Explore the powerful and easy-to-use photo management tools in Apple's Aperture 2.
- [Voiceover] Hi, my name's Derrick Story and I'm going to be your tour guide for Aperture 2.0. Now Apple has included, they say a hundred new features or even more than a hundred new features in this release. And I have to admit, there is a lot of new stuff here. We're not going to cover a hundred new features, because not everyone of them I think is vital or that important. However, there are six areas that hold new features that I do wanna cover in this title. The first one has to do with interface. They have changed the interface, it is nicer, it's easier to use, it's cleaner.
People coming from iPhoto will like this interface and I'm gonna talk about that. I'm gonna talk about things such as the tabbed browser, double-click behaviors, things like that. We're gonna cover that in this title. I'm also gonna cover performance improvements. We now have something called Quick Preview and it is fast and it works great. And so people that thought Aperture ran too slowly before, I think are really going to like this feature. New imaging decoding, there's Raw 2.0 and there's Baseline DNG.
These are very important in terms of image manipulation, decoding, and you know, eventually leading to output. We're going to cover that in this title. There are new image editing tools, there are things like recovery, vibrancy, there's a color dropper so that when you're working in the color brick you can pick a custom color and adjust the hue, saturation, and luminance of that custom color. I love this and I'm going to show you how it works. And the retouch brush, there's a retouch brush now, both for cloning and then just cleaning up center dust.
And it's so much easier to use than Spot , Patch. In iPhoto 08, they introduced a .mac web gallery function and iPhoto users love it and so now we have it in Aperture 2 but because we're Aperture users, we get a little something extra. And the extra that we get, is that you can allow users to download the master files too. And since it's password protected, this a very usable system for not only sharing your photos but actually doing business and it works great. And finally, just a fun thing, you can now create your own keystrokes.
You have a customizable keyboard, you can save it in sets, you can share these sets with other people, you can have different sets for different types of jobs that you do. It works very well, it's a terrific convenience. And these are just some of the things that we are going to cover in this title. So get comfortable and come with me and let's find out what's going on in Aperture 2.0.
- Exploring the new interface
- Using the tabbed Inspector and HUD
- Enhancing performance with the Quick Preview mode
- Decoding new images with RAW 2.0 processing and Baseline DNG
- Editing images with Recovery, Vibrancy, the Color Dropper, and the Retouch brush
- Customizing keyboard shortcuts
- Publishing to .Mac Web Gallery and using enhanced layout options
Skill Level Intermediate
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.