Join Derrick Story for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Loupe, part of Aperture 2 Essential Training.
I am going to talk a little bit about the Loupe tool that you will see right up here.…This is one of those gee-wiz features like, Oh my gosh!…If you want to show off Aperture to somebody the Loupe tool is probably one of the things that you want to go to.…Now what it does is it allows you to have a magnified view of parts of your image so you can evaluate them.…That is sort of the practical side of things.…I am going to click on this guy here and hit the V key or go to View mode.…So as I am going to my images and I am rating them and so forth, I may want to know well,…which one of these two images is the sharper of these two here?…So if I Command+Click on this guy, I can get them side by side and I go OK,…but I am looking at them here and I still cannot really tell.…
This is where the Loupe tool comes in handy.…Now there are a couple ways to get to it and this little icon that is up here,…but the Loupe also lives over here in the View menu.…So we have got two places to get to it and you can also use the keyboard shortcut which is that little guy right there.…
- 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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