Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing images from a hard drive, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
In earlier movies I talked about bringing Photos in from your digital camera and from iPhoto, but a very common place…where we store our images is on the hard drive itself.…So let's bring some pictures in from the hard drive to our Aperture library.…We are going to go up to our Import arrow and since it's on our hard drive, we can click on local files…and I have a bunch of really nice windsurfing images on my desktop and I would like to bring them into Aperture.…
You can see they are quite handsome, we will be playing with these a little bit more later on.…So I have my source taking care of, but my destinations are all wrong and I am not going to bring them in to Marina.…I actually want to create a new project called Wind Surfing.…So I just got up to New, Project.…You notice that Aperture follows the new project.…I type in Wind Surfing, we are ready to go on this side.…Now over here in our Import area, we're going to store the files in the Aperture library.…
So, I am going to go for the managed library approach that means the files will actually be copied…
- 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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