Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Processing RAW 2.0, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
RAW decoding is a very important part of Aperture, and in version 2, in Aperture 2, we also have RAW version 2 also,…and this is a new decoder that Apple has written specifically for this version of Aperture.…I'm going to go over to RAW fine tuning.…I'm in the Adjustments tab in the Inspector right now, and I have a photo selected here.…This is a Nikon RAW file, and because it came in with Aperture 2.0, Aperture is automatically using the RAW 2.0 decoder,…but if you've been using Aperture for a while, you know that there have been different versions of RAW decoding.…
The first version of Aperture had RAW 1.0 and then they worked on that a little bit more, and they gave us RAW 1.1,…which is what Aperture users have been using up until this latest release of 2.0, and now we have RAW 2.0, and I'd like to open up an image here,…and let's just take a look and see how this works, so let's double click on it, and we'll just make it a little bit bigger,…and right now you'll see that we're in the RAW fine tuning brick of the Adjustments Inspector here,…
- 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.