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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.
There are two basic Slideshows in Aperture 3. There is the Quick Slideshow, and then there is a more Detailed Slideshow. Quick Slideshows, which I'm going to show you right now, are great for just showing off a few photos quickly, because what you can do is just grab a few shots and then play the Slideshow and look at them Fullscreen moving from shot to shot. You have a few templates to choose from. So, let's do that right now. Now the easiest thing to do, in my opinion, you can get to the quick Slideshow right up here.
You have a keyboard command for it, but what I like to do is actually go to my View and go to Customize toolbar. This is one of the buttons I do like having up here. So, I just like to add the Slideshow. That's essentially the Quick Slideshow button. Then that way you just, boom, just hit it, and off you go. Now the next thing that I do is I just select a few shots. I'm going to hold down the Command key while I select a few shots here. Your Previews come into play on this, because if you're going to show a Slideshow Fullscreen, Aperture uses your Previews to do that Slideshow.
So, if you have really small Previews, your Slideshow might not look that good, something to keep in mind. If you do Ken Burn zooms on the Slideshow that I'm going to show you, the more advanced one, just doing this right now. I'm thinking about it. You'll need even more resolution. So, here we go. So, I've just selected some slides. I'm just going to go up to the button. The first thing that you'll get is you'll get this Play Slideshow Preset view here.
You can choose from all of these presets. Go ahead, and play with them. Take a look at them. I'm not going to show them all to you right now. I generally use Classic as my Preset. I do that also when we do the more Advanced Slideshows, because this is the most customizable. But one of the thing that I always do, right off the start, the first time is I go to Edit, I go to Classic and I turn off the music, because otherwise what you're going to get is that boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, endless Summer soundtrack that we've heard a billion times.
If you like that, it's okay. But if you don't, like me, I just - on the Quick Slideshow, I just want to show the slides. So, I turn that off. Now I have added that as part of the Preset for the Classic Slideshow. You could add any music that you want while you're here, you know. Keep in mind though, if you show this as any sort of performance, you have to keep copyright as part of your thinking about all of the stuff. Make sure you stay within the law. So, I'm going to click OK. I turned off the music. Now I'm just going to hit Start.
Whatever the Project is or if you're from an Album, that will be the title slide that it gives you. You have control. I'm going to hit the Spacebar, and you can pause. Then hit the Spacebar again to play, and just rolls through your images. This is a very nice way to show off your shots quickly. If you're tired of it, or if your client or whoever you're showing to says, they ask a question, you need to go back to the library. All you have to do is hit the Escape key, and that just brings you back to your Library there.
So, Quick Slideshows, they're terrific. They're very easy. You can select any number of shots if you go if if I want add something, let's say, even if you want to add a vertical shot, just go ahead, hit the Command key, add that shot. You can get rid of the other stuff. You go, "Oh, I don't like that one." Hold down the Command key. Get rid of it. Then play your Slideshow again. It's easy. It's really a great way to show off your images.
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