Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Developing a backup strategy, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I want to talk a minute about backup strategy. You've put a lot of work into your Aperture library, and you've put a lot of work into…capturing your images and uploading them onto your computer. So, you want to make sure that all of that is protected so…that you have it, in case there is a computer crash or something unpleasant happens.…So, you have two basic routes to go.…The first route is, if you are using the managed approach, the managed library approach. As I talked about in the import movies…and that's a choice that you have to make when you import your images. You have to choose managed or referenced.…
If you go the managed route,…then you can back everything up in the Vault and I'm going to show you how to do that in an upcoming movie. I am going to show you…how to create a Vault and then back everything up to it. So, that's very easy. You just create the Vault,…you update it whenever you want and all of your work including your master files go into that Vault.…Now the thing is, you want your Vault to live on an external firewire drive, right?…
- 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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