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Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture

From: Aperture 3 Essential Training (2012)

Video: Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture

If you bring images into Aperture 3 that you worked on in Aperture 2 - and let's say that you import a project. So, you had an existing project in Aperture 2, where you had done a lot of work, and then you bring that into Aperture 3. One of the things you are going to have to think about is what we call reprocessing, because in Aperture 2 a different type of processing was used than in Aperture 3.

Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture

If you bring images into Aperture 3 that you worked on in Aperture 2 - and let's say that you import a project. So, you had an existing project in Aperture 2, where you had done a lot of work, and then you bring that into Aperture 3. One of the things you are going to have to think about is what we call reprocessing, because in Aperture 2 a different type of processing was used than in Aperture 3.

And the way that you can tell if you'll need to do this, now, this is only true for RAW files, right? If you are bringing in JPEGs, this is not an issue, and you can go to the next movie and start playing with some adjustments. But if you shoot RAW and if you processed RAW in Aperture 2, this is something that I want you to think about a little bit. So, when you have an image that was processed in Aperture 2 and you bring it into Aperture 3, usually by importing a project, because if you import a whole library or if you update a whole library, part of the reason why that takes so long is that Aperture will reprocess those images for you automatically.

But if you bring in a project, then you have the option of doing it yourself. And you'll see, up here at the top, if an image has been processed in Aperture 2, you'll have this Reprocess button right here. Now why would you want to reprocess? Well, for one thing, the new algorithm is better. And at least in my case, I've been shooting with Canon cameras, and I like the way Aperture 3 processes my images. So, it definitely is a better processing.

But there's another reason also, in that if you want to access some of the new adjustments in Aperture 3, such as the Quick Brushes, you have to reprocess before they are available to you. So, you won't be able to use all of the new adjustment tools in Aperture 3, unless you reprocess that image. And let me just hit the V key here. Now you can reprocess images one by one, and that's fine. But I want to show you kind of an interesting and clever tool that they built in here.

Let's go to our Library, and we have a whole project full of images here. And they allow you to batch reprocess, and you have actually a lot of control over what happens when you batch reprocess. So, I am just selecting our project right here, and I am going to go up to Photos, and I am going to go to Reprocess Masters. Now you know whenever you see that dot, dot, dot, that you are going to get a dialog box, and so that's something isn't going to happen automatically without you going, wait, wait, wait.

So, that dot, dot, dot means that it's okay to click on this because we are going to get a dialog box, and here is that dialog box. So, first of all, it explains what's going on up here at the top. Reprocessing photos allows you to take advantage of the new adjustments and the imaging technology, great! You can't undo this action. Well, that's a good thing to know also. Now your first choice is do you want to reprocess all of the photos here in this project, or only the photos with adjustments or without adjustments? Generally speaking, I think most folks are going to pick all photos, but it's nice to have these options if you have some sort of special situation.

Now the second one is very interesting to me. Do you want new versions created for the reprocessed photos? If you use this first choice here, then what Aperture is going to do is just reprocess these images, and that Reprocess button will go away, and you'll still have five images here in this project. However, if you choose this button here, you'll end up with 10 images and actually two masters for each picture, because what Aperture will do is it will reprocess the image, you'll get a reprocessed one, and then next to it you'll have the original image that's processed in Aperture 2.

Now why would you want that? Well, the one reason I could think of is that if you've got an image just the way that you wanted in Aperture 2, and you don't want to take a chance on it getting messed up in Aperture 3, then you might choose this option, at least take a look at the images, and then decide, "Well, I like Aperture 3's processing better, so I can get rid of those other masters." The downside to this is, of course, that you're going to be adding duplicate files that are big to your Library.

So, if you are doing this with the whole bunch image, there are disk space ramifications, as we'll say. So, generally speaking, I think most folks will probably just reprocess the images, and then have them replaced. So, that's what I am going to choose here. I am going to go ahead and click the Reprocess Photos button. By the way, this library will be in the exercise files folder, and it will be unprocessed in there, so that you can play with this too, and see what you think.

