Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating Projects and Albums, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Projects and albums. I would like to talk about two of my favorite containers in Aperture.…One is projects, which we've been working with, and the other is albums. which I am going…to talk a little bit more about in this movie.…First let's start with projects.…We've been creating projects all along.…They are containers that have everything that we do, our master images, our versions, all of our metadata,…they all live in the project and to create a new one is very simple.…We just go up here, you select Project, you give it a name and off to the races you go.…
Now we can put photos in there.…I am going to get rid of this project right now, I just right-click on it and then I go…to Delete Project and it's gone, so let's go back to here.…Now Albums are subsets of projects and they are nice because they allow us to group pictures in various ways and to play…with them and so forth, but they are actually just virtual representations…of the master files that we have in our project.…In other words, you can't screw things up pretty much when you create an album.…
- 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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