Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Roundtripping to an external editor, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to talk about round-tripping.…Round-tripping is a useful function in Aperture that allows us to use external image editors for those tasks…that we can't quite accomplish in the Adjustments tab within the application here.…Now as good as Aperture is at adjusting images and it's very good, every now and then you will find the need to go…to an outside image editor to do something special that you can't do within Aperture.…For instance, let's say that I've worked this image in Aperture, I really like it,…but I want to use a different a Sharpening filter what I have available to me here, and so I'd love to round-trip…to Adobe Photoshop CS3, use the Smart Sharpen there and then bring that image back into Aperture.…
I can do that, it's very easy.…So the first thing that I have to do is go up to our Preferences, click on Export and then right here we have…at the top of the Export tab, we have External Image Editor and you can see we have no application selected.…I am going to select Photoshop CS3, so I just click on the Choose button; go to Applications, go down in here;…
- 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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