Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Backing up with vaults, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Whoever thought that backing up stuff would be so exciting?…But I have to tell you I really like the Vault system in Aperture 2.…It's terrific, it's easy to use, it's very intelligent, and I am going to show you how to set it up right now.…All you have to do is go down here to where we have Vault,…and you go up to the little Gear menu and we just add a Vault.…Now we get a little bit of information here.…This is the stuff I've actually talked about.…And the main thing is this reminds you that if you have reference files if you are not using a managed library,…you have to back up those masters yourself.…
But, if you are using a managed library as we are here, everything goes into the Vault.…So we click Continue.…You go to your external FireWire drive and give it a name.…Something real original like this, and then you just click Add.…So I now have a Vault down here, all ready to go.…I've set it up.…It doesn't have anything in it yet, but it's ready to go.…And I know that it still needs some work because I have red arrows, and what the red arrows mean is that,…
- Understanding Aperture terms, interface, preferences, and workflow
- Creating metadata presets and adding keywords on import
- Importing images from a digital camera, hard drive, or iPhoto library
- Using tethered shooting
- Viewing images with previews, slideshows, and metadata overlays
- Comparing, selecting, and organizing images
- Correcting white balance, exposure, levels, and color
- Using Retouch, Straighten, Crop, Vignette, and other image adjustments
- Applying sharpening and noise reduction adjustments
- Searching for images and creating Smart Albums
- Exporting, archiving, and backing up photos
- Designing books, publishing web galleries, and printing images
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Are there a way to increase the font size in Aperture?
A: Not in Aperture itself, but you can use the zoom feature built into your operating system. (Aperture is a Mac-only program, by the way.) Go to the Apple menu and open System Preferences. Choose Universal Access. Turn on Zoom under the Seeing tab. Then, in any application, you can press Shift+Cmd+Plus to zoom in and Shift+Cmd+Minus to zoom out.
We advise you do not lower the screen resolution unless it's absolutely necessary, as that approach tends to make images softer than they really are. But if your sight is very poor, the tradeoff might be worth it.
1. Getting Started
2. Importing Images
3. Viewing Images
4. Comparing, Selecting, and Organizing Images
5. Making Basic Image Adjustments
6. Making Additional Image Adjustments
7. Using Unique Aperture Tools
8. Modifying Metadata
9. Searching for Images
10. Exporting Images
Using the Export plug-ins3m 27s
11. Archiving Photos
12. Using Aperture's Book-Making and Design Tools
13. Building Web Pages
14. Printing Images
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