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Cheering up Skies in Aperture 3

David Edge's picture
October 21, 2013 - 9:00pm
I’ve always used the burn in brush to darken skies but the results are grey and muddy. Brushing in contrast too perks up the white clouds and brings a surprising amount of blue to the skies — with both at default settings.

Showing the Content of Two Projects or Albums Side by Side in Aperture 3

Rudy Ephraim's picture
September 20, 2013 - 9:00pm

It is possible to show two browser or filmstrip windows side by side in the following way:

In the Library Inspector select the two albums or projects with the Option/Alt key pressed. One album plus one project is also possible.

Immediately both choices are visible as split browsers/filmstrips with tabs showing the album/project name and an x for closing. The dividing line can be dragged to left or right and the magnification of each part can be adjusted individually with the sliders at the bottom.


JPEGmini; Can It Be Used to Reduce Your Aperture Library?

PhotoJoseph's picture
February 23, 2013 - 12:30am

JPEGmini is an app that does one thing — it re-compresses your JPEGs into smaller JPEGs, with virtually no quality loss. In this post, we look at the viability of applying this to your entire Aperture library as a way to reduce the footprint of your JPEG previews, and therefore your entire Aperture library.


Importing to Aperture as Referenced—with Drag and Drop

PhotoJoseph's picture
September 11, 2010 - 9:11am
By now you all know that you can drag-and-drop files into Aperture to import them. That imports them as Managed (meaning the master file is stored inside the Aperture Library). But did you know that you can drag-and-drop files into Aperture and have them imported as referenced? It’s a simple trick, and you already know how…

Aperture 3 Vaults; What’s Backed Up, and What Isn’t?

PhotoJoseph's picture
June 16, 2010 - 11:28am
A user recently asked, “I am realizing that Referenced images are the way to go for my RAW wedding workflow. I don’t know much about Vault. Is this something I use even if my images are Referenced or is this just for Managed images?”. Great question. The Vault can be very useful, but as most users already know, if you’re working referenced, then the Vault doesn’t back up your photos. So what good is it? Learn all about Vaults, and what they do and don’t do in this post.

A Comprehensive Look at Thumbnails, Previews, and More in Aperture 3

PhotoJoseph's picture
May 17, 2010 - 10:08am
Understanding Previews and Thumbnails in Aperture can greatly enhance your experience. This is one of those “the more you know…” topics. Do you need to know this? No… Aperture is designed so that you don’t have to think about it. But if you do know it, then your overall understanding of Aperture will go up several levels.


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