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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.
I'm going to talk a little about the Retina display on the new MacBook Pro 15-inch, and this is a term that Apple uses for a high-definition monitor. There are more pixels in a Retina display than there are on the normal Apple laptop, and even though I'm showing you a very rough photograph here with the Retina display on the left and a MacBook Air on the right--a 2010 MacBook Air--there are still a few differences even with this photograph gone through compression and being displayed on whatever you're looking at, there are still some things that I can point out that are in store for you if you work with Aperture 3.3 on this type of computer.
So here on the Retina display, the first thing that will jump out at you is that there is more detail in the hair up here on the upper left side, and you look at the MacBook Air, and you don't see as much detail. In other words, in the shadow areas there is more blocking up of pixels. That jumps out at me right away. Second thing in the cheek area here, notice how fine the gradation is in the cheek and how, again, it gets a little blotchy on the MacBook Air and then around the eye.
Now we have the loop shown here around the eye, we can see actually different tones of black around the eye on the MacBook Air, you see mainly black on the eyeliner, not nearly as many tones. So when you're doing your image editing, when you're showing pictures to friends, family, and clients, there will just be more of the image there. More of what you captured will show on this display. Aperture 3.3 is tuned to this display, and it is a very pleasurable editing and viewing environment for your pictures.
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