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Samples of the ApertureExpert’s PresetPack #1 Looks

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July 4, 2010 - 3:30am

I realized that other than the few samples in the product description itself, I haven’t shared any other examples of the possible results from my ApertureExpert’s PresetPack #1 Looks adjustment preset pack. On a photo walk today that I led as part of another job I’m doing in Ottawa, I made a few photos that I applied the preset “Desaturated Film Look” to. Here’s one sample; click it to see a few more.


Twitter Contest

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June 27, 2010 - 7:42pm

I’m running my first Twitter contest, and the prizes are FOUR $50 coupon-codes for the ApertureExpert store! Simply copy and paste the following text into a new tweet (don’t just retweet it… you gotta do a new one!) and on July 4th I’ll randomly select FOUR winners from all who’ve tweeted!


Get more from Aperture’s powerful file management capabilities! Topics include developing your own import, file naming and long-term photo organization & storage strategies, metadata, time zone & time sync mismatches, RAW+JPEG, backing up, finding missing files, and JPEG Previews.


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

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June 16, 2010 - 2:28am
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.

Tethering Support in Aperture 3 Expanded in OS X 10.6.4 Update, Includes Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III and 5D Mk II (and more)

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June 15, 2010 - 10:46pm

The title says it all… proper tethering support is finally here! No more Hot Folder actions, no more dropped connections (well at least that’s the idea), no more rubbish Canon software, no more crashed Canon mid-shoot. It’s fast and it works. I’ve just tested this with both the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III and the 5D Mark II, and it’s beautiful. Here we go.


Fast, Custom Importing in Aperture 3

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June 3, 2010 - 7:53pm

A recent post in the forums asked a very specific workflow question, but I’m sure many others have or will come across similar workflow needs, so I wanted to respond to the question as a tip.

You can read the complete question here, however the simplified need is to:

  1. Import only the best photos
  2. On import, label them sequentially with a custom name
  3. Export the photos, keeping the custom name intact

1. Import Options

You have basically two choices when you import—to import all, or to import some. And there are several tools to help you import just the ones you need.

The first is easy, of course. To import all, it’s as simple as inserting a memory card into the reader, selecting (or creating) a Project to import them to, and clicking the Import Checked button.

However he’s asked about importing selects. That means there’s two stages to importing; viewing the photos to choose which ones are worth importing, then selecting only those images for import. Aperture 3 added some really great features to the Import window to facilitate this, so let’s take a look at those.


Check Out The New “User Tips” Section!

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May 29, 2010 - 11:27am

I’ve just created a new “User Tips” section to this site (look for it in the toolbar), where readers like you can post your invaluable Aperture tips for the community to enjoy. Head on over and check it out, and be the first to post!

My first suggestion for a new topic would be on migrating from iPhoto… I know a lot of users out there have done it, and I haven’t! So let’s hear what you went through, what went right and wrong, and help out some newbies in their migration.



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