You can try out the other method if you want. So, now we have our confirmation that our images were reprocessed, and click OK. So, now if I go to the Adjustments pane, we will notice that that Reprocess button is gone. Not only that, all of our Quick Brushes are available to us, and we can move forward and use all of Apertures tools. So, reprocessing, it's something to think about if you shoot RAW and if you processed them originally in Aperture 2, and you are thinking about bringing them in project-by-project into Aperture 3. You can do it.

You cannot do it. You can do it later. The choice is up to you. But this is how you do it.

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  1. 2m 16s
    1. Welcome
      1m 5s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 11s
  2. 41m 2s
    1. Understanding the system requirements
      1m 46s
    2. Understanding key Aperture terms
      6m 5s
    3. Touring the interface
      4m 43s
    4. Setting essential preferences
      7m 41s
    5. Customizing the top toolbar
      2m 5s
    6. Setting up two monitors
      2m 44s
    7. Configuring for faces and places
      5m 37s
    8. Understanding RAW files
      5m 5s
    9. Following the recommended Aperture workflow
      3m 23s
    10. Running Aperture Library First Aid
      1m 53s
  3. 45m 49s
    1. Preparing for import
      7m 38s
    2. Using managed libraries or the referenced file approach
      8m 7s
    3. Creating metadata presets
      5m 23s
    4. Adding keywords on import
      1m 44s
    5. Importing images from a digital camera
      4m 48s
    6. Using the RAW+JPEG option
      3m 36s
    7. Importing movies from your digital camera
      3m 10s
    8. Importing images from a hard drive
      4m 29s
    9. Importing images from an iPhone
      3m 48s
    10. Importing live images from an iPad or an iPhone
      3m 6s
  4. 39m 22s
    1. Working in Projects view
      6m 33s
    2. Working in Photos view
      3m 22s
    3. Viewing in full-screen mode
      5m 25s
    4. Zooming to actual size
      1m 23s
    5. Using the Loupe for a closer look
      3m 24s
    6. Showing focus points
      1m 28s
    7. Using Quick Preview
      1m 22s
    8. Proofing profiles and on-screen proofing
      2m 58s
    9. Customizing metadata overlays
      5m 26s
    10. Managing previews
      5m 34s
    11. Learning the heads-up displays
      2m 27s
  5. 24m 21s
    1. Creating projects and albums
      3m 22s
    2. Rating images by stars and color
      9m 52s
    3. Flagging images
      2m 0s
    4. Organizing a series with stacks
      5m 47s
    5. Grouping images with Smart Albums
      3m 20s
  6. 17m 22s
    1. Understanding the Aperture 3 library
      2m 45s
    2. Switching between Aperture 3 libraries
      2m 21s
    3. Exporting single or multiple projects as libraries
      3m 0s
    4. Merging multiple libraries into one
      3m 53s
    5. Splitting libraries
      3m 5s
    6. Sharing libraries
      2m 18s
  7. 58m 21s
    1. Defining the difference between master and version files
      4m 47s
    2. Working with the Adjustments pane
      6m 28s
    3. Updating RAW processing from previous versions of Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Reading a histogram
      2m 8s
    5. Adjusting white balance
      2m 31s
    6. Adjusting exposures
      4m 37s
    7. Enhancing photos
      3m 24s
    8. Adjusting highlights and shadows
      2m 34s
    9. Customizing auto adjustments for levels and curves
      1m 50s
    10. Adjusting tonality with the Levels tool
      5m 45s
    11. Adjusting colors
      5m 5s
    12. Converting color pictures to black and white
      4m 14s
    13. Sharpening edges
      5m 54s
    14. Using the Vignette effect
      3m 9s
  8. 41m 13s
    1. Cropping images
      4m 39s
    2. Retouching blemishes
      7m 39s
