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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.
Aperture can actually show you the focus points that were used when you took the shot. Now, I know this has some usefulness, but it's mainly fun and I have to show it to you anyway. So I'm looking at the shot right here and I'm in the Metadata tab in the Inspector here. And I do have my camera info up. And you'll notice that right here I have this little focus point thing and it lights up. So If I click on that, I actually get the focus points for the shot and the one that was actually used to take the photos.
So here are the other focus points, but I was using the center point on this one, and then I can turn that back off, very nice. Now under the View menu you also have Show Focus Points, so we could turn it on there and you could also turn it off there if you want, or you could hit Option+F and turn them on and Option+F to turn them off. Now the Option+F is a nice way to go, because if you're in full-screen mode, and you are just working away, and you want to see the focus points, you just hit Option+F, there they are, and then hit Option+F again to turn them off.
And then hit regular F again to go out of full-screen mode. I'm not sure how useful it is, but I have to tell you it's a lot of fun and when you're showing off Aperture to other people, this might be one of the little demos you want to do.
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