Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Baseline DNG support, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
Previous versions of Aperture had limited DNG support and what is DNG?…Well, it's an open standard created by Adobe as an alternative to using the RAW files that your camera produces,…so the way that some photographers use DNG is that they shoot in RAW with their Canon, or Nikon, or Olympus camera, Panasonic,…and then when they bring the RAW files onto their computer, they convert them to DNG, knowing that there will always be support for those files,…even if the camera manufacturers move on and create a new RAW format, and maybe not support the older RAW formats anymore.…
The problem has been for Aperture users that DNG support wasn't complete.…Then the other issue was that, well, what happens if you have a camera that shoots in RAW but that isn't supported by Aperture, and what do you do,…so in Aperture 2.0, they came up with something called Baseline DNG and it really tackles a lot of these issues,…and essentially what Baseline DNG means is that if you have an image that's in a DNG format, even if the original image wasn't captured…
- Exploring the new interface
- Using the tabbed Inspector and HUD
- Enhancing performance with the Quick Preview mode
- Decoding new images with RAW 2.0 processing and Baseline DNG
- Editing images with Recovery, Vibrancy, the Color Dropper, and the Retouch brush
- Customizing keyboard shortcuts
- Publishing to .Mac Web Gallery and using enhanced layout options
Skill Level Intermediate
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.