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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.
The cool thing about when you have all of your images in an Aperture Library - it truly becomes a database, a photo database for your entire Mac. This is very true from Mac versions of Leopard and Snow Leopard moving forward. I am going to show you how that works right now. I think it's fairly impressive. We saw before how you can send a photo out of Aperture, and then it launches the e-mail program, but what if you're in your e-mail program and someone sends you a nice note, such as this, Thank you very much, Tom.
I want to reply to him. So, I am just going to hit Reply and say, "Thanks Tom!" I go, wouldn't it be nice to send Tom a photo too? Maybe a photo from the Aperture Library, where I did the training. Well, this is where Aperture becomes your database for your entire Mac. Up here in the corner, you'll see something called Photo Browser. I am just going to click on that right now, and it brings up my Aperture Library.
It also will show you your iPhoto library too. What you have in here are all of your previews. Again, this is why previews are so darn important. I am going to double-click there. Now, I am going to find a nice shot that I want to send to Tom. Let's send him our tree shot. All I have to do is take it and drag it out of the browser into my e-mail. I can go ahead and close my browser now. I can sample the image to any size that I want as long as it's Small, Medium or Large.
Let's send him a larger version, and we are all set. So, not only can we work from within Aperture, we can work within basically any application, any Apple application, especially on our Mac. And we have access to our Aperture Library, even if Aperture isn't open. So, now all I have to do is click the Send button and I send Tom a very nice thank you for his congratulations.
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