Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding key Aperture terms, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I'd like to introduce to a few basic terms that you will be hearing throughout this training.…These terms represent sort of foundation points in Aperture.…For instance, the first pair that I'm going to introduce you to is Master versus Version.…You are going to hear this over and over and over again.…The Master File is the file that you bring in from your camera or for the memory card reader.…In the case of this pelican, I will click on in here and let's go to Metadata…so that I can show you this master is a raw file.…
I can tell by the extension, .CR2.…So when he comes in, this pelican, as a raw file, that is my Master and he is safe and sound.…I don't have to worry about him.…I don't have to worry about when I make image adjustments and so forth that I am going to ruin this file mainly…because the way Aperture treats your masters is that it projects them.…But yet you still have a lot of flexibility.…I could adjust this file and have fun with it or if I wanted to I could create…and this is the other term here, a version of it.…
- 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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