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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 want to show you Quick Preview mode right now and this comes in handy especially when you're working in the field. You might not be on your most powerful Mac. And you're working with large RAW files that Aperture has to decode on the fly, because that's what's happening when I go from image to image here. Aperture is actually having to decode those RAW files. Now if you are not doing image editing and you just want to sort your images, or you want to apply ratings, or you want to do that kind of stuff, then there's no need to actually decode the RAW files.
You can let Aperture work off whatever preview it has available, because you just need to see the image. And that's where Quick Preview comes in handy. Now the way that you enable it, that's right down here in the corner, here is our little button. You just click on that and now we're in Quick Preview mode. And you see that my adjustments are disabled. But I can go from image to image very quickly and I can sort and do all that wonderful stuff. And then if I decide that I need to work on an image, all I have to do is turn Quick Preview mode off, just like that.
My histogram comes back and I'm ready to go to work. So Quick Preview mode, very handy when you want to do sorting things, maybe you're on a slower laptop, and you have big RAW files, that all equals Quick Preview mode.
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