Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Making primary-only adjustments, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to talk about a concept now called Primary Only and it can be your best friend…or can be your worse enemy if it's on and you don't know it.…First of all how do we know if Primary Only is on or not?…Well it's this button down here.…Right, that's the On and Off button for Primary Only.…Now what is Primary Only?…Let me see if I can explain this right here.…I am going to select all of these images right here.…So I am just going to do Command+A that selects them all.…Now only one of them is the primary image.…
It's the one with the thicker white border.…Now I can click on any image.…I can make any image the primary image.…It doesn't make any difference and right now because this isn't activated it's really a moot point.…I just have the indicator.…Let me know that if primary image were turned on this would be the primary image.…What does that mean?…Well, when primary image is turned on, if I were do something like drag a keyword here,…that keyword will only be applied to this picture.…However, if Primary Only was turned off, if I was to drag a keyword here it would be applied…
- 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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