Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Reading a histogram, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to show you the histogram right now.…I think this is a valuable tool for helping you adjust your images, especially, the Exposure and Contrast and Levels.…Now what a histogram is, it's a graphical representation of all the tones that are in your image.…So for example, if your image has a lot of dark tones, then you'll have a lot of information here.…If your image has a lot of bright tones, they will be stacked up over here on this side and as in the case…of this image, if your image has lot of tones in the middle of the image, a lot of mid-tone action,…then you will have a lot of information stacked up there.…
So a histogram represents the tones in your image and sometimes it's helpful to help you understand what's going…on in your picture by looking at the histogram.…Let's take a look at this shot right here.…I am going to hit the V key, so we can go to View mode.…Now the histogram for this shot shows me that a lot of the tones are in the middle.…So I don't have a lot of dark tones going on and I don't have hardly anything happening in the highlights.…
- 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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