Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining the difference between master and version files, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Before I really roll up my sleeves and get into adjusting the images, I just want to revisit the difference…between the master image and a version of the master image because there can be some confusion around that…in versions are actually a very powerful part of working with adjustments.…So for instance, if I work on this image here, I am going to hit the V key…and I am going to go to my Adjustments palette.…Now any change that I make to this image -- let's say that I want to make it Monochrome.…
Alright, I am not working on a version right now.…I am actually working off the master image and I am making all sorts of changes…but remember, Aperture is not destructive.…So I am not actually changing the original RAW file, I am just having fun with my image.…All of this work can be turned on and off with just a simple click.…I can go right back to where I was and I could increase contrast on this shot and I can have all sorts of fun…with it and then when I am done, I go back to my thumbnails and it's a black and white photo, but it's really not.…
- 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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