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Choosing between power and simplicity isn't an either-or proposition. The latest versions of iPhoto and Aperture now share a common photo library format, which means you can store all your photos in one central library, and then switch between the two apps as needed: use iPhoto for its simplicity and great sharing options, and Aperture for its powerful organization, image editing, and publishing features.
In this course, photographer, author, and teacher Derrick Story shows key strategies for employing both iPhoto and Aperture in a digital photography workflow. The course begins with a look at the unified photo library format and managing your library with both applications.
Next, the course examines the professional-level image editing features in Aperture and details strategies for sharing photos through slideshows and print projects, guiding you to the best application for the job at hand. It concludes with lessons on exporting photos using Aperture, managing an iCloud Photo Stream, and backing up your library.
You can set up Shared Photo Streams with select images that you can put out there for public consumption with a URL that they could only get in the web browser or you can send them to people with iCloud accounts and it's an invitation that they can accept or decline and then that Shared Photo Stream is only shared with them. I actually have some Photo Streams set up. Here is my overall Photo stream but I had a lovely experience on Oktoberfest and I want to share that with some people, so I set up a Shared Photo Stream for that.
Even things like sunsets, you can know someone that loves sun sets, you can set up a Shared Photo Stream of sunsets and invite them to take a look at it. Now, you can do this on your iPhone, you can do this on your iPad or you can do it in iPhoto, we're going to do it in iPhoto right now and you can do it in Aperture also. Let's set up a Shared Photo Stream of these car shots. I've a friend who loves cars, so he may appreciate this. I select the images. I just held down the Command key to select the shots that I wanted and then I go to Share and choose Photo Stream.
Now, I'm going to set up a new Photo Stream. This is my existing Photo Stream but I want a new one, so I click on that and it tells you right here, this is a new shared Photo Stream. I'll put an iCloud URL in there, so that person will get an invitation and I could add as many as I want right there, we'll rename it. And then, if I want a URL for people who don't have iCloud accounts, I can create that right here by checking the Public Website box.
Then, I click on the Share button and iPhoto does that thing and we can see what it does by going over to Photo Stream right here. So, here is my ongoing photo stream, but here is the shared stream that I set up and I can double click on that. Now, we can get more information about this Photo Stream by going to Info. We can see how many photos are in there, we can add a description. We can see who it's shared with, I can turn off the Public Website if I want or I can go to the website to make sure everything is okay.
Let's do that, I'll click on the Visit website button. There is my Shared Photo Stream, right there in a web browser. Then, if you wanted to share that with somebody who doesn't have an iCloud account, you just send them this URL and they can take a look at it. So, Shared Photo Stream is a great way to select a handful of images, share them with just a few people or share them with the entire world.
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