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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together
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Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector


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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

with Derrick Story

Video: Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector

Now, we're going to take a look at the Aperture interface for organizing our images. One of the things that jumps out at me is that it's so nice and clean, it's tidy. I like that. Personally, I like tidy, especially when I get into tens of thousands of photos. But everyone is a little different. So, let's see how this resonates with you as we walk through it. So, up at the top again, this should feel familiar to you.
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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together
2h 37m Intermediate Mar 20, 2013

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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.

Topics include:
  • Sharing libraries
  • Importing and exporting photos
  • Organizing your library
  • Editing images
  • Building slideshows
  • Creating prints, cards, books, and calendars
  • Archiving and back up your library
Subjects:
Photography Photo Management Printing Photos Sharing Photos
Software:
Aperture iPhoto
Author:
Derrick Story

Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector

Now, we're going to take a look at the Aperture interface for organizing our images. One of the things that jumps out at me is that it's so nice and clean, it's tidy. I like that. Personally, I like tidy, especially when I get into tens of thousands of photos. But everyone is a little different. So, let's see how this resonates with you as we walk through it. So, up at the top again, this should feel familiar to you.

Instead of Events, we have Projects. We can look at our various projects that we have. And of course, Photos is Photos, so all of the photos; Faces, and Places. So, all of that is pretty much the same as in iPhoto, except instead of Events, we have Projects. We also have a very similar structure here. We have Last 12 Months, Last Import, Flagged, we have Rejected. So, if you have rejected some images, images that you just don't want to show up in the normal library, you can look at them here.

And then we have the Trash right here. We have Photo Stream as we had in iPhoto. One note about Photo Stream -- and again, we are going to talk about this a bit more in the upcoming movies -- you can only have Photo Stream enabled in either iPhoto or Aperture. So, you have to decide and pick, and I'm going to help you with that in a few movies. And then here in Projects, this is something that I like about Aperture. You notice I can collapse this project here, the Family Portrait project.

All the things that I have inside of that project, the albums, the folders, the smart albums, the slideshow, all of that is inside this Project container. And I could do things with this container. I can export the container and send it off to other places. I like that tidiness. I like having all those albums, and smart albums, slideshows, all within this container. So, that to me is very nice. Another user interface difference in Aperture is that the Info tab is right next to the Library tab here in the inspector.

So, let me just click on a photo. We'll go here to Photos. We'll just take a shot right here, and then I can click on the Info tab and I have more information in the Info tab than there is in iPhoto. A big difference there, and I have different ways to look at the information also. By default, it has a General view, but I could, for example, just look at the EXIF Info and pick that from the pop-up menu.

And then I can go back to the Library. And Adjustments is over here also, and we're definitely going to be talking about those because Adjustments in Aperture is a lot of fun. So, a lot of similarities in organization with iPhoto, but I think the Aperture interface is a bit cleaner. But the one thing I have learned, talking and working with photographers, is that it's a very personal preference sort of thing. Hopefully these brief tours will help you decide which one is best for you.

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