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Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics: Essential Preferences

In Part 2 of our excerpt's of Lynda.com's Aperture training, Aperture preferences are 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 Part two of our excerpt's of Lynda.com's Aperture training, Scott Bourne and Derrick Story discuss Aperture's preferences and how to set them up for a successful Aperture workflow. First topic of discussion is setting up your Aperture library, and where you can set it up.

They touch on setting up an Aperture library for laptop users on a separate FireWire hard drive. For the purposes of the training, they leave the library in the default location, which is the photos folder on your library. They also discuss the importing of images when a camera is connected or not. They also discuss creating new versions, which automatically generates a new picture when you make an adjustment to an image, sort of like versioning. Also discussed is the show warning when deleting masters box, which they recommend leaving checked and give a reason as to why it should remain checked.


Essential Preferences

Essential Preferences

Up next: Workflow essentials 

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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 podcastingtricks.com 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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