Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Grouping with Smart Albums, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
We have all sorts of different ways to look at our photos in Aperture and one of my favorite is Smart Albums.…Smart Albums allow me to create a specialized album where I set various criteria such as rating or some other piece…of Metadata or even camera exposure and then it pulls together all the pictures within that group into one album…where I can use them and look at them and then I can change those criteria whenever I want.…Now you can create a smart album within a project and we will only look at the images within that project…or you can create at the Library level which is what I like to do and what we are going to do right now…and that Smart Album will into all of my projects.…
So I am just going to click on Library.…I am going to go up here to New Smart Album and I want to create a smart album that has my best shots in it.…Stuff that's four stars and more.…So just give it a name.…I will click over here on Rating, is greater or equal to four because those are my best shots.…Click Close and just like that I have a Smart Album that's looking into all of my projects.…
- 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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