Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Rating images, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to get to one of my favorite things in Aperture right now and that's rating images.…Now, this is called photo editing and photo editing is a little different than image editing.…Photo editing is like in the old days, probably before your time,…but unfortunately I remember them, where I would take a bunch of slides, film slides, put them on the light table,…have a marking pen and then go through them with a loupe, look at each side individually and the ones…that I liked I would give two dots and the ones that I really liked I give three dots and the ones…that were marginal I give one dot and the ones that were rejects, I wouldn't give any dots…at all. Then I would put them either in the sleeve and then that way I would know which one were my best slides…and then which ones weren't and if I needed to make a print or create a slide show, then I could grab the versions…that had the most dots, pretty good stuff.…
Wasn't the most fun thing in the word and it's especially hard on the back on the long day.…
- 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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