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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.
Let's take a look at the System Requirements to run Aperture 3.3. Now you know you need a Mac, right? So we're all on the same page that way, but Apple actually gets a bit more specific about this, so let's take a look at what kind of Mac and what it should be running. So basically, you need an Intel Mac to power the Aperture program. Now one of the big changes with Aperture 3.3 from its predecessors--Aperture 3 moving forward-- is that you need to have Lion running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4 to run Aperture 3.3.
So if you're running Snow Leopard and just regular Aperture 3, and you want the free update to 3.3, you must update to Lion or it won't run. So if you've been procrastinating on doing that, this may get you over the hump. Now in terms of the other things, memory, pretty straightforward, it hasn't changed much, same with the other requirements, you need a gigabyte of disk space for the application and documentation. I can tell you right now you are going to need a whole lot more than that for your photos.
However, we will get into that later. And then if you want a share the photo libraries, which is kind of a new thing now with Aperture 3.3, we're going to be talking about that. You have to make sure that you update iPhoto also to 9.3 or newer. So those are the System Requirements. Make sure your house is in order before you try to run Aperture. Once you get it in order, fire it up, and let's get on to the next movie.
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