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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.
Well, Aperture 3 enabled Faces. It brought us Faces. Those of you that have been using the latest version of iPhoto know a little about Faces, and it works pretty much the same right here. So, if you've already been using Faces, you're up to speed. But I'll show you a quick run through here anyway, just in case you haven't played with Faces before, just so you get a sense of its power. And now in Aperture, as an iPhoto, it's both face detection and then recognition. So, it finds the faces and then you identify a face, and it finds the other faces that it thinks are related.
So, it's a pretty slick little program here. You Enable Faces if you haven't already. I think it comes - by default, it's enabled. But under the General tab here, you turn Faces Off and On. And in fact, if you were to uncheck this box, it actually leaves your Library pane. So, you can turn it off and on. In an earlier movie, I talked about possibly turning it off in the beginning if you didn't want that background processing going on. That choice is up to you. An option that you have here in Aperture that I don't believe you have in iPhoto is that if you're not crazy about that corkboard background, you can turn it off right here, in Appearance.
We'll live it on right now, so you'll be crystal clear on what we're doing and where we are. So, once Aperture has found the Faces, when you come to Faces here in the Library pane, let's say you're in the Projects, and you're doing your thing and you go, "I want to play with faces." You click on Faces. If you haven't named any faces yet, that's the first thing you have to do is name a face. And that's pretty easy to do. You just type a name, and then you hit Return.
Now what happens is Bonnie moves up here to our corkboard. And we'll hide our unnamed faces for the moment. So, every face that you identify will get a spot here on the corkboard. And Aperture, though, suspects that there are probably other people in your library that are also Bonnie. In this case, we know, for a fact, there are. And if you want to go through and help Aperture fine-tune that process, then you just go to the face and you double-click on it.
And you get this view. You get the face that you've identified and then you also get other people who Aperture suspects are Bonnie, in this case. So, all we have to do now is just go ahead and click on Confirm Faces, and it brings us to this view here. And you can just click on a face to confirm it, or if you have a whole bunch of them and if they are right, then you can just highlight them that way. I'm just dragging right across them.
And if you don't think it's Bonnie, if Aperture does a false reading there, then you click and then you click again, and then you get Not Bonnie. That was a click and then click again for Not Bonnie. But this is Bonnie, so then we're going to go ahead and click again so that we have Bonnie Bonnie. And then I'm going to hit the Done key, and now all the Bonnies are up here at the top. Excellent! And there are our faces, and then we can go back to the corkboard.
You can change which face shows up as your key photo. We'll just cycle through them. All you have to do is just scrub through them and when you see the one that you want to be the thumbnail photo on the corkboard, all you have do is just the Spacebar, and it will stay. And you'll notice that we also have a little Info button right here. You can click on that, and you can change the name. It gives you some info about how many photos and so forth, and then you can even type a full name and e-mail address.
If Bonnie is in your address book, then chances are the e-mail address and the full name will be filled in for you. And you can click through the different faces on your corkboard using these arrows, or you can view the photos within the Bonnie collection. Clicking on that, and it brings you to this view right here. So, we're going to go back to All Faces right here. This is pretty straightforward, pretty easy to use. In the next movie, I do want to show you a way to search via faces, that I think is pretty neat, using Smart albums.
And then we get to tap some of this power.
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