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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.
Once you have added Geo Tags to some of your images, there is a couple of different ways that you can look at them. I'm going to show you that right now. So, let's just start by going to the Places View itself. So, I am just going to click on this right here, and you see that you have a navigation up here, and that you have some pins. And when you're on the Home button here, basically the map that you'll see will be the map that shows you the pins that you have identified so far.
So, if you had pins placed all over the world, then this map would be, obviously, scaled back quite a bit. If you only had pins placed in a small area, then this map would be more zoomed in. Now as you work across the navigation here, then of course, you have Country, and you only have 1 Country here. So, that's pretty straightforward, and then State, and again, we only have 1 State - California. Now it gets a little bit more interesting when we get to Cities. We have 3 Cities, and I'm clicking on that.
So, now we could just do South Lake Tahoe - and it'll take us there, Point Reyes Station - it'll take us there, and Santa Rosa - it'll take us there. At any time that you're doing this, you can always move backwards, move back to State, Country, move back to Home. So, you can navigate that way. Even finer than Cities, we actually have Places, and so we'll go to Point Reyes for example.
So, this is one real easy way to navigate. Now you'll notice that as we navigate, as we choose, for example, Point Reyes National Seashore, then what shows up down here are all the photos that are associated with this pin that we found. This says 8 Photos here, and we have eight photos down here. Then the same thing would happen if we went to Lake Tahoe, 1 Photo, 1 Photo right here. So, a very visual way to find your stuff. So, we'll go back to the Home here.
Now you actually also have a filter, so if you don't want to work visually, if you want to work more with the text, then you can add a Rule. And you can go here and add a Place Rule to this filter here. And you can just say, in this case, you want to look for Santa Rosa, hit Enter, and there you go. It'll take you right to where you want to go, and it'll show you the shots associated with that. And of course, you get your navigation here at the top, which you can use to go back.
I guess we have to remove that filter. Once we remove our filter, then we can go back. Now, I want to show you a Smart Album here because I think the Smart Album is really helpful when you're working with Places. So, I'm going to click on the Library pane here to get out of that view, and we'll just go to Great Outdoors. And one of my favorite ways to use Smart Albums is to find stuff that hasn't been tagged yet, or to find the stuff that has been tagged. In this case, let's find everything that has been tagged, and this would be a growing album as we continue to tag stuff. This album would grow.
So, we'll put it within our project here, Great Outdoors. I will just go up here find New, go to Smart Album, and we'll just call it Places. This is our Places Smart Album. We're going to add a Rule. And we're going to add the Place Rule right here. And we check that box. And then I'm going to choose Place > is not empty. In other words, there is some Geo information there. Close that Smart Album. Everything that has been tagged in my Library here, or in this case, in this project will show up in the Smart Album, and of course, I can always check that by just clicking on these images and seeing that.
Now we can adjust that Smart Album. We'll go back here and just click on that icon there, and let's say that the Place is empty. Well, that would be completely different. Now here is everything that has yet to be Geo tagged, which means I have my work cut out for me. So, this information can be used in a variety of ways. If you're going to take the time to tag your images, you might as well reap the benefits and actually do some organization with them, and I've shown you a few, nice ways to do that.
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