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Aperture® 3 Portable Genius by Ellen Anon, Josh Anon

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Chapter 10. How Can Aperture Make My Workflow Smoother?

How Can Aperture Make My Workflow Smoother?

Throughout each chapter, we cover the major features that make Aperture the cornerstone of our digital workflows. Yet what really sets Aperture apart is its attention to the small details that help make your workflow more efficient, whether that's working with multiple computers and multiple libraries or running a tethered shooting session. This chapter covers many of the smaller but important workflow-improving features in Aperture 3.

Understanding Badge Meanings

Managing Photo Previews

Working with Multiple Libraries

Controlling Tethered Shooting

Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts

Using Aperture with Automator

Vaults and Backup

Using Aperture's Database Repair Tools

Understanding Badge Meanings

Throughout this book, we've mentioned some of the various badge overlays that Aperture displays to indicate an image's status, ranging from whether the image has an adjustment to whether it has an audio attachment. Chapter 3 explains how to configure your metadata overlays to see badges if you currently don't see them in Browser or Viewer. However, there are some uncommon badges in Aperture that we haven't covered yet. Table 10.1 provides a quick reference list to those badges so that you don't have to dig through each chapter to figure out what each badge means, and Figure 10.1 helps you identify them.

Table 10.1. Aperture Image Badge Descriptions ...

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