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Well, if you have a little extra screen real estate,e Aperture will take advantage of it. So I want to show you life with two monitors. Life with two monitors can be two separate monitors, or it can be a laptop monitor and a separate monitor. So you have a couple of different options. You set that up under View, once you've connected your monitors of course, and then you go to your Secondary Viewer, and right now we have it set as Blank. And you have a few options here. Another option that you have for your secondary viewer is that you can use it as a spare desktop.
So if you are listening to iTunes while you work, or checking your email or something like that, you can be doing that work over here on your desktop, and then doing your Aperture work over here. But that's not the way I really like to work. Here's what I like, and this is what Aperture does so well. Let me go to Secondary Viewer, and I am going to go to Alternate, and this is livin' large, isn't it? Because now I can work over here in Aperture. And if I get the V key for example, I have my different views.
I have my standard Aperture interface. But if I go to another photograph, I get the full-screen view over here on the second monitor. So then I always have access to a full-screen view of any of the shots that I'm working on. And with Aperture 3 it gets even better, because if I hit the F key, Now I have a full-screen browser view and a full-screen enlarged view.
So if I bring up the heads-up display here, it creates a nice little workspace. I'm going to hit the H key to do that. And I can lock it right over here. Or I can have it free floating. I like to lock it. So now I have my browser with the heads -up display that I can go through here. And if I want I can move my heads-up display also. I can move it over here and while I'm working on the image just have it set over here. The one thing that hasn't worked for me anyway, and maybe you'll find a way.
If I go to lock it, I haven't found a way to make it lock over here. It always wants to come back to my main browser. But that could be just something that I haven't found yet. So the bottom line is that this is a terrific way to work. If you have, like a 17 inch laptop, and you have a nice display, a Mac laptop can push pixels to both of them. And you can set up something just like this. It's absolutely beautiful.
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