Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Auto settings for Exposure and Levels, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
Aperture provides us with some nice Auto Tonal Correction Controls.…Primarily we have Auto Exposure, and we have Auto Levels; both for Luminance and for RGB.…I am going to show you how these work.…Auto Exposure is exactly that.…It worked with this Exposure slider here, which when you slide in Exposure slider to the right,…it makes things brighter, and you go to the left and make things darker.…It's very much like exposure on your camera.…If you underexpose a shot, it?s dark, if you over expose a shot, it?s bright.…
So Auto Exposure helps correct for that automatically, and sometimes it works very well.…We will take this shot right here, of our flag.…Click Auto Exposure.…We see that it adds 0.25 amount of Exposure.…And that's a very tasteful adjustment in this case.…I think that's a good correction.…I am going to do Command+Z to undo that.…Now let's try Auto Levels.…We are going to work in the Luminance channel and Luminance is of course simply the darks and the brights.…
Doesn't mess with color at all, we are only dealing with tonal values.…
- 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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