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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.
I'm going to continue on with the Faces theme for just one more movie because I want to show you how to put this technology, and I'm talking about this Faces technology, to actual use. The filters in Aperture are quite good. So, if you're somewhere in the middle of your face detection project, I want to show you how you can put these filters to use. For example, if you had a ginormous library that had all sorts of photos in it, you could click on Photos here, and then you will have everything in here.
You have your landscape, and your pets, and your people. So, this list would just go on and on and on and on. You have a Filter up here. You can just click on this. One of the rules is the Faces rule. So, I'm just going to go to Face right here. We have one set up already. So, we can get rid of this one here. So, in this Rule right here, you can have all these different conditions. So, for instance, the first one, Face is detected.
Well, we detected Bonnie's face so she shows up, but then you could also do Face is not detected, and you could find all the faces in your Library that have yet to be detected. And then if you wanted to, you could click on this button here to create a New Album with all of your undetected faces, so that you know that you could come back and work on those when you wanted. That album would just show up here at the top level in your Library pane.
So, that's kind of fun. Then you can search for specific people. So, for instance, if the Face is Bonnie, then you could search for that. If the Face is Fred, then you could say, "Oh! I guess Fred isn't in my library." So, then you would know that, but then you would have absolute confirmation that there are no Freds in your Library. So, we'll go back to Bonnie, because we know she is in here. So, that works pretty nicely.
So, this is a way for you to actually put that face detection technology to work. Now, I'm going to go ahead and close this right here. Then we're just going to kind of erase that Filter. Now, there is another way that you can do this too, which is with Smart Albums. So, you can go up here to New, and go to Smart Album. We'll just call that Faces Smart Album. So, now I'll Add the Rule here. This dialog box is probably looking somewhat familiar to you and do Face, and we could do the same thing.
So, Face, includes, and it could be a special person, and there you go. But then you could also do something like a face is not detected. Then you could have a Smart Album of all the faces that are not detected. The nice thing about a Smart Album, as opposed to the other filtered search that we did, is that if you add new people to your Library and somehow they don't get detected, then that Smart Album is a living thing. It will continue to show them.
The Smart Album can also have all these other conditions also named, is not, all that sort of stuff. So, you can build a Smart Album any way you want. The difference being between this and this Filter up here, that this will continue to update on its own, whereas this is more of a one-shot deal. So, regardless of which way you go, it's a nice way to put this Faces technology to work for you so that you can actually use it to find people, label them, and use those pictures.
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