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Choosing between power and simplicity isn't an either-or proposition. The latest versions of iPhoto and Aperture now share a common photo library format, which means you can store all your photos in one central library, and then switch between the two apps as needed: use iPhoto for its simplicity and great sharing options, and Aperture for its powerful organization, image editing, and publishing features.
In this course, photographer, author, and teacher Derrick Story shows key strategies for employing both iPhoto and Aperture in a digital photography workflow. The course begins with a look at the unified photo library format and managing your library with both applications.
Next, the course examines the professional-level image editing features in Aperture and details strategies for sharing photos through slideshows and print projects, guiding you to the best application for the job at hand. It concludes with lessons on exporting photos using Aperture, managing an iCloud Photo Stream, and backing up your library.
Using iPhoto or Aperture to tap your Photo Stream and to save the images of the stream is an excellent archiving strategy for the shots that you capture with your iPhone or your iPad. I'm just going to show you how to set that up right now; it's really easy. So, the first step is, of course, to go into Preferences in iPhoto or Aperture. In this case we're going to use iPhoto. Make sure that Photo Stream is enabled and make sure that automatic import is enabled too. Basically, what that does is it tells iPhoto to grab those images off the Photo Stream because remember Photo Stream is the last 1000 images.
So, you're telling iPhoto to grab images off your Photo Stream, save them on here, so even the ones that are rolled off your Photo Stream eventually will be saved in your iPhoto Library. So, that set of instructions right here and then you go to your mobile device. In this case, we'll look at my iPhone and you go to Settings and you go to iCloud, and you go down here to Photo Stream and you enable that. So, right here, we turn on Photo Stream. And then, I recommend turning on Shared Photo Streams too. We're going to talk about in the next movie.
So, you go to Settings, iCloud, turn on Photo Stream. Now, when you do that, what's really cool is that all of the crazy stuff that you shoot with your iPhone or with your iPad--I'm showing you My Photo Stream right now and the nutty stuff that I do-- all of that goes into the Photo Stream and then, when you open iPhoto, it will grab these images and will save them into the iPhoto Library. So, it's a very easy archiving strategy. It's one that I like a lot and you can see why now that I recommend that you use the application that is not your normal photo management, application for managing your Photo Stream.
It's a place where all the nutty stuff goes. But you want to hang on to it, you don't want to lose it and this is a way that you get to keep it.
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