Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Definition slider, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
We're going to move down the Adjustments area and move into the Enhance brick, which is right below the Exposure brick.…We've been playing with Recovery and Black Point, and now I want to introduce you to Definition, which is something that I like a lot.…Essentially what Definition does is that it boosts both the contrast and the mid tones, and adds a little sharpening at the same time.…It's a very interesting slider, and for certain types of shots, it works very well.…I'm going to work with a shot right here.…
Let's go to full screen mode.…Let's have some real fun, so I'm going to click F to bring me into full screen mode.…Then I'll click H and that brings up the Inspector, and I'm in the Adjustments area, and Definition is right here in the Enhance.…Now what I'd like you to do- and let me move this Inspector here.…Let's watch and see what happens in this area right here on the photograph,…because I think this is the type of area that will show off definition well.…We're going to add basically some mid tone contrast, a little bit of sharpening,…
- 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.