Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the All Projects view, part of Aperture 2 New Features.
In Aperture we've always used projects to help us organize our photos, those containers right over here.…You can see it right here in the Project Inspector, and it looks like a little box, and of course, just like in real life,…you keep all the photographs in there, the masters, the versions, the web pages, light tables,…all that good stuff is contained within the project, and it works very well.…Now what happened was that when iPhoto '08 came out, they introduced something called Events, and Events are a different way to organize photos.…They're done according to time, like for instance, when you go to a birthday party,…and you take pictures all day, and you upload those into iPhoto.…
Those become an event, and you can call it birthday party, so people wanted that for Aperture, and Apple listened,…and so what they've done for Aperture is they've created a version, a type of event,…and they call it All Projects, and the way that it works is like this.…You go over to Library, and you click on All Projects, and you'll notice that right here we have nature, wedding, road trip, and soccer,…
- 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.