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Aperture® 3 Portable Genius by Ellen Anon, Josh Anon

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Chapter 1. How Do I Get Started with Aperture?

How Do I Get Started with Aperture?

Aperture in some ways is like iPhoto on steroids, but in other ways it's a completely different beast. Unlike iPhoto, it's designed to be an incredibly flexible image, video, and audio file asset management tool so that it can integrate into your existing workflow. However, this flexibility means that Aperture has more jargon, settings, and buttons than iPhoto. This chapter helps demystify Aperture's jargon and shows you key fundamentals you need to know when using Aperture.

Understanding Why Aperture Is a Key Part of Your Workflow

Working with Aperture's File Structure

A Brief Tour of Aperture's Interface

Basic Customization Options

Understanding Why Aperture Is a Key Part of Your Workflow

Most photographers agree that the time you spend behind the lens shooting is the best part of being a photographer, and all the other stuff (processing an image, categorizing it, trying to sell it or use it to promote business) is really just annoying. While digital photography enables you to be more creative as a photographer, from being able to see right away whether you got the shot or not to being able to experiment as much as you want with the only cost being disk space, the "other stuff" arguably gets more frustrating because now you have to manage digital files instead of physical film and learn to use multiple programs to develop and output your ...

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