    3. Fixing spots
      3m 2s
    4. Using Straighten Crop and Flip
      2m 19s
    5. Fixing a chromatic aberration
      2m 9s
    6. Reducing visual noise
      3m 5s
    7. Making adjustments with the Curves tool
      8m 53s
    8. Rotating images
      1m 22s
    9. Removing the Vignette effect
      2m 0s
    10. Using the Color Monochrome and Sepia tools
      4m 27s
    11. Considering the Sharpen tool
      1m 38s
  9. 44m 37s
    1. Introducing brushes
      2m 53s
    2. Using quick brushes
      7m 7s
    3. Using adjustment brushes
      4m 26s
    4. Retouching portraits with adjustment brushes
      5m 10s
    5. Creating multiple bricks for a single adjustment
      3m 25s
    6. Applying presets
      5m 46s
    7. Modifying presets
      2m 39s
    8. Highlighting hot and cold areas
      1m 51s
    9. Roundtripping to Photoshop
      3m 49s
    10. Using the edit plug-ins
      2m 52s
    11. Customizing the Adjustments pane
      1m 30s
    12. Batch processing with Lift and Stamp
      3m 9s
  10. 20m 41s
    1. Setting up face recognition
      4m 37s
    2. Searching for faces
      3m 43s
    3. Working with images that have existing tags in places
      3m 18s
    4. Adding geo tags using places in Aperture
      4m 28s
    5. Searching by place
      4m 35s
  11. 15m 42s
    1. Applying keywords
      4m 52s
    2. Creating unique captions quickly
      3m 17s
    3. Batch changing
      7m 33s
  12. 7m 0s
    1. Using the Search box
      4m 24s
    2. Creating Smart Albums for searching
      2m 36s
  13. 12m 48s
    1. Exporting masters and versions
      9m 10s
    2. Using the export plug-ins
      3m 38s
  14. 6m 44s
    1. Developing a backup strategy
      2m 23s
    2. Backing up with vaults
      2m 18s
    3. Restoring from a vault
      2m 3s
  15. 29m 52s
    1. Viewing your images via a quick slideshow
      3m 54s
    2. Setting up complex slideshows
      8m 19s
    3. Customizing individual slides
      8m 6s
    4. Adding video to your slideshows
      4m 13s
    5. Pulling a still frame from a movie
      1m 37s
    6. Exporting slideshows
      3m 43s
  16. 21m 39s
    1. Preparing your book project
      7m 9s
    2. Adjusting your book
      4m 54s
    3. Creating a custom template
      7m 2s
    4. Outputting your book
      2m 34s
  17. 22m 21s
    1. Emailing a photo from Aperture
      3m 27s
    2. Seeing your Aperture library from other applications
      1m 59s
    3. Building a web page
      4m 57s
    4. Publishing a web gallery
      3m 22s
    5. Publishing images to Flickr
      5m 58s
    6. Publishing images to Facebook
      2m 38s
  18. 10m 58s
    1. Printing a single image
      6m 32s
    2. Printing multiple images
      3m 4s
    3. Ordering prints from within Aperture
      1m 22s
  19. 36m 8s
    1. Taking advantage of Retina display Macs
      1m 56s
    2. Understanding the unified library for iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 2s
    3. Getting the most out of the advanced white balance adjustment
      4m 5s
    4. Understanding the changes in the revised Shadows and Highlights tool
      5m 23s
    5. Using Professional Auto Enhance as a starting point for image editing
      3m 24s
    6. Creating your own Auto Enhance presets
      2m 6s
    7. Using iPhoto effects in Aperture
      1m 34s
    8. Increasing performance with Fast Browsing combined with Quick Preview
      3m 40s
    9. Controlling Photo Stream in Aperture
      3m 52s
    10. Deleting images from your Photo Stream
      2m 2s
    11. Deleting images from the iPhone, reordering projects, and setting the desktop photo
      2m 33s
    12. Transferring photos into Aperture from the iPad and the iPhone
      2m 31s
  20. 1m 35s
    1. Looking ahead
      1m 35s

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