Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Organizing a series with Stacks, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Photographers who shoot a lot of action stuff or portraits, anything where you end up with using long sequences…of shots, will appreciate the Stacks feature in Aperture.…It allows you to organize your work into stacks and then decide which is the best image in that sequence and put it…at the top of the stack and then you can collapse those stacks and you only see your best images knowing…that you have other shots behind them in the stack that you can open up at anytime.…So when you have a bunch of shots like this, let's say we are in the Wind Surfing and when you have a bunch…of these sort of shots, you know that there is really only going to be two or three shots in this whole shoot here…that are your best shots that you are going to want to use.…
You want to keep the other stuff, but you don't necessarily want to be looking at it all the time.…This is where stacks comes in very handy.…So let's set up some stacks right now.…You can go up to Stacks here at the top of the menu and I am going to turn…
- 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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