Apple APERTURE 3 Exploring
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Exploring Aperture

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7Chapter 1:  Finding Your Way Around Aperture

8Before You Begin

8 Opening Aperture

12 Exploring the Library Inspector

22 Exploring the Toolbar

32Useful Keyboard Shortcuts

33Key Concepts

35 Chapter 2:  Importing Images

35 Exploring Import Options

44 Learning About Importing Images

46Key Concepts

47Chapter 3:  Exploring Photo Editing

48Stacking Images

53 Comparing Images

56 Rating Images

61 Assigning Keywords to Images

66 Key Concepts


67Chapter 4:  Exploring Faces

68Naming Faces

78Key Concepts

79Chapter 5:  Exploring Places

80Working with Places View

92Key Concepts

93Chapter 6:  Exploring Adjustments

95 Applying Adjustment Presets to Versions

99 Making Adjustments in Full Screen View

106 Brushing On Adjustments

111 Key Concepts

113 Chapter 7:  Sharing Images Online

113 Setting Up Your Accounts

116 Publishing to a MobileMe Gallery

121 Publishing Images to Flickr

125 Key Concepts

127 Chapter 8:  Working with an Aperture Book

127 Exploring an Aperture Book

133 Learning About Aperture Books

136 Key Concepts

4 Contents

137 Chapter 9:  Creating an Aperture Slideshow

137 Presenting Slideshows

147 Key Concepts

149Chapter 10:  Printing from Aperture

150Exploring Printing

156Learning About Printing

157Key Concepts

159Chapter 11:  Getting Answers

159Exploring Aperture Help

160What’s Next?





Finding Your Way Around Aperture 1

Welcome to Aperture. If you’re new to the Aperture digital image workflow,this guide is for you.Here you’ll open

a sample library and learn by doing.

Each chapter of this book presents major features and guides you in trying things out.

Feel free to explore on your own. Have fun learning the basics. Later, when you feel comfortable, you can bring in your own photos and begin serious work with Aperture.

This book assumes that you’ve installed Aperture on your computer and that you have the Aperture installation disc in your computer’s DVD drive.

ÂÂ If you haven’t installed Aperture yet:See the Installing Your Softwarebooklet.

ÂÂ If you haven’t inserted the Aperture installation disc in your DVD drive:Locate the

Aperture installation disc in your Aperture box and insert it in your DVD drive now.

ÂÂ If you prefer to start by readingin-depthexplanations of concepts and procedures used with Aperture:Open Aperture, then choose Help > Aperture Help. Then click the link to the user manual.