Aperture 1.0

Aperture 1.0

 

Engaging interface. Once you meet the hardware criteria, you'll be rewarded with an interface that is smart, efficient, and even beautiful. The Browser (which shows thumbnails of an entire set of photos) and the Viewer (which shows your selected photo) occupy most of the screen. On the left side, the Projects Panel lists projects, folders, albums, and other organizational elements. The Adjustments and Metadata Inspectors sit on the right. Images can also be viewed in list view, with their metadata in table form (though most, but not all of the metadata comes over when you import your images). This is only Aperture's basic default setup; the app has many so different viewing configurations that it is essentially customizable.

 

Importing a photo into Aperture's photo database is as simple as navigating to a folder of images and selecting the photos. Files and folders can also be dragged and dropped into Aperture's Browser, imported from iPhoto, or downloaded directly from your camera. Aperture promptly makes master files from your images and secures them in a vault. (Remember, all the changes made to these files are virtual; none of your altered images actually exist as pixels until you export them as copies from your master file.) This minimal pixel baggage makes sifting through tons of images snappy, and Aperture includes options for comparing more than one image at a time in the Viewer, making it easy to pick the best shot from similar images. Photos can be grouped into Stacks, which show your current pick on top and expand and contract with a click of the mouse. You can select several images and group them into a Stack, or even group photos together based on a selectable time-stamp range. Cool.

 

Aperture's Loupe is a wonderful tool for zooming in on your images. To see fine detail in your picture, just drag the circular Loupe over your photo, and it magnifies just that part of the image - a zooming method so fast and intuitive that it makes you wonder why no one thought of it before.
You'll also love Light Table, a viewer that lets you create layouts with your images. By dragging images to the large, gridded Light Table window, you can arrange them in any position and at any size or zoom level. It's an easy, fun, and useful tool for envisioning how images will work together as a set.

 

As in iPhoto, you can assign star ratings and keywords to images, but Aperture is more sophisticated in that you can drag words from your Keyword list right onto your photos, not the other way around. Smart Albums are collections of photos defined by user-specified criteria - as an image's attributes change (date, keyword, and so on), it's either deleted from or added to the Smart Album.

 

A digital Light Table lets you experiment with photo layouts.

 

 

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Frederick

Its a very nice plugin very help me in work.



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