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Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics: A workflow for laptop users

In Part 6 of our Aperture's workflow series laptops and Aperture is discussed By Derrick Story and Scott Bourne

Professional and amateur photographers alike can take advantage of the advanced photo management tools in Aperture--from organization to editing to output. In Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics, instructors Scott Bourne and Derrick Story teach users how to manipulate photos with the Color Adjustment tool, sharpen edges, and create preset adjustments and file settings for efficient editing and grouping. The training also details how to use the extensive metadata and organizational features in Aperture for smart photo sorting and presentation.

In this video, Scott Bourne and Derrick Story discuss a workflow for laptop users. They start with discussing both the managed library and referenced library system, and when to use which system when using a notebook.

Also discussed is the portability of the project container, and how all the ratings, slideshows, etc, are saved within a project container, and you can take that project container and put it on an external drive which can then be transferred to your desktop computer, then switch from a managed library to a referenced library. Also discussed are the consolidate command as well as the relocate command.  


A workflow for laptop users

A workflow for laptop users

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Derrick Story is a professional photographer and Macintosh expert. He has authored Digital Photography Hacks, Digital Photography Pocket Guide, 3rd Ed., and the PowerBook and iBook Fan Books. He co-authored the popular series iPhoto: The Missing Manual, which is now in its fifth edition, with David Pogue. Derrick is also a contributing writer to Macworld magazine. Online, Derrick created and oversees both the MacDevCenter and the Digital Media websites for O'Reilly Media.

Scott Bourne is the publisher of and the owner of Bourne Media Group. He is widely recognized as a leader in the digital audio field, having pioneered the use of streaming media on the Internet as the founder of Netradio, the world's first Internet radio network. Scott was the co-host and producer of InfoBahn News, one of the first Internet radio news programs in North America. He also produced LifeOnline Radio, a nationally-syndicated weekly radio program about the Internet.
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