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Using Aperture for advanced file export

From: Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

Video: Using Aperture for advanced file export

Taking a look at Aperture's Export capabilities, I tell you it's pretty exciting stuff here if you're into exporting your images that you have a lot of neat options. Now, as before I can hold down the Command key and select the number of images or I can export just one by clicking on it. You have that choice but I can right click on the image and bring up the contextual menu that allows me to choose between Version, Original or Straight Metadata.

Using Aperture for advanced file export

Taking a look at Aperture's Export capabilities, I tell you it's pretty exciting stuff here if you're into exporting your images that you have a lot of neat options. Now, as before I can hold down the Command key and select the number of images or I can export just one by clicking on it. You have that choice but I can right click on the image and bring up the contextual menu that allows me to choose between Version, Original or Straight Metadata.

I'm going to choose Version because most of the time that's what we want to do. We want a version of our image to come out of there, usually a JPEG. This looks like a simple dialog box here, but it actually has a lot of good stuff in here. On the Preset and Aperture uses presets, but they're more sophisticated than the presets that we see in iPhoto. You click on this and right away you see you have a nice menu of options, some different JPEGs and TIFFs, PNGs, Photoshop files and so forth.

A lot of times what you need will be here. For instance, if you need something that's 640 on the longest side, you just pick this and you're ready to go. However, you probably will have a few specialty exports you want to do and if that's the case, you just go down to Edit and it brings up this wonderful dialog box here where you can create your own export and set all these parameters. This is something that I go into great detail in Aperture Essential Training.

If you want to learn more about it, go check out the Export Movies there because there is some really good stuff. So, you make your decision and then you just click OK and whatever you create then will show up right here in the Preset pop up menu and it will retain that preset too. So, if you create something new, you'll have it forever and ever. You can also choose a Subfolder. You have some more format options for your Subfolder and you also can create your own templates for that, so that's pretty nice, I won't use any right now and then you can rename your images on export.

Again, they give you a good handful of options, but you can create your own naming templates, very versatile as you can see, you have lots of options. Once you get everything set up the way that you want, you just click Export Versions and Aperture will apply all of the settings that you've called out and create the files for you and put them exactly where you instruct the Aperture to do that. Now, the thing here is if you do have specific exporting needs, you might want to open your iPhoto Library in Aperture and do your exporting here just because you have more control over the process; something to think about anyway.

Again, if you want to learn more about all of this, go to Aperture Essential Training.

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Using iPhoto and Aperture Together

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  1. 2m 5s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. How to take this course
      32s
    3. Using the exercise files
      39s
  2. 16m 4s
    1. Sharing libraries
      1m 45s
    2. Creating a new library and determining its location
      4m 2s
    3. Specifying which application opens the library by default
      3m 22s
    4. Moving and renaming the library
      2m 16s
    5. Managing multiple libraries
      4m 39s
  3. 13m 18s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture importing tools
      1m 28s
    2. Simplified importing with iPhoto
      2m 8s
    3. Advanced importing with Aperture
      5m 55s
    4. Importing into iPhoto libraries with Aperture
      3m 47s
  4. 16m 40s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture library organization
      5m 13s
    2. Exploring the iPhoto Library pane
      3m 3s
    3. Reviewing the Aperture Library Inspector
      3m 22s
    4. Hiding photos in one app so they don't appear in the other
      3m 33s
    5. Understanding how Smart Albums behave differently in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 29s
  5. 23m 34s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture editing tools
      2m 49s
    2. The five-step image edit in iPhoto
      4m 34s
    3. The seven-step image edit in Aperture
      7m 36s
    4. Choosing the right app for sharpening
      1m 40s
    5. Converting to black and white in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 19s
    6. Applying effects in iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 36s
  6. 13m 42s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture slideshow tools
      3m 18s
    2. Choosing iPhoto for quick slideshow authoring
      2m 54s
    3. Choosing Aperture for advanced slideshow authoring
      3m 9s
    4. Enhancing an existing iPhoto slideshow with Aperture tools
      1m 28s
    5. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture for exporting slideshows
      2m 53s
  7. 11m 20s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture exporting tools
      2m 33s
    2. Using iPhoto for simple file export
      2m 34s
    3. Using Aperture for advanced file export
      3m 10s
    4. Cleaning up your iPhoto library in Aperture
      3m 3s
  8. 20m 4s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture sharing tools
      2m 8s
    2. Integrating Photo Stream into your photo workflow
      2m 6s
    3. Deciding which application manages your Photo Stream
      2m 23s
    4. Using Photo Stream as part of an archiving strategy
      2m 7s
    5. Sharing your images with others using Photo Stream
      2m 49s
    6. Sharing images on Facebook with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 40s
    7. Publishing images to Flickr with iPhoto and Aperture
      3m 12s
    8. Emailing photos with iPhoto and Aperture
      2m 39s
  9. 31m 21s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture printing tools
      2m 4s
    2. Creating letterpress, folded, and flat cards in iPhoto
      4m 15s
    3. Using iPhoto for simple book authoring
      4m 32s
    4. Using Aperture for advanced book authoring
      5m 52s
    5. Creating a calendar in iPhoto
      2m 48s
    6. Ordering prints in iPhoto and Aperture
      1m 20s
    7. Making an inkjet print in iPhoto
      3m 49s
    8. Making a basic print in Aperture
      3m 47s
    9. Making a custom print in Aperture
      2m 54s
  10. 8m 5s
    1. Comparing iPhoto and Aperture archiving tools
      1m 15s
    2. Options for backing up your iPhoto library
      1m 46s
    3. Options for backing up your Aperture library
      3m 1s
    4. Using Aperture to back up your iPhoto library
      2m 3s
  11. 51s
    1. Next steps
      51s

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