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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.
Let's take a look at the Photos view. We just took a look at Projects, and Photos view is nice in that we're allowed to see all of our images in the library, and of course if you have thousands and thousands of images, they will all show up in this view here. The nice thing about it is it's very similar to Projects view is in that we have ways to kind of filter and sort, and do all that good stuff. So for example, we can sort by rating here, and you have ascending and descending, right? So we can put the bottom feeders on top, or you can put your best shots on top depending on how you choose that.
And you have these other criteria also. Label, Version Name, Keywords, on and on and on. So, you have that right there. We'll go back to Date. You also List View here, and a lot of people don't really realize how powerful List View is. Let's click on it right now. There is a lot of data here, so obviously you have the Version Name, and the Badges, and the Rating, and any Labels that you may have given them, and Flags if you've done so. But you have Date and then you get into some of this EXIF data, which I think is really fun.
Aperture, Shutter Speed, Exposure compensation, ISO, and so forth. So you can sort your images, for example, by any of these columns. So for instance, if you wanted to, you could sort all of your pictures by aperture. And so this way, now we have everything, well basically no aperture reading, because EXIF wasn't recorded, and then we switch it the other way. And then we have aperture going from 2.8 all the way up.
So, we can sort by aperture, we can sort by shutter speed, and just click this arrow, and that reverses the direction. So now we have the slowest shutter speed on top, and now we have the fastest on top. And so you can look at all of these columns and sort. ISO is a fun one to sort by. We can click on the arrow and go the opposite direction of lowest ISO. So List View is a lot of fun. There is a lot of data here, and you can sort by any of the stuff. Let's sort by ISO, which we've done right here with ISO 80 on top.
And now, when we go back and we change our view, that sorting is remembered. So that's kind of fun also. So if we change this view here, and now we sort by aperture, right? And so we have this product shot up here, and we go back to this and there they are. So, you can rearrange easily in this view by sorting by all these different criteria. Then we have our friendly traditional filter over here where we can filter by our stars or our labels, always kind of nice.
And we also have our Find dialog box, our filters here, where we can filter that way also. So all of our tools are available to us. What's interesting about the Photos view is that you have everything in your Aperture library here and then you use these tools to find what you want. Very easy to use, right here in your Library pane, Photos.
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