Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting essential preferences, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Previously, I have showed you how to customize Aperture's interface and it's a very flexible workspace.…We can do more customization or kind of making it the way that you want in the Preferences dialog box.…I am going to show you some of the essential Preferences settings now.…We will come back to some of more of the detailed stuff later on but just to get you going in the right direction,…let's go up to Aperture.…We will open Preferences and you will see that the Preferences dialog box is divided into six areas.…
This is a change with Aperture 2.0.…Once upon a time, back in the old Aperture 1.0 days, we just had one pane that had everything in it,…but now as more functionality has been added to the application,…Apple has broken it into these different areas and it's a lot easier for us to go directly to where we want to go.…Now we can start in the General tab here and the first thing that I want to point out to you is…that the location of your Aperture Library.…By default, it's in the Pictures folder.…
- 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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