Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Recovery slider, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
One of the new tools that we get by virtue of having RAW 2.0 is the recovery slider.…I touched on this a little bit earlier when I was talking about how to turn on the display to show hot and cold areas, and that's a nice combination.…That's a nice view to work in when you're recovering highlight detail.…Now in order to use the recovery slider, you do have to be working in RAW fine tuning 2.0.…The recovery slider's right down here in the exposure brick, and you'll notice if I switch my RAW decode to 1.1, the recovery slider won't work,…so if you have older images that you want to use the recovery slider with, make sure that you update them…to the new RAW profile, the new RAW fine tuning 2.0.…
Once you do that, then the recovery slider is active.…Now I'm going to take a shot here and we'll go back to our wedding, because weddings are so perfect for this sort of thing,…and I'm going to double click on the image, and I recommend that you go up to view and you turn on Highlight Hot & Cold Areas,…and then that way I can see the actual areas where I'm losing detail in the highlights is here…
- 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.