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When Aperture Isn't Enough (aka, "Anatomy of an Interior Design Composite")

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August 29, 2014 - 12:00pm
There are of course times when we need to go outside of Aperture for our work. It might be to access a single plug-in, or to use a tool in Photoshop that Aperture lacks, but in some cases it’s bigger than that, such as creating a large composite file. In situations like that however, Aperture doesn’t cease to be part of the workflow. In fact, it can be a critical component, where each individual file is prepped and managed before being sent off to another land.
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An Introduction to Color Efex Pro 4

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July 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Aperture’s control sliders have remained mostly unchanged since the release of Aperture 3 (although the upcoming Photos app is likely to offer a significant modernization). One way to make more sophisticated adjustments to an image’s color and contrast is through the use of plugins. In this article, I will provide an introduction to Color Efex Pro 4, one of my favorites.
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Guest Post: Why I Use Aperture Instead of Lightroom

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August 2, 2013 - 7:00pm

Today's article is a guest post by Mel Ashar, a landscape and architectural photographer in San Francisco. He writes on why he personally uses Aperture instead of Lightroom, many of which reasons focus on the Apple ecosystem. It's a great piece for those comparing the two apps, or simply wondering what advantages Aperture offers of Lightroom.

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Recovering Lost Nik Software Presets Following "Full Nik Collection" Installation

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April 7, 2013 - 2:28am

I just installed the “full Nik Collection” (only $126 with the ApertureExpert discount!) and much to my chagrin noticed that a collection of recent Silver Efex Pro 2 presets I’d created were missing. This was kind of a Big Deal™ because I’m working on a gallery show, have been experimenting with settings, and really needed my history of saved attempts to go back on.

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Recovering Lost Nik Software Presets (And Others?) Following Aperture 3.4 Upgrade

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October 15, 2012 - 9:10pm

We recommended that you back up your 3rd party plug-in presets prior to the Aperture 3.4 upgrade, but of course many had already upgraded or never saw the notice. I don’t fully understand why, but I’ve been told it has something to do with “sandboxing” in how Aperture 3.4 (and Mountain Lion, perhaps?) handles 3rd party software or software that accesses other applications (i.e.

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