Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding RAW files, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I would like to take a moment to talk about Raw Files because in part Aperture is here because of raw files…and the first thing is what does raw stands for.…I mean is it uppercase raw or is it lowercase raw, I can tell you right now raw doesn't stand for anything.…Raw is raw.…It is just a type of file where the camera captures all the information puts it in the container and then you upload it…to your computer and then your computer has to figure out what to do with it and that differs from a JPEG…because when you shoot in JPEG Mode, your camera actually processes the image.…
So it's fully baked when it comes out of the camera.…It's ready to go.…You could hand it to a friend and he could open in the web browser.…JPEG is a fully baked file.…Raw is raw.…It's like doughy and gooey and stuff and you need something like Aperture to bring it to life.…So here we are in Aperture right now and I just want to show you a way to tell if you have a raw file or a JPEG loaded…into the application, because a lot of cameras and especially digital SLRs can shoot in both formats.…
- 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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