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Intermediate Tips

Using Aperture 3 to Prepare Time Lapse Frames

PhotoJoseph's picture
May 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Time lapse movies can be loads of fun to produce, and very easy to get into—essentially they are just a series of photos assembled into a movie. But before you build your masterpiece, standard photo editing techniques still apply — and Aperture’s “Lift & Stamp” function can make short work of your movie preparations.

Hierarchical Keywords Expansion Using AppleScript in Aperture 3

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May 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
Tagging your images with relevant keywords is key to helping people find your photos. It’s also rather mundane. Hierarchical keywords can speed up this rote yet vital part of your workflow, however when it comes to exporting images, hierarchical keywords fall short. Don’t despair! Read on for a nifty way to have the best of both worlds.

Duplicating Aperture Settings on a Second Mac

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April 30, 2014 - 12:20pm
Many of us are fortunate enough to have multiple Macs. Maybe a couple at home, or a desktop and laptop, or one at home and another at work. Whatever the situation, if you’re using Aperture on both systems (especially if you’re using a common library that you’re shuffling around on a hard drive) having differences in the settings and presets can be frustrating. In this post, we explore where all those settings live so you can easy copy them from one system to another.

The Photo Mechanic 5 vs Aperture 3 Video

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April 9, 2014 - 2:00pm
Recently I interviewed Olympic photographer Jeff Cable about his Photo Mechanic based editing workflow. His perception, along with nearly every other photographer at the Olympics, was that Photo Mechanic is hands-down the fastest way to import your photos. While nearly everyone accepts that it’s quicker to use Aperture or Light Room to edit your selects, both have been shunned as importing too slowly. Aperture made massive improvements to import performance in 2012, and in many situations was even the speed champion. But as you’ll see in the following article and videos, in this massive-import, intense deadline situation, Aperture was being left behind. Or rather, it was… until now.

A New Aperture Workflow to Blow Away Photo Mechanic

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March 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
What do you get when you lock a seasoned Olympic photographer and dedicated Photo Mechanic user in a room with the ApertureExpert, a stack of fast Lexar cards and readers, a MacBook Pro retina and video camera for several hours? A new, double speed workflow. Yes. Double.


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