    6. Reducing visual noise
      3m 5s
    7. Making adjustments with the Curves tool
      8m 53s
    8. Rotating images
      1m 22s
    9. Removing the Vignette effect
      2m 0s
    10. Using the Color Monochrome and Sepia tools
      4m 27s
    11. Considering the Sharpen tool
      1m 38s
  9. 44m 37s
    1. Introducing brushes
      2m 53s
    2. Using quick brushes
      7m 7s
    3. Using adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    4. Retouching portraits with adjustment brushes
      5m 10s
    5. Creating multiple bricks for a single adjustment
      3m 25s
    6. Applying presets
      5m 46s
    7. Modifying presets
      2m 39s
    8. Highlighting hot and cold areas
      1m 51s
    9. Roundtripping to Photoshop
      3m 49s
    10. Using the edit plug-ins
      2m 52s
    11. Customizing the Adjustments pane
      1m 30s
    12. Batch processing with Lift and Stamp
      3m 9s
  10. 20m 41s
    1. Setting up face recognition
      4m 37s
    2. Searching for faces
      3m 43s
    3. Working with images that have existing tags in places
      3m 18s
    4. Adding geo tags using places in Aperture
      4m 28s
    5. Searching by place
      4m 35s
  11. 15m 42s
    1. Applying keywords
      4m 52s
    2. Creating unique captions quickly
      3m 17s
    3. Batch changing
      7m 33s
  12. 7m 0s
    1. Using the Search box
      4m 24s
    2. Creating Smart Albums for searching
      2m 36s
  13. 12m 48s
    1. Exporting masters and versions
      9m 10s
    2. Using the export plug-ins
      3m 38s
  14. 6m 44s
    1. Developing a backup strategy
      2m 23s
    2. Backing up with vaults
      2m 18s
    3. Restoring from a vault
      2m 3s
  15. 29m 52s
    1. Viewing your images via a quick slideshow
      3m 54s
    2. Setting up complex slideshows
      8m 19s
    3. Customizing individual slides
      8m 6s
    4. Adding video to your slideshows
      4m 13s
    5. Pulling a still frame from a movie
      1m 37s
    6. Exporting slideshows
      3m 43s
  16. 21m 39s
    1. Preparing your book project
      7m 9s
    2. Adjusting your book
      4m 54s
    3. Creating a custom template
      7m 2s
    4. Outputting your book
      2m 34s
  17. 22m 21s
    1. Emailing a photo from Aperture
      3m 27s
    2. Seeing your Aperture library from other applications
      1m 59s
    3. Building a web page
      4m 57s
    4. Publishing a web gallery
      3m 22s
    5. Publishing images to Flickr
      5m 58s
    6. Publishing images to Facebook
      2m 38s
  18. 10m 58s
    1. Printing a single image
      6m 32s
    2. Printing multiple images
      3m 4s
    3. Ordering prints from within Aperture
      1m 22s
  19. 36m 8s
    1. Taking advantage of Retina display Macs
      1m 56s
    2. Understanding the unified library for iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 2s
    3. Getting the most out of the advanced white balance adjustment
      4m 5s
    4. Understanding the changes in the revised Shadows and Highlights tool
      5m 23s
    5. Using Professional Auto Enhance as a starting point for image editing
      3m 24s
    6. Creating your own Auto Enhance presets
      2m 6s
    7. Using iPhoto effects in Aperture
      1m 34s
    8. Increasing performance with Fast Browsing combined with Quick Preview
      3m 40s
    9. Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
      3m 52s
    10. Deleting images from your Photo Stream
      2m 2s
    11. Deleting images from the iPhone, reordering projects, and setting the desktop photo
      2m 33s
    12. Transferring photos into Aperture from the iPad and the iPhone
      2m 31s
  20. 1m 35s
    1. Looking ahead
      1m 35s

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