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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'm so excited about this next thing I'm going to show you, because I think it is very cool. We brought in these JPEGs. That's great. But I'm thinking gosh! Here I have the RAW files on my card, I shot a RAW plus JPEG, and Aperture does such a great job with RAW files. I want to bring in those RAW files too, but I don't know how to do it. Aperture actually makes this very easy. Here are those JPEGs only that we brought in and we know they are JPEGs only because it says that right up here.
So what I want to do now is I want to bring in the corresponding RAW files. No problem at all. We're going to go back to Import, now my card is connected and your card has to be connected for this to work. So there is my card there, I'm going to click on the project where those JPEGs live, the Great Outdoors, and now I'm going to go over here to our RAW+JPEG pairs, and in this pop-up menu I have this new item called Matching RAW files. I'm going to click on that and look what Aperture does.
It identifies the JPEGs only that we imported. It knows that there are RAW files for those JPEGs on this card. It finds them and then it lists them only for me. All I have to do is just import them and I will have both the JPEGs and the RAWs. This allows me to work quickly when I need JPEGs and then later on if I want to I can bring in the corresponding RAW files. On the Metadata, I'm just going to make sure that my preset is set here and what we're going to do is we're not going to fill in any keywords and let's see when we bring these in if they have the keywords on the JPEGs or if that's something we need to bring in ourselves.
Let's find out right now by clicking Import Checked. Aperture goes and grabs those RAW files. We're just going to click Done right here, and now it's telling us as we look at these it identifies that there are both JPEGs and RAW files for these images. Let's go to Metadata and we know that we're looking at the JPEGs. So what do we want to do now? We want to see those RAW files, right? So let's go ahead and click on these and then we'll go to Photos and now we're going to set the RAW as the master because we've brought the RAW files in.
So we're going to set the RAW as master. Now the RAW files are the master here, and let's see. Let's take a look at our metadata and look at that. Those keywords are there. We are in great shape. Now we're working with the RAW files so if we want to do prints and if we want to do in-depth image editing, we have the RAW files to work with, which are much bigger, much deeper, much more substantial files.
Again, if you want to work quickly and you shoot RAW plus JPEG, you can just bring in the JPEGs, do a quick turnaround, take care of business and then later on let's say that evening when you have more time to fiddle with those shots you can bring in the RAW files. You can only bring in the RAW files that you want because for instance you may not want to bring in all of the RAW files. You may only want to bring in the RAW files for the shots that you think are really good. You can control that in the Import dialog box. It's a very slick method.